An encounter with God during an outreach, when our singing group was invited for a ministration in Ogbomosho Oyo State. The Lord's servant from Ilorin Kwara sate, Rev Yemi and Tokunbo Ayodele were guest speakers. By the power of the Holy Ghost the call of God upon my life was prophesized through the Woman of God on that day, May 25 1991. The divine encounter that day gave birth to Try Praises Ministry.
The mission of the Ministry was to carry the message of praise of God from city to cities. The first praise concert was held in Ede Osun State in December 1993. By the grace of God we organized praise concert in many cities, in Ikirun, Osun State, in Ibadan Oyo State, in Nnewei Anambra State. The Head Chapter of the Ministry was in Ogbomosho in Oyo State. At this time I was with the Redeem Christian Church Of God, under the tutelage of Pastor Paul Shiyabola.
In 1966, the Lord said to me to have a base, the Church arm started in November 1996. On that faithful Sunday, God gave me Jeremiah 26:2 “Thus saith the LORD; Stand in the court of the LORD's house, and speak unto all the cities of Judah, which come to worship in the LORD's house, all the words that I command thee to speak unto them; diminish not a word:” I was alone; I did service all alone from Opening Prayer to Benediction after which four people entered and we started the service all over again. To the glory of God the Church has so many branches, The Headquater of the Ministry is presently at No35B, Jakande Estate, Oke -Afa, Isolo, Lagos Nigeria. The same year, the Lord spoke to me again that the praise has been tried now Apply it, So the name of the Ministry was changed to Apply Praise Ministry International till date.
About the set man of the commission
Pastor Faith-Sam Olusegun Olatunde is the senior Pastor of Apply Praise Ministry International. He is a dynamic and seasonal teacher of God’s word. He has ministerial training under Pastor E.A Adeboye, general overseer of the Redeem Christian Church Of God. Pastor Segun Olatunde obtained His first degree in educational management from University of Ibadan, Oyo State Nigeria. He had his N.C.E. in Ila-Orogun Osun State. He was a teacher by profession before he fully engaged in the work of the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. He is fruitfully married to Pastor Hope Adepeju Olatunde. Pastor Hope Adepeju Olatunde happened to be the first student of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology Ogbomosho, Oyo State Nigeria. She bagged a degree in Pure and Applied Chemistry.
Pastor Segun and Pastor Adepeju Olatunde are focused couple. Their ministries and prophetic teachings with authority have been a blessing to both young and old in several churches, conferences, convention withn Nigeria and outside Nigeria. They are both authors and have published great books. They are both students of Pastor Adeboye and Bishop David Oyedepo of Living Faith Worldwide. It is a thing of joy to have this couple in our generation.
The beliefs of this commission
- We believe that the Bible is the word of God. 2Peter 1:20-21, 2Tim 3:15-17
- We believe in trinity. 1John 5:7
- (a) We believe in Jesus Christ the son of the living God, the Saviour of the world and His redemption work.1John 4:1-3
3.(b) We believe that Jesus Christ died and resurrected on the third day and that He ascended to Heaven. 1Tim 3:16, Eph 4:4-8, 2Cor 5:21, 1Cor 15:42-45. In summary, we believe in the doctrine of Christ Heb 6:1-2
- We believe in water and Holy Ghost baptism. Matt 3:11, John 3:55, Acts 2:38
- We believe in paying of tithe. Heb 7:5-10, Gen 14:18-22
- We believe in Holy Communion. Luke 22:19
- We believe in rapture, “Taking up of the beliver to heaven” 1Thess 4:16-17
(b) We believe in life after death either in Heaven or hell. Luke 16:22-31, Rev 20:15
- We believe in holiness of the Lord. Heb 12:14
- We believe in the power of praise.Isa 43:21, 61:11,Ps 22:3, 67, Jer 26:2
- We believe in marriage according to God’s words (One man and one woman) Gen 2:21-25, Eph 5:21-33
- We believe in living a meaningful life (Living according to God’s purpose, attaining to future). John 10:10, Jer 29:11
We believe in modest and decent dressing. Covering of nakedness. 1 Tim. 2:9-10,1 Peter 3:3-4.
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