The Church, New Testament Assembly Worldwide Ministries is committed to Biblical message for Christians and what we must believe and practice to stay in shape spiritually. We live in a period of history when people care little about what they believe. A false sign will lead to false conclusion. Like Saint Luke, we feel led of the Holy Spirit “to set forth in order a declaration of those things which are most surely believed among us.” That through its influence souls may be delivered from the power of darkness and become “partakers of the inheritance of the saints in the light.” Examining what we stand for in the light of God’s word, and by the enlightenment of His Spirit, we may see the devices of the wicked one, and the danger that must be avoided if we would be accounted faultless by the Lord at His coming. “That the generation to come might know them even the children which should be born; That they might set their hope in God, and not forget the works of God, but keep His commandment”.
PASTOR ISRAEL ADESANMI POPOOLA
Assitant General Overseer(AGO)
Personnel and Adminstration
(B.pharm, MBA, FPSN, FNAPharm)
Pastor Israel Adesanmi Popoola was born on the 10th October 1959 to the Family of Late Elder Emmanuel Olatunji Popoola of Oye-Ekiti and Prophetess Victoria Olorunfemi Popoola from ilupeju Ekiti. He started his life early life at ICC Primary School in 1966 and had the first Primary School Leaving Certificate from Salvation in 1971 before proceeding to Ibadan Boys High School in 1972, where he had the West African School Certificate in June 1976.
Pasror Adesanmi Popoola proceeded to Ahmadu Bello University in 1978 for an ‘A’ level equivalent course under the School of Basic Studies which was then used to prepare candidates for the direct admission into the university in October 1979, where he studied Pharmacy and graduated with a 2nd class upper division in Pharmacy. He subsequently acquired a Masters Business Administration (MBA), from the Lagos State University in 1997 and attended several professional courses, which include Owners Managers Programme (Lagos Business School), and SEED Transformation program of Stanford Business School held Ghana. He was opportune to attend several other courses within and outside the country in the course of his professional development.
As a trained pharmacist, Pastor Popoola started his professional career as an intern pharmacist at the University College Hospital between 1983-84. He served his fatherland at the Military Hospital Yaba between 1984-85 as a Youth Corper. His first appointment after the service was a community Pharmacy, RL Uprightway Nigeria LTD, owned by Chief Agba from 1985-86, and he still maintains a close relationship with the owner till date.
Pastor Popoola, had passion for industrial pharmacy and this led him to join Roche(Nig.) Ltd in 1987 as a medical representative. He left the company as an AreaManager in 1992 to take an offer of Sales and Marketing at Jagal Pharmaceuticals Limited in July 1992 to oversee the ICI/Zeneca ranges. In 1996, God opened a door for him to start Reals Pharmaceuticals Limited, and the Lord has prospered till date. Glory to the Lord.
Pastor Popoola was born in a Christian home, and brought up in Christ Apostolic Church, by his parents. However as a student, he had the opportunities to join various groups but peer pressure tried to push him to join various Christians and non-Christian groups. He finally gave his Christ at Holiness Assembly in 1988. After he got married, he met Pastor Samson Bamigbayan in 1989, during the period of School of Prayers and has been part of journey so far. He was among the first set of worshipers at the New Testament Assembly Worldwide rose from member to Pastor, then secretary of the National Exective Council, and a member of Board of Trustees. He is currently the Parish Pastor of the Transformation Parish of the church. He has modestly and successfully piloted the affairs of a number of church committees, prominent among which is the Convention Planning Committee(CPC), from inception of the Church’s annual convention till date. He has also attended numerous spiritual courses and programmes of the Ministry.
Pastor Adesanmi Popoola is married to Deaconess Foluke Popoola, and they are blessed with four daughters. Glory be to God!
Pastor Zachariah Adesina Adedeji
Pastor Zachariah Adesina Adedeji was born on the Ist day of the year 1956 in Oshogbo, Osun state by parents who became Muslims by some unusual circumstances. He had his elementary and what was known then as ‘Modern School’ education around Oshogbo, all in Osun State between 1962 and 1972 before he migrated to Lagos for his post-elementary school education. Through dint of hard work and the grace of God, he had his West African School Certificate [in 1979], and Higher School/Advance Level certificatesſin 1982] at Western College of Commerce, Onike, and Baptist Academy Obanikoro respectively. He subsequently obtained an LLB degree from the University of Lagos and was called to the bar in 1986. He worked as a Junior Counsel in Akinnuoye Agbaje Chambers until 1990 when he decided to establish his own law firm, Shina Adedeji & Co. He is a highly experienced lawyer who also holds the Masters of Law degree (LLM) and membership of the Notary Public.
Pastor Adedeji’s Kingdom started at an early age when he joined the Redeemed Christian Church of God RCCG From his parens religion as devoted Muslims. The family rose in unison to stand against his defection from the Islamic religion but for his determination and strong support from his late father who reminded the family that Christianity was the family’s early religion.
Before this time, his grandfather has always been a devoted Anglican member together with all his children, including his father. The grandfather had traveled outside their tot s trader and died there. Unable to perform his financial obligation to the Anglican Church where he used to worship, the Church unwaveringly demanded that ll outstanding dues must be paid before burial could be conducted his late father, vowed never to have anything to do with the Christian religion again they all defected to the Islamic religion. So, when Pastor Adedeji later went back to Christianity, it was not difficult for his father to silence the critics telling them that his son had only returned to his original faith.
He joined the Redeemed Christian Church of God at Odi-Olowo Osogbo in Osun State, the only parish of the church in 1971 and became born again there in 1973. He was a member of the choir under the leadership of late Pastor Bodunrin and was baptised at the Redeemed Christian Church of God headquarters at Cemetery Street, Lagos, in 1974 by Pastor M. O Ojo, who is now a relired Assistant General Overseer He also worked as a typist in the office of the founder of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Rev. Josiah Akindayomi.
Pastor Adedeji had a divine call to join the New Testament Assembly in 1992, serving as a Minister before he was ordained as a Pastor He has been the Parish Pastor of the Church in Ikorodu from its inception in 2005 till date. At the headquarters level, he has functioned in key positions, including being a member of the Personnel Management Committee, National Executive Committee(NEC) and the Board of Trustees He was also a participant of the warriors spiritual development courses of the Ministry
Pastor Adedeji is happily married to Deaconess Olanike Adedeji and they are blessed with lovely children who were mostly born, named and nurtured at the New Testament Assembly
To God be the glory.