Pastor Israel Adesanmi Popoola

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PASTOR ISRAEL ADESANMI POPOOLA

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!

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