Biography of Rev. Alamu
"Life is a journey, not a destination!"
The journey of Rev. Isaac Olubayo Alamu started in the month of grace, 9th May, 1944 when he was born in Ibadan to godly parents, late Pa. Thomas Alamu and late Mrs. Grace Mopelola Alamu.
The Family church was St. David’s Church, Kudeti, Ibadan.
Both parents were the Patron and Matron of their Church societies at the time of their death. Early, they instilled the fear of God in his life which kept him until he was called home to be with Jesus.
He started his primary education at St. David’s Church school, Kudeti, Ibadan, finishing at St. Peter’s School, Aremo, Ibadan.
He had his secondary education at Anglican secondary modern school, Molete and the then Anglican Secondary Commercial School, Oritamefa, Ibadan.
A brilliant student all his life, he secured a Federal Government Scholarship in 1973 to study at the University of Ibadan, graduating with B.Sc. (Sociology), Second Class Honors (Upper Division) in 1976.
His excellent performance earned him another Scholarship in 1982 to study at the prestigious London School of Economics and Political science, London, where he graduated M.Sc. (Human Resources Management) in 1983. To sharpen his skill for better performance, he attended many professional courses locally and abroad.
Rev. Alamu had a glorious career at the National Youth Service Corps at the Headquarters and in the field, occupying strategic positions as Training Manager, Human Resources Manager, Head of Conference Secretariat and Special assistant to two Directors-General on policy matters. In 1995, he was posted to Osun state as Director where he retired meritoriously in 2003.
The Ministry of Rev. Alamu was even more glorious. Through the good examples of his parents, he became very interested in the things of God early in life. He was a member of the choir at St. David’s church, Kudeti, and Ibadan varsity Christian union (IVCU) during his student days, submitting his life to Jesus at the Foursquare Gospel church Oke-bola local assembly in 1983, his real ministry started at Abuja when Bishop John Praise Daniel, a friend of Foursquare, appointed him the first resident Pastor of Dominion Chapel in 1993.
He continued his ministry in Foursquare Gospel church when he returned to the South-West holding virtually most positions that a believer could possibly hold at the local, zonal and district levels including Council member/church secretary and President of the council of Foursquare Men (CFM). Rev (Dr.) Idowu Obakin, the then District Overseer recognized the grace of God upon his life and ordained him as a Pastor along with others in 2001 and in 2012, he was ordained a Senior Minister in the organization.
Rev Alamu was very active in expanding the kingdom of God in the organization. The Foursquare Gospel Church, Oluyole started in his living room. He served as the Assisting Pastor and later Senior Pastor of the Church before being transferred to the District Headquarters Church in 2007.
Since then, he had been Zonal treasurer, responsible together with the zonal superintendent and zonal secretary, for supervising the affairs of the then ten churches in the zone on behalf of the District Overseer. From February 2011, he has been the Assembly Pastor of the District Headquarters church, a position of tremendous responsibility he held until his official retirement in 2014.
He held a First class Bachelor of Theology Degree from Life Theological Seminary, Ikorodu and was a lecturer at the Ibadan Study Centre of the same seminary since 2007 until few years to his transition to glory. He was a talented writer. To date, he has written a book and seventeen tracts. He was the chairman of the Editorial board of the Monthly Church Bulletin to which he contributes columns regularly. He was a Jerusalem Pilgrim.
A man of many parts, he represented the Church in Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Bible society of Nigeria (BSN) and the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN), Oke-Ado/Oke-Bola Zone where he was a Special Adviser. He was a friend of the youths, having ministered many times to the Nigerian Christian Corpers’ Fellowship (NCCF), Nigerian Fellowship of Evangelical Students (NIFES) and School for the Deaf and Dumb. He was on the Board of Trustee of three organizations – NYSC Pensioners’ Board of Trustees, Abuja; Love of Fatherland Initiative, Lagos; and Faith Building Ministries, Abuja.
He was happliy married and blessed with many children and grandchildren.
In the last few years before Rev Alamu transitioned to glory, he fully committed his time and life to teaching students at the Life theological seminary Ibadan, supporting the senior Pastor in various capacities and more on the writing of gospel materials and tracts.
He published thousands of copies through the ministry he founded; Goset Media Ministries, publishing free of charge hard copies and created a website (http://www.gosetmediaministries.com ) for online distribution of the tracts.
An excerpt from an email he wrote to one of his friends during Easter a few years ago confirms how gratifying the work of the ministry was to him;
“It is unbelievable that I am more busy in the work of the ministry than in active service, deputizing for Senior Pastor who is on course and writing, printing and distribution of gospel tracts free of charge in my own ministry; but it is satisfying. Please visit http://www.gosetmediaministries.com for our work
This is to wish you a Happy Easter. May all that Jesus died for, find fulfillment in our lives.
Yours in His Royal Service,
Bayo Alamu “
Born in Ibadan to godly parents, late Pa. Thomas Alamu and late Mrs. Grace Mopelola Alamu.
Secured a Government scholarship to study at the University of Ibadan.
Graduated with a B.Sc. (Sociology), Second Class Honors (Upper Division).
Earned another Scholarship to study at the prestigious London School of Economics and Political science, London.
Graduated with a M.Sc. (Human Resources Management) from London School of Economics and Political science, London.
Submitted his life to Jesus Christ at the Foursquare Gospel Church Oke-bola, Ibadan, Oyo State.
His real ministry started at Abuja when Bishop John Praise Daniel, a friend of Foursquare, appointed him the first resident Pastor of Dominion Chapel.
He was posted to Osun state as Director of NYSC.
Held different ministry positions at the local, zonal and district levels including Council member/church secretary and President of the council of Foursquare Men (CFM).
Retired from National Youth Service Corps meritoriously.
The Foursquare Gospel Church, Oluyole started in his living room. He then served as the Assisting Pastor and later Senior Pastor of the Church before being transferred back to the District Headquarters Church.
He held a First class Bachelor of Theology Degree from Life Theological Seminary, Ikorodu and was a lecturer at the Ibadan Study Centre of the same Seminary.
He was the Assembly Pastor of the District Headquarters church, a position of tremendous responsibility.
He was ordained a Senior Minister in the organization after Rev (Dr.) Idowu Obakin, the then District Overseer recognized the grace of God upon his life.