|Ayodele Joseph Oritsejafor|
|Born||Ayodele Joseph Oritsegbubemi Oritsejafor
Delta State, Nigeria
|Residence||Warri, Delta State, Nigeria|
|Other names||Papa Ayo|
|Years active||41 Years|
|Home town||Delta State,Nigeria|
|Spouse(s)||Pastor Helen Oritsejafor|
|Children||2 sons, 1 daughter|
|Awards||The Key to the city of Kalamazoo,Michigan,USA among others.|
Ayodele Joseph Oritsejafor is the founding and Senior Pastor of Word of Life Bible Church, located in Warri, southern Nigeria, and is currently the President of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN). In July 2010, Oritsejafor was elected as the President of the Christian Association of Nigeria, the apex body of all Christians in that country. In doing so, he became the first Pentecostal leader to hold the position. Oritsejafor was converted through Benson Idahosa, the first Pentecostal archhbishop in Nigeria, in 1972, and began preaching almost immediately. On Sunday 15th of November 1987, Pastor Ayo started Word Of Life Bible Church by divine authority. He has taken the gospel to every continent of the world, having organised conferences around the globe. In 1980 Oritsejafor started the regular and popular television programme, "Hour of Deliverance", which presently airs in many local and international television and satellite stations, and he is also the Founder of African Broadcasting Network (ABN)ABN Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor Ministries was the first to launch a Miracle crusade (Lagos Miracle Crusade) from Africa to world audiences, via satellite, in 1987 with evangelist Joe Martins. Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor is a prolific writer of Christian and Inspirational books which include: "Walking In Unity", "The Battle Is In The Mind", "Power For The Journey", "A Man Amongst Men", "The Faith That Works", "A Voice In The Wilderness", "Empowered To Succeed", "Faith,Antidote For Daily Living", "The Stone That Killed Goliath", "Power Through The Church", "Be An Overcomer" to mention but a few and most recently he has written a new book called "The Altar,Understanding Its Powers,Principles And Patterns".
Pastor Ayo has also attended Bible institutions such as; New Covenant Bible Institute,Benin City,Nigeria, Nigerian Baptist Seminary,Ogbomosho,Oyo State,Nigeria, Morris Cerrulo's School Of Ministry,San Diego,California,USA.
Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor is also a Philanthropist. He has set up various ways to reach out and help the needy and also to alleviate the sufferings of the people. These media include: The Eagle Hand Foundation which cares for the elderly,homeless people and the orphans.
He has also offered numerous scholarships to indigent students in various tertiary institutions.
Pastor Ayo has been in partnership with Eagle Flight Micro-Finance Bank to alleviate the sufferings of families all over by financially and physically empowering them through the Annual Poverty Alleviation Programme. These and many more he has done to affect this world positively. Pastor Ayo is an inspiration to people around the world and also a positive leader and mentor to all Christians in Nigeria, Africa and the world at large.