Christian Leadership Summit 2022
Christian Leadership Summit 2022
The Holy Bible: Our Reliable Foundation for Maximizing Personal and National Well-being
March 10, 2022
Radisson Blu, 38-40, Isaac John Street, GRA Ikeja, Lagos.
Gen. Dr. Yakubu Gowon (rtd) GCFR,
The Patron, The Bible Society of Nigeria
Host Governor, His Excellency,
Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu
Executive Governor, Lagos State
James Catford serves as Global Ambassador for American Bible Society and helps lead the Global Patrons Fellowship with Jane Jelgerhuis. Previously he was General Secretary and CEO of the British and Foreign Bible Society in London, and Vice Chair of the Amity Printing Company in Nanjing, China, the largest provider of Bibles in the world.
James Catford comes from a career in commercial publishing and has worked with notable leaders including Margaret Thatcher and the Archbishop of Canterbury. He is chair of SPCK, the largest Christian publisher in the UK, and holds a number of academic, publishing and non-proﬁt roles in the US.
Jane Jelgerhuis is the Executive Director of Global Philanthropy at American Bible Society, leading the American Bible Society and United Bible Societies Global Patrons Fellowship Initiative. Previously she established and directed for ABS the highly acclaimed global ministry of Trauma Healing, now in 134 countries including the United States and Nigeria.
Jane Jelgerhuis has directed ofﬁces for two United States Congressmen in Washington DC. including Pete Hoekstra, formerly US Ambassador to the Netherlands, and she has served as Vice President of the J.C. Watts Foundation. Currently she is a member of the global board of Summer Institute of Linguistic International.
Samson Olasupo Adeniyi Ayokunle is a pastor, teacher, sociologist, and public administrator. He is currently the 7th president of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), the largest Christian ecumenical body in Africa. He is the immediate past president of Nigerian Baptist Convention.
He is credited with a number of publications, mimeographs and articles, some of which are: Effective Christian Leadership in the 21st Century, Major Keys to a Successful Christian marriage and the Family, Leadership Pitfalls: Preventing the Killer Diseases in Effective Christian Leadership in the 21st Century.
He is passionate about making positive impact in the lives of people.
Bishop Wale Oke is the current President of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria. He founded the Christ Life Church which has grown exponentially having over two hundred branches located all over Nigeria. He is the founder of the International Bible College of Ministries and Seminary (IBCOMS) and the Precious Cornerstone University. He has also served as the national Vice-President, Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) in the South-West.
His ministry has taken him around the globe preaching and teaching the word of God with miracles, signs, and wonders following in the power of the Holy Spirit with a testimony of over 33 years of great impact. He says he has a divine mandate to bring 100 million souls to heaven.
He hosts broadcast on Nigeria national radio and television stations.
Other Resource Persons
Dr. C. Rosalee Velloso Ewell is the Executive Director of the Theological Commission for the World Evangelical Alliance. She is a Brazilian theologian from São Paulo and has a PhD in theological ethics from Duke University. Rosalee also serves as New Testament editor for the forthcoming Latin American Bible Commentary and is the author and editor of various books and articles. Her other projects include a co-authored book on the global theological history of mission and evangelism, various studies in inter-faith relations and reconciliation, and research on poverty, wealth and justice.
Rev. Gunnar Magi is responsible for the inter-confessional relations at United Bible Societies, building and maintaining relationships with the churches and church bodies of all traditions on a global level as well as with ecumenical organizations. His dream is that everyone can access the Bible in the language and medium of their choice. He also assists Bible Societies in training about Christian traditions.
Aside the ministry, he creates revenue through innovation, plans, develops and implements marketing strategies and brand management among others.
Samuel Adesola Sanusi is the 9th indigenous General Secretary/Chief Executive Officer of The Bible Society of Nigeria, a position he assumed on July 1, 2021. He rose to this position having joined the organization in December 2010 as Church and Public Relations Manager. Samuel is a multi-disciplinary professional and a member of several professional bodies such as Nigerian Institute of Public Relations, Nigerian Institute of Management (Chartered), Institute of Capital Market Registrar, Advertising Practitioner Council of Nigeria, Institute of Corporate Affairs Management, among others.
He is passionate about excellence and making positive impact in the lives of people.
He is a marriage counsellor who strongly believes that the family is the most basic institution through which the society can enjoy the peace of God.