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Rev Wilson Badejo Biography: Things You Should Know About G. O. Of Foursquare Gospel Church

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The Former General Overseer of the Foursquare Gospel Church in Nigeria, Revd Dr. Wilson Adebogun BADEJO has died at the age of 74.

Here Things You Should Know About Wilson Adebogun Badejo, late former General Overseer of Foursquare Gospel Church Nigeria.

Wilson Badejo

Rev. Wilson Badejo was born on 19th May 1947 and of Yoruba ethnicity and is an emeritus General Overseer of the Foursquare Gospel church, Nigeria. He is also a Veterinary physician and the founder of the Wilson Badejo Foundation.

Wilson Badejo Age

Revd Dr. Wilson Adebogun BADEJO has died at the age of 74 born on 19th May 1947.

Wilson Badejo Education

Not much information is currently available about his education but after secondary school he attended the University of Ibadan where he studied Veterinary medicine. While in the university he was politically active as the student’s Union president. He also has a post graduate degree in Management from the University of Connecticut, Starr, United States.

Dr. Badejo’s inauguration and dedication as the General Overseer of the in 1999 by the General Overseer Emeritus, Rev. Dr. G.Olu Farombi who handed over the baton of leadership to our celebrant

Wilson Badejo Career

After University education he spent his service year (National youth service corps) as a resident vetinary doctor in Obudu Cattle Ranch of Agric Development Corporation. Later on he got employed as a research officer in the National Veterinary Research Institute, Jos.

As a youth after being born again, he made strides in the Christian religion as he became part of the first set of National Youth Service Corps and he gave himself fully to the cause of spreading the gospel.

After graduation from the University of Ibadan he got employed in the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and the Ibru Organisation where he later had to resign from to focus and face squarely the work of God even if at this time he was in his prime years of working. Since then he has refused to reduce in tempo in the matter of the things and work of God.

He came into popularity in 1999 after having served in various areas and assignments, when he selected to take over from Rev. G.O. Farounbi to become the new General Overseer of the Foursquare Church of Nigeria. He would go on to hold the saddle for another as he was re-elected for two more consecutive terms.

During his tenure as General Overseer his unwavering love for God was made explicit and express and this was reflected in how much he reached out to the unsaved and the general populace.Some of his achievemnts are planting of about 2000 churches under the initiative of Barley Harvest church planting and also strengthening and building a good relationship with her international body Foursquare Mission International (FMI), helping them also to reach out to souls outside the nation.


His tenure as the general overseer of The Foursquare church Nigeria came to an end in 2009 at the 54th annual national convention wherehe was voted out by

Dignitaries that were in attendance were; the Ooni Ife, Oba Okunade Sijuwade and the Olu of Warri, Ogiamen Atunwase II. Ooni, His Royal Highnesses Timi of Ede, Obaleye of Ikole Ekiti, Olufon of Ifon, Aragbiri of Iragbiri, Salawu of Edun Abo, Alaye of Ido-Osun and Oba of Iwara. Others were Oba of Ijawara, High Chiefs Ak all of which are members of the church.

Rev. Wilson with former president of Nigeria Olusegun Obasanjo

Wilson Badejo Foundation

He was the chairman and founder of The Wilson Badejo Foundation (WBF) which is a non-profitable, on-governmental and non-religious foundation, which has its building principles on bring succour to the hopeless and less privileged of the society. He has stated that it was started in the spirit of showing appreciation to God for what He has done in his life. The foundation holds its Inaugural lectures commemorate to the birthday of its founder.

She also gives annual award of scholarship to indigent students, and also the WBF platform that births youth realignment back into the nation’s economic mainstream.

He also stated the foundation’s annual scholarship scheme has successfully sponsored more than 235 indigent students through tertiary institutions.

Wilson Badejo Wife, Family

He is happily married to Yinka Badejo ,the couple have been together since 1975 and is greatly blessed with children.

Wilson Badejo Death

Dr. Wilson Badejo, a former General Overseer of The Foursquare Gospel Church, has died at the age of 74.

The National Secretary of the church, Rev. Yomi Oyinloye, confirmed in a statement.


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