The Lord Himself established Shepherdhill Baptist Church. As principal of the Baptist Academy, Obanikoro, I became “Chaplain” of the school. This duty became more prominent when the building of the school’s chapel was completed in 1964. The school had more than 150 bordering house students, most of whom were Christians.
Dr. Israel Kristilere is an ordained and anointed mister of God’s Word and Power. He is the Senior Pastor at Shepherdhill Baptist Church (The Sanctuary of Grace and Glory), Obanikoro. He gave his life to the Lord Jesus Christ in 1982 and received a special touch of the Holy Spirit in 1989. He holds a Masters of Arts Degree and a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) from University of Ibadan.
He is happily married to Toyin, a Chartered Accountant and the family is blessed with wonderful children – Heritage, Jedidiah and Lois. He has authored several books.
He is the Founding President, Friends of Israel, Nigeria (FOIN) and the President of OASIS OF FAITH MINISTRIES through which he leads God’s people to the Holy Land as well as host JUST WORSHIP, a night of PURE SOAKING in the Holy Spirit.
Rev Olukunle Oyelekan is the Associate Pastor at Shepherdhill Baptist Church, Obanikoro with a laser focus on Adminstration, Youth and Church Growth.He has the passion for touching lives and impacting destiny, he manifests spiritual gifts in the area of teaching and faith. He is enthusiastic about meeting the needs of people and hospitable.
Rev. Olukunle is married to Pastor (Mrs.) Esther Ayobami and their marriage is blessed with Enoch IniOluwa and Israel TiKristinimi.