Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has described the President of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, Bishop Francis Wale Oke as a bridge builder, an exemplary leader, a man of refreshing honesty, openness and genuine spirituality.
Osinbajo made the remarks in a congratulatory message on Wednesday to Bishop Oke on his 65th birthday.
“Dolapo and I rejoice with you, your dear wife, Rev. (Mrs.) Tokunbo Wale Oke, the family, the entire membership of Sword of the Spirit Ministries worldwide and the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria on your 65th birthday anniversary. We thank God for the profoundly remarkable life that yours has been.
“your exceptional life of service is a divine script that has continued to inspire both those of us who are close to you and millions globally. Through the years we have been especially blessed by your godly counsel, love and constant encouragement,” the Vice President said.
Making reference to his ministry, including the Sword of the Spirit Ministries, Osinbajo added: “Your profound love for and devotion to God and the gospel of Jesus Christ are evidenced by the exceptional grace you have been given to intercede and evangelize.
“These explain the great impact your calling continues to make in the Kingdom while pursuing your set goal of bringing 100 million souls to Christ.
“Your dependability, trustworthiness, and integrity as a leader in the faith, is clearly responsible for the unanimous decision of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria to elect you as its President.”
He commended Oke for his commitment to the cause of humanity, pointing out that the establishment of the Precious Cornerstone University at great personal financial cost demonstrates his selfless and sacrificial commitment to Nigeria’s development.
“He believes that the next generation should be built on solid spiritual and educational foundations.”