The Gospel Faith International, Bethel Assembly , Okitipupa hosted dignitaries from across Ondo state and beyond as the Area Pastor of the Bethel Assembly marked his golden jubilee birthday. The birthday celebration held in the church auditorium.
The celebrant Dr Adesoji and his wife, Deaconess Adesoji were ushered into the venue of the event with praise and worship songs, which saw the celebrant dance in appreciation of God’s kindness over his life.
Among the highlight of the event was the special song presentation by the Bethel Assembly choir and drama presentation by the youth of the assembly.
Earlier in his remark, the celebrant, a quiet achiever and humble man of God, Dr Adesoji thanked all who had gathered to celebrate him on his 50th birthday, noting that ordinarily he wouldn’t have acquiesced to a loud birthday bash but when his wife brought it to his notice , she told him that his birthday celebration is an avenue to return all gratitude to God who spared them the pangs of untimely death in the fateful December 12th 2018 accident.
Dr. Adesoji while sharing the testimony of his salvation at the event stressed that it was not rosy from the start but the grace of God made him scaled through severe life challenges. He maintained that since he gave his life to Christ in 1987, his life changed for the better , advising Christians to hold on to God with sincerity of purpose.
In his sermon at the event , Pastor Atere, regional pastor of Region 19 Gofamint congratulated Dr Adesoji whom God has continued to show his love over the years. He admonished Christian faithful to always show gratitude to God because the range of God’s mercy for humanity is unquantifiable.
The wife of the celebrant, Deaconess Funmi Esther Adesoji was full of joy on this occasion. She told the congregation of the appeal she had to make to her husband considering the fact that the celebrant would always prefer things of this nature in low key. She charged the congregation to always praise God at all times because that is what God demands of all that he has blessed humanity with.
Another fanfare of the event was the cutting of the birthday cake by the celebrant and his wife, which was coordinated by Mrs Shade Famose , Proprietress Rehoboth Group of schools Okitipupa.
Among the dignitaries at the event were HRH Oba Michael Adetoye , The Jegun of Idepe Okitipupa , Pastor Kute, former Secretary General of Gofamint and ex Provost of Gofamint Theological College; Pastor and Deaconess Akanbi, Mrs Mofolashade Famose, Dr Ola Obade , Director Research , Planning and Statistics Ondo state Ministry of Health, Bar Tunde Atere, former Commissioner of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Ondo state and a host of others.
Dr. Richard Adesoji, an indigene of Ipesi Akoko was born on the 17th of February 1969 and coincidentally, the “birthday boy” shares the same birthday with his younger sibling, Mrs Funmi Ojumu.