BIOGRAPHY

Pastor Julius Adeyemi Olufemi Akindele was born on February 2, 1943 to the family of Alhaji Olugbade Atanda Akindele and Mama Maria Omonigba Asake Akindele both of blessed memory. They are descendants of Abayawo Royal family of Isale-Oleyo Imala in Abeokuta North Local Government.

 

Jimoh, as he was then named, began his primary school in 1951 at St. John’s Anglican Primary School, Imala. He sat for His First School Leaving Certificate (GZ) in 1958 at the United Primary School Centre, Aiyetoro and he passed in grade A. He then proceeded to St. Andrew’s Anglican Secondary School, Ibara, Abeokuta from 1959 to 1961. Thereafter, he trained as a stenographer/secretary and became a confidential secretary. He worked in Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Federal Secretariat, Obalende, Lagos and later joined Henry Stephen’s Nigeria Ltd where he rose to become the secretary to the Managing Director.

 

He was born again in 1962 at The Redeemed Christian Church of God, Ebute-Metta and later changed his name to Julius. He joined the church at 9A, Willoughby Street and spent the bulk of his life working full time for the Lord. His background as a confidential Secretary was useful as he become the personal secretary to the Founder and General Superintendent, Rev. Josiah Olufemi Akindayomi.

 

Shortly before the demise of Rev. Akindayomi in 1980, the key tape document and instrument of office of new General Overseer were kept in his care and he handed all these to Pastor E. A. Adeboye and preempted clouds and storms that would have ushered in a new General Overseer, Adeboye that was barely eight years old in the Mission and became a Full Pastor six years earlier.

 

He became secretary and interpreter to Pastor E. A. Adeboye. Akindele was the foremost Yoruba interpreter for Pastor Adeboye and he introduced popular clichés like (Olukuluku) and (Pataki) to his interpretation.

 

At a point, he became Director of Foreign Mission. In 1997 he was appointed when the first set of three Senior Pastors became Assistants General Overseer succeeding Pastor H. A. Abiona who had become Deputy General Overseer (D.G.O) he was one of them. (The others are Pastors M.O Ojo and D. A. Ilori). He was A.G.O Missions and later his department was changed and he became A.G.O Admin & Personnel until his retirement in December 2006. The General Overseer, Pastor E. A. Adeboye has so much confidence in him and gave him special assignments after retirement until he became very ill in 2017.

 

Marriage and Family Life

He married the daughter of the Founder, Deborah Olubunmi Akindayomi now Mrs. Akindele in 1969 and the union was blessed with four children, grand-children and hundreds of spiritual children in 197 nations.

 

Pastor Julius Akindele was generous, caring but firm. He was a workaholic who loves and faced the Lord. He respected and obeyed his leaders. He loved his wife, children, extended family members and church members that passed through him.

 

He went to be with the Lord in the early hour of October 5, 2018. He will be sadly missed. Sleep on beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle.

Leave your tributes in the comment section below.

God Bless

Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.

Hebrews 13: 8

Contact

Km 46 Lagos Ibadan Expressway, Redemption Camp, Nigeria.
Phone: +234-1-8447340, +234-0-7098213112
Email: [email protected]

Comments

  1. To a great father,leader and caring missionary, we bless God for your life of service to God and humanity, may the Lord bless the family and the church you have left behind.

  2. jennifer anyanti

    God bless you Sir……Wear your crowns proudly in Heaven… You made it!!!! We love you and appreciate your efforts in the Vineyard of the Lord!!

  3. Agoke Oluwaseyi

    Daddy, I have known you since I was in primary school as Daddy DO’s interpreter during all services at the redemption camp. My late dad (of blessed memory) ones mentioned to me that you were a blessing to him while he was with the missions. We are confident that you are at the bosom of our Lord Jesus. God will keep your family till we meet in heaven by his grace.

  4. Joshua Shobiye

    Daddy Akindele, your selfless service as the duty calls is enviable. Blessed be the Lord who has called you home at a time like this. I pray we shall meet again at resurrection glorious morning, Amen. Good night Daddy.

  5. RCCG, FCT 14, ABUJA

    We were saddened at the news of passing into glory of our beloved father in the Lord, a great general in the vineyard of the Lord, Pastor Julius Akindele. But we celebrate the fact that his lifetime was spent in the service of God and help to humanity. As he triumphantly joined the Saints, our hearts and prayers at this time to the immediate family, the Church of God and her leadership as well biological and spiritual children of pastor Akindele all over the world, God will comfort and strengthen us at this time and uphold us to the end in Jesus name.

  6. Timothy olapade ajasa akindele

    Omo Oba Jimoh Adeyemi , omo abayawo j’owu ileke , iyawo bo tie sile ara l’Akindele nfi tie nre , omo ola’ba le’jire Akindele nso nile Akindele nso l’oko , ogbagbara wole o ku ati yo , eekana se rigidi wole aki oje bo’loosa lowo o ku baba ti yo bo , sunre o

  7. Oladapo akindele

    Rip omo pst akindele,omo abayawo jogun ileke iyawo bo tie sile ara lomo akindele fi tie re ,omo olesin lekan akindele so ni ile akindele so loko eyin lomo ati oje bolosha lowo oku baba eni tio bo , odigba odi gbere otun di oju ala sun re o

  8. Timothy olapade ajasa akindele

    Adeyemi omo Abayawo j’owu ileke iyawo bo tie sile , ara l’Akindele nfi tie nre , omo ola’ba le’jire Akindele nso nile Akindele nso loko , werepe fi gbogbo ara di’wu ija bamu bamu , ogbagbara wole oku ati yo , a f’oje bo Oloosa lowo oku baba eni ti yo’bo sunre oooooo. Note :

  9. ADEDEJI MICHAEL OLUWASEYI

    A PRINCE of God has just left RCCG. He was a colossus, a man of stature for the course of Christ. I celebrate Papa. I have always loved him for his candour, smile and genuineness. Awon baba t’awa mo pe won fi okan kan sin Olorun at’eniyan. An absolute lover of God and men, with goodwill that will continue to speak for the family line. His impacts are indelible in the minds of men and on the slate of life. Let’s celebrate for he is resting in the Only Holy One that owns all for Himself and spends men according to His Own will.

  10. mary wanalo

    We give glory to God for the Life of a great supporter of missionaries and missions ! The needs and challenges of the missionaries on the field did not go unnoticed by him.
    He gave of his time and resources generously to ensure they were comfortable so they could perform their duties in the mission fields. He also brought a lot of laughter to those who were privileged to sit down and dine with him. A wise and kind father indeed !
    I was a beneficiary of his prayers, support and wise counsel during my early years in RCCG, for which I will forever be grateful !
    Thank you sir for being a great blessing to humanity, especially those who could not speak for themselves ! Rest in peace till we meet again !
    Pastor Mary Wanalo
    Illinois USA

  11. Pastor Adeyeri Olajide Matthew

    Daddy was a giver of repute,in those days of 90s when Papa would come for a week Doctrinal teaching,he would prefer staying & sleep in our Area Pastor’s house and once Baba pray for any of the Pastor’s child that is sick, anytime Baba see the parent,he would ask for the well being of the child with his first name,after so many years,he would never forget.God bless the family left behind in Jesus name, Baba,rest in perfect peace.

  12. Adejoke Oludayomi

    May the LORD grant you eternal rest oh soldier of God.
    We were blessed tremendously by your ministry and know you have joined the saints triumphant.
    See you again on resurrection morning in Jesus name. Amen

  13. Pastors Steve & Gladys Nwankwo

    We will always miss Daddy Akindele.
    Our solace and confidence is that we will see again.
    We want to join the numerous members of the larger Redeemed family to express our hearts-felt emphaty to Mommy Deborah and the entire Akindele Family.
    We pray that this loss will confere on all that he is leaving behind longevity, good health & blissful years until the rapture in Jesus Christ mighty name. Amen.
    Pastors Stephen & Gladys Nwankwo.

  14. Papa, believed God that your addictive and contagious service to the work of mission in RCCG will be eternally rewarded. By His grace, we shall meet at His feet on the Resurrection Morning. Good night.

  15. Pst Rufai Adesola

    We salute the General of Christ for the good work he has done for the body of Christ. Reading through your biography I was proud of you that you came from that humble family which I belong to as well. You will be miss Greatly. Rest in peace till we meet again.

    Pst Rufai Adesola. From RCCG King Of Glory Edinburgh Scotland.

  16. Pst Rufai Adesola

    We salute the General of Christ for the good work he has done for the body of Christ. Reading through your biography I was proud of you that you came from that humble family which I belong to as well. You will be miss Greatly. Rest in peace till we meet again.

    Pst Rufai Adesola. From RCCG King Of Glory Edinburgh Scotland.

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