Pastor Poju Oyemade: Biography, Education, Career, Marriage, Net Worth, Achievements and Controversy

By Balogun Kamilu Lekan

Biography

Poju Oyemade is a speaker, senior pastor, and founder of The Covenant Nation (TCN). 

He was born on May 8th, 1968. Poju is 54 years as of 2022.

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His ministry, TCN, was founded in 1994 and is one of the ever-growing churches in the nation and beyond, with many social outreaches.

Pastor Poju was ordained by Bishop David Oyedepo and has been on the ministerial path for more than 25 years.

Education

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Poju Oyemade attended International School Ibadan (ISI) before proceeding to the University of Lagos, where he studied Applied Physics and Electronics.

Career

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Pastor Poju Oyemade gave his life to Christ at a very young age. He felt called to enter the ministry full-time while still a university student.

In Yaba, Lagos, on March 30, 1994, he founded the Covenant Christian Centre and received Bishop David Oyedepo’s blessing. In 2020, the church changed its name from Covenant Christian Centre to The Covenant Nation.

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The annual WAFBEC conference, singles summits, financial seminars, and business seminars are just a few of the events that Pastor Poju regularly sponsors to educate Christians on the principles of the Bible and how to apply them to their daily lives. He also hosts the TV show “Insights for Living,” which is shown on the Revelation Channel (UK), Channels television, and Silverbird.

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Pastor Poju is also very innovative and uses technology and other platforms to reach out to people with the good news of Jesus Christ. Millions of people around the world are reached by his online interactions with followers on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and the church website (insightsforliving.org). On several TV stations across the nation and in the UK, he hosts the regular television programs “Insights for Living” and “The Quantum Leap.”

Marriage

Pastor Poju is married to Toyin Fajuyigbe, a media personality,  filmmaker, and content producer.

Net worth

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NewsWireNgr cannot independently verify Pastor Poju’s net worth

Achievements

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Pastor Poju is the convener of The Platform. The Platform was created to assist Nigerians in realising their full potential and increasing their productivity in the business and political spheres. 

The event holds twice a year,  On Workers’ Day (May 1) and Nigeria’s Independence Day (October 1).

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The Platform Nigeria hosts speakers from the highest echelons of the nation’s leadership and trailblazers in international policy practice as a major international media event.

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It has featured top individuals like Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, the vice president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria; Caroline Arnold, the managing director of Goldman Sachs; and Anne Marie Slaughter, the CEO of New America, Peter Obi, amongst others.

Controversy

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Pastor Poju Oyemade was caught in a web of controversy when he made a tweet that was perceived to be a biased political comment and some netizens accused the pastor of trying to market Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the candidate of the All Progressive Congress

In the now-deleted tweet, Pastor Poju advised Nigerian youths not to “waste their enthusiasm on poorly planned projects“.

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He wrote, “Faith is not just blind belief or hoping for a miracle. Faith sees. Faith has her eyes opened and possesses the evidence upon which it builds its belief. Faith prepares long, sometimes for years just as Joseph did for the years of famine. Faith counts the cost before embarking.

“Without having real evidence upon which you are acting nor preparation for the task, recognising real obstacles that lie ahead and making concrete plans, one is just being delusional about the outcome. The enthusiasm of the youth must not be wasted on poorly planned projects.

“Noah spent months/years planning for the flood & he was operating in faith. Jesus said no man goes to battle without taking stock first nor lays the foundation of a tower without counting the cost first lest he will be mocked. Our faith is intelligent it doesn’t live in denial.”


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