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PASTOR JAMES FADELE
Chairman, RCCGNA North America

Born on April 5th, 1958 into a devout Catholic family, Pastor Fadele, as he is fondly called, tells of how he carried his father’s Bible on his head as they went to church every Sunday. His father, being a strict disciplinarian, took the education of his children very seriously and encouraged them to go to school and be diligent in their studies.

Pastor Fadele started his high school education at Warri, Delta State, Nigeria and later transferred to the Technical Institute, Abeokuta, Nigeria where he graduated with honors. He also completed his London City & Guilds Full Technical Certificate examinations with honors, qualifying him for a teaching career. For the next two years, he faithfully engaged himself in a career as a mathematics teacher in Oshogbo, Osun State, Nigeria.

He relocated to the United States in 1982 on a Western State study scholarship. Pastor Fadele received a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and applied mathematics from the Western Michigan University in 1986 and also achieved a successful professional career with the Ford Motor Company as a Mechanical Engineer. Rising to the position of Senior Design Engineer with key achievements in lead positions, he later obtained an MSc degree in operations research from Wayne State University in 1990 followed by an MBA degree from the Lawrence Technological University, Michigan in 1993.

He continued with subsequent entrepreneurial achievements in metropolitan Detroit. Having committed his life to the Lord in 1973, Pastor Fadele joined The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) in Nigeria in 1975 and continued to serve the Lord in the US with a passion that culminated in a call to ministry. He also attended the Bible College of Birmingham in order to prepare himself for what he knew was God’s purpose for his life. Mentored by the General Overseer of RCCG, Pastor E. A. Adeboye, Pastor Fadele pioneered a home fellowship in his basement in 1991.

By 1992 this developed into the first parish of RCCG in North America – Winner’s Chapel, Detroit. In 2001, Pastor Fadele was appointed the Chairman, Board of Coordinators of RCCGNA. This event subsequently led to a relinquishing of all his active business endeavors and a relocation of his entire family to the Dallas, TX area in 2006, where he entered into full-time ministry service from the head office of RCCGNA. Under his leadership to date, RCCGNA has grown to over 600 parishes in 55 zones. Each year thousands attend the annual RCCGNA conference at the over 700-acre campground in Floyd, Texas.

Pastor Fadele also works tirelessly to develop national programs to empower and enable RCCGNA ministers and workers to develop and mature in their Christian walk and service. By the grace of God, he is happily married to Pastor Manita, a medical doctor specializing in the area of pediatric medicine, and they are blessed with three children.

 
 


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