By Dele Momodu Pix by Dragan Mikki
Rev. Mother Esther Abimbola Ajayi, a Philanthropist, Author and an accomplished Christian Leader who rubs Love of Christ Cherubim and Seraphim Church in Clapham, London, UK has arrived Nigeria for the 10th Annniversary of Ovation Carol scheduled for the Convention Centre,Eko Hotel & Suites Victoria Island, Lagos.
Rev. Mother Ajayi who has acknowledged her passion for the power of prayer and giving as foundational pillars in her life was met on arrival by an Ovation Media Group team led by its Chairman, Bashorun Dele Momodu.
Over the years, this daughter of the Most High has dedicated much of her life to supporting on the ground, grassroots initiatives which has seen her touch thousands of lives and receive over 20 awards in the last two years.
She was born and grew up in Lagos Nigeria, where before dedicating her life to full time ministry, excelled in the corporate world as a successful business woman. It was in Nigeria that she developed her Christian faith within the Cherubim & Seraphim Church.
As an avid theologian and scholar of the Bible, she holds a BA degree in Biblical Theology from Faith Bible College Sango-Otta along with other academic honors.
As a humanitarian and philanthropist, she has made significant contribution to the work of the church physically, financially and spiritually and across many denominations and many continents.
She holds title of Matron and financial supporter in more than 50 churches in Nigeria and other countries of the world.
She is also Grand / Life Matron to many charity organisations and various Non-Government-Organisations across many communities in Africa.
This work was instrumental to her carving a niche for herself across both secular and spiritual spectrums as a great philanthropist within many communities, including United Kingdom and across Sierra Leone, Ghana, Nigeria and other parts of Africa.
This has led her to establish her own charitable organisation – The Esther Ajayi Foundation to holistically cater for people in need of help, especially the homeless, poor and underprivileged.
In 2007, she was led by God to start her own church named: Love of Christ Generation Church C&S in London. In 2015, the church moved into a newly renovated Cathedral in Clapham, London, where she now pastors a congregation with hundreds of worshippers and thousands of social media followers everyday.
She is a great bridge builder across many communities especially in Nigeria. She influences Secular, Political and Traditional leaders positively and spiritually for the sake of good governance, equality and social justice within society and most importantly for mutual unity amongst all faiths and denominations.
She is the Visioner and Sponsor of the Revival jointly powered by the Celestial Church of Christ and the Cherubim & Seraphim Church – tagged: Celebrate The Comforter which was hosted last July at ExCeL London. A United States of America (USA) edition is billed for next year.
Rev. Mother or Iya Adura as she is affectionately known, is author of several books including “Hidden Law of Prosperity” and Praying in Faith and the soon to be released, “Crazy Faith” and “The Divine Solution to Your Marital Problems.”
After seeing her own personal transformation, Esther Abimbola Ajayi has become a crusader for healthy living across our communities. This year, she created The Fit-Faith Club, an initiative that provides free gyms, free personal instructors and free nutrition advice.
Recently, she was honoured with the Freedom of the City of London – the most established Borough Freedom that is conferred in England which was first recorded in 1239 and also received the prestigious Gathering of Africa’s Best (GAB) Special Recognition Award in Philanthropy
Rev. Mother Esther Abimbola Ajayi has been happily married for 35 years to Rev. Dr. Ademuyiwa Ajayi and they are blessed with two boys, two girls and an adopted daughter.
Her foundation, The Esther Ajayi Foundation are the lead sponsors of Ovation Carol 2017.