Israel Oladele Ogundipe (aka GENESIS) is the presiding shepherd of the Celestial Church of Christ, Genesis GLOBAL, an ordained most senior Evangelist by the CCC worldwide, Prophet of our time, a leader, a preacher and a teacher charismatic with apostolic mandate. The diminutive may look small, yet has a big nature of God inside of him.
He is a dynamic speaker and ardent believer in the potency of the word and the spirit of God.
Prophet Israel Oladele, hailed from Igboore, Abeokuta, Ogun State but he has had a fair share of the harsh realities of life. He was born without a silver spoon in his mouth.
Fondly called Wasiu then, because He had a Muslim background but his parents gave their life to Christ and became members of the Christ Gospel Apostolic Church (CGAC) of which they still remain a deacon and deaconess in the vineyard.
He tends to further his education at the Obafemi Awolowo University Ile Ife, but the most painful part of this story is that despite his struggle and suffering to go to university and also to become an accountant proved to be abortive and the dream of becoming an accountant came to a halt because his parent could not afford to pay tuition fee. He did not have any means to pay as well, so he had to drop out of school.
Despite his humble background, he did not allow his background to put his back on the ground and to determine his destination in life. He became who he is today through personal development and growth to the glory of God. He rose from nothing to be something. Today, prophet Israel Oladele Ogundipe shepherd the largest and the fastest growing Celestial Church in the world with over 3,000 members in a single service.
Oladele Israel is a man of excellence. He challenges people to succeed in every sphere of life. He has dynamics gifting to combine his calling as a Prophet, Coach and Teacher.
Prophet Oladele is the mechanism of the change in the way people perceived the celestial church, he always moves ahead of time and is wired as a catalyst at this time towards the wake- up call for all CCC worldwide to move ahead of time in what seems to be the transformation needed to bridge the lapses created by doctrines of the orthodox way whom many so-called actors in the vineyard have taken advantage of over time because He believes church is supposed to be a movement and not a monument.
Israel Oladele is a pace setter showing the way for others to follow and has recorded many achievement and landmark in the reformation process of the CCC worldwide.
A motivator, and a radical for Christ has gone through the tick and thins of life especially from his days of apprenticeship as a growing child with average background and peers, He has passed through a lot of stormy weathers especially the media who likes to make fun of cheap publicity of a man in the making, He still remains unstoppable.
Prophet Oladele Israel hosts several TV & Radio Programmes which airs on major stations across Nigeria. He has also taking advantage of the social media, especially the Facebook to propagate the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.
He is the founder and president of GENESIS LEADERSHIP ACADEMY, this academy is a non-profit leadership development school, prophet Israel is passionate about raising leaders of value, because he believes that the solution to mankind’s problems or challenges lies in leadership. This academy was founded in November 2012 which offers basic and advanced certificate course in leadership. Genesis Leadership Academy will continue to passionately pursue this mandate with grace and wisdom of God.
He is also the founder and president of ISRAEL OLADELE OGUNDIPE FOUNDATION. Base on his humble background where he rose from zero to hero creating a platform of Help to the Helpless; Hope for the hopeless; Lifting for the downtrodden; Empowerment for a new beginning; Rescue for drowning. This foundation is guided by the principles of Christ and centered on personal responsibilities as an organization for the changes we must effect and to see in our nation and continent at large.
Prophet Israel is an author and publisher. He is also Chairman/Publisher of ISOLAD a publishing arm of his ministry. Prophet Israel is still breaking barriers, taking territories and also setting pace to his generation. To God be the glory, HALLELUYAH!!!