Prophet Babajide, School of Prophets, Prophetic Ministry, Nigeria
Awojobi, Peter Olanrewaju
There were Schools of Prophets in some cities in ancient Israel (e.g.in Bethel, Gilgal, Jericho, Shiloh, etc). Those who feel called to the prophetic ministry were trained in any of this School by a senior Prophet and are released upon graduation to pursue their calling. Samuel was the first to organize the School of Prophets in ancient Israel. In Nigeria, Prophet David Olulana Babajide established one of the early Schools of Prophets in the country called Babajide School of Prophets and Evangelists in Ilesa, Osun State. Despite all odds and persecution from Christ Apostolic Church at its inception, this School has trained hundreds of Prophets who are making impacts in Nigeria and beyond. Previous works on prophetic ministry in Nigeria has paid little or no attention to the contributions of this School and its founder to the prophetic ministry in Nigeria. The fulcrum of this paper is to examine the impacts of Babajide and his School of Prophets on the prophetic ministry in Nigeria. The methods used for this study include: historical, comparative and interviews. It was discovered that most of the prominent Prophets who are making impacts in prophetic ministry in Nigeria were trained by Babajide in the School of Prophets. The School through the ministry of Babajide has reshaped Christianity in Nigeria. The paper concludes that Nigeria needs Prophets like Babajide who will raise true Prophets that will transform the Church in particular and the Nation in general.