Our Leadership

Agape House is a team-based church. We believe leadership works best when it is provided by teams of gifted leaders working together in pursuit of a clear and compelling vision. Currently the leadership of Agape House is comprised of eleven godly men and women who are sold-out to God and to His purpose. This team is led by Pastor Jide Lawore and together they direct the spiritual and physical affairs of the Church.

Lead Pastor: Pastor Jide LaworeLead Pastor: Pastor Jide Lawore

Jide Lawore is a pastor, author and teacher. His passion is to communicate the deep truth of God in a simple and relevant manner. He believes God has called him to enlighten and empower people through the Word and impartation of the gifts of the Spirit. Pastor Jide constantly challenges his member to serve God with the spirit of excellence. He believes excellence glorifies God and inspires people to know Him. He is also passionate about the role quality and godly leadership in the kingdom. His seeks to develop his leadership skills to the peak of his potential and to help others do so.

He has authored two inspiring books; GPS-God’s Positioning System: Locating God’s Plan for Your Life and Extreme Makeover: The Secret of Genuine Transformation. He is happily married to his lovely wife and co-pastor, Abimbola Lawore and they are blessed with three wonderful children.

Email: pastor@agapehousenj.org

Pastor Bimbola LaworePastor Bimbola Lawore

Bimbola Lawore (fondly called Lady B) is the lovely wife of Pastor Jide and an associate pastor at AHOW.  She is a passionate and strong supporter of her husband both at home and in ministry.  At AHOW, she is in charge of the Children’s Ministry, Women’s Ministry and Special Event Ministry.  She is a well-respected teacher, counselor and leader.

She believes her life mission is summed up in Isaiah 61:1-3 and her favorite bible verse is Deuteronomy 6:5 “Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.”  She is an Accountant by profession she holds a Bachelors Degree in Accounting/MIS from Rutgers University, NJ and a Masters degree in Accounting from Kean University, Union, NJ.  She and her husband are blessed with three wonderful children.

Email: bimbolawore@agapehousenj.org

Deaconess Yewande EfodiliDeaconess Yewande Efodili

Fondly called Agape mama because of her motherly role to everyone in the church, Yewande Efodili is in charge of our Prayer Ministry and all our Church prayer activities. She is also the minister in charge of our Care-giving Ministry. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and works as a Reimbursement Manager in the healthcare industry. Yewande was happily married to her late husband, Manny Efodili and they are blessed with 5 children.

Email: yewande.efodili@agapehousenj.org

Deacon Tunji OlatubosunDeacon Tunji Olatubosun

Tunji's responsibilities at Agape House include the Information Technology ministry, Agape Lantern magazine, Cord(Singles) ministry. He is an Information Technology professional, an experienced UNIX Systems Administrator and Certified Business Continuity Professional (CBCP).

He served in the U.S. army and National Guard for 7 years and is a veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom where he received the Army Achievement Medal. Tunji holds a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from New Jersey Institute of Technology and is married to his lovely wife, Brenda and they are blessed with 3 children.

Email: tunji@agapehousenj.org

Deacon Tunde OdeyemiDeacon Tunde Odeyemi

Tunde is currently the minister overseeing the Health and Wellness ministry and the Youth ministry. He truly believes that every Christian should prosper and be in good health even as their soul prospers. A board certified physician by profession, he is happily married to his lovely wife Tosin.

Email: tunde.odeyemi@agapehousenj.org

Deacon Ade AdedejiDeacon Ade Adedeji

Ade is passionate about empowering our membership for financial and professional success. He is privileged to serve as the minister responsible for our True Wealth Ministry and Workers Affairs ministry. An active member of the AHOW intercessory ministry (PUSH Army), Ade also serves on the Editorial Board of the Agape Lantern Magazine - a periodical publication of AHOW.

Ade served on the pioneer AHOW Board of Trustees from 2008 to 2011. He completed his MBA degree at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He is happily married to Dolapo and they are blessed with 2 children.

Email: ade.adedeji@agapehousenj.org

Deacon Kip WrightDeacon Kip Wright

Kip serves as the Church Administrator for the Agape House of Worship. He is also the overseeing minister of the transportation Ministry and Church Office Administration and serves as a new member’s class teacher. He holds a Bachelor’s in Business Administration from the University of Florida and is currently pursuing a Master’s in Organizational Leadership at Philadelphia Biblical University. Kip is married to wife, Michelle and they have two children.

Email: kipwright@agapehousenj.org

Deaconess Gladys OsofisanDeaconess Gladys Osofisan

Gladys is a passionate praise and worship leader who started ministering in songs at 18. She is an information technology professional and holds a MS degree in Healthcare Management. She also oversees the Media, Sound and Connection Ministries and is happily married to Sola Osofisan and they are blessed with 2 children: Nife and Fife.

Email: gladys.osofisan@agapehousenj.org

Minister Tayo AyodejiDeacon Tayo Ayodeji

Tayo is currently the minister in-charge of the Youth Ministry. He is dedicated in nurturing the next generation of young christian leaders at AHOW according to the word of God. Tayo has B.B.A. in Accounting and a M.S. in Information Systems & Management and currently works in the private equity industry. He is happily married to his wife Abby and they are the proud parents of 2 children.

Email: tayo.ayodeji@agapehousenj.org

Minister Genevieve KumapleyDeaconess Genevieve Kumapley

Genevieve serves in the Special Needs Ministry (Bridge), Sozo Team, Marriage Ministry among others. Her life calling is to serve God’s people from all works of life across the world. She is a Board Certified Oncology Pharmacist by profession and Adjunct Professor at Rutgers University's College of Pharmacy. She is happily married to Robert and they have 3 wonderful children.

Email: genevieve.kumapley@agapehousenj.org

Minister Kehinde OlatubosunMinister Kehinde Olatubosun

Kehinde is fondly called “HM” or “Boss Lady”, because of her role in the Children’s Ministry. Her responsibilities at Agape House as a minister include the Potter’s House (Children’s Ministry) and AWANA ministries. She is a Registered Nurse and currently works in the field of nursing. Her passions include children, prayer, hospitality, and counseling people.

Minister Kehinde received a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from the state of New Jersey. She has been married to her charming husband, Deacon Tunji Olatubosun, and is blessed with three lovely children.

.Email: kehinde.olatubosun@agapehousenj.org

Minister Tunde OlugbojiMinister Tunde Olugboji

Babatunde oversees our True Wealth Ministry also heads our Office of Workers’ Affairs (OWA) team. An author, researcher, editor, activist, trainer, job counselor, and Bible scholar, he has taught and preached the Word of God enthusiastically in Canada, US, UK, Zimbabwe, and Germany. He is currently an adjunct professor of International Human Rights at the City University of New York’s Hunter College, and deputy program director at Human Rights Watch, an international nonprofit. He holds a graduate degree in mass communication from the University of Leicester, UK, and human rights certifications from institutions in the UK, Canada, Denmark, the Netherlands, and the US. He is married to Simisola Oyekemi; they are blessed with three children.

Email: tunde.olugboji@agapehousenj.org

Deacon Dami OgunyakiDeacon Damilola Ogunyankin

Damilola gratefully serves in the Protocol Team and Men’s Fellowship among other ministries where he is able to give as much of himself as God enables. He is a physician by profession, working in the biotechnology industry as a Drug Safety and Pharmacovigilance Expert. He is married to Abimbola and they have three amazing daughters.

Email: dami.ogunyankin@agapehousenj.org