About Our Lead Pastor
Born in the West African Country of Nigeria, Jide Lawore migrated to the United States of America in 1998 in search of a better career prospect, not knowing that the Lord had a better plan for him. He has a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the prestigious Obafemi Awolowo University in Nigeria, and a master’s degree in engineering management from New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). He is a Project Management Professional (PMP), and worked for many years as a project control engineer in the engineering and construction industry.
He surrendered his life to Christ during his first year in college and not too long after, he began to sense the call of God upon his life. As a young student, he started to minister the Word as God opened doors both within and outside the college campus. In 2006, the call came to fruition when he was led to plant Agape House of Worship, a mission of The Redeemed Christian Church of God. AHOW is a diversely-growing, innovative, and community-focused church now located in Roselle, New Jersey.
Pastor Jide is a gifted and anointed speaker with a genuine love for people, which is evident in how he communicates the Word of God in a simple, practical, but insightful manner. He believes God has called him to enlighten, encourage and empower people through the inspired Word of God. He is a strong advocate of fulfilling church ministry with a spirit of excellence. He believes that excellence glorifies God and inspires people.
He is the author of two books: GPS-God’s Positioning System: Locating God’s Plan for Your Life and Extreme Makeover: The Secret of Genuine Transformation. He is also the publisher of the Agape Lantern magazine. Because of his passion for quality and godly leadership in the body of Christ, he developed a leadership course titled: Leadership, Servanthood & Discipleship, which was adopted by the RCCG’s Redeemers Leadership Institute (RLI) where he is also an instructor.
He is happily married to his lovely wife, Abimbola Lawore, an accountant, who is also a co-laborer in the ministry, and they are blessed with three lovely children, Joel, Ebunoluwa and Ifeoluwa.
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 and 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.