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Biography of CAC 5th General Superintendent, Late Pastor Olutimehin



Pastor (Dr.) Abraham Onasanya Adebanjo Olutimehin, the 5th General Superintendent of Christ Apostolic Church, was born into a Christian family in Itele, Ijebu East Local Government of Ogun State on Monday, 8th August, 1910.



His father, Jacob Oguntimehin, was a renowned farmer while his mother Hannah Oguntimehin, was always giving helping hands to her husband on the farms. Their ancestral religion was Ogun (the god of iron) hence the name Oguntimehin literally means ‘god of iron supported me’. The family later changed the name to OLUWATIMILEHIN (meaning God supported me) in conformity with the family’s new religious belief.



Pastor Olutimehin had his primary education at Itele Anglican School, via Ijebu-Ode and later proceeded to St. Mary Anglican School, Imushin to complete his Standard Six education in 1928. In 1929, he gained admission into Ijebu-Ode Grammar School for his secondary education.



Unfortunately, he could not go beyond class two owing to financial constraints; thus hardship brought him face to face with the reality of life. Only two options were left for him – to either work as a clerk or get a teaching appointment with his Standard Six certificate.



Since he was of the Anglican Church background, he had no difficulties in securing teaching appointment. He taught in various schools until 1939 when he decided to join the services of Methodist Church for better conditions of service. In appreciation of his outstanding performance, the authorities of Anglican Church mounted heavy pressure on him to return to their fold. By 1943, he had his services transferred to Anglican Primary School, Igbile near Ijebu-Ode and a year later, he was transferred to United Anglican School, Ilado-Ibefun, near Ijebu-Ode.



Pastor Olutimehin was the only living child of the four children of his parents (Late Pa Jacob and Hannah Oguntimehin). Three of his siblings who long died before him were Late Hannah Onajoke Okeowo, mother to Late Pastor M. A. O. Okeowo, Late Pastor S. O. Ola Olutimehin father to Pastor Sunday O. Olumetimehin and late Bernice Adekoya, mother to Mr. Ayodele Adekoya, all of blessed memory.



His 101-year sojourn on earth was filled with ups and downs, good and bad, the wanted and the unwanted things of life. At the age of 60, he lost his wife, Mrs. Victoria Adefolami Olutimehin (nee Ogunde) of Ogunde Royal family in Itele as well as his five children. The manner in which both his wife and five children died in quick succession still remains a mystery not to him alone but to those who might have read his auto-biography, titled: “Lord, why me?” A clergyman of high repute, highly gifted spiritually, a prayer warrior who had hitherto helped hundreds of people to conquer their difficulties spiritually and then facing this type of problem. What an irony of life!



For some years, he battled with the problem of infant mortality. He married in 1938 and was blessed with the fruits of the womb few years after, but for reasons best known to the Almighty, he took them back. ‘I don’t believe that the death of my first wife and our children were the handiwork of anybody. It was a mere occurrence, best known to God’, he told Newspaper reporters.

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  2. I use this medium to appreciate the C.A.C Authority for honoring a late man of an unlate, Powerful God, by immortalizing his works and naming him after a region of the Church. I know late papa Olutimehin will be happy with this and the latest steps of unity going on in the church. Long live our fathers and stronger, the church. I also want to use this medium to inform the public that since our able fathers have found it due to situate OLUTIMEHIN REGION HEADQUARTERS in Port Harcourt, as the first born son, I made a public announcement of non involvement in any kind of ' DYNASTY' which had been an impersonation of Papa OLUTIMEHIN, as I had neither been in any form of ' DYNASTY' before, nor now, but the spiritual dynasty of our Lord Jesus Christ. Any 'DYNASTY' WRITTEN, PUBLISHED OR SIGNED ON MY BEHALF IS GROSS IMPERSONATION as is it without my consent. Long live C.A.C IN JESUS NAME, and may our fathers wax stronger in Jesus name, Amen.

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  4. Baba was blessed with 3 children before his death. Isaac Grace, and Abraham. He did not die childless. Shalom

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