From one District to 15 Districts: The Ketu DCC story of Pastor Yusuf

Pastor M.O Yusuf

The send-forth service organized by Christ Apostolic Church, Ketu Districts Coordinating Council (DCC) for their immediate past Superintendent, Pastor M.O Yusuff who happen to be the Akinyele Regional Superintendent was held on Sunday 13th May, 2108. CAC NEWS Publisher, ‘Gbenga Bankole who was there writes on the achievements of Pastor Yusuff while at the helm of affairs as the Superintendent of Ketu DCC.

In the beginning
When Pastor Michael O. Yusuff was transferred to CAC Oke Igbala Ketu  on the 1st of June, 2004, nobody  could have ever image that the district headquarters would transformed to DCC headquarters within 11years of his administration.  

Pastor Yusuff came to Oke Igbala as the 3rdDistrict Superintendent on the 1st of June, 2004. He was promoted to the rank of Zonal Chairman on the 1st of November, 2007 by the authority of CAC Worldwide. Due to his zeal for the growth of the work of God, expansion of His kingdom and enviable passion for church planting, the authority of CAC Worldwide promoted him to the status of DCC Superintendent of Ketu DCC on the 1st of March 2015.

His Achievements
According to the Ketu DCC Secretary, Pastor A. Akin Oniwinde, some of the achievements of Pastor Yusuff at CAC Oke Igbala Ketu DCC Headquarters are appointment of the new elders and Deaconess that increased the number of Elders to 38 and Deaconess to 28 in 2006, the purchase of 3 brand new buses and 1 fairly used pick-up van, establishments of a full-fledged youth church fully air conditioned, construction of 6 classrooms blocks at Omusoko for the proposed Nursery and Primary school, commencement of pension scheme for church workers in 2006 and building of the new mission house whose foundation was laid in 2014 and dedicated in December 2017.

Pastor Oniwinde noted that God used Pastor Yusuff to plant so many churches which are CAC Oke Igbala Agbede,  CAC Oke Igbala Magboro, CAC Oke Igbala Agunfoye, CAC Oke Igbala Assembly Camp Ground Express way, CAC Oke Igbala Likosi, CAC Oke Igbala Igbo Olomu, CAC Oke Igbala Mowe 3, CAC Oke Igbala Simawa and CAC Oke Igbala Ogijo among others.

According to him, Pastor Yusuff met over 20 assemblies in Ketu District in 2004. In 2017 Ketu District grew into over 30 assemblies which metamorphosed into 4 districts namely; Ketu, Mowe, Mercyland Akute and Owutu, adding that later the existing Ojodu Abiodun District joined them to make a Zone in 2007.
He explained further that the zone started on 1stof November, 2007 and comprises of 5 Districts as follows; Ketu districts with 14 assemblies, Ojodu Abiodun districts with 12 assemblies, Mercyland Akute districts with 6 assemblies, Mowe district with 8 assemblies and Owutu districts with 4 assemblies.

“The achievements of the Ketu Zone under the leadership of Pastor Yusuff are as follows;
i.                     Soul winning (Church planting): Five full-fledged local assemblies with landed properties financed by the zone between 2008-2013.
ii.                   Adoption of Sierra-Leone church: The Authority of CAC Worldwide gave us an official letter dated 24th June, 2009 to adopt Sierra-Leone church which had almost closed down. Ketu Zonal headquarters and the zone spent a lot of money on Sierra-Leone foreign mission.
iii.                  Financial contribution to CAC Worldwide: In 2014, Ketu Zone came 3rd in CAC Worldwide with N19, 418,101.75 contributions.
iv.                  Pastoral ordination: On 17th December 2014, five ministers were ordained as Pastors in Ketu Zone by the authority of CAC Worldwide.
v.                   Creation of 3 new districts: In early 2015, 3 new districts were created. They are Egbeda, Salvation and Ebenezer district,” he stated.
Pastor Oniwinde further disclosed that; “Ketu Zone was elevated to a DCC on the 1st March 2015. There was creation of 7 other Districts at the end of 2015 making 15 Districts in the DCC. The 7 Districts are Palace of joy district (from Ketu District), Solution District Alagbole, Magboro District, Fountain of life District Mowe, Laburo District, Daleko District, Apeka District.”

“Part of the achievements of Pastor Yusuf is the ordination of 24 ministers of God from Ketu DCC on the 17th December, 2015 by the authority of CAC Worldwide.”

“There was youth football league competition in 2016. This came up in 3 stages: knock out, semi-final and final between the old eight districts in the DCC on 21st February to 6th march 2016. The four districts in the final stage of the competition were Ketu vs Salvation, Ogijo, Ojodu Abiodun vs Mowe. The final result was: Mowe- 1st, Ojodu – 2nd and Ketu – 3rd.The three districts were presented with trophies on 13th march 2016.”

“It must be noted that 12 pastors were promoted to the rank of district superintendent in Ketu DCC. They are Pastor M.A.O Ajetunmobi, Pastor J.A Adelakun, Pastor A.O Solomon, Pastor J.A Bamiro, Pastor J.A Ilesanmi, Pastor J. Ola Osunkoya, Pastor P.A Oladejo, Pastor J.O Babatunde, Pastor I. A Ajayi, Pastor S.O Awofodu (acting), Pastor J.T Abioye (acting) and Pastor Dare Ajibola (acting),” he said.

The clergy noted that another remarkable achievement Ketu DCC recorded during the administration of Pastor Yusuff was the creation of two zones from Ketu DCC, stating that the zones are Ojo Abiodun and Mowe Zone.

Pastor Yusuff’s speech
While preaching during the programme, Pastor Yusuff ascribed all the achievements to God, noting that it was God, not him that did the works.
He appreciated the effort of the Elders, Good Women, CACMA, the youth, the choir and all other units in the DCC.

Pastor Yusuff also appreciated his wife who stood by him at all time, not forgetting his children. 

He charged the church to give more support for his successor, Pastor S.A Adedayo.
According to him, Pastor Adedayo by the help of God and with the support of the church will be more successful than him.


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