CAC Theological Seminary gets new Provost


Newly appointed Provost, CAC Theological Seminary, Ile-Ife, Pastor F.A. Olaniyi

By Oluwagbenga Bankole 

The Authority of Christ Apostolic Church, Nigeria and Overseas has appointed Pastor Francis Ayo Olaniyi as the new Provost of CAC Theological Seminary, Ile-Ife.

Pastor Olaniyi, currently serving as the Coordinator of CAC Theological Seminary, Lagos Campus, will succeed the outgoing Provost, Prof. Olubunmi Oshun, who will retire on July 31, 2024, having reached the mandatory retirement age of 75 as stipulated in the church's constitution.

Pastor Olaniyi is scheduled to formally assume his new role in August 2024.


Pastor Olaniyi was born on the 29th of November,1963.He is from Osun state in Nigeria. He attended CACTS Ile-Ife and graduated in the year 1984.He was ordained in 1997.

He once served in CAC Opebi. He also served at CAC Ebute-Meta and CAC Victory Land Ilupeju. He started the English Assembly of CAC Ijesha 2 and CAC Oke Ayo, Ilupeju.

The Cleric also pioneered some seminaries, such as Fountain of Life, Christ Message Ministry Bible College(Kibati) and many more.

Pastor Olaniyi holds both Bachelor and Masters degree from the university of Ibadan. He is an experienced Christian education instructor, Christian counselor, and speaker in Christian conferences and seminars. As a seasoned teacher of the word of God, he currently serves as the Coordinator of Christ Apostolic Church Theological Seminary, Lagos Campus.

The living legend who has been used by God in the past three(3) decades to breed ministers of the gospel with his deep passion to seeing the church in the picture of Pentecostal sanctity, also oversees strong intercessory band. He is happily married to Mojisola and are both blessed with three boys.

He is a disciplinarian, prayer warrior, teacher to the core, passionate in grooming soldiers for the Kingdom of God and a loving father to all.

He was appointed the Chairman of CAC Press by the church authority two years ago.


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