Timothy Oluwole Obadare

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Timothy Oluwole Obadare
BornApril 11, 1930
Other namesBaba Obadare
  • pastor
  • preacher
  • evangelist
Years active1957 - 2013
Website Obadare Official website

Timothy Oluwole Obadare (April 1930 - March 2013) was a Nigerian televangelist and the General Evangelist of Christ Apostolic Church (CAC). [1] [2]


Early life

Obadare was born in Ilesa, now part of Osun State, southwestern Nigeria, to David and Felicia Obadare, a pastor and petty trader, respectively. [3] The majority of documents date Obadare's birth to 1930. [3]

Obadare was educated at the Apostolic Church Primary School in Ise-Ilesa but dropped out due to blindness resulting from a chronic smallpox epidemic. [3]


Obadare was baptized in the Holy Spirit in 1949. [3] He worked as an evangelist with The Apostolic Church (TAC) from 1953 to 1957, following which he joined the Christ Apostolic Church at the behest of Joseph Ayo Babalola. [3] In 1954, he studied at the Apostolic Church Theological Seminary. [3]

Obadare founded the World Soul Winning Evangelistic Ministry. [4] Prior to his death in March 2013, he was the President of the Interdenominational Ministers’ Association of Nigeria (IMA). [3]

Obadare received an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from the Trinity College of Ministerial Arts [5] and an honorary Doctor of Ministry degree from St. John's University in Missouri. [3]

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  1. "Nigerian Televangelist Prophet Obadare Dead At 83". Sahara Reporters. Retrieved 14 March 2015.
  2. Emmanuel Oladesu. "Obadare: Exit of a religious colossus". The Nation. Retrieved 14 March 2015.
  3. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 "Obadare, Timothy Oluwole, Nigeria, Christ Apostolic Church (CAC) (Worldwide)/World Soul-Winning Evangelistic Ministry (WOSEM)". dacb.org. Retrieved 14 March 2015.
  4. "Prophet Obadare, WOSEM founder dies at 83". Vanguard News. Retrieved 14 March 2015.
  5. "WOSEM members hold daily revival service at Obadare's residence". Daily Independent, Nigerian Newspaper. Retrieved 14 March 2015.