Some people believe that a tribute to a pastor amounts to bestowing undue praise to such man of God. What they however don’t know is that a tribute to a pastor is really a tribute to God for the work He has accomplished through the pastor; and the privileged, sacred work God has given the pastor to do, of assisting God in His greatest work- the salvation of souls.
That is why a tribute to a pastor like Apostle Okunola Tolulope is about showing esteem and respect for the office, the authority given to him by God, and thanking God first, and then the pastor, for being faithful in following God’s call.
As a man of God who doesn’t like undue praise and publicity, Apostle Tolulope’s good reputation as a diligent servant of God is the reason for writing this unsolicited article to honour him on his birthday. The Bible in I Timothy 5:17 say: “Let the elders who rule well be considered worthy of double honor, especially those who labor in preaching and teaching.”
Truly, Apostle Tolulope is one of the few pastors who follow God in every way. He obeys His commands with joy and do not live for the things of this life but for the things of eternity. Today, he is one the pastors in the country making positive impact in the lives of individuals, churches and even the society at large.
The purpose of writing this article is to further encourage and inspire Apostle Okunola Tolulope of GOSHEN Land Peculiar Assembly (Mega Parish) to continue to do more as he remain faithful to God and his calling.
Even Jesus knew his Apostles needed encouragement. Before He died, He told Peter, I have prayed for you, that when you turn, you confirm the faith of the brothers.
Apostle Tolulope is an extraordinary servant of God and an even more exemplary as a worshipper. He consistently encourages people to become worshippers of God more than anything. There are several things that make him a good shepherd. First of all, it is his humble spirit. He moves in such a quiet way but his presence is always known. He always speaks with kindness. He loves his church and it shows in everything he does.
What stands out about him is his generosity. He talks the talk and he walks the walk. His life is a reflection of his words. He is always there when you call on him. He is truly an astounding man of God and he possesses great leadership qualities. He is truly an inspiration to many. He is a very hardworking individual and many people admire him greatly for that. He is a pastor that encourages and prays for people; he always has a listening ear.
He is a man of God whom one can trust and believe in. Apostle Tolulope is man who does not compromise the word and shows no difference in people. He is a positive driving force in the church and society at large.
Apostle Tolulope is also a man of prayer. He is always willing to pray for people if they have a problem or concern. He is even willing to pray for people outside the congregation and people he doesn’t even know! No wonder countless number of people have been freed from satanic bondage. His ‘Aluyo Montain’ in Oyo is now a sanctuary for those who seek the face of the Lord in solving their spiritual problems.
As you celebrate your birthday and 18th year anniversary of your church, may God continue to increase your knowledge and wisdom. And may He grant you good health and strength to deliver His words to the people till your last breath.