The Celestial Church of Christ in London (UK), Maryland (USA) and Lagos (NG) set aside a whole month of activities to bid farewell to an iconic shepherd, Superior Evangelist (Dr) Michael Olaolu Kadri who died May 9, 2017 aged 74. He will be buried in a purpose-built mausoleum on Friday June 30, 2017 in Lagos.
Farewell obsequies held in his honour began Monday June 26 with a press conference; gospel lectures delivered by Professor Michael Adebamowo, Head of the Department of Architecture, University of Lagos, and Dr. Kunle Hamilton, President, ShaddaiVille Ministries International; and a prophetic vigil in the church auditorium at CCC Wakati Adura Mi Parish, which he founded in 1985.
June 27 through 29, a revival, an interdenominational service, wake-keep service, lying state at the Celestial Church of Christ International Headquarters, Ketu, CCC Ikeja 1 and CCC Wakati Adura Mi will be conducted.
On Friday June 30, an outdoor funeral service will be held in honour of late Dr. Kadri within the church compound and his remains laid to rest in the mausoleum.[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”]
Fondly called ‘Daddy GO’ by his parishioners and family members, Prophet (Dr.) Kadri was the first Celestial shepherd to run a highly successful weekly radio ministry ‘Wakati Adura Mi’ (My Hour of Prayer) named after the parish he founded. His signature tune on radio was: Wa dami lola, Wa se mi logo, Olorun Wakati Adura, Wa damilola!
Although he was born and raised a Muslim, Dr. Kadri encountered Jesus Christ dramatically along Ikorodu Road, Lagos in 1975, became a Christian, and was baptized into the Celestial Church of Christ at Ikeja Parish 1 in 1977.
Attesting to the drama of Kadri’s rebirth, Superior Evangelist S.O. Banjo, one of the last two surviving pioneer trustees of the Celestial Church of Christ said in a tribute: “Olaolu Kadri held the public spell-bound with wondrous miracles that made him a present day Apostle Paul.”
When late Dr. Kadri launched his autobiography titled ‘The Man with the Hidden Treasure of God’ a Professor of Industrial Chemistry and former Deputy Vice-Chancellor, University of Lagos, Senior Evangelist Samuel Odeyemi wrote this foreword: “Olaolu Kadri’s life (was) full of celestial visions and dreams that marked his journey in a terrestrial world.”[/fusion_builder_column][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”]
Prophet (Dr) Olaolu Kadri gave to CCC, perhaps the first and only parish that operates purely on biblical faith, devoid of heathen rituals that have marred and soiled a few isolated instances that have been reported in the Nigerian media. He resuscitated and ran the pastoral Faith Clinic at CCC HQ, Ketu.
He believed in and promoted the unification of all Christians and this endeared him to all factions of the Celestial Church of Christ, the Cherubim and Seraphim Church, Church of the Lord Aladura and other garment-wearing churches in Nigeria, the United Kingdom and the United States – all of whom he visited and ministered to, physically. He also fathered a number of Pentecostal pastors and their ministries.
Prophet (Dr.) Olaolu Kadri hailed from Ago-Iwoye, Ogun State. He is survived by his wife, MC Elizabeth Iyabode Kadri, six daughters and a son all given to the work of the Gospel, and many grandchildren.[/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]