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The Rob Skinner Podcast

Jun 19, 2021

Today I’m going to talk to Chris and Rolayo Ogbonnaya, who lead the church in Lagos, Nigeria.  They share about:

  • What was it like as a disciple when the church first started
  • What were some of the difficult times they faced early in their ministry.
  • How they’ve helped the church grow from one church to over 29 in West Africa.
  • Their handing the leadership to another couple and helping churches outside of Lagos.


More about Chris and Rolayo:

Chris and Rolayo were both baptized in Lagos almost 32 years ago in 1989, which was the same year the Lagos Church was planted by the London Church.  They started serving in the full-time ministry in 1991. They got married in 1993, and have two children – Stephanie (26) and Daniel (22), who are both disciples. Since then, they have served as Evangelist and Womens Ministry Leader in various Regions and ministries in Lagos. They led the Church in Accra, Ghana from 2001-2003.

Before joining the full-time ministry Rolayo was running her private legal practice and Chris an aspiring Law student. Both gave up their secular ambitions to pursue the call to serve as missionaries in the Kingdom.  Chris and Rolayo have led the Lagos Church, the Nigeria, and West African Churches from 2004 till a few weeks ago when they handed the Lagos Church leadership to Jide and Biola Ojo. They now oversee the Churches across Nigeria and English-speaking West Africa (29 Churches in all) as Regional Family Chairs and also direct the School of Mission in Lagos. Chris has been serving in the Catalyst Team of the ICOC since 2018 and Rolayo in the Women’s Service Team.