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Dr Joshua Adeware Alokan (1921-2014)

Pa Alokan graduated with an Honours degree in History in 1961.

Initially trained as a teacher at the Government Teacher Training College, Abraka in early 1950s, he also attended the Nigerian College of Arts and Science, Ibadan Branch in 1953/1954 before coming to Queen’s in October 1957.

On return to Nigeria, he spent 22 years as Principal of five Teacher Training Colleges in different parts of the Western State. During the period, he trained many who today are men and women of repute in different spheres of life in and outside Nigeria. He retired from the teaching profession in 1983 after 38 years of service. In 1988 was appointed an Assistant General Superintendent for Egba-Egbado-Benin Republic District. In 1990 he was promoted a DCC Chairman and a Deputy General Superintendent in 1995.

Ordained a Pastor in the Christ Apostolic Church in 1962 he went on to become a full-time minister in the Church, active worldwide, eventually becoming a member of the General Executive Council - the highest ruling body of the Church.

He was also a member of Trustee of Joseph Ayo Babalola University (JABU) Ikeji Arakeji Osun State Nigeria.

As a writer he published many books including: Idasile ati Idagba soke Ijo CAC Nilu Efon in 1975; The Christ Apostolic Church (1928-88) in 1991, Church Worship in 1996; Cradle and Beyond an autobiography in 2000; The Origin, Growth and Development of Efon - Alaaye Kingdom in 2004; Christ Apostolic Church at 90 in 2010; and Medaiyese: A Patriarch and Promoter of Pentecostalism in Nigeria in 2014.

Pastor J A Alokan also received many honours including: Justice of Peace by the Western Nigeria Government in 1971; Doctor of Theology (honoris causa) by Station University, USA in 1991; Fellowship of the Institute of Administrative Management of Nigeria (FIAMN) in 1997; admission to Efon-Alaaye Hall of Honour in 2006 and a Member Board of Trustees, Joseph Ayo Babalola University (JABU), Ikeji-Arakeji in 2006.

Pastor Joshua Adeware Alokan is survived by his wife Lydia Ore-Oluwa Olawuyi.  

 

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