Pastor Bukola Oladiyun (nee Olubakinde) was born on Monday 23 April 1962 in Agege, Lagos, to the family of Chief and Mrs. Olorunsola Olubakinde. She is the fifth in a family of seven children. She grew up in Ibadan where she had both her primary and secondary education at ICC Practising School, Oke-Bola, and Prospect High School, Abanla, respectively.
She studied for her A-Level Certificate at the Federal School of Arts and Science, Ondo, before proceeding to the then University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University), Ile-Ife, from where she graduated in 1987 with a Bachelor’s degree in History/Education. She is currently running a Master’s degree programme in Education at the University of Hull, United Kingdom.
A proven educationist and school proprietress, she was a banker before she was called of God into education with the express vision of raising “godly children for transformational leadership.” J-Nissi Nursery and Primary School, Ogba, Lagos, was born of that mandate 23 years ago. She also serves as the Lagos Zone Coordinator for the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI). She is an insightful teacher of the Word of God with an uncommon grace for the ministry of intercession.
She is the visioner of the Voice of Joy and Gladness Women’s International Ministry, a ministry passionately devoted to ministering to women who are hurting in their marriages and also to broken, at-risk lives.
She has been married for over two decades and is the darling wife of Pastor Wole Oladiyun, Senior Pastor of the Christ Livingspring Apostolic Ministry (CLAM) and President of PAWOF. She is the Director of Family Life in the ministry—overseeing and promoting Christ-honoring family values and relationships, women empowerment and welfare programmes.
She loves singing and gardening and resides in Lagos, Nigeria.