Pastor Oladipo will be discussing a variety of topics for his upcoming Friends in Faith event, including the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Nigeria’s diversity, regions, religions, languages, ethnicity, history, and current events.
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11:30 A.M – 1:00 P.M
Lunch will be served.
Niagara Foundation-Chicago office
205 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 4240
Chicago, IL, US, 60601
Rev. Oladipo was born and raised in a Christian home in Nigeria, though with different family settings. His mother was a Muslim before getting married to his father. He also grew up in a family house where his uncle was a Muslim, with the opportunity of attending Quranic school at early age. He received his Bachelors in Religious Studies from University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University), Ile-Ife, Nigeria and his Master of Divinity from Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. He is currently working on his doctoral dissertation in Historical Theology. He received an Executive Certificate in Business Management from Loyola University, Chicago. He taught briefly at Methodist Theological Institute, Sagamu, Nigeria prior to his coming to America. He worked with the United Methodist Publishing House as a sales manager at both Aurora and Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary stores.
Reverend Oladipo is a clergy member of the Northern Illinois Conference of the United Methodist Church and currently a member of the Conference Council on Finance Administration. He was a member of the Northern Illinois Conference’s Commission on Christian Unity and Interreligious Concerns (2005-2008) and the Commission’s chairperson (2008-2012), a position which gave him opportunity to interact with many leaders of Chicago Religious Organizations and a different worldview about God and humanity. He was a member and Past President of Ecumenism Metro Chicago, (formerly Ecumenical Millennium Committee) and Past President of Brookfield-Riverside Rotary Club.
He was a member of United Methodist Bishop Hee Soo Jung’s delegation to Turkey in 2008, courtesy of Niagara Foundation, and a Special Clergy’s trip to Israel in 2009.
Reverend Oladipo is currently appointed to Mandell United Methodist Church in west side of Chicago and Faith United Methodist Church at Lombard in Chicago suburb. Prior to his appointment to these churches, he served at historic African American St. Mark UMC in Chicago, the Caucasian congregation of Brookfield UMC, the ethnic diverse congregation of Epworth UMC, Chicago, and African ethnic congregation of African Community UMC, Chicago.
He is married with a daughter, two sons and one granddaughter.