A LIFE OF SERVICE TO GOD AND POSITIVE INFLUENCE TO HUMANITY
Tayo Adeyemi was born in Leeds, England to Nigerian parents. He left England, at an early age, for Nigeria where he had all his formal education and graduated as a medical doctor.
He received Jesus Christ as Lord and personal Saviour as a young boy in 6th grade. At that early stage he learnt the value of cultivating an intimate walk with God. He would spend extended hours in the word and prayer, much to the amazement of his schoolmates.
He received the call of God upon his life while doing a summer vacation job in 1981. Sitting behind an office desk, doing his work, he saw an open vision, in which Jesus Christ walked into the room and told him:” I want you to take my sheep out of the dry places and feed them in green pastures”.
While in medical school, Tayo was instrumental in founding a students’ fellowship, which grew to a movement of more than 3,000 students in well over 30 Nigerian Universities and colleges in a space of five years. He was also actively involved in starting three chapters of the Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship in different parts of the country.
He returned to England with the intention of pursuing a residency programme in General Surgery and later, Neurosurgery. It was in the midst of this pursuit that God called him to start New Wine Church, which has now grown to a strong congregation of approximately 5,000 members in the London Borough of Greenwich.
Tayo was recognised as one of the strong leaders of the 21st century church and as a significant prophetic voice in the United Kingdom. He communicated God’s word with such sharp prophetic insight that his ministry has helped shape the destiny of many churches across the earth. His visionary leadership made
New Wine Church one of the leading dynamic churches in the UK. Out of this vision, a sister church was planted in the city of Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1997.
Alongside pastoring a church, Tayo’s ministry was highly sought after around the world; and he addressed well over 300 audiences every year. Besides travelling extensively around the UK, he has ministered in nations such as Australia, Cote d’Ivoire, India, Kenya, Malaysia, Netherlands, Nigeria, Norway, South Africa, Tanzania, United Arab Emirates and the United States.
Tayo believed that God has deposited something inside everyone; and motivates people to discover, develop and deploy the gifts that God has placed within them for his own glory.
He is survived by his wife, Joke, and his three sons, Adeoluwa, Oreoluwa and Ifeoluwa.