Funke Felix Adejumo is a Nigerian pastor, teacher, author, marriage counselor and humanitarian. She is the president of Funke Felix Adejumo Foundation, a foundation dedicated to making worldwide impact.
With a great passion for womanhood and divine purpose of ‘Honoring God and Blessing Humanity’, Funke organizes several impactful women programs. She is the convener of Mothers’ Summit, Winning Edge Conference, Women in Leadership Conference, and many more.
Undoubtedly, Funke is one of the women who is passionate about the female gender and is gladly fulfilling purpose on earth.
Funke Felix Adejumo Early Career
Funke Felix Adejumo was born on January 28, 1963 in Ibadan, Oyo state. As a female child, her birth generated series of controversies in the neighborhood. Her father was told not to send her to school, or train her because she ‘cannot’ be successful. But despite all odds, Funke has continued to make her family proud.
Due to financial difficulties in the family, Funke experienced challenges while growing up. Luckily, she was able to attend a primary and secondary school in Ibadan. Then, she sponsored herself through the university with some assistance from her then Fiancé (now husband). She is a graduate of English from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN).
Rev. Funke gave her life to Christ at age 14. She said “At age 14, I gave my life to Jesus and that was when my life witnessed a turnaround and it has been getting better and better.”
She is happily married to Felix ‘Remi Adejumo. They met in 1982 at Ibadan, and took their marriage oath in 1984. Bishop Felix is the Founder and Senior Pastor of Agape Christian Ministries Inc. The union is blessed with 4 biological children, grandchildren and adopted children.
Funke and her husband, Felix were ordained as Ministers of God on August 12, 1989 in Ondo State, Nigeria. At some point, they received the Best Couple Award in Ondo State.
Agape Christian Ministries Inc.
Initially, after marriage, the family had settled down in Ibadan before her husband, Mr. Felix got a call from God to go into the ministry. After much effort to convince his wife of his revelation to start his ministry in Ondo state, they finally relocated after three years.
After some time, they began fellowship in their living room with four people. Subsequently, as their number increased, they changed location. And on August 7, 1988, the church began at Victory Nursery School, Akure.
Today, Agape Christian Ministries is one of the well-known churches in Nigeria, with branches in over 30 locations within the country.
Funke Felix Adejumo Foundation
Adejumo, together with her husband have become philanthropic powerhouse that financially empower people. Pastor Funke Adejumo is the president of Funke Felix Adejumo Foundation (FFAF), a non governmental organisation that help women.
She founded it with the aim of helping people who lives in poverty like she once did. Adejumo prefers to help pay schools fees for the poor than stuck her wardrobe with designers. Also, Funke runs an orphanage, Grace Orphanage. She and her husband, Felix Adejumo, built a children’s hospital in 2003. As time passes, the number of children they cater for increases.
Recently, she began Another Chance Women’s Home. It is a home for women who are victims of domestic violence and have no where to go. Provisions are made for these women to leave in until they heal. Pastor Funke is more focused on women; widows, single mothers, wives, mothers and daughters.
Adejumo also trains women at local and international conferences on how to function better in life, career and marriage.
She has authored over 50 Christian Literature. Some of them include;
- If not for God: Fifty lessons life taught me, 2012
- My seed is a champion, 2014
- Free to be me, 2014
- Celebrate, 2014
- Every minister
- Climbing your sycamore tree, 2014
- My seed is designed for the palace
- Woman: More than a woman
- Keepers of the flame
- Life made easy
- Just a drop of grace, 2010
- Mothers summit prayer points
- Marriage is for destiny
- My seed is designed for the palace
- Ebenezer: Our stone of help
- Beauty for ashes
- Christian courtship
- Dominion mandate
- Destiny, here I come
- I just relocated to the top
- My seed shall blossom
- My seed shall live
Awards And Recognition
Funke is regarded as one of the leading women in Nigeria. In 2017, she won the Salt and Light Award from Awesome Treasures Foundation (ATF), 2017.
Faith University in conjunction with Oral Robert’s University also honoured Funke and her husband with doctorate degrees (Honoras Causa) in Divinity.
Funke Felix Adejumo Quotes
“If your christianity doesn’t work at home, there is no need for you to export it.”
“As women and citizens, we must be involved in politics. We are an integral part of nation building.”
“The giant inside of you rises up when the challenges of life calls.”
“When you are pure and holy, God increases you.”
“Our society has magnified the concept of marriage so much that people feel if you are not married, you are not fulfilled.”
“When you have tried prayer and fasting and nothing happen, praise Him.
“Marriage doesn’t complete an individual. If you are an incomplete bachelor or spinster, you will have an incomplete marriage…. It is not a means to an end, but one of the means to an end.”
“A prepared childhood is better than a repaired adulthood.”
“As a married woman, you are under the authority of your husband. You are not a slave, but make sure you honour, befriend him and perform your marital roles so there won’t be any crisis.”
“…if you soil your home on your way out, you will meet it the same way you left it when you return.”
“The future is colorful…Your past is in the tomb, soar.”
“Reply your critics with more success.”
“It takes a solid and secure man to let his wife fulfill purpose.”
Life Lessons From The Life Of Funke Felix Adejumo
Do Not Let People’s Opinion Define You
Funke narrated how her community told her father not to train her because she was a female child. Owning to the traditional believe that women are second class citizens, it was predicted she would get pregnant in school and bring disgrace to the family.
By facing every challenge head-on and becoming a great woman, Funke has proven that a woman can be worth more than many sons. Her father affirmed this before his death. In his words, “You are worth more than seven sons.”
As an entrepreneur or an individual, the opinion of people about you should not define you. Let your success speak and silence any negative opinion about you.
Don’t Look Down On Anybody
Funke believes that every human is important; that people are a great asset in life. She believes that you shouldn’t take anyone for granted because no body knows tomorrow.
Humility is an invaluable virtue. Being humble and kind attracts blessings and open doors in ways that you cannot imagine.