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Funke Felix Adejumo – Biography And Life Of A Popular Nigerian Female Preacher

Funke Felix-Adejumo

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.

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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.

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Undoubtedly, Funke is one of the women who is passionate about the female gender and is gladly fulfilling purpose on earth.

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Funke Felix-Adejumo

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).

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Personal Life

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.

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Funke Felix-Adejumo

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.

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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.

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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.

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Books

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
  • Aspire
  • My seed shall blossom
  • My seed shall live

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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.

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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.”

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Funke Felix-Adejumo

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.

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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.

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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.

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28 thoughts on “Funke Felix Adejumo – Biography And Life Of A Popular Nigerian Female Preacher”

  1. Sunday Abraham

    I wish I could meet you one on one to tap from the grace working in you ma,my generation needs someone like you and I pray the day I will had an encounter with you it’s going to be a moment of transformation,….You are a blessing to the world mummy Funke,may the Almighty God continue to strengthen you in Jesus name, Amen
    Love you ma.

  2. I love mummy – Rev Funke Felix Adejumo with the love of the Lord. I praise the Lord for her life.

  3. Asegba Stephanie

    Ma, u are in deed worth more than seven sons, you are in a blessing to my generation, I’m bless by your life and I’m happy to be your birthday mate 28 Jan what a lovely date.
    I will love to be your mentee ma, from this day, I promise to make God proud and impact my world just as u , u are my role model, and God bless you ma.

  4. I’m Following Christ as you are a ray of hope to womanhood…Thank you ma for being there to your generation as i will be there to one day as i follow your teachings

  5. Areola Debbie

    What an honour to have a great woman like you.
    You’re such a blessing ma and I’m glad to know and learn from you.
    God bless you ma

  6. Ifeoma onyebuchi

    Really you’re a blessing sent to us. I’m looking forward meetings u one on one and I know it’s going to be a transformed meeting. Thanks so very much ma. More grace.

  7. You are indeed a blessing to this generation, i am blessed by your messages and it has enriched my life alot, the lord increase you on all sides.

    1. Sunday Abraham

      You are indeed a blessing to this generation mummy Funke, your humility and kind hearted got me closer more to you, since the day I listen to one of your messages online, from that day I keeps following day by day and I found this hidden treasures that is unrevealed
      God bless you ma for been a blessing to we younger ones and I pray to meet you one on one
      God bless you with more grace mummy.

  8. Mthethwa Nontobeko

    Thank you for being the blessing that you are. I am really inspired, I look forward to meeting you some day.

  9. Just listening to one of your sermons changed me. I was blessed indeed
    Thank you, Ma. More grace from God.

  10. Victor Oluwaluyi

    Thanks so much for your life Ma. You are a great gift to the whole world and the body of CHRIST.
    I am so blessed to listen to you.
    Please continue the good work.

  11. SALAKPUI GODSWAY AMI

    MY GENERATION IS BLESSED HAVING YOU. GOD BLESS YOU AS A PERSON FOR ALLOWING YOURSELF FOR GOD TO USE YOU TO BLESS ME. ANYTIME I LISTEN TO YOU, I FEEL I’M WITH YOU OR I WANT TO MEET YOU. AND I SO MUCH BELIEVE MEETING YOU WILL SURELY COME TO PASS.

  12. Funmilayo Owode Olusoga

    Your mother’s summit prayers has blessed me tremendously. God bless you ma

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