REV. FUNKE FELIX-ADEJUMO BIOGRAPHY, FAMILY, MINISTRY, & LESSONS FROM HER LIFE
REV. FUNKE FELIX-ADEJUMO BIOGRAPHY
Rev. Funke Felix-Adejumo is a Nigerian pastor, author, teacher, humanitarian, and marriage counselor. She is the president of the foundation committed to making an impact throughout the world – the Funke Felix-Adejumo Foundation.
She organizes educative women programs aimed at “Honoring God and Blessing Humanity” and all these come through her passion for womanhood. Funke is the host of Mother’s Summit, Winning Edge Conference, and many more.
It is not a denying fact that she is one of the women passionate about womanhood in this present time.
EARLY LIFE AND BACKGROUND
Rev. Funke was born on the 28th of January, 1963 in the city of Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria. Being a female gender the neighbourhood was against sending her to school. Her father was advised not to send her to school because she is a female. Despite all the odds, she never stopped being the pride of the family.
She experience a lot of financial difficulties while growing up but she was able to finish both primary and secondary education in Ibadan. Funke was full of determination. She proceeded to finance herself and with the help of her fiancé (now her husband) through the University. She graduated from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) with a Bachelor of English.
Funke became born again at the age of 14 and according to her, 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”.
AGAPE CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES
She was settled in Ibadan after marrying her husband but relocated to Ondo State after the husband received a call from God to go into ministry. It was a difficult decision to move at first but after much persuasion from her husband, she obliged. They relocated after three years.
They began the ministry initially in their living room with just four people and after some time the number increased and afterward, they changed the location. The church began at Victory Nursery School, Akure on the 7th of August, 1988.
The church is one of the ever-growing and well-known ministries in Nigeria with many branches in over 30 locations in Nigeria.
FUNKE FELIX-ADEJUMO FOUNDATION
Rev. Funke Felix-Adejumo alongside her husband are a philanthropic potent that is helping people financially. She is the president of the foundation – Funke Felix-Adejumo Foundation (FFAF) an NGO that helps women.
The organization was founded to help people that live in poverty just like she was once in it. She also owns an orphanage home; Grace Orphanage. She together with her husband built a Children’s hospital in the year 2003. The number of children they take care of increases with the passing of time.
Funke recently began “Another Chance Women’s Home”, a home for women who are victims of domestic violence and have no one to look after them. They are taken care of until they are restored. She focuses more on women; single mothers, widows, wives, mothers, and daughters.
Funke Felix-Adejumo speaks to women at both local and international conferences not only about their marriages but also about how to get better in life and career.
See also: Bishop Felix Adejumo Biography & Ministry
BOOKS BY HER
She has written over 50 Christian books and 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
- She won the “Salt and Light Award” by Awesome Treasures Foundation (ATF), in 2017.
- She was honoured alongside her husband with doctorate degrees (Honoras Causa) in Divinity by Faith University together with Oral Robert’s University.
QUOTES BY HER
“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 call.”
“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 happens, 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.”
MARITAL AND RELATIONSHIP STATUS
Rev. Funke is married to Bishop Felix Remi Adejumo. The two met at Ibadan in 1982 and got married in 1984. The husband Bishop Felix Adejumo is the founder and senior pastor of Agape Christian Ministries Inc. The marriage is blessed with 4 biological children, grandchildren, and adopted children.
She was ordained Minister of God alongside her husband on the 12th of August, 1989 in Ondo State, Nigeria. They also received the Best Couple Award at some point in the state.
LESSONS FROM HER LIFE
She doesn’t look down on anybody no matter how small you are. Rev. Funke believes that no one knows tomorrow and she demonstrates humility to the core.
No matter the level or phase we are in life, we should let humility become our watchword. Remember, God, resist the proud.
Also, she faced challenges of people trying to stop her from going to school while growing up because she is a female. But she did not allow the opinion they had about her to define her. She became successful against all odds.
People’s opinions should not define us but rather trust in God, and stay true to our vision. Success is ours. Shalom!