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A Brief Biography of

Bishop Francis Wale Oke

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The president and founder of Christ Life Churches worldwide under the umbrella of The Sword Of The Spirit Ministries in person of Bishop Francis Wale Oke, raised and anointed by God to empower believers for the end time move of God. Francis Wale Oke accepted the call into full time ministry on the 17th of May 1982 and started the Sword of the Spirit ministries in 1983 by the leading of the Holy Spirit.


Bishop Francis Wale Oke has conducted crusades all over Nigeria with record crowds of over two hundred thousand people in a single service. The just concluded Nigerian Turning Point had close to two million people in a single service. He hosts a daily broadcast on Nigeria national station FRCN and NTA, Ibadan. He has appeared often on America’s Network and is the founder of the International Bible College Of Ministries.


In 1989 after ten years of itinerary work, Francis Wale Oke founded the Christ Life Church which has grown to a membership of over five thousand adults with more than one hundred and fifty branches strategically located all over Nigeria. The Sword of The Spirit Ministries under Francis Wale Oke has also established a strong on going work in the United Kingdom, Russia and the U.S.A.


In November 1991, All Nations For Christ Bible Institute awarded him an honorary doctorate under the auspices of Oral Roberts University for his outstanding contributions to world evangelism. Recently he was awarded the prestigious Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria’s award for outstanding contribution to religious harmony and human development.


Dr. Francis Wale Oke is the author of several titles including the best seller Alone with God, forwarded by Rev. Colin Uquhart of the Kingdom Faith Ministries. He is married to Victoria and they are blessed with children.