It is with heavy hearts and deep sorrow that we mourn the passing of Rev. Dr. Wilson Badejo, a revered Nigerian clergyman, veterinary doctor, and former General Overseer of the Foursquare Gospel Church. Born on May 19, 1947, in the Western part of Nigeria, Rev. Badejo’s life was marked by devotion to his faith, service to his community, and a legacy of positive impact. Let us take a moment to reflect on some key facts about this remarkable individual, whose life touched countless souls.
Wilson Badejo Early Life and Education:
Rev. Wilson Badejo had his early education in Ibadan and later pursued his passion for veterinary medicine at the prestigious University of Ibadan. In pursuit of further knowledge, he ventured to the United States, where he earned a degree in Management from the University of Connecticut, Starr.
Wilson Badejo Career and Ministry:
At the young age of 19, while studying at the University of Ibadan, Rev. Badejo had a profound encounter with Christ, which set him on a path of spiritual devotion. After his studies, he served as a veterinary doctor during his National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) at Obudu Cattle Ranch. He later joined the National Veterinary Research Institute, Jos, as a research officer.
In 1999, Rev. Wilson Badejo succeeded Rev. G.O. Farounbi as the General Overseer of the Foursquare Church of Nigeria. During his tenure, he demonstrated visionary leadership by establishing approximately 2000 churches under the Barley Harvest Church Planting initiative. He also fostered a strong relationship with the international body, Foursquare Mission International (FMI).
Wilson Badejo Family Life:
In 1975, Rev. Badejo married Yinka Badejo, and together, they shared a blessed union and raised a family. Their love and happiness were evident until his passing.
The Wilson Badejo Foundation:
Beyond his ministry, Rev. Badejo was also a compassionate philanthropist. He founded the Wilson Badejo Foundation (WBF), a non-profit organization that focused on helping the less privileged. The foundation’s annual scholarship program supported over 235 indigent students in their pursuit of higher education.
A Life Well-Lived:
Rev. Dr. Wilson Badejo’s impactful life touched many lives and left an indelible mark on the Christian community and the nation as a whole. His commitment to faith, education, and humanitarian causes serves as an inspiration for generations to come.
As we bid farewell to Rev. Dr. Wilson Badejo, we celebrate a life filled with faith, service, and love. His contributions to the church and society will forever be remembered, and his legacy will continue to shine brightly through the lives he touched. May his soul rest in eternal peace.