ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Rev Olawole Ogunmola, 57 years old, born on September 20, 1961, and passed away on April 30, 2019. We will remember him forever.
Posted by Elizabeth Oluleye on September 20, 2022
Happy birthday Daddy, I'm sure you are having a blast with your heavenly Father and the angels, the best party ever. We miss you❤️
Posted by Nankre John Manda on September 20, 2022
Happy Heavenly Birthday Sir,
Time is indeed Passing and the wounds are healing but the pain remains the same.
We Miss you here but we Trust God who is Wiser.
Posted by ogunmola botiwuoluwa on September 20, 2022
Dear Daddy, Today marks your 4th Birthday Celebration in Heaven. I know you must be having a blast .
I miss you so much down here and I wish I could just call you on some days, but I am comforted by the fact that you are resting and we will meet again to part no more.
Happy Birthday Daddy, I love you endlessly ❤️
Posted by Olaoluwapemi Ogunmola on September 20, 2022
Daddy!
Happy birthday keep singing with the angels.
P.s I bet you crack heaven us like you did here, hehehe miss your laughter so much
Posted by Bamisaiye Leke on August 18, 2022
Thank you for all that you represent and thank you for teaching me to trust in God at all times, many times I wish i could come have a chat with you or give you feedbacks on how life has turned out. We miss you always Daddy rest on with Jesus.
Posted by Rereloluwa Ogunmola on August 16, 2022
Hey papa! Your baby girl has bagged a masters degree! thank you for teaching me to believe I can do anything. Miss you always daddy. I love you
Posted by Nankre John Manda on August 15, 2022
Life is indeed short and the world is still full of chaos with many living to fulfill the scripture... The work goes on and war is still on... Heaven is the goal and we will never forget that.
Thank you for putting many of us on the way with your words, actions, and kind deeds.
Rest On God's General.
Posted by Mathew Gadi on May 24, 2022
A true general of Jesus Christ, a true Soldier who died at his (duty) post.
A true Shepherd who knew ( all ) his sheep by their names.
You shall forever be missed Daddy.
Posted by Rereloluwa Ogunmola on May 21, 2022
Somedays are harder than others, some days like today. I love you always daddy. Thank you 
Posted by Olaoluwapemi Ogunmola on May 21, 2022
https://youtu.be/U5rRB1N0BIc

Such powerful words, all the time. Miss you Daddy!
Posted by Fadipe Gideon Opeyemi on May 1, 2022
Rest on Daddy
Posted by John Ako on May 1, 2022
You legacy continues strong our dear Rev. Rest on
Posted by Jacob Aina on May 1, 2022
We miss you dear Rev. with a postoral heart
You were uniquely unique in your pastoral duty.
We couldn't find any replacement.....
Posted by Ayo Ogunmola on April 30, 2022
We miss you today and always dear Uncle. 
Posted by Comfort Davut on April 30, 2022
A day hardly passes by without mention of you, your good works and pro activeness as a Pastor and leader. Rest on.
Posted by ogunmola botiwuoluwa on April 30, 2022
Hi Dad, It’s been 3 years since you left us. I will forever cherish your fatherliness and love. Thank you for being the best Dad one could have ever asked for! Love you forever ♥️
Posted by Ogunmola Bimpe on April 30, 2022
Remembering you today as always, can't believe it's 3 years already. We thank God for His grace, strength and comfort and i thank God because i know you are with The Father. i Miss you so much boda 'lawole. ❤❤. God has and is still very Faithful.
Posted by Bernice Ameh on April 30, 2022
Daddy we miss you! The world is crazier than it was when you left us but God is faithful to His own. Grateful for the promise and assurance of heaven, where we get to meet again:)
Posted by Elizabeth Oluleye on April 30, 2022
It's 3yrs already, how time flies, it still feels asif it happened just yesterday. We miss you but we thank God for his faithfulness and comfort over the family, He has really been good to us. Continue to rest till we meet again
Posted by Olaoluwapemi Ogunmola on April 30, 2022
Today Marks 3 years since you left us! Our lives changed forever, but God has never changed. You prepared us well, you left us the best gift; Jesus. Say hi to the saints, till we meet at Jesus feet. Miss you Soo much daddy.
Posted by Adama Sunday on November 21, 2021
You left a lasting legacy on the sand of time. Many came and left unnoticed, you came and left your prints on our hearts and life. We missed you, Daddy. Rest on sir. Happy birthday
Posted by ogunmola botiwuoluwa on November 19, 2021
Hi Dad,

Words fail me to express how much I miss you. God has not left us alone for one day and for that we are most grateful.

Keep resting my sweet sweet father.
Posted by Olaoluwapemi Ogunmola on October 9, 2021
Daddy, l really, really miss you, a lot!
Posted by Lois Juma on September 22, 2021
Thinking of you on your 60th birthday our dear Reverend Ogunmola. What a legacy! The Lord will continue to comfort your beautiful family and the Church. Rest on God’s General
Posted by Bernice Ameh on September 20, 2021
Happy 60th! Daddy Rev! This celebration here would have been lit! Not as grand as the one you are having now though:) Miss you xx
Posted by Ogunmola Bimpe on September 20, 2021
You would have been 60 today and we were to celebrate your bday. However, we celebrate you knowing you are with the Lord God Almighty. Miss you so much my dear Uncle.
Posted by Chim Okecha on September 20, 2021
You are very much missed. Your legacy will always be remembered. You were a huge blessing as you shared God's undiluted truth and showed divine love. You were a true servant of the Kingdom. Keep singing in Heaven.
Posted by Rereloluwa Ogunmola on September 20, 2021
Happy 60th daddy! What an amazing celebration it would have been if you were here. Miss you everyday
Posted by P O M Rotimi on September 20, 2021
Happy 60th birthday dearest Uncle.. keep celebrating with the angels and your love ones out there. 
Posted by Emmanuel Ozigi on September 20, 2021
Reverend, though dead, your memory lingers on!!! Continue to rest in the bossom of the almighty God.
Posted by Olaoluwapemi Ogunmola on September 20, 2021
Happy 60th! Wish you were here.
Posted by Ogunmola Bimpe on August 14, 2021
Miss you so much broda Wole , it is well.
Posted by Olaoluwapemi Ogunmola on August 2, 2021
Daddy, miss you soo much.
Posted by Bernice Ameh on May 1, 2021
Daddy, thinking of different things now, like just wondering if you've bumped into aunty Remi Ayeni yet. You'd have been so heartbroken with all that's going on in the world, especially Naija, but God didn't want that wahala for you. We remain surrendered to His will. We miss you! 
Posted by BITRUS BAMAI on May 1, 2021
A Good and God fearing. A fearless servant of the Lord! His love for God and everyone was conspicuous and contagious. He was a detribalize pastor who embraced everyone from everywhere. The first time we met, he embraced and treated me as a brother. He was the last person who prayed for me on my way to the States for studies and encouraged EGNM to support me financially. When I had a challenge, he encouraged me to remain focused. He is sorely and painfully missed by all.
May the Lord continue to comfort his family and the church. Rest in the Lord’s General!
Posted by Lois Juma on May 1, 2021
Pastor Ogunmola! We miss you sorely! Continue to rest with the Lord
Posted by Maijimbul Jimmy on April 30, 2021
With gratitude in our hearts for a life well spent in the service of God and fellow pilgrims we remember your blessed Ministry which continues to live and thrive among brethren
Remain at peace in eternity where we all at the appropriate time will join in the heavenly choir. Amen
Posted by Juliana Eche on April 30, 2021
I miss you every day daddy!!!
Posted by Aremu Kehinde on April 30, 2021
Daddy as I always call u,you will forever remain in my heart.Keep resting on till we meet to part no more.
Posted by Nankre John Manda on April 30, 2021
The cloud ️ that gathered over the skies on this day two years ago is yet to clear. Heaven at last still remains our consolation.
For us the marathon is still on, till we join you in the great beyond.
Keep resting Daddy.
Posted by Lois Juma on December 17, 2020
Wao! Our Pastor, our friend!
Abundant blessings will continue to be with your lovely wife and beautiful children. We thank God for Damy’s wedding
Posted by Olaoluwapemi Ogunmola on December 16, 2020
Happy Anniversary ❤!
Posted by Roseline Akiga on December 16, 2020
Sometimes, I wish you are here to tell you everything that has been happening. Miss you
Posted by Ogunmola Bimpe on December 15, 2020
Miss you so much Boda 'lawole......
Lots of things to say......
Things are different.....
God is helping us....
Miss u so much.
Posted by Tosin Makanjuola on December 14, 2020
i came to lay a flower in remembrance of u dear uncle expercially after Dami's succesful wedding over the weekend. we still miss u but continue to rest with our maker.
Posted by Olaoluwapemi Ogunmola on November 6, 2020
I miss you Daddy. So many things i wanna tell you, many things to tease you about! ❤
Posted by Kasim Sodangi on September 22, 2020
The chats, the updates, the gist.. and your genuine concern for society and your desperate love for souls..

Your blazing lights we follow Rev...
Posted by Lois Juma on September 21, 2020
Indeed it was a great day celebrating the book dedication of your wife on your birthday. Your legacy lives on. The Lord continue to bless your lovely wife and children. Rest on God’s Faithful Servant.
Posted by John Ako on September 21, 2020
Happy Birthday Sir. It was still an awesome day celebrating your Comfort, your Wife.
Posted by Olaoluwapemi Ogunmola on September 20, 2020
Happy Birthday Daddy ❤. Today was a really Great day, would have been perfect except you were not there . I Miss you.
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Posted by Elizabeth Oluleye on September 20, 2022
Happy birthday Daddy, I'm sure you are having a blast with your heavenly Father and the angels, the best party ever. We miss you❤️
Posted by Nankre John Manda on September 20, 2022
Happy Heavenly Birthday Sir,
Time is indeed Passing and the wounds are healing but the pain remains the same.
We Miss you here but we Trust God who is Wiser.
Posted by ogunmola botiwuoluwa on September 20, 2022
Dear Daddy, Today marks your 4th Birthday Celebration in Heaven. I know you must be having a blast .
I miss you so much down here and I wish I could just call you on some days, but I am comforted by the fact that you are resting and we will meet again to part no more.
Happy Birthday Daddy, I love you endlessly ❤️
his Life

3 years gone!

1.Praise the Lord. 
Blessed are those who fear the Lord, who find great delight in his commands. 
2. Their children will be mighty in the land; the generation of the upright will be blessed. 

3.Wealth and riches are in their houses, and their righteousness endures forever.
4. Even in darkness light dawns for the upright, for those who are gracious and compassionate and righteous. 
5.Good will come to those who are generous and lend freely, who conduct their affairs with justice. 6. Surely the righteous will never be shaken; they will be remembered forever. 
7.They will have no fear of bad news; their hearts are steadfast, trusting in the Lord. 
8.Their hearts are secure, they will have no fear; in the end they will look in triumph on their foes. 9. They have freely scattered their gifts to the poor, their righteousness endures forever; their horn will be lifted high in honor.
10 The wicked will see and be vexed, they will gnash their teeth and waste away; the longings of the wicked will come to nothing.

Psalms 112:1‭-‬10 NIV

Biography

Life and Education:

Rev. Dr. Olawole Alabi Ogunmola was born in Mopa, Kogi State-Nigeria, on the 20th of September 1961, to the family of late Rev. Dr. Stephen Bayode and Madam Abigail Ebun Ogunmola of Oke-Ase Compound, Ilawe Obbo- Aiyegunle, Kwara State. He was the sixth out of eight children.

He earned his O’ Level from ECWA Secondary School, Igbaja in 1978, graduated from Kwara State College of Technology (SBS) in 1980, proceeded to the University of Ilorin and majored in Zoology in 1984, furthering in Fisheries and Resource Management for his Master’s Degree at University of Ibadan in 1986. In 1996, Rev. Olawole earned a Post graduate Diploma in Theology (PGDT) from Jos Ecwa Theological Seminary (JETS). Other Certifications include Certificate in Fisheries Management: Perspectives Information in 2000 and Co-Mgt from the International Centre for Agriculture-Wageningen Netherland in 2004, Certificate in Tools for Fisheries Co-Mgt from the International Centre for Agriculture-Wageningen Netherland in the same year and Doctor of Ministry from UMCA Theological College, Ilorin in 2010. 

Rev. Olawole began his working Career as a Teacher at ECWA Girls’ Secondary School in Omu-Aran, Kwara State in 1981, moved on to become a Scientific Officer, Sheda Research Centre-Abuja in 1986 and then a Fisheries Officer, Agric Department- MFCT, Abuja in 1987. In 1989, he served as a Senior fisheries Officer, to later become a Principal Fisheries Officer in 1993. In 1996, he became the Assistant Chief Fisheries Officer and in 1999, the Chief Fisheries Officer. In 2002, he served as the Assistant Director Fisheries & Head of Fisheries FCT in the same year. 

In May 2006, Rev. Olawole heard and yielded to ministerial calling and resigned from Civil Service. Despite the Permanent Secretary’s advice NOT to retire as he was entitled to pension and gratuity, ECWA insisted he must before launching into Full Time Ministry. His brave decision was against the norm.

Marriage and Family.

On December 16 1989, Rev. Olawole got married to his heartthrob- Comfort Oluwatoyin Ogunmola (Nee Babafemi), who he had courted over the span of six years and they are blessed with five wonderful children. Despite his very demanding schedule, Olawale found a balance between Ministerial work and healthy family life. He is revered for being a present husband, father, brother and uncle, who continually made family a key priority. In the very words of many, he was these and much more to everybody. His hobbies included writing, sport activities, farming, visiting, attending meetings and travelling. He visited countries like Ethiopia, Gambia, Netherlands, Belgium, Israel, Egypt, UK, USA, South Africa, Rome, Turkey and the UAE. 

He is survived by his wife, children, brothers, sisters and extended family.   

Ministry:

Having received the Lord Jesus Christ in October 1975 and baptised, he received his pastoral calling in 1996, Licensed in 2002 and Ordained in 2006, Olawole began his Ministerial work serving as a Travelling Secretary with Fellowship of Christian Students during (FCS) during his NYSC in 1984. He proceeded to serve as the Leader, ECWA Students Ministry, UI Campus in 1985 and then an Elders’ Board Member, ECWA Church, Inalende- Ibandan, Oyo State in the same year. In 1986, he served as the Pioneer Leader of the Youth Fellowship at ECWA Wuse II, later to be a member of the Elders’ Board in 1993. 

Rev. Olawole proceeded to becoming a tent making pastor at ECWA Central area in 2000. In 2006, he became the Minister-in-Charge at ECWA Central Area. He moved on to become a Member, FCT CAN Committee in 2007, Board Member-ECWA Staff School-Kagoro in 2009, Local Overseer- Garki LCC in 2010, Board Member-ECWA widows’ School-Zonkwa in 2017, Board Member JETS-Abuja Centre in 2017 and Board Member, ECWA Theological Seminary-K agoro in 2018. Until his death, Olawole was serving as the Minister-in-Charge, ECWA Goodnews Maitama. 

Publications: 

Olawole published the following books: 

  • The Need of The Hour (1984)
  • Pond Management Techniques-Extension Manual (1989)
  • The Making of a Minister (1993)
  • The Question of Eternity (1996)
  • The Last Item (2003)
  • The Church of God and The Need For Growth (2005)
  • God’s Pattern of Marriage- Part 1 (2005)
Including several articles. 

CONCLUSION: 

During his life time, he was actively involved in various Christian groups and activities relocating to missions and evangelism, such as Obbo Christian Fellowship, Associate Fellowship of Christian Students (AFCS) Bible Society of Nigeria, Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship, and International (FGBMI) Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Evangelical Missionary Society (EMS) of ECWA, Widows (Orphans) Fellowship, amongst others. 

Olawole lived his life to serve God and humanity sacrificially and selflessly.  He was a friend of all. May we all live to fulfil God’s purpose in our life time, Amen. 



Recent stories
Shared by Abiodun Bada on September 20, 2021
My Reverend and my family Friend. You are always remembered, even when you are not seen. The indelible mark you left during your short stay on earth cannot be erased or forgotten. You are one in a million. Keep resting at the bossom of our Lord and Saviour on till we meet to path no more.

60! The day that never was.

Shared by Olaoluwapemi Ogunmola on September 20, 2021
Daddy you would have been 60 today. I and my siblings talked soo much about how we would celebrate you. It would have been so 'mad' keep singing with the angels.

September!

Shared by Olaoluwapemi Ogunmola on September 1, 2020
I and Daddy shared this month. You always joked that only those born in September are complete (as per 9months) I thought when i turn 30 you'll be Here to celebrate it with me, I though you would be here to Pray for me, I thought you would be here to give me... I thought many things but Alas! You are sha in the best place to be. Happy New Month.