Born in Nigeria, Jide Lawore obtained a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the prestigious Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) in Nigeria. He migrated to the United States of America in 1998 in search of a better career prospect where he obtained a master’s degree in Engineering Management from New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) and got certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP). He worked for many years as a project planning and control professional before being called into full time ministry.
Jide Lawore surrendered his life to Christ in 1991 during his first year in college at OAU and not too long after, he began to sense the call of God upon his life. As a young student, he began to teach and the Word as God opened doors. This continued for several years while in school and after graduation as he served in different capacities in different environments as a prayer leader, worship leader, Bible teacher, Youth minister, Singles Minister etc. In 2006, the call came to fruition when the Lord led him to plant Agape House of Worship (also known as AHOW); an excellence-driven, Spirit-filled, community-focused and mission-minded church which has experienced consistent growth since its inception.
Pastor Jide is committed to bringing the message or the kingdom to people all over the world. This he does locally at AHOW and internationally through his World Outreach Ministry which takes him all over the world as God opens doors. He has the grace of teaching and a genuine love for people which is evident in how he communicates the Word of God in a simple, practical but insightful manner. His mission is to enlighten and empower people through the inspired Word of God accompanied by the power of the Holy Spirit. He is called to help people discover their position in Christ and their potential in life. His ministry is marked by signs and wonder of healings, freedom from all kinds of oppression and impartation of the power and gifts of the Holy Spirit.
He has authored two widely acclaimed books: Extreme Makeover: The Secret of Genuine Transformation and GPS-God’s Positioning System: Locating God’s Plan for Your Life. He is happily married to his lovely wife, Bimbola Lawore who is also an ordained Pastor and a co-laborer in the ministry, and together they are blessed with three lovely children, Joel, Ebunoluwa and Ifeoluwa
Pastor Bimbola is passionate worshiper, intercessor and lover of God. She is driven by a desire for women to know their identity in Christ and live a life of purpose. She believes every woman is specially designed by God to add value and beauty to this world. Her life mission is summarized in Isaiah 61:1-3. She is a loving teacher, counselor and leader. Her passion for women to thrive led her to pioneer the Agape House of Worship Women’s Ministry called the Women of Purpose. She is also the founder of Pastors’ Wives Network a ministry that focuses on empowering and encouraging Pastors’ wives to Flourish in their calling. She co-pastors Agape House of Worship with her husband and best friend Pastor Jide Lawore, together they are blessed with three wonderful children, Joel, Ebun and Ife.
Pastor Bimbola holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting & Management Information Systems from Rutgers University Newark, NJ and a Master’s Degree in Accounting from Kean University, Union, NJ and she works as an Auditor. To relax, she enjoys listening to worship music, reading and drinking coffee!