He was born on January 28, 1969 and passed away on October 30, 2022. He served as the Bishop of Lagos and the Archbishop of the Ecclesiastical …
Humphrey Bamisebi Olumakaiye was the Archbishop of the Anglican Province of Lagos, Nigeria, and a bishop in the Church of Nigeria. On January 28, 1969, he was born, and on October 30, 2022, he died. Until his death, he was the Bishop of Lagos and Archbishop of the Ecclesiastical Province of Lagos in the Anglican Communion, Church of Nigeria. Prior to that, he was the Bishop of Sun North East until 2018, and he was installed as the Archbishop of Lagos on November 7, 2021, at the Cathedral Church of Advent in Life Camp, Abuja.
On January 28, 1969, Humphrey Bigamist Olumakaiye joined the family of the Venerable and Mrs. T.A. Olumakaiye. He was born in Okene to the Olumakaiyes family. He was born in the town of Idanre in the state of Ondo.
On January 28, 1969, Humphrey Bamisebi Olumakaiye joined the family of the Venerable and Mrs. T.A. Olumakaiye. He was born in Okene to the Olumakaiyes family. He was born in the town of Idanre in the state of Ondo.
Olumakaiye began his ministry as a minister at Christ the Saviour Anglican Church in Cappa, Ilesa, in June 1993. While at Cappa, he was preferred as a Statutory Canon to occupy Archbishop Adetiloye’s stall in November 1999, and Bishop Ademowo preferred him as an Archdeacon of Imo Archdeaconry and Vicar of St. James’ Church, Imo Ilesa in 2000. Both of these meetings were scheduled while he was still at Cappa.
In January 2009, he elevated St. Matthew’s Church to the status of cathedral. He was later named the first Dean of Cathedral St. Matthew Ijebu-Jesa, which is part of the Ijesa North Missionary Diocese. He was previously the Vicar of St. Matthew’s Church and the Archdeacon of Ijebu-Jesa.
On Thursday, July 16, 2009, Olumakaiye was enthroned as the first Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Osun North East at the Cathedral church of St. Philip’s in Otan Ayegbaju. He was 40 years old when he was elected Bishop on May 22, 2009. On July 12, 2009, he was consecrated Bishop in Yenagoa, Bayelsa state. On Sunday, Olumakaiye was consecrated Bishop.
During his first two years as Bishop of the Diocese, he built a chapel, a library, and a Resource Center, as well as a Bishop’s court that cost millions of naira. The Diocese Headquarters also includes a school, a complex housing the Bishop’s office, and a number of other structures. In addition, he built a prayer mountain and a prayer town within the Diocese. Oba Lukman Adesola Ojo Fadipe, the Owa of Otan Ayegbaju, honoured him by naming a portion of Otan Ayegbaju after him. This distinction was bestowed upon him (Owa Olatanka III).
On July 30, 2018, Olumakaiye was installed as the 8th Bishop of Lagos at the Cathedral Church of Christ in Marina, Lagos. He was translated into the See of Lagos on February 6, 2018, and enthroned as the 8th Bishop of Lagos on July 30, 2018. He bought 1,500 individual plots of land for the Diocese and dubbed the area Centenary City. He began work on a low-income housing estate, a Gethsemane garden, a hospital, a convention centre, a women and youth empowerment centre, an amusement park, and numerous other facilities there.
Olumakaiye has served as Coordinator of the Ibadan Province Prayer Convocation, Secretary of Supra West, Church of Nigeria (comprising 63 Dioceses), and Secretary of the Proprietors Desk at Ajayi Crowther University, Oyo. He was also a student at Ajayi Crowther University. He also served on the governing council of Ajayi Crowther University in Oyo and on the Supra West Church of Nigeria’s pension and gratuity board.
Olumakaiye was the first Nigerian priest to preach at Melbourne Church in London. For four years, he gave an annual guest lecture at St. Luke’s Central in Birmingham, England (2011-2015). He attended the World Mission Conference in 2003, which was held at the University of Birmingham and Derbyshire.
Bishop Olumakaiye wrote two books:
- Women in the Anglican Church: Their Position, Privileges, and Prospects
- Inculturation and decolonization of Anglican Communion oral and liturgical theology in Nigeria.
Personal life and death
Olumakaiye married Motunrayo Funke, an Obafemi Awolowo University (O.A.U.) professor in Ile-Ife, Osun state. Funke was the former head of the department of nutrition and consumer sciences in the university’s faculty of agriculture. Richard Miniaturise, their first child, was born.
Olumakaiye died in the evening of Sunday, October 30th, 2022, as a result of complications from a brief illness. He was 53 years old at the time.
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