How Christian drama transformed me – Kolade Segun Okeowo

Kolade Segun Okeowo is a familiar face in Christian Drama, He shares how he came about going into Drama ministry full-time.

Kolade-Segun-OkeowoIt was a sunny afternoon in October 1993, at   Ile Ife, Osun State. I walked briskly into the premises of the Mount Zion Institute of Christian Drama at the Aserifa Ola Quarters completely unaware of the volume of teachings and life nuggets that awaited me. Little did I know that my entire life and ambition was about to be transformed and completely restructured by that one week of divine encounter with God through the Mount Zion Faith Ministries International.

I was a post—graduate student of International Relations at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife. Few months before then, at the Oduduwa Hall, OAU, I had watched Lost Forever, the latest from the stable of Mount Zion at that time and had marveled that Africans, indeed Nigerians could make gospel films. I had just given my life to Jesus the year before and had become deeply burdened for God’s work and evangelism. That day, I became a student of the Mount Zion Institute of Christian drama and that marked a major turning point in my life.

Graduating from the MZI crash programme in October 1993 left me with an hazy vision of evangelical drama. Thus when a call was made for an Advanced Crash Programme in November 1993, I jumped at the opportunity. The Advanced Crash Programme gave me better understanding of what God will have me do in the world of drama evangelism. Armed with these understanding received from MZI, and a definite leading from the LORD, I started a drama ministry and proceeded a few months after to enter into the world of full time drama ministry.

To say the life of evangelist Mike Bamiloye has positively impacted me is an understatement; it has radically transformed my entire life. From an ambitious would-be diplomat, I have become a Christ Ambassador, doing God’s will via film production and ministering to the whole world. As a career diplomat, the best I would have achieved is probably become a senior diplomatic envoy from Nigeria tucked away in one far away country of the world or an international NGO doing meetings with fellow envoys and diplomats.

With gospel movie making, I feel more fulfilled and happy doing and making positive impact in the lives of men around the world. Many thanks to God, Mount Zion Faith Ministries and Evangelist Mike Bamiloye.

My Late father, Nigeria’s icon of students unionism, Akogun Olusegun Okeowo (Ali Must Go) initially was not comfortable with my choice of drama ministry in the early days of the vision. However, being a true democrat, he gave me the privilege of exploring my passion. Years after, he had come to appreciate and love the drama ministry having heard testimonies of what the Lord is using his son to do.

In August 2013, few months before he passed on, he met Evangelist Mike Bamiloye who had visited him to pay a courtesy call in company of his wife; Evangelist Gloria Bamiloye. After the exchange of initial pleasantries, he embraced Evangelist Bamiloye and uttered those few sentences that will forever ring in my ears…”Evangelist Mike, thank you…thank you, thank you for showing my son the right path”

My heart sank with joy as my old father uttered those words. Five months later, he passed on. Those were my father’s last words to Evangelist Mike Bamiloye.

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  • Olarinde Olubunmi C.

    Hmm. Evang., You are a rare gift to our generation. I ‘m moved by your testimony. And, wish you more love divine, and more grace.

     
 

 

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