TRIBUTE TO A BOSSOM FRIEND AND A REPUTABLE SOLDIER OF THE CROSS REV ( Dr ) JOHNSON OLATUYI
There goes Rev ( Dr ) Johnson Olatuyi we don’t know when comes another.
A unique man indeed. He was a rare gem.
A man with a large heart. A lover of God and humanity.
A man whose home was always opened to receive visitors – known and unknown.
A man whose aspiration was to see others enjoy better life and feed on greener pasture.
A man whose life was completely sold out for God and the good of others.
Pastor Johnson Olatuyi and myself came to know each other in year 1977 at Gospel Faith Mission International 22, Ayantuga Street, Mushin, Lagos. I remembered vividly as if it was yesterday. We were both in the English Department of the Sunday where he was the Assistant Department Superintendent. We both served actively in the Gospel Evangelical team organizing street meetings and evangelical outreaches to neighboring villages under the bishopric of Pastor ( Dr ) E. O Abina the current General Overseer of The Gospel Faith Mission International. HIs house in Adekitan Street was my second home then. I was totally his active fan when he served in the National Executive Council of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria. Our rally point then was the Ogba residence of the late Pastor Paul Akapo who was then the President of Lagos State Chapter of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria. We continued our regular contacts until he came to the United States in the year 2002 and I was again privileged to follow suit in the year 2003. He celebrated my immigration papers wholeheartedly even when he was yet to regularize his own stay. He read with interest all my postings on Face book and What Sapp. I can never forget the unique roles he played in our bid to secure a church property for our parish Gofamint, House of Grace. Only God can adequately reward him Little did I know that was going to be away sooner than anyone can imagine. You no doubt have left a vacuum that is difficult to fill
Rest on in the bosom of your Lord my Reverend .
I truly miss you daddy Pelu as I always call you. You came, you saw, you fought and you conquered.