The Reverend Johnson Olatuyi was truly a man of God who stood tall and strong to the very end. He was a humble servant of God who took his place among the elders and leaders of ASLPN and the Body of Christ and yet was so down to earth in his dealings with the generality of the flock that God bequeathed in his hands. He was one of the original founders of ASLPN, and a man of bold faith and transparency in his expression of any concern on his heart. He was a family man that embraced the larger family and was a father to many but also his devotion and love to his immediate family – his wife and children – was clear. He always included his wife and children in the work of ASLPN and encouraged others to do the same.
He was a liaison between ASLPN and many groups -such as the African Ministers Fellowship, his church and other churches as well as some of our leaders. He ensured that their support and participation in our programs was constant. Pastor Olatuyi was a warm, friendly and loving man of God who related to each person on an individual and personal basis. God allowed us the opportunity to be up close with him recently when he had to wait an additional time for something personal that he was looking for at the end of our program in Washington, D.C. At that time, we had the opportunity to stay with him at a longer period, talk with him, laugh, joke, and enjoy his company – that is one of our treasured memories of him.
His faith and trust in God were evident when we were planning major prayer times like when we prayed during the COVID situation last year and the 72 hours of Prayer for Nigeria recently. He has left us a legacy of commitment, dedication, and love for God and His people and we look forward to continuing in his footsteps. May the Lord continue to comfort, bless, and keep his family. May the seeds he has planted keep germinating and bearing fruits. We thank God for his beautiful life.