“Before I accepted Jesus, I was a drunk, smoker and immorality was the order of the day even though I was singing in church but now, everything has changed” – Gbenga Oke
My name Is Gbenga Oke. I am from Osun State, Nigeria but was born in Abeokuta, Ogun state. I am a music minister, worship leader and band leader. I am the 5th of 6 children.
Growing up in the early 80’s was fun for me, my dad was a CAC pastor and my mum sings, so we were always in church.
I liked football and played it a lot right from primary school, to secondary school and the University.
I studied mass communication at Ogun State University also called (OOU), left in 2005 and proceeded to Lagos State University where I later bagged my degree in English language.
I had started singing at about age 5 in the children’s choir and graduated to the adult choir few years after. Although I was singing but I wasn’t born again until the year 2001, 14th January. The preacher began to preach and I wept immensely and went out to surrender to Jesus Christ.
I had gone to meet a girlfriend at that church but Jesus arrested me there. He began to use me differently and mightily in the choir. He helped me to write songs like I never use to and some of those songs like “Yesu Afayo”, “I Have A Big God” “chukwunemenma” are blessing the world today with testimonies following.
I became a voice for the master in the music ministry and God began to show me things to come. After I gave my life to Jesus, I realised I began to be bold like never before.
I remember while in school, some cultists approached me to come join them but I refused vehemently telling them I am a child of God and cannot be a part of the devil’s camp.
I thank God for the Salvation of my soul however, there have been challenges like Jesus promised us. He said “Come unto me all ye that labour and I will give you rest”…Every challenge has a solution in God’s word so I always trust God for a way out no matter the storm.
Problems could come in finance, health, family, studies, business, career e.t.c but God’s promises will never fail.
Before I accepted Jesus, I was a drunk, smoker and immorality was the order of the day even though I was singing in church but now, everything has changed. So, I encourage someone out there, come to Jesus today, He has the solution to all your worries, temptations and trials. Accept Him today and He will bring you out.