OUR LEAD PASTORS
How it all began
Pastor Peter Balogun, an Electronic/Communication Engineer started his spiritual journey in 1988, the year he accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Saviour. After his salvation experience, he joined The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG). Later that same year, he became a worker with the mission. Two years after, he secured admission into the higher institution to study Engineering. While in the higher institution, he was an active member of Nigeria Fellowship of Evangelical Students (NIFES), and later following the leading of God, joined the Redeemed Christian Fellowship (RCF), and a year later, became the President of the same fellowship. After graduation, he went in for the one year National Youth Service Corps(NYSC), and joined the Nigeria Christian Corpers Fellowship(NCCF), and served as the Prayer/Bible Study Secretary for his batch.
After the completion of the NYSC program, he went back into the church (RCCG) and soon was given a branch to pastor. The work prospered in his hands so much, that the parish in two years became a zonal headquarter. His obedience to God led him to accept God’s call to resign his job with Nigerian Television Authority(NTA) to go into the pastoral work full time.
Peter Balogun is the convener of Destiny Encounter services –a fast growing, life-changing outreach committed to liberating people from the shackles of the devil. This outreach has featured in four different continents of the world and still counting.
He is a dynamic Pastor, Teacher, Prophet, and host of the popular programme – DESTINY ENCOUNTER – which airs on radio and television stations within and outside Nigeria. His teachings have empowered men and women to live the Kingdom life, a life that is beyond restrictions. He has taken the Gospel to several nations of the world and planting Churches where need be. His passion for the less privileged led him to establish the Destiny Covenant Foundation, an NGO that takes care of indigent students.
Pastor Peter Balogun is passionate about the teaching of leadership & empowerment through meetings and the media, under the umbrella of his Leadership Institute, Destiny Leadership Institute. He is a much sought after speaker both nationally & internationally.
He has authored several books including the best-selling – Breakthrough Prayers, The God of Breakthrough and The Blood Thing. Some other titles include; The Conqueror Mentality, Royal Priesthood, Living By Covenant and Staying Ahead.
Pastor Olukemi Balogun, a trained Accountant and Educationist, became born again at age 14. She started her spiritual journey very early in life. As a college student, she was an executive member of Fellowship of Christian Students(FCS), serving in the office of Prayer Secretary. While in the Higher Institution, she was a member of the Nigeria Fellowship of Evangelical Students (NIFES) and served in the office of the Assistant Bible Study Secretary.
She was an active member of the Foursquare Gospel Church for many years, until marriage brought her to join the husband in The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG). As a co-labourer with her husband in the work of ministry, she has passion for the Singles, the married and the Children. She also devotes her time to the discipleship of young believers, a vision she has been running with for over two decades now. It is worthy of mention that many of the people that came through her Believers’ Class are now Senior Pastors.
Pastor Kemi is a seasoned preacher of the word of God, operating in the prophetic dimension just like her husband. The ease with which she teaches the word of God is amazing.
She is a well sought after speaker in churches, especially when it comes to family issues.
She ministers to a countless number of people around the world through the Destiny Encounter telecast.
Pastor Olukemi is the author of the life-changing book, “Standing Upon God’s Promises”.