From Grass to Grace: The Amazing success story of Past. Paul and Ifeanyi Adefarasin

This is the amazing and deeply inspiring story of  Paul Adefarasin and his wife,  as told by a close pal of the family,Pastor Jaiyeola. Personally, this story caught my heart massively.

Paul Adefarasin is a Christian minister, author and televangelist.

He hosts the weekly television religious program, Something Is About to Happen!, which is broadcast throughout Africa and Europe. He is the Founder, Prelate and Senior Pastor of The House On The Rock Church worldwide- A ministry known for its call to excellence, among other things.Pastor Paul and Pastor Ifeanyi live together in Lagos,Nigeria and have 3 lovely children. Alexander Adekunle, Alvin Adegboyega, Hilda A.


One of the greatest gift a man or a woman can ask for, is the gift of a good and destiny helper spouse. I celebrate my two Pastors this Morning. Pastor Paul and Ifeayin Adefarasin. I saw the beginning of this relationship where there was nothing for her to see, yet she stuck to it. There was no church but we met at Mummy Adefarasins house. A few of us crammed into her sitting room, praying from 10 pm to 7am and leaving from there to work while Pastor Paul continued till we came back again in the night to repeat the circle. I learnt to pray for hours, walking the floor. They got married and had their first baby in a room. None of them complained.FROM RAG TO RICHES STORY OF PAUL ADEFARASIN AND HIS WIFE
There was no car except the two coloured one owned by mummy and the colours were not original, it was because there was no money to change the burnt Bonnet that was replaced. When they finally got a house, I had to teach our “German Oyinbo” how to use a kerosene stove, that was all they had. The fridge had a mind of its own, if you open it, you had better quickly draw your leg back or else it will land on your foot without an apology.
I saw the furniture come one after the other. The only car he was finally given was sold to add to the church funds. She never complained. Money was scarce, Pastor Paul never signed a church check in his life and did not draw a salary. He had to believe God for everything Like the rest of us. We prayed for God to bring the best worship team, then Sammy came, then Biodun, then Gbenga and others .
We celebrated the first drum set like it was gold.
He had only two shirts that had more starch than cotton and he changed to both while they hold up a clothe like curtain for him. We had to spray a can of Air freshener before we could even welcome the spirit of God because of the stench of beer. We moved to Muson by faith, fasting to pay the N7000.00 or so that we were billed for. There was no family wealth, everything was prayed for.
We knew most of what he had because every time someone gives him a shoe or tie, he will tell the whole church to thank God.
He taught us to value God. He will do anything to give God the best and this is seen in the quality of instruments he bought believing that God deserved the best .
We learned to share Donuts as we share the word in the kitchen at Dolphin, yet he looked like a made man because God showers you with his glory while he processes you in secret.
We learnt to fast while some people like Pst Goke insisted that ” Boli” was fruit and were punished with more days added to their fast.
We kept on going by faith. We thanked God for every bit of blessings.
We should be careful to think that every man of God had it easy. Some still have integrity.
Truly, I salute Pastor Ifeanyi, a true woman of God. Contented and humble, submitting and teachable, never demanding.A true help meet indeed, I wish many ladies were like you.

[Click to read pastor Ifeanyi Adefarasin’s full biography ]

[Click to read the biography Of Pastor Paul Adefarasin]

[History Of The Rock Foundation – Paul Adefarasin]

[History Of Woman To Woman Ministry – Ifeoma Adefarasin]


One thought on “From Grass to Grace: The Amazing success story of Past. Paul and Ifeanyi Adefarasin

  1. So true.I remember those days like yesterday. Prayer meetings at Mama Adefarasin’s house, to Onyx Plaza, Olatunji House, Muson Centre and finally The Rock Cathedral. Operation PUSH was a major one. We would fast and pray all manners of prayers with testimonies following.Pastor Paul’s story is one every aspiring man/woman of God should read. God truly took him from nothing to something. I remember we used to see the architectural design of the current Rock Cathedral on slides and the display model but now, see what the Lord has done. I celebrate you Pastor Paul and Pastor Ifeanyi (a woman of God indeed).


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