Pastor Isaiah Okanlawon, P. Eng. is the Chairman, Board of Trustees and International Presidentof the Ministry, with oversight functions over its affiliate, Praise of His Glory Ministry International (C-PHGM). He is an ordained (bi-vocational) minister of the gospel and a Senior Wellsite Operations Consultant with a multi-national Oil & Gas company. He is the founder of the ministry and a resource person at Worship Renewal and other related events, principally in the matters of Praise & Worship as a concept in congregational Christian worship.
He holds a Master of Divinity degree in Theological Studies from the Nigerian Baptist Theological Seminary, Ogbomoso, a Post Graduate Diploma and Masters Degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Benin and a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Chemistry from the University of Ilorin.
He had previously served as the Coordinator of the Discipleship Ministry of New Revelation Baptist Church, Ikeja, Lagos, Director of Worship of Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship International – Industrial Chapter, Port Harcourt, Church Secretary and Music Director at Victory Baptist Church, Port Harcourt and a house church Pastor at Divine Grace Baptist Woji, Port Harcourt all in Nigeria.
Isaiah gave his life to Christ while he was a Form II student at Baptist High School Jos, and had the privilege of being a member of the first discipleship group that was led by Rev. Philip Wilson, an American missionary that was used by the Lord to aid the spiritual nurture of many Christian youths in Northern Nigeria in the 80’s and 90’s.
He is married to Foluke (nee Falabi) and the union is blessed with two boys and a girl, Toluwalogo, Fiyinfoluwa and Fopefoluwa.
Foluke Okanlawon is a Trustee and Adviser for His Hands and Feet (HHF), the Children Bible Club arm of the ministry. Sheis a worship leader, children worker and an intercessor. She is a Supply Chain Management professional with a multinational Oil & Gas service company.
Foluke holds a Postgraduate Diploma and a Masters’ degree in Economics from the University of Lagos and a Bachelor of Agriculture degree in Agricultural Economics from ObafemiAwolowo University, Ile-Ife.
She had previously served as the Head of Prayer and Music ministries in New Revelation Baptist Church, Ikeja, a house church Pastor for children Bible club in Divine Grace Baptist Church Port Harcourt and worked with women fellowships, and young ladies and girls groups in various churches.
She is married to Isaiah.