Bishop Francis Wale Oke

Bishop Francis Wale Oke is the founder and President of Christ Life Churches Worldwide, under the umbrella of The Sword of the Spirit Ministries which he founded in 1980, with it’s Headquarters in Ibadan, Nigeria.

Raised and anointed by God for mass evangelism, church planting and to empower believers for the end-time move of God, Bishop Wale Oke answered the call of God on his life in December 1975, and stepped into full time Ministry on the 17th of May, 1982 after his university education. He started the publication of The Sword of the Spirit Magazine in May 1980, at the inception of The Sword of the Spirit Ministries.

Bishop Wale Oke is an engineering graduate of the University of Lagos, the President of the International Bible College of Ministries and Seminary (IBCOMS) with main campus in Ibadan, Nigeria. The chairman of His Kingdom House Publishers Ltd and the Chancellor of Precious Cornerstone University, Ibadan (PCU).

Bishop Francis has conducted mass crusades in every part of the nation of Nigeria, and several nations of Africa. He is a conference and conventional speaker across Nigeria, Africa, Europe, Asia, North America, Russia and Eastern Europe. He hosts a daily radio and broadcast tagged The Voice of the Lord, and is the founder of The Sword Media Network (SMNET), a cable and internet media network reaching the entire world with the glorious gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Bishop Francis is the author of several books, including best sellers “Alone With God”, Walking In God’s Covenant, The Precious Blood of Jesus, Stepping Into Greatness, The Weapons of Our Warfare and several others. He is the author of the Annual Devotional, Change from Glory to Glory.

Bishop Francis is the host of the Annual Holy Ghost Convention since 1983, and God’s End-Time Army Conference since 1983.

Married to Victoria since 1983. They are blessed with two children, Dorcas and Isaac.

Bishop Francis and wife
Bishop Francis and his wife Victoria

In 2003, Bishop Francis and his wife Victoria, founded Dorcas Oke Hope Alive Initiative (DOHAL) a humanitarian Non-Government Organization (NGO) that reaches out to the Youth and children of Africa on health issues, humanitarian and poverty alleviation concerns, in memory of their late daughter, Dorcas, who now is in heaven by the mercy of God.

He is the President of Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, the umbrella body for the Christian churches in Nigeria.

In November 1991, All nations for Christ Bible Institute awarded him an honorary doctorate under the auspices of Oral Roberts University for his outstanding contributions to world evangelism.  He was also awarded the prestigious Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria’s (FRCN) award for outstanding contributions to religious harmony and human development.

In 1999 by a dramatic divine interposition Francis Wale Oke was Consecrated a Bishop.