Who We Are

The journey began before our physical entrance to South Africa.
Pastor Michael Akinfolaju Aluko and Pastor Mrs. Ruth Folake Aluko both served under a highly gifted servant of God, Bishop Bola Odeleke of Christ Message Ministry; Power Pentecostal Church (a.k.a. Agbala Agbara Olorun Kii Ba Ti [Interpreted: Power of God Never Fails]), Okota, Lagos, Nigeria for more than twelve years.

Michael joined the church in 1987 as a member and later joined some workers groups: Interpreters, Sunday School Teachers, Sunday School Executive, Sunday School Writers, Counselors, Intercessors and later became the President of Young Men Christian Association, (a group formed within the church to take care of young men).

He later got called into full-time ministry on October 1st, 1993. He worked briefly as an Associate Minister and later as the Head of the Bible Study Department, a session responsible for the writing and the printing of all Bible study materials. Also, he became the Crusade Minister, where he organized various revivals and open-air crusades with the leader and other ministers of God he was privileged to work with. He was in this position until he was transferred to head the Missionary headquarters of the Ministry in Ibadan in 1996. It was while working at Ibadan that he was ordained as a Pastor on August 2nd, 1998.

However, Michael had been highly troubled about the vision of a God-given Ministry before he came into full-time ministry, and after prayer and counseling with the leader Bishop Bola Odeleke in July 1992, it was confirmed that he was truly called by God into the Ministry which was to be outside the shores of Nigeria. God later visited this vision in 2003 by opening the door for him to further study at a theological school in South Africa.

It was while there that the mandate to begin the ministry came and God gave him links to register with the appropriate government agencies. The ministry started with a prayer meeting held on every Saturday and thereafter became a once in a month program called “Breakthrough Prayer Meeting”.

This continued till 2004 when he received the mandate to begin a Sunday service. After much prayer and counseling, two servants of God Pastor Israel Afolayan of Mountain of Miracles and Fire, Pretoria and Rev. Emmanuel Chukwumaeze confirmed the vision. The Sunday service began on 17 October with only two people – his wife and himself.

At exactly one year old, the Ministry was privileged by God to have spirit-filled members part of whom were ordained as a Pastor and Deacons. Mrs. Michelle Conradie was ordained as the first female Pastor of the Ministry while Mr. Gert Conradie and Mr. Samuel Adesina Alademomi were both ordained as Deacons.

Later to the glory of God and to make the work of the Ministry easier, a seven board member was instituted. And to God be the glory for how far He has brought His work, and for where He is taking us.

Pastoral Team

Pastor Michael Akinfolaju Aluko (Senior Pastor)

Born on the 20th of January 1964, Michael went into full-time ministry on 1st October 1993 after working at various departments within Christ Message Ministry such as the Sunday School, counselling, intercessory, and the Young Men Christian Association as a member, and later as the President.

He was posted in June 1996 to head the Missionary Headquarters of the Ministry from where he was later ordained as Pastor on 2nd August 1998.

He came to South Africa in 2003 to further his studies in a theological school and it was while there that the Lord told him to start the Ministeries where leaders would be raised to accomplish destiny for Him.

Pastor (Mrs) Ruth Aluko (Resident Pastor)

Pastor (Mrs.) Folake Ruth Aluko gave her life to the Lord Jesus Christ in 1989, after being invited to the convention of Power Pentecostal Church, Okota, Lagos Nigeria. She later served as a worker in various groups, and was privileged to become Personal Interpreter to Bishop Bola Odeleke for many years. She was later ordained as an Evangelist in 1996.

Also, she taught at Christ Message Ministry International Bible College, Lagos (1994 – 1996), and was later transferred to coordinate the Ibadan annex between 1996 and 2002, where she was ordained as a Pastor in September 2000.

She recently graduated from the University of Pretoria having completed her doctorate degree in Education. She is a teacher of the Word. Presently, she serves on the board of He’s Alive & Faithful Ministries, and is the Principal of Faith-Alive Bible College (an annex of the ministry).

Pastor (Mrs.) Adefunke Turner Adesola

Pastor (Mrs.) Adefunke Turner Adesola was born into the family of Late Gabriel and Najite Adebayo Aluko, in Lagos Nigeria. At the age of 10 years she was already serving as a choir with ECWA, a passion which she still holds onto. Afterward, she met with the Lord in 1997 and rededicated her life to follow Jesus Christ in Port Harcourt, Nigeria. She was set aside for the work of ministry in 2005 where she was ordained as a Deaconess at Fountain of Life Church, Ikorodu, Nigeria.

She joined He’s Alive and Faithful Ministries, South Africa in 2006 and became a member of the Worship Team up till date. A graduate of Faith-Alive Bible College, South Africa, She was called to a higher service and ordained as a Pastor in 2012. She is a Post Graduate student of University of Pretoria with a Higher National Diploma in Business Admin from Yaba College of Technology. She is happily married to Barrister Eniola Adesola and blessed with children.

Pastor Nomakula Shweni

Pastor Nomakula Shweni was born into a Christian background. Her desire to know the Lord dated back to her youth days while serving as one of the youth leaders. She got saved in 2004 and finally decided to serve the Lord in 2007 with series of encounters afterward. She was ordained as a Pastor in 2012.

Pastor Noma currently manages the portfolio of the Secretariat of He’s Alive and Faithful Ministries, Pretoria as the General Secretary. She is a product of Faith Alive Bible College, South Africa and is currently studying towards her PhD in Health Studies at UNISA.
A prolific writer on Christian issues especially issues related to Adolescent and Youth, She is blessed with four children.