This is introducing ChurchTimes, a publication that promotes the Church (Body of Christ), as well as creating a platform for laudable activities relating to the church in all areas of interest. It is the product of an age-long vision to report the church in a professional way and with a view to also promote good values and morals.
The publication is not just another Christian journal. It is an attempt to report people in the church and those who are called by the name of Jesus and also to report the activities going on in the church. With various pages including news, features and interviews, tit bits, social diary and light hearted humor, the publication is packaged in a way that offers the reader a refreshing insight into the activities that take place in the church and carried out by Christians in every sphere of life.
He is the publisher cum editor-in-chief of Church Times Nigeria.
Gbenga Osinaike began his media career as a Senior Reporter with Punch Newspapers; Nigeria’s most widely read newspapers in December 1993 and rose to the position of Assistant Editor before he resigned in 2007 to start Church Times Nigeria, (www.churchtimesnigeria.net) a church based monthly newspaper with a vision to report the Church in a changing world.
Shortly after leaving Enugu, Osinaike decided to explore the media world. He joined PUNCH in 1993 December and was there till March 2007. He rose to become an Assistant Editor in the PUNCH. While in PUNCH, he did his post-graduate degree programme at the University of Lagos in Literature in English and earned the degree in 1998.
Aladesanmi is the Managing Editor of the publication. He attended King’s College Lagos after which he proceeded to Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife where he earned a degree in Agriculture ( Specialization in Animal Science). As an itinerant youth minister over the years, he has been instrumental in the establishment of teenage churches in different church denominations and counseling programs in several secondary schools. He has ministered across the length and breadth of the country on parent- teens relationship. A former contributing editor to the Teenage Manual of the Four Square Gospel Church Nigeria, he has also undergone various courses in parenting and teenage ministries.
After attending the Lagos branch of the Association of Faith Churches and Ministries bible school based in the USA, he now runs itinerant counseling and teaching programs. Quite versed in church history and politics and with a long standing relationship with a number of church leaders, he has been of immense value to the publication. A perceptive and inspirational teacher of God’s word, he has continued to work conscientiously to ensure that Church Times comes out without hitch.
Other people involved are Kingsley Ehilegbu, Dayo Emmanuel and a host of others who from time to time contribute regularly to the project.
Professor Tunde Cole Onitiri. (1944-2012) Founding chairman of Church Times Nigeria. Until his passing on to glory in April 2012, Professor Onitiri was chairman of the board of trustees of Church Times Nigeria. He was a professor of Clinical Pathology and one time Chairman of Clinical Pathology of the University of Lagos College Of Medicine. He was an international director of the Full Gospel Business Men Fellowship. He was also the Chairman of National Prayer Movement and was actively involved in evangelical work in the country and beyond.
Dr. David Abraham is the Managing Director of Managing Business for Christ. He is a minister of the gospel, a technocrat and an astute businessman who has demonstrated immense commitment to the Church Times project.
Prof. Bishop Dapo Asaju :Vice Chancellor of Ajayi Crowther University. He is a Bishop in the Anglican Communion. He has been a great encouragement.
Mr. Femi Boyede: A consultant with the International Trade Centre and managing director of Koinonia Ventures.
Dr. Akin John, President of International Church Growth Institute he has been a source of great encouragement to the project.
Mrs. Nike Adesina: A nurse by profession, a veritable source of encouragement and supporter of the Church Times project.