The Bishop of the Diocese of Awori, Church of Nigeria, (Anglican Communion), Rt. Revd. (Dr.) Johnson Akin Atere, has approved the appointment of Venerable Nelson Olusegun Adewole as the first substantive Dean of the Cathedral of St. James, Ota, Ogun State
The appointment, which was contained in a letter written by the Lord Bishop, Rt. Revd. (Dr.) Atere, to the Cathedral and read to the congregation by the Chancellor of the Diocese, Barrister (Mrs) Bosede Olabisi, noted that Venerable Adewole’s appointment took effect from Sunday, the 30th of September, 2018, while December 9, 2018 has been fixed by the Diocesan for the Installation.
Venerable Adewole, who was made deacon and ordained priest in 1996 and 1997 respectively in Ekiti Anglican Diocese , was preferred canon in 2006 and collated Archdeacon in 2007.
A graduate of the University of Ilorin, Venerable Adewole trained as a priest at the prestigious Immanuel College of Theology, Ibadan before proceeding to the Lagos State University for his Masters degree.
While appreciating the Lord Bishop for his appointment, Venerable Adewole, who explained that he knew quite well that he did not deserve the appointment based on achievements, but that it pleased God and the Diocesan to have appointed him, however, pledged his loyalty to the Diocesan and promised to continue to uphold the Cathedral status and support his episcopacy.
Cathedral Church of St. James Ota, which was established by the Church Missionary Society from the Great Britain around 1842 after the first church in Badagry, transmuted from St. James’ Parish Church under Lagos Diocese and thereafter Lagos West Diocese.
Meanwhile, since the appointment was made, members of the Church, who could not hide their joy, have attested to Venerable Adewole’s sterling qualities that qualified him for the office of
the Dean. "Venerable Adewole has beautified the Cathedral and since he was transferred to the Church, he has worked hard towards the growth of the Church", said a member of the Cathedral.
Venerable Adewole is married to former Miss Grace Olubunmi Asaolu, a Chief Nursing Officer and they are blessed with godly children.