Global Lead Pastor,
The Elevation Church
Pastor Godman Akinlabi is an acclaimed man of God, author, public speaker, and engineer. He is the lead pastor of The Elevation Church, Lagos, a non-denominational church founded in 2010 with a God-given mandate to ‘make greatness common’.
He started his pastoral ministry at Daystar Christian Centre, where he served in different capacities which included ushering pastor, teacher, preacher, and director of pastoral care. He serves on the faculty of Daystar Leadership Academy, where he facilitates Leadership Development courses over a period of twelve years.
On 10 October 2010, the senior pastor of Daystar Christian Church, Rev Sam Adeyemi, commissioned The Elevation Church of which Godman has since been its lead pastor. In July 2016, he facilitated and launched “BelieversConnect”, an application developed to connect single-status Christians “with similar desires for a successful marriage”.
Based on the appeal of his sermons to a demographic population largely dominated by youths, he was featured as one of the five most influential pastors in Nigeria. He has published several books, which include the following: The 7 Commandments of Foolishness, Sexuality: Get a Grip (Singles), Sexuality Get a Grip (Couples), Don’t Waste Your Pain, Moving from Fear to Faith, I am Possible, Burning Questions, Flaming Answers.
He is happily married to Pastor (Mrs) Bolarinwa Akinlabi, a teacher and minister of the gospel and they both have two beautiful children.