AJANI Ezekiel Oladapo, Ph.D

AJANI Ezekiel Oladapo, Ph.D

Lecturer I


Ezekiel Oladapo Ajani is a seasoned Christian scholar who has been involved in teaching and mentoring lives of adolescents, youths and young adults for over a decade at the tertiary level of academic learning. Dr. Ezekiel Ajani has three PhDs obtained from different reputable institutions of higher learning in Africa, Europe and the United States of America. He obtained a first class in his bachelors and a cum-laude in his masters. His major areas of specialization include- Mission/ Intercultural Studies, Pentecostalism, and African Christianity. Dr. Ajani has supervised and co-supervised several undergraduate long essays and post-graduate thesis and dissertations. He has published extensively in peer-reviewed academic journals. He is a member of many academic professional bodies. Ezekiel has attended several national and international conferences.

Dr. Ezekiel Ajani is a self-motivated scholar who can work both independently and in a team. He teaches with passion and creates a friendly and lively atmosphere of learning for learners at all levels of learning. His classes are always exciting and participatory as he helps students to discover and maximise the use of their potentials.

            Dr. Ajani is aBaptist Pastor who was ordained into the full gospel ministry in the year 2002. He combines the richness of academic excellence, spiritual maturity and godly character in all he does. He has been happily married to Adenike Ajani since 2001.



  • Ph.D., Intercultural Studies (Missions), Trinity International University, Deerfield, Illinois, USA, 2016
  • Ph.D., Pentecostal Studies/Practical Theology, Vrije University Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2013
  • Ph.D., World Religions / Ethics, The Nigerian Baptist Theological Seminary Ogbomoso, Oyo State, Nigeria/ University of Jos, 2012
  • M.A., Reformed Research Theology (Cum Laude), Vrije University Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2009
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Education, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, 2008
  • M.Th., Missions / Church History, The Nigerian Baptist Theological Seminary, Ogbomoso, Oyo State, Nigeria, 2003
  • B.Th., Bachelor of Theology (First Class), Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky /The Nigerian Baptist Theological Seminary, Ogbomoso, Oyo State, Nigeria , 2000
  • N.C.E., Mathematics / Physics/ Education, Federal College of Education, Zaria, Kaduna State, 1994


  • Ajani, Ezekiel Oladapo (2010), “Reinhard Bonnke’s Crusades in Nigeria: Cultural Adaptation or Evangelical Renewal?” in Ogungbile David and Akinade Akintunde (Eds.) Creativity and Change in Nigerian Christianity. Lagos: Malthouse Press Ltd., 109-130. L
  • Ajani, Ezekiel Oladapo, (2012), “Recruitment and Retention of Missionaries in Nigerian Indigenous Mission Agencies: A Focus on Calvary Ministries (CAPRO)” in A.A Akande, M. Audi and O.B Oladejo (eds.) Indigenisation of the Church in Africa: The Nigerian Situation. Ibadan: Baptist Press Ltd., 209-234. L
  • Ajani, Ezekiel Oladapo (2012), “An Evaluation of Indigenous Creativities Among the Leadership of Nigerian Pentecostal Churches in A.A Akande, M. Audi and O.B Oladejo (eds.) Indigenisation of the Church in Africa: The Nigerian Situation. Ibadan: Baptist Press Ltd., 361-382. L
  • Ajani, Ezekiel Oladapo (2013), “The Fate of the Converted in Islam and Christianity in Relation to Fundamental Human Rights: The Nigerian Situation” In Edison Kelengy, James N. Amanze and Deji Ayegboyin (eds.) Our Burning Issues: A Pan African Response. Nairobi: All Africa Conference of Churches, 335-354. F
  • Ezekiel, Ajani (2013). Pentecostal Movements and the Reshaping of Christianity in Africa. Orita: Ibadan Journal of Religious Studies, XLV/ 1&2 June & December, 2013: 245-270. L
  • Ajani Ezekiel & Fola Lateju (2014). Christian Education in Nigeria. In Issues in African Traditional Religion: Themes in African Religion & Philosophy, edited by Sunday Funmilola Babalola and Fola Lateju. Lambert Academic Publishing. F
  • Ezekiel Oladapo Ajani. 2014. Understanding Yoruba Religion through Ninian Smart's Six Dimensions of Religion. In S. Oyin Abogunrin & I. Deji Ayegboyin (eds.), Under the Shelter of Olodumare, Essays in Honour of Professor, E Bolaji Idowu. Ibadan: John Archers, 135-147. L
  • Ezekiel Oladapo Ajani. 2014. Religion & Corruption in Nigeria: A Disparity between Faith claims and Praxis. In Olajide Aderinto (ed.) Nigeria Yesterday, Today & Beyond: Prophetic Journey of a Century. Ibadan: Baptist Press, 173-188. L
  • Ezekiel Oladapo Ajani 2016. The Practice of Deliverance in the Mountain of Fire and Miracles Church: A Response to the African (Yoruba) Cosmology of Evil. In John Enyinnaya, Emiola Nihinlola & Reuben Chuga (eds.) Festschrift in Honour of Rev. Dr. Bennet Uche Enyioha, Theological Education, Ministerial Formation and the Ministry of the Chruch in the 21st Century. Ibadan: Baptist Press (Nig.) Limited, 151-168. L
  • Ezekiel Oladapo Ajani. 2019. Media Appropriations by the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Nigeria. In Gbemisola Adeoti, Femi Abiodun, Ibrahim Olaosun and Olusegun Oladosu (eds.) Humanities, Security and Social Media, The Faculty of Arts, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife. Ibadan: Bookminds Publishers, 122-141.L
  • Ajani, Ezekiel Oladapo (2020). Effects and Practices in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic Among Churches in Iwagba Area, Ogbomoso. In Emiola Nihinlola and Folashade Oloyede (eds.) The Church and the COVID-19 PANDEMIC. Ogbomoso: Kingdom Impact Publishing & Media Limited, 63-82.L
  • Ajani, Ezekiel Oladapo. 2004. Christian Missions and Nation Building: The Nigerian Experience. Ogbomoso Journal of Theology, Number 9, December 2004:20-27. L
  • Ajani, Ezekiel Oladapo. 2007. The Kingdom of God and its Missiological Imperatives for Contemporary African Missions. Ogbomoso Journal of Theology, Volume XII, 2007:17-35. L
  • Ajani, Ezekiel Oladapo. 2008. Leadership Dynamics and The Transnationalization of Nigerian Pentecostal Missions. Ogbomoso Journal of Theology, Volume XIII (1) 2008:154-166. L
  • Ajani, Ezekiel Oladapo (2010), “Missiological Reflections on ‘Crusades’ in Nigerian Christianity as a Means for Conversion in Urban Missions”. Ogbomoso Journal of Theology. Volume XV (2) 2010:143-162. L
  • Ajani, Ezekiel Oladapo (2011), “Raising and Administering Local Resources in Indigenous Missions: A Comparative Study of Calvary Ministries and the Global Missions Board” A Practical Theology Journal of Baptist College of Theology, Lagos. Volume 4, 2011:186-206. L
  • Ajani, Ezekiel Oladapo (2011) “Spirituality and National Development in Nigeria: Critical Points of Disjunction” Ogbomoso Journal of Theology, vol. Xvi. No.3. 2011:173-186. L
  • Ajani, Ezekiel Oladapo (2012), “Church Planting & Growth: Resources, Challenges and Prospects” Practical Theology Journal, vol. 5, 2012:75-87. L
  • Ajani, Ezekiel Oladapo (2012), “Enemies of my Father’s House Die by Fire: Reflections on the Response of the Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries to African Cosmology of Evil” Ogbomoso Journal of Theology, vol. xvii No. 3, 2012:29-42. L
  • Ajani, Ezekiel (2013), “Christian Education and Nation Building: A Focus on Nigeria” International Journal of Research on Christian Education, Vol.22 Issue 2:211-221. F
  • Ajani, Ezekiel & Fola Lateju (2014). Islamic Education in Nigeria. Nigerian Baptist Journal of Religious Education, Vol. 1 April 2014: 87-99. L
  • Ajani, Ezekiel Oladapo (2014) “A Theological Understanding of Divine Nudge Towards Conversion in Selected Worship Narratives in Acts of Apostles and its Missiological Implications for the Church” Worship God in Spirit and Truth. Ministry EnrichmentSeries, vol. 1, 279-309. L
  • Ajani, Ezekiel Oladapo (2017). Resource Development and Administration in Indigenous Missionary Organizations: A Focus on Calvary Production Ministries (CAPRO). African Journal of Biblical Studies AJBS, April & October 2017: 117-135. L
  • Ajani, Ezekiel Oladapo & Funke E. Oyekan (2018). The Challenges of Power Distance to Women Participation in Theological Education in the Nigerian Baptist Convention Seminaries. Nigerian Baptist Journal of Religious Education, Vol. 2. April 2018: 28-42. L
  • Ajani, Ezekiel Oladapo (2018). Missiological Approaches by the Church to Economic Recession in Nigeria: A Case Study of Selected Baptist Churches in Ogbomoso, Oyo State. Nigerian Journal of Christian Studies, NJCS, Vol. 2, Number 1, October 2018: 120-142. L
  • Ajani, Ezekiel Oladapo (2018). Religiosity and National Development in Nigeria: Critical Points of Disconnection between Faith and Praxis. Spectrum: Journal of Contemporary Christianity and Society, Vol.3, Number 1, April 2018: 72-86. L
  • Ajani, Ezekiel Oladapo (2019). A Missiological Panacea to the Boko-haram Islamic Insurgence in North-Eastern Nigeria. The Nigerian Journal of Christian Studies, Volume 3, Number 1, October 2019:291-312.