Making every sacrifice possible to spread the news of the sacrifice God made with Jesus Christ His only begotten Son for the redemption of humanity wherever it has not been heard.
To find out places and people oblivious of the gospel of Christ Jesus then recruit, train and equip willing and dedicated children of God from different church background to join hands with us in planting living churches in such places.
Our objective is to put in place mechanism wherewith we will meet people everywhere one on one to share our faith as simply and detailed as possible with them and then gather those who accept Christ as Lord and Saviour of their lives for regular biblical teachings and prayers until they come to full stature in Christ Jesus and become His disciple able to bring others to Him. II Tim. 2:2.
The year 1967 to 1982 marked the reign of a name in the juju music industry in Nigeria and beyond. It is the name Idowu Animasawaun of the Apola King fame. By divine encounter Idowu Animasawun turned a new life and got translated to the Kingdom of God, becoming an instrument in the hand of God for the pulling down of strongholds and demonic altars.
In the year 1985, God commissioned him and his wife, Deborah Animasawun to start a ministry that will take the light of the gospel of Christ to the dark places of Nigeria and beyond. This culminated into the emergence of Worldhope Ministries. After preliminary activities of the ministry in different facets of city outreaches and ministering to inmates in the prisons among others, Rev. Idowu Animasawun was led to Badeku, then a village in Ona-Ara Local Government Area of Oyo State, Off Ibadan-Ife Expressway. On getting to Badeku, a predominantly Islamic community
he began to witness and preach to the people most of whom find it difficult to fathom what he was up to, particularly those of them who had heard about his fame in the music industry. At that time his wife was teaching at St. Annes School, Molete, Ibadan but resigned her appointment to fully join her husband in Badeku in 1992.
WORLDHOPE MINISTRIES AT THE BEGINNING IN BADEKU, 30TH JANUARY, 1988
This ministry was started with just Seventy Naira (N70.00) at a time when N38 was exchanged to a dollar meaning that Rev. Idowu Animasawun had less than $2 at that time in 1988. He was given a room of 10 by 10ft in size to serve as both living room and fellowship centre at Atoode Compound, a house owned by Late Pa Ajibola.
It was in this small room, (with neither electricity nor water) the kitchen size of his own house in the city that the ministry took off and from there grew to become what it is today to the glory of God. No sooner than the ministry began did God started demonstrating His powers, first to be noticed was that He stopped the death toll of youths that often times increased from 3 to 7 at quick intervals within few months.
This sign made the chief of the town to acknowledge the fact that God has really tabernacled with them. At this point a piece of land measuring one acre was sold to the ministry to erect her structures. People also surrendered their lives to Christ; some of whom were Brothers Oseni, Ajirotutu, Emiola, Sisters Mariani Ajibola, Mogbonjuola, Rafatu, Serifatu, Toyin, Funmilayo, Iya Oniyan among others. Soon the room became inadequate and efforts were made to move to the one acre land located along Ajagba road. Mud bricks were locally made to build a place of worship for these fresh and green converts. Through kind donations from churches and other friends of the ministry, the worship centre that can sit up to 300 people was completed. By this time the ministry has combed the 140 villages surrounding Badeku: namely Bioku, Akamo, Ojoku, Oke-Ogun, Laperi, Oyetola and Lademo to mention just a few and initially were bringing converts from some of these villages to worship the living God in Badeku.
As a result of bad roads which lead to these villages, the ministry’s first bus donated by Late Prof. B. O. Amure broke down and then the need to start fellowship centers in some of the villages became imperative. This gave birth to Lademo fellowship centre then and later Motaro, Fada, Alaaka, etc. This also enhanced the work as more people in these villages were drawn to Christ.