who we are

Trustees


ADEBAYO DA’COSTA

Founding Trustee

Adebayo Da’Costa is a consultant in Trauma and Emergency Medicine (M.B.Ch.B, MRCS, FME, FRCEM), with a deep passion for the vulnerable in the society, fervently exhorting believers and harvesting lost souls by various means as God will make available.

He committed his life to the Lord in the 80’s and since then had been on fire for Him. He pioneered various evangelistic projects including organising and carrying out crusades, planting churches and leading medical missions either into remote villages or to cities.

He and his wife founded the Hope Alive Trust charity organisation based and registered in the United Kingdom. The ardent drive to express the practicality of God’s love saw the birth of this dream through, building charity hospital, medical outreaches, monthly prayer vigils, annual prayer & word retreats, vocational support scheme & fora, computer café support, orphanage support, funding water bore hole, fund grants and such. Also, joining them in this cause are family members, friends and the very much wider community of people who believe in the same vision of keeping hope aglow in hearts of people.

He has served in various capacities in the body of Christ, including being the Campus Fellowship President, leading and revamping church departments (e.g. Discipleship) in his local church and was a co-ordinator in the Berean Believers’ Conference, an inter-denominational teaching ministry for about 2½ years. His joy is to see the will of God being done on earth and His holiness perpetuated first in himself and in all of His children alike.

He is married and blessed with two children. He resides in the UK.


JOYCE DA’COSTA

Assisting Founding Trustee

Joyce Da’Costa is an investment banker, with a heart to see hope and divine justice fulfilled for everyone similarly, according to the will of God.

She became a Christian in late ‘70s. She re-dedicated her life to Christ in the late ‘80s and got filled with the Holy Spirit in the same year; falling in love more and more deeply with the Lord, in her walk with Him as the years go by. She is a masters degree, ACCA PG Dip Fin. Mgt and ACCA Fellowship qualifications holder.

Her husband and herself founded the Hope Alive Trust charity organisation based and registered in the United Kingdom, which was borne out of a deep passion for expressing the practicality of God’s love through, building charity hospital, medical outreaches, monthly prayer vigils, annual prayer & word retreats, vocational support scheme & fora, computer café support, orphanage support, funding water bore hole, fund grants and such. Also, joining them in this cause are family members, friends and the very much wider community of people who believe in the same vision of keeping hope aglow in hearts of people.

Joyce is an avid writer and fervent teacher of the word of God. She has published two books, “I HAVE A HOPE” and “IT’S HARD ENOUGH PRAYING, WHY FAST?” and written articles, poems for Christian magazines / newsletters and literature pieces for use in evangelism. Joyce has a zeal to challenge people to experience a real fulfilling walk with Jesus in a successful Christian living, mainly through writing and propagating sound doctrinal teaching. She has also edited newsletters and magazines. She was a guest on “This Morning” Show hosted by Martina Moh on Revelation TV Sky Digital, where she talked about her book.

She is married and blessed with two children. She resides in the United Kingdom.


OLAYINKA SHITTU

Trustee

Olayinka Shittu is a consultant in Emergency Medicine (MBBS, MRCS, FCEM), and a God-fearing, bible-believing Christian.

Having a call from God to “Feed My People”, Yinka is passionate about being a tool in God’s hands to reach out to the downtrodden of the society both spiritually and physically.

He gave his life to the Lord in the early nineties. He is involved in online counselling and writing of articles in his local church. He also loves to teach the undiluted word of God.

He is married, blessed with two children and resides in Australia.


JOHN FOYE

Trustee

In 1987, John Foye met with Christ and gave his life to Him. In 1991 he had a spiritual encounter with God where he received the call into the ministry. He was mentored and taught in the ministry by his father in the Lord, Revd. Isaac Omolehin and graduated from Mission Bible Institute Bible College in 1994 and ordained for God’s service afterwards.

John is a multi-skilled crafts engineer. He has worked in different capacities and roles for 19 years within the building, maintenance and construction industry in the United Kingdom, more than half of this time as a maintenance engineer for various blue chip and highly critical sites. At present, he works as a mechanical, water treatment engineer.

He is an evangelist by calling, broadcasting on radio (Word on Radio) and running a prison outreach ministry (Total Recovery) with his wife, which offers spiritual guidance, training and mentoring to ex-convicts.


VICTOR ANOTA

Trustee

Victor Anota is a medical doctor (MBBS, MRCS(Ed), MRCSI) based in the United Kingdom.

Though born into a Christian family, he did not have a personal encounter with Christ until 1988. He strongly believes that Jesus Christ wants all Christians to reach the fullness of life in Him. Hence, his passion is to see Christians attaining to their God-given and God-inspired potential. He tries to achieve this by being proactive in influencing the affairs of our generation for Christ and being relevant in everyway possible in our society.

He is married and blessed with two children.


OLUFEMI AWOLEYE

Trustee

Olufemi Awoleye has worked in IT industry for over a decade, his secular job at the moment is at one of the major colleges in Buckinghamshire.

He joined the Redeemed Christian Church of God in 2001 upon relocating to Milton Keynes and worked in various departments. After couple of years he felt led to study further at Christ the Redeemer College in Birmingham graduated in 2008. He is now the pastor of New Gate Church, a parish of the Redeemed Christian Church of God.

He is passionate about the preaching of the word of God. He loves to show the practicality of the same word and derives joy in seeing people receive Christ into their lives. His deep commitment to seeing lives of people transformed is evident in his daily walk with God.

He is the pioneer of the New Gate Missions, a mission outreach established to work together with other charities to bring about change in this world. The mission outfit supports existing, reliable, and established charities to give or partner with them in order to make a real difference in people’s lives.

He is married to Olaide who co-pastors the church with him and they are blessed with three girls.


FOLUSO OWOEYE

Trustee

Foluso Owoeye is a professor of Ophthalmology (MD, FWACS, FICS, Cert Hosp Planning & Management) and a born again Christian.

He has fervour for seeing mercy and justice being shown to the down-trodden in the society.

He has been part of other medical mission trips in Nigeria locally and internationally. He has sub-specialty interest in Oculoplasty and ocular oncology and a Consultant Ophthalmologist at University of Ilorin / University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, Ilorin, Nigeria. He is married with children.


WOLE OKE

Trustee

Wole Oke is a trained Architect based in Lagos, Nigeria with decades of experience in the building and construction industry. He gave his live to Christ in 1994 and has never regretted that decision.

He is a teacher of the word of God and has been involved in the set-up and construction of various worship centres within Lagos.

He is happily married and blessed with a daughter.