I love this man! What shall I write to tell of how much I love this man? How shall I express my gratitude?
His wife and children are called Blessed because of him. The authentic Mrs. B. is an amazingly calm and beautiful woman. More than twice, she has touched my heart and filled it with love. Or should I tell you about my personal person, Segun or of the one I like to carry and who calls me ‘pirate’?
This man has been a father to me, still is. I have learnt so much from him. He taught me to never go the way of compromise because short cuts are usually long in the long run. He showed me the way to God and has always hammered and re-iterated that I must know God for myself. He is not a prayer contractor.
He has told me times without number how I am a mighty seed of a mighty God. He has not only taught me how to be a person of integrity but he walked the talk. He gives practical examples and shares personal experiences, letting me know when he misses it sometimes and how to get back in line with God. His heart beats for Christ, the blood in his veins jump for joy at any chance to please his Maker, his King, his Friend, his God.
The uncompromising non-conformist. He is raising a people of integrity, purpose, excellence and power with passion for Jesus and addiction for God’s kingdom. This will never change. He always stands on the side of truth regardless of tribe, status or political party. He stays dancing to the beat of a different drum.
His heart yearns for the betterment of the people. His desire is to see Nigeria flourish again.
He is a RADICAL opposition to corruption no matter how some people try to paint it otherwise. I have many times wanted to scream at some people on social media when they write terrible things about him that I know for certain are not true, but hey, the man himself says we should not defend him. I have worked with him for nigh 5 years and I can truly say that he is a man of his word. He speaks truth, he speaks the word of God, his heart beats for a better Nigeria.
He is a father in every sense of the word!
He has skillfulness of hand and has taught me to be excellent especially with my job or whatever work my hands find to do. I and mine are determined to preserve his legacy. His labour is definitely not in vain. It is an honour to call you my pastor and I am proud to call you father.
Indeed, he soars on the two wings of the great eagle!
Happy 58th birthday dearest Pastor Babatunde Gbolahan Sindiku Bakare. The Lord will keep you strong and sheltered in His loving arms.