Former FCT minister Nasiru El-Rufai is to join him in celebrating his birthday at Latter Rain Assembly.
Pastor (Dr.) ‘Tunde Bakare rose from the humble beginnings to a position of influence. He was born to a Muslim mother and a Muslim father, whom he did not grow up to know. His mother, Madam Abigail Eebudola Bakare raised him up along with other siblings. Although he did not enjoy a conventional childhood, he struggled through life’s phases with his faith in God and the determination to make something of himself.
Married to Mrs. Olayide Bakare in 1984, Pastor Bakare’s marriage has played a strong pivotal role in his life, career and ministry. Mrs. B as she is affectionately referred to by her husband, has been involved in the work of Ministry all her adult life and has served alongside her husband since their wedding in 1984. First as a co-pastor of The Latter Rain Assembly and presently a member of the board of trustees of the Church, Mrs Bakare has been instrumental to the growth and development of her husband’s ministry. She has also raised two girls and three boys born in their twenty six years of marriage.
Pastor Bakare’s family lifestyle can be summarized under five major aspects of his life:
His persuasion: “I’m fully persuaded that I will live long in health; having long life in health, with wealth for the purpose for which He created me to be a blessing to humanity”. This persuasion invariably affects and informs his thought patterns, decision making process and choices in life.
Tunde Bakare lives in the multi-million dollar estate called Sugar Loaf Estate in the high Brow community of Atlanta.
His conviction: “God will not justify the wicked, He will not forsake the righteous; the wickedness of a wicked man will fall upon his head and the righteousness of a righteous man will answer for him in the days to come”.
“The minority that is right will become the majority and the majority that is wrong will become the minority, it’s just a matter of time”.
His passion: “To see that the true perspective of the gospel of Jesus Christ is given to people without any contamination or mixture”.
His Legacy: “My legacy? The grace to pray through”. Surprisingly, Pastor Bakare initially as a young Christian did not have a flare or desire to pray, but according to him, circumstances in his marriage as orchestrated by God taught him not only how to pray but also how to pray through.
Secret of his success: Obedience only to the word and instructions of God. Sandwiched between his willingness and desire to do the will of God is obedience even when all things are working contrary to the word of God. He also appeared on AIT television to preach the word of God. He is a wonderful man that is listened to every Sunday. The Nigerian presidential candidate of the Congress for Progressive Change, CPC, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, on Monday, 31 January, announced Pastor Tunde Bakare of the Latter Rain Assembly, Lagos as his running mate for the 2011 presidential election which he accepted. Unfortunately, CPC lost the presidential election to PDP, but Pastor Bakare remains a fierce critic of the Nigerian government and leadership.