PASTOR WALE ADEFARASIN is the General Overseer of Guiding Light Assembly, Park View Estate, Ikoyi, Lagos, Nigeria. In the last twenty years he has devoted his life to the work of God within and outside Nigeria. He strongly believes in the corporate existence of our country, Nigeria. He teaches the importance of being a light to the world by living exemplary lives worthy of emulation and is convinced that the lost are more likely to respond to Jesus through our lives than through our preaching and the doctrines we teach. He is a strong believer of Nigeria with a viable economy governed by transparent leaders.

He is a social entrepreneur, international speaker, TV presenter, and respected thought leader. He is the Senior Pastor of Guiding Light Assembly, a multi-ministry, non-denominational church with branches in Lagos, Abuja and London. He is also the General Secretary of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, the Governing Apostle of the Nigeria Coalition of Apostles, an affiliate of the International coalition of Apostles and leads a number of pastors’ networks.

One of his greatest passions is to see the transformation of Nigeria to the country that God has blessed her to be. In this regard, Pastor Wale, as he is fondly called, has become one of the most active advocates of national renaissance. He believes that at the root of the poor leadership, corruption, etc that has beset Nigeria is a catastrophic loss of values. To this end, he has been a crusader for national reorientation and is actively engaged in working for restoration of the values of integrity, honesty and transparency, starting most importantly with the younger generation in their schools.

He is married to OlaoluAdefarasin, his wife of nearly 30years and they are blessed with their daughter, Ademide and two sons, Ademola and Adeolu. He is very passionate about the significance of family and the need for fathers to become more engaged and involved in their families beyond their bread-winning roles.

He has recently written a book entitled The Succession crisis in Nigeria in which he highlights the importance of generational succession planning in the establishment of sustainable institutions across the whole spectrum of social life, including the corporate, political and governmental sectors.