Dr. Emmanuel Olu. Olatoye, B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D., PGCE.
Dr. Emmanuel Olatoye was a lecturer in chemistry at the Ahmadu Bello University, Samaru, Zaria, Nigeria, between 1976 and 1984. Following this, he came to Manchester, UK, in 1984 to begin his PhD programme. He successfully completed his PhD degree in Chemistry in 1987. However, midway into his research programme, The Lord spoke to him clearly and called him into missionary work in the UK. This work was to be based in Manchester, spreading throughout the UK and Europe, and touching every continent with the mandate to “re-present to the world the power of the Gospel as proclaimed by The Lord Jesus in Lk. 4: 17 & 19”. One principle that stirs Dr Olatoye and his wife is the passion in Apostle Paul’s heart when he said he wanted to “by all means save some …”
Dr. Olatoye started a fellowship of International Students in 1987 and 1992. Following this, The Lord moved him into a church base, thus Calvary International Ministries was born. As a Senior Pastors of Calvary International, Dr. Emmanuel and his wife Dr. Shade Olatoye have seen the hand of The Lord move in awesome dimensions, with the church base becoming one of the fastest growing urban churches in the northwest of England.
By the grace of God, through the years, Calvary has impacted the lives of many young people from various countries all over the world who came to study in the UK. These former students are now in positions of authority in their various countries, with the ability to impact lives for Christ.
In 2012, The Lord spoke to us through Isaiah 62: 4, 12 about changing the name of the church and hence the name of the church is now Calvary Hephzibah Full Gospel Church. We believe that with this change, we have entered into a new chapter in the ministry of the church which will manifest in the coming years.
Drs. Emmanuel & Shade Olatoye have regularly organised and hosted national and international conferences, involving anointed Speakers including Charles & Frances Hunter, Mahesh Chavda, Morris Cerullo, Jim Goll, David White, Dr. Paul Dhinakaran, Dr. John Paul Jackson’s Dream Team, Andre Crouch, Trevor and Sharon Baker, and many others. Their heart is to see the power of the Gospel proclaimed with signs and wonders , which is why they felt and heard from The Lord to invite Pastor Benny Hinn for the historic crusade in UK, held in Manchester in November 2002. Drs. Emmanuel & Shade Olatoye successfully hosted the crusade in Manchester, working with several other churches across the UK, which saw the 19,000 seater Manchester Evening News Arena filled to capacity. This crusade changed Manchester forever, in fact the crusade has been acknowledged to be the biggest Christian event of its type since the Billy Graham Crusades.