John Bola Okerinde

Community and Mankind

John Bola Okerinde is serving with The Barnabas Mission as a Couple and Family Counselor, with the Jesus House Aberdeen UK as a Couple and Family Counselor and with Lekki Baptist Church Lagos as Youth Director.

He had served in various leadership roles in his local Church as Pioneer and Pastor (The Divine Favor Baptist Church, Port Harcourt, 2003 - 2007), Church Secretary/Administrator and Counseling Team Lead (Victory Baptist Church, Port Harcourt, 1994 - 2000), and the Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship International (FGBMFI) as Vice President (Oyigbo Chapter, Port Harcourt, 1994 - 1996), Pioneer and President (Oyigbo Executive Chapter, Port Harcourt, 1997 - 1998).

He is the Founder and President of The Barnabas Mission (, a Christian charity motivated by Christian compassion to enable families function according to God’s original intent and design through couples and family counseling. He is a member of Pastoral Care UK and the Counselling Association of Nigeria (CASSON).

He is serving God with the support of his wife, Olaide Kofoworola Okerinde.

Secular Roles

He is an Information Technology expert and a Certified Project Management Professional with over three (3) decades experience mostly in Oil and Gas industry having worked in Nigeria and Overseas. He is the CEO of, an online market place for Bartering and a Principal Partner with Blissfulmates Partners Ltd (