John Bola Okerinde

Community and Mankind

John Bola Okerinde is serving with The Barnabas Mission as a Couple and Family Counselor.

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. The Barnabas Mission currently has over forty volunteer counsellors and partners providing counselling services to the public in many counselling centres in Nigeria. He is a member of the Association of Christians in Counselling UK and the Counselling Association of Nigeria (CASSON).

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).

John Bola Okerinde is an ordained minister of the Gospel. 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, Europe and United Kingdom. He is the CEO of, an online market place for Bartering and a Principal Partner with Blissfulmates, a relationship counselling service provider.