All Hail New ESOCS Mother Captain ……..As Baba Aladura Inaugurâtes Snr. Mother Akinbode …By Mike Oduniyi
“Brethren in the Lord, I present to you today, the new Mother Captain of the Eternal Sacred Order of the Cherubim and Seraphim worldwide.”
So declared the Prelate and Baba Aladura of the Eternal Sacred Order of the Cherubim and Seraphim, His Most Eminence (Dr.) David D.L. Bob-Manuel during the formal inauguration of Snr. Mother Marian Olubola Akinbode, as the new Mother Captain of ESOCS on Sunday, April 21, 2019.
The inauguration ceremony held at Mount Zion National Headquarters, Surulere, Lagos, was witnessed by a large turnout of members of the Holy Order as well as family and friends of Snr. Mother Akinbode.
Snr. Mother Akinbode succeeds the late Mother Captain Sabainah Adewunmi Akiremi, who passed on in December, 2018.
Snr Mother Akinbode was born in May 17, 1937 to the family of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Obanleowo in Agbole Eleja compound, in Abeokuta Ogun State.
The first child of the family of six, she started her primary school education in 1944 at Agbole Eleja Primary School. In 1952, she travelled to Kano with her aunty who was into the trade of cloth weaving and where she too was introduced to the same trade. She came back to Abeokuta in 1955 where she met her late husband Ap. Gen. A. O. Akinbode (BM).
They both then joined the Eternal Sacred Order of Cherubim and Seraphim in 1958 at Macarthy on Lagos Island. They both remained in the Holy Order till the passing away of her husband, Apostle Gen. Akinbode (BM) on October 20th 1999.
Since then, she has completely dedicated her life to the service of our Lord Jesus Christ.