Early in the life of Cherubim & Seraphim Church Movement Development Committee, a suggestion had been made in 1978/1979 for the formation of the Youths into a virile group, so that the Elders might be able to instruct the Youths in the Heritage and practice of the Cherubim and Seraphim Church. However, the series of fund launchings between 1979 and 1984 prevented serious attention being paid to this desirable project.
The then National Secretary of the National Council Senior Apostle D.A Dada (Alagbado, Lagos District) advised the Movement to endeavor to encourage our Youths to affiliates with the National Youth Council. The Development Committee then requested Senior Apostle Pastor G.O Baptist to make the necessary contact and advise the Committee.
Based on the report submitted to the Spiritual Father-in-Council at the conference held in Lokoja in 1985, it was unanimously agreed that there be inaugurated the “Cherubim and Seraphim Youth Fellowship”. The National Launching was fixed for Sunday, 6th April, 1986 in Kaduna, and all Branches of the Church. The Constitution of the Cherubim & Seraphim Youth Fellowship was approved and circulated. Furthermore, Five Elders were selected to Co-ordinates all Youth programs (C& S Youth Camp, Sunday school and Youth Fellowship).
The Elders are: –
(a) Senior Apostle Prophet E.A Fabiyi Chairman
(b) Senior Apostle Prophet M.A Owolabi
(c) Senior Apostle A.O Sebiotimo
(d) Senior Apostle ‘Segun Rufai
(e) Senior Apostle Pastor G.O Baptist – Secretary.
The Spiritual Father His Grace J.T Agboola then directed that all Districts should take necessary steps to establish the Youth Fellowship in the States under their jurisdiction.
Until the year 2001, all the Youth Fellowships in all the Districts were all independent. The agitation to have a united body and for the voice of the Youths to be heard, some Youths and those privileged to be Coordinators that have a Vision to see the Youth moving forward developing in all facets of life among are Pastor T. Ogunbiyi, Pastor M.A Popoola & Evangelist (Engr.) J.B Uhuegho took the matter up with the then members of the National Youth Camp Executive Special Apostle Prophet (Dr) E .A Fabiyi, the Camp Commandant; Special Apostle D.O Akintola, Deputy Camp Commandant. It was in one of the planning committee meeting it was agreed that a congress will hold in 2001 during the Camp and the National Youth Fellowship Executives will be elected.
FIRST CONGRESS AND ELECTION 2001-2004.
The day for the congress was chosen for Friday during the camping exercise. It was agreed upon that each zone be represented with ten (10) delegated each.
At the first congress, the Spiritual Father His Grace C.A Shofarasin was represented by the Secretary Youth Education &amp; Women Affairs Rev Prophet Victor Uwagbae. The First set of the Youth Fellowship Executives came up after the Election. Evangelist (Dr) Adekunle Okunade was the President elect from Zaria Zone. He runs the affairs of the Fellowship for three (3) years with his members of the Executives. This Administration laid foundation for the Youth Fellowship Names and zones of the first set of Executives.
Designation Names& Zone:
President – Bro (Dr) Okunade Gabriel Adekunle Zaria
Vice President I -Bro Ibrahim Ola Jide Ibadan
Vice President II – Sis. Peters Rebecca Jos
Secretary Bro Benjamin Olumodeji Kaduna
Financial Sec Bro Adu Femi Martins Benin
Treasurer Bro Fakorede Bamidele Ebenezer Lagos
P.R.O Bro Ogundele Gbenga Alex Ilorin
SECOND CONGRESS AND ELECTION 2004-2007
The second Congress and Election of the National Youth Fellowship took place after the First Executive led by Evangelist (Dr) Kunle Okunade from Zaria zone finished their tenure. The congress was held at International Headquarters of The Holy Order of Cherubim & Seraphim Movement Church, Kaduna.
This was due to the Spiritual Father’s directive His Grace C. A. Shofarasin that the election and congress should take place at the International Headquarters of the Church. The Secretary Youth Education &amp; Women Affair, Rev. Prophet Victor Uwagbae was there as representative of the Spiritual Father. Pastor Kayode Aliyu from Kaduna zone emerges as the Second President. All zones across the Country were in attendance for the election. Most Senior Apostle Pastor M.A. Popoola, Most Senior Apostle Pastor T. Ogunbiyi and Most Senior Apostle (Engr) J.B Uhuegho were at the Election to assist Rev Prophet Victor Uwagbea.
The tenure of Pastor Kayode Aliyu government lasted for another three (3) Years ending at the year 2007 February.
Names of the Second set of Executives.
Designation Names Zones.
President: Bro (Pastor) Samson O Aliyu Kaduna
Vice President I: Bro Alex G Ogundele Ilorin
Vice President II: Sis. Funmilayo Olanrewaju Lagos
General Secretary : Bro Musa S.Abraham Zaria
AGS: Bro Kayode Ayeni Jos
Financial Sec: Bro O.O Owolabi Ibadan
Treasurer : Bro Stephen Olumorin Benin
P.R.O Sis. Tayo Alaran Lagos
Ex-Officio I Bro (Dr)Okunade Gabriel A. Zaria
Ex-Officio II Sis. Rebecca Peters Jos.
THIRD CONGRESS AND ELECTION 2007- 2010.
As at this period the Youth Fellowship Congress had received boost from the office of the new Spiritual Father, The Most Rev (Dr) S. A. Abidoye who came up with the Hephzibah project (7 Points Agenda ) and the Youth taking a centre stage.His Grace, The Most Rev (Dr) S. A. Abidoye inaugurated the Conference Youth Board, held by Most Senior Apostle (Engr) J.B Uhuegho as the Chairman and Pastor Kayode Aliyu as the Secretary in order to monitor and put in shape the activities of the youth of the Church at large.
The Election was held on the 3rd February 2007 at the English Chapel, of the Holy Order of Cherubim & Seraphim Movement Church Ilorin District Headquarters. with all zonal representatives of each Youth Fellowship. In attendance were the Youth Council Board Chairman Most Senior Apostle (Engr) J.B Uhuegho, Most Senior Apostle Pastor M.O Popoola, Most Senior Apostle Pastor S. Ajewole and Most Senior Apostle Pastor T.Ogunbiyi. Evangelist Alex Gbenga Ogundele emerges as the New President representing Ilorin Zone. It was during this period that God in His infinite mercy granted the Youth Fellowship the opportunity to register the Youth Fellowship at the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) with Reg No.CAC/IT/NO 26534 and the National Youth Council in Abuja.
This Administration started the Youth Fellowship Convention immediately His Grace The Most Rev Prophet (Dr) S.A Abidoye declared that all organs in the Church should have their convention during the 2007 International Conference of the Church in Cherubim &amp; Seraphim Movement Church Sub-Headquarters Abuja.
Names of the Third Sets of Executives.
Designation Names Zones
President- Bro Ogundele A.G Ilorin
Vice President I – Sis. Kemi Adeyemo Zaria
Vice President II- Bro Ademiju Adelani Kaduna
Secretary -Bro Bamidele Fakorede Lagos
AGS – Bro Gabriel Omodiale Benin
Financial Sec – Bro Ade Adesanya Jos
Treasurer – Bro E.O. Omototemi Ibadan
P.R.O Sis. Funmilayo Olatunji Zaria
Ex-Officio I Bro M.S Abraham Zaria
Ex-Officio II Sis. Funmilayo Olarewaju Lagos.
FOURTH CONGRESS AND ELECTION 2010-2013.
The Fourth Congress and Election was held on the 19th February 2010 at the English Chapel, of the Holy Order of Cherubim & Seraphim Movement Church Ilorin District Headquarters, with representatives of each zonal Youth Fellowship present.
Brother Emmanuel Olalekan Omototemi from Ibadan Zone was elected as the President. The Inauguration took place at the International Headquarters of the Holy Order of the Cherubim & Seraphim Movement Church Kaduna at the Annual Mount Horeb Retreat at the meeting of the Spiritual Father in Council under the Chairmanship of His Grace, the Most Rev Prophet (Dr) S.A Abidoye. The Chairman Youth Council Board Most Senior Apostle (Engr) J.B Uhuegho made the presentation of the New Executives to the Spiritual Father in Council.
The Election was supervised by the Chairman Youth Council Most Senior Apostle (Engr) J.B Uhuegho, Most Senior Apostle Pastor M.O Ademola, Most Senior Apostle Pastor T.Ogunbiyi and Most Senior Apostle Pastor S. Ajewole. This Administration was able to solidify the relationship of all the members of the Youth Fellowship across Nigeria, USA & Europe already in place. Their advocacy for unity and doing things in common was greatly achieved making everybody to come together from the grassroots to the International level see to the Youth Fellowship development and it has greatly help in the sustain ace of the Youth Fellowship Convention at in the 2012 the Youth Fellowship USA zone representative was in attendance. Through this advocacy many other developmental things were achieved. His Grace, the Most Rev Prophet (Dr.) S.A Abidoye approved the President, Secretary and Vice President II to be part of the Youth Camp Planning Committee. This is a development highly welcome by all members of this Present Executives.
Names of the Fourth Executives.
Designation Names Zones:
President – Bro E.O Omototemi Ibadan
Vice President I – Bro E.O Ojimi Kaduna
Vice President II- Sis. Juliet Amu Kayode Benin
Secretary – Bro (Barr) Ashaolu Joshua
AGS- Bro Yabanet Benjamin Zaria
Treasurer- Bro Ayeni Joseph Kayode Jos
Financial Secretary Bro Odediran Olushina Isaac Ilorin
P.R.O- Bro Oyedeji Babatunde Moses Lagos
Ex-Officio I Bro Ogundele Alex Gbenga Ilorin
Ex-Officio II Bro Fakorede Bamidele Lagos.
OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY YOUTH EDUCATION WOMEN AFFAIRS:
Rev’d Prophet Victor Uwagbae was the First person to occupy this office till he was moved to oversee the Saint Moses Orimolade University project in Omu-Aran. Most Senior Apostle Aderemi Irekiigbe was appointed and announced as the new Officer in Charge during the 2010 International Conference of the Church held at Cherubim & Seraphim Movement Church, Kano District Headquarter.
The Fifth Congress and Election
This was held on 24th May, 2013 at the Youth Chapel of Cherubim & Seraphim Movement Church Surulere District Headquarters during the International Youth Fellowship Convention, hosted by Surulere District, Lagos Zone. It was conducted by a 7-man electoral committee chaired by Brother Osunkoya Tunde Samuel from Ibadan Zone, with a member from each of the Nine Zones including USA and UK in attendance. It was a memorable night which saw Brother Akeni J. Owairu in as the new President of the fellowship, which was keenly contested under supervision of the Secretary Youth, Education and Women affairs, Pastor Aderemi Irekiigbe as the representative of His Grace and as well the Youth Board, also a member from USA emerged as the P.R.O II.
The modus operandi of the inauguration changed from usual, which gave room for a well-coordinated inauguration which was held during the annual National Youth camp on 12th August, 2013 under the Chairmanship of His Grace, Most Rev’d Pro. S.A Abidoye and was witnessed by members of Baba Aladura’s cabinet and 100s of Youth Fellowship members across the nation.
Names of the Fifth Executives.
Designation Names Zones:
President – Bro Akeni J. Owairu – Benin
Vice President I -Bro Zacchaeus Emmanuel – Jos
Vice President II- Sis. Ibukun Ojoawo – Ilorin
Secretary -Bro Olwagbenga Ekundare – Ibadan
AGS- Bro ‘Wale Douglas Adekanye – Lagos
Treasurer- Bro Ayodeji E. Adegbegi – Kaduna
Financial Secretary -Bro Kehinde Obasanjo – Zaria
P.R.O I- Sis. Funmi Idowu – Benin
P.R.O II -Bro Folarin Ayedun – USA
Ex-Officio I -Bro Emmanuel Omototemi – Ibadan
Ex-Officio II -Bro Emmanuel Ojimi – Kaduna.
The Sixth Congress and Election
Held on 28th May, 2016 at the Galilee land of Cherubim & Seraphim Movement Church Worldwide during the International Youth Fellowship Convention. this particular event set a record being the first to be held outside any church premises, a memorable year indeed.
A 7-man electoral committee chaired by Brother Oladunjoye Joshua, a member from Ibadan Zone, with a member from each of the seven zones in attendance.
Brother Ojewumi Olatunde, a member from Lagos Zone emerged the winner during the election and became the 6th President of the Fellowship. This election was supervised by the new Secretary Youth, Education and Women affairs, Pastor Emmanuel Ayanlola who took over the reign of office from Pastor Irekiigbe.
The inauguration came up during the Youth camp at C & S College, Sabo-Oke, Ilorin on 15th August, 2016. Baba Aladura was in attendance as usual and gave his blessings to the new elected officers.
Names of the Sixth Executives.
Designation – Name – Zone:
President -Bro Olatunde Ojewumi – Lagos
Vice President I- Bro Bidemi Oladapo – Zaria
Vice President II -Sis. Bimbo Olaniyan – Kaduna (National Headquarters)
Secretary -Bro David Oyegbemi – Jos
AGS- Bro Michael Oloko – Ibadan
Treasurer- Bro Sola Owoyemi – Ilorin
Financial Secretary -Bro Aminu Ayuka – Kaduna
P.R.O I- Bro Peter Aduroja – Ibadan
P.R.O II -Bro Folarin Aiyedun – USA
Ex-Officio I- Bro Akeni J. Owairu – Benin
Ex-Officio II- Sis. Ibukun Ojoawo – Ilorin.
Barely a year after, a representative from Kaduna Zone, in person of Brother Aminu Ayuka who happened to be the Financila Secretary was removed due to unavailability, and was replaced by Brother Goddey Agbele from same Kaduna Zone.
The Seventh Congress and Election:
Held on 31st May, 2019 at the Galilee land of Cherubim & Seraphim Movement Church Worldwide during the International Youth Fellowship Convention, as usual. This particular saw the end of old zoning system arrangement. It was also brooding to accommodate more officers to occupy few new portfolios for effective administration. Some of the newly created portfolios are: – V.P Admin, V.P Evangelical, V.P Diaspora and P.R.O Diaspora respectively. A keenly contested election between two representatives from same old Jos zone, being the only remaining zone to be President of the fellowship. Brother Williams Oresanya finally emerged a winner of an interesting event.
This time, an electoral committee of 10-man was commissioned to represent a zoning structure, which all organs of the church has adhered. This committee was chaired by Prophet Kemi Shobande from Lagos/Ogun Zones.
Brother Williams Oresanya, a member from Jos Zone therefore became the 7th President of the Fellowship. This election was supervised by the Secretary Youth, CEM and Protocols, Pastor Moses Oluyomi and the Youth Board Chairman, Sp. Ap. Engr. Bankole Uhuegho, both took out time to see the event to an end.
The inauguration ceremomy was held at Galilee land, Cherubim and Seraphim Movement Church, Worldwide during the National Youth Camp on 12th August, 2019. Baba Aladura, Most Rev’d (Dr.) Pro. S.A Abidoye oversee the ceremony and gave his blessings to the new executives.
Names of the Seventh Executives.
Designation – Name – Zone:
President Bro(Arc) ‘Seun Williams Oresanya – Jos
Vice President Admin -Bro Akinbo Cornerstone – Lagos
Vice President Evangelical- Bro Dauda Luwashi – Kaduna
Vice President Diaspora- Bro. Folarin Aiyedun – US Zone
Vice President Female – Nil
Secretary -Bro Tunde Osunkoya – Ibadan
AGS – Bro Elijah Adeshina – National Headquarters
Treasurer- Bro Oluwaseun Olanrewaju – Ilorin
Financial Secretary – Nil
P.R.O – Nil
P.R.O Diaspora – Bro Emmanuel Shomuyiwa -Europe
Ex-Officio I Bro Olatunde Ojewumi – Lagos
Ex-Officio II – Nil.