The Living Word International Church, with the central office on 5100 Wyoming Ave., Nashville, is starting a branch in Tullahoma, founder and pastor the Rev. George O. Adebanjo has announced.

The first service is set for Sunday, Jan. 5 at 100 Sims Lane, and the public is invited.

Bishop Adebanjo is a native of Lagos, Nigeria. Upon completion of his high school education he traveled to Europe, Canada and America. He received a Stationary Engineer’s license from George Brown College in Toronto, and a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from Tennessee State University in Nashville.

In 1994, after eight years of ministry, Dr. Adebanjo said he “took a giant step of faith and walked away from a professional career in engineering to passionately pursue the call of God into a life of full-time ministry.”

Shortly thereafter, he earned a master’s and doctorate degree in theology from Andersonville Theological Seminary in Camilla, Georgia.

In 2005, Dr. Adebanjo was consecrated as bishop over Pakistan Jurisdiction by the Church of God In Christ Inc. In 2008, he campaigned for one of the 12 seats on the General Board of the Church of God in Christ and was only 2 places away from being #12 in the election.

Adebanjo is the author of several books and workbooks, including “Thank God for Deliverance,” “No Weapon Formed Shall Prevail,” “Strayed Dogs and Demons,” “The cost of Worship,” “Fasting with a Purpose,” “Discerning Spiritual Attacks.” and others.

He is also the founder of International Outreach Ministries, Inc. a non-profit organization which provides apostolic covering for over one hundred churches in Asia and Africa. He has traveled extensively to many parts of the world maintaining a global vision in his mission to advance the gospel to the ends of the earth.

He is married to Dr. Jennifer W. Adebanjo, a Fisk University professor and chair of political and history department.

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