OYOGist.com has learned that founder and leader of Apata Adura Cherubim and Seraphim Church, Ekute, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State, the former Pastor Adekunle Afolabi attributed his conversion to Islam to a divine message he received from a strange man in white in his dreams.
After practicing Christianity for over 25 years, the 45-year-old man, now known as Alfa Abubakar Afolabi, is convinced that Islam is “the only religion that leads to heaven.”
“I was preparing for the anniversary when I started having dreams that eventually led to my conversion,” the former pastor said.
“At first in the dreams, I noticed my members were sitting on the floor in the church and some of them were covering their heads. I also saw that people were washing their hands and feet before entering the church just like it is done in Islam,” he added.
When the former pastor converted to Islam, about 150 of his congregation abandoned his church, and his decision was met with different reactions.
While some of his family relatives and friends respected his decision, the former pastor said that his wife was among those who opposed his choice.
“The only person who at the time opposed it was my wife, because she was a Christian when I married her.”
However, many others who “have always known me to be truthful with whatever I’m doing,” respect him, adding that they “also respect my decision, so there hasn’t been any cause for alarm.”
The church, which used to be a Christian place of worship, has started to receive many Muslims looking for a good place to perform daily prayers.