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Young Leaders' Continental Conference 

April 08, 2022 @ 6pm CST / 7pm EST
April 09, 2022 @ 10am CST / 11am EST


Young Leaders Continental Conference is the platform established by YAYA the Americas: to insightfully train and purposefully empower young adult leaders in line with our overall vision. The Conference also provides an avenue for genuine networking among our next generation leaders thus allowing for collective impact on our world.


Pastor James Fadel

Assistant General Overseer, Continental Overseer (RCCG The Americas)

By training James is an engineer having received in 1986 a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mathematics at the Western Michigan University and a consequent professional career with the Ford Motor company as a Mechanical Engineer. He rose to the position of Senior Design Engineer with key achievements in lead positions. In 1990, he obtained an MS Degree in Operations Research followed by an MBA Degree in 1993 at the Lawrence Technological University, Michigan. In 2005, his entrepreneurial acumen led him to start and operate a large car detailing company and two highly successful WENDY’S Franchise Restaurants in metropolitan Detroit, Michigan. James further obtained a Doctorate Degree in Ministry at Bakke Graduate University, Seattle, Washington in 2012.

Having committed his life to the Lord, Jesus Christ in 1973, James joined The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) in Nigeria in 1975 and continued to serve the Lord in the USA with a passion that culminated in a call to ministry. Being a mentee of the General Overseer of RCCG – Pastor E. A. Adeboye, James pioneered a fellowship in his basement in 1991 and this gave birth to the first Parish of RCCG in North America (RCCGNA) – Winner’s Chapel, Detroit in 1992. In 2001, James was appointed Chairman, Board of Coordinators of RCCGNA, probably the fastest growing church group/organization in the USA. This appointment led to a relinquishing of all business endeavors and a subsequent relocation of his entire family to Dallas, TX in 2006 in full-time ministry with RCCGNA.

To date, under his leadership, RCCGNA has grown to over 800 Parishes and hosts her annual events attended by thousands, at the over 800-acre campus in Floyd, Texas. He also works tirelessly to develop national programs to empower and enable Ministers and Workers to mature in their Christian walk and service. James has authored two books: 1. Right Leadership – Making Impact Today and 2. Your 4 Fathers and Their Kingdoms, both published in 2014. In recognition of the academic excellence of Dr. James Fadel, Bakke Graduate University, Seattle, WA appointed him in May 2012 a Professor of Transformational Leadership with special emphasis on Global Immigrant Populations. By the grace of God, he is happily married to Pastor Manita, a Pediatrician, and they are blessed with three children – Tolani, Dara & Simi and by the leading of the Holy Spirit, Pastor James changed his last name from Fadele to Fadel (meaning “The Beloved” in the Hebrew language) in January 2015.

Pastor Femi Olawale

Pastor Femi Olawale is a teacher of the word of God. His un-waving belief in the infallible word of God is entrenched in his teachings and God has been faithful to transform lives through his ministry. He believes God to a fault and is well known for the phrase "impossibility does not exist with God" .

Pastor Olawale is a man under authority and serves as the country coordinator and regional pastor at RCCG Canada. He is also serving as the deputy continental overseer at RCCG The Americas. There was no clear-cut transition from the corporate world to ministry because he had always operated in both worlds. As a shepherd of God's sheep, he finds fulfillment in teaching, admonishing, correcting and leading the flock in his care with love and Godly wisdom.

He is married to Pastor Bukky (fondly called Mummy Pastor) and they are blessed with 2 children.

Apostle Joshua Selman

Apostle Joshua Selman Nimmack is a Nigerian Televangelist, and a revelational teacher of the Word of God. He is the founder of Eternity Network International (ENI), a ministry he started in March 2011.

A graduate of Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, Apostle Selman started preaching the gospel and ministering to people during his campus days, along with some friends, they ministered to fellow students at different gatherings where they were privileged to preach.

Born June 25th 1980, from an early age, his longing for God translated into an opening up to the realm of the supernatural. Apostle Selman is the host of KOINONIA, a weekly programme organized by the Eternity Network International (ENI) where people come to experience WORSHIP, WORD, MIRACLES AND LOVE, experience true intimacy with the Holy spirit and learn to be with Him, be like Him and represent Him.

Eternity Network International is located at P.O Box 55 Samaru, Zaria, Kaduna State, Nigeria.

He is also the senior pastor of the Christ Gospel Church, Samaru, Zaria, Kaduna state in Nigeria.

Pastor Kunle Omotoso

Pastor Kunle Omotoso serves as the continental youth coordinator of YAYA The Americas. He is a committed Evangelist and Soul winner, a motivational speaker and builder. He is passionate about hosting evangelistic and revival programs where the power of God is demonstrated to deliver men from the power of satan and darkness. Together with his team of Pastors and associates, he organizes the Prayer, Healing and Deliverance (P.H.D) conference and training in different parts of the world; thereby bringing revival to churches and helping many to walk in dominion.

He is also a prolific writer and he has authored several books and journals. Notable amongst them are: Goliath has Children, The Chosen Rod and As a Man Thinks, Speaks and Acts so is He. He produces the monthly Christian journal “Thank you Jesus” with a wide reading audience. In addition, he hosts a daily devotional prayer line called the “Hour of Mercy” and ministers every last Friday of the month at ICB’s signature program “Holy Ghost and Power Night.” His new books are; Battle of the Gods, Possessing the Gates, and Unshakeable Faith.

He is an ardent believer in the power of the gospel as a tool for taking nations for God, transforming lives and empowering people. For more than 20 years now; he has faithfully obeyed the heavenly mandate and helped many people, ministries and churches fulfill their destined purposes. Pastor Kunle is an avid traveler, taking the Gospel of Jesus to the continents of Europe, Africa, Asia, the Caribbean’, and within the United States of America.

Kunle Omotoso; a graduate of Civil Engineering, also holds a Master's degree in Organizational Leadership from the Nyack College, New York and is presently working on a Doctoral Study in Transformational Leadership at Bakke Graduate University. He is the Pastor-in-Charge of the RCCG International Center Brooklyn, New York, and the Provincial Pastor RCCGNA Region 6, Province 1. Together with his wife, confidant and prayer partner, Adepeju Felicia, a trained psychologist, organic nutritionist and teacher, they are blessed with wonderful children.

Pastor PK Olawale

Paul Olakunle Olawale, fondly addressed as PK, has been preaching since his teens and has been in pastoral ministry since 1986. Pastor PK is a graduate of Economics, a project management consultant with interests in Real Estate.

He speaks weekly on Explore the Word, an online Broadcast that reaches out to various countries around the world. He’s also an author with several books in view.

His life is dedicated to living by example and encouraging men and women to live up to their full potential in Christ.

He and his wife, Bolanle, have been married since 1997. They are blessed with five children.

Pastor Dele Osunmakinde

Pastor Dele Osunmakinde is an envoy with a commission, a philomath, polymath, author, nation-builder, transformational leader, researcher, husband and father.

Through his study and meditations on the Word, he reasons, strategizes, develops and creates ideas, concepts and things. Pastor Dele is an author, nation-builder, transformational leader, researcher, husband and father who gives sense to his environment through the written Word because he knows all things are made by it. Over the years, he has tried to be the best in what he does by seeking to help people think strategically. He does this by giving spiritual, administrative, economic, management and corporate fundamentals to biblical truths.

Pastor Dele Osunmakinde is a pastor at The Baptizing Church (TBC). He is happily married for over ten years to Pastor Omorinola (Morin) Osunmakinde (PMO as she is fondly called) and together, they are adorable parents to three beautiful children.

Pastor Fola Alade

Though he originally trained as a Medical Doctor, Dr Fola-Alade is respected internationally as a pastor, author, publisher, conference speaker, coach & mentor to various businesses, as well as social, political and spiritual leaders. PSFA (as he is fondly called) served faithfully for 23 years as a Pastor in London in one of the fastest growing denominations in the world. Together with his wife, Abimbola, they are now the Lead Pastors at the Liberty Church where they equip believers to live a Spirit Empowered life.

Dr Sola Fola-Alade has touched the lives of thousands around the world with a simple but powerful message that inspires, challenges and empowers individuals to live beyond their limitations, discover their Destiny and live by Divine Design. He equips people to make an impact in their generation and exercise their leadership influence in society.

For close to two decades he has trained & influenced thousands of people through his seminars, television broadcasts and the publishing of the internationally acclaimed quarterly Leadership & Lifestyle magazine.

He has written 13 widely acclaimed books including “The Little things that could make a big difference to your marriage”, “The 12 things you don’t know that could be destroying you”, “The secrets to winning your invisible battles” and his most recent offering “The 4 Pillars of Great Relationships” co-authored with Pastor Bimbo. Dr Fola-Alade resides in London with his wife Abimbola & they have two sons.

Councillor Sade Bright

Councillor Afolasade Bright, holds a law degree (LL.B.), and a Master’s degree in Employment and Human Resources Management. She is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development U.K, and Cabinet Member for Employment, Skills and Aspiration in the Borough of Barking and Dagenham, U.K with responsibilities for women, gender equality and businesses.

Councillor Afolasade Bright, has had a long history of public service spanning over two decades. As the very first Cabinet Member for Equalities and Cohesion, she was apt to promote inclusiveness and diversity, by developing important borough events such as Women’s Empowerment Month. Black History Month, and the implementation of the Borough’s Gender Equality Charter. She has also worked with Faith organizations and community groups across the Borough, to promote and impact its ideals and lend a voice to the vulnerable and disadvantaged.

Afolasade Bright who is a member of the prestigious London Mayor’s Association and London Labour Mayor’s Association, had once been a Councillor in Hackney borough and Chair of Hackney Labour Group as well as Director of Hackney Homes, before she was elected as the first African and certainly first Nigerian Civic Mayor of Hackney in 2006. A Trustee of many local and National organizations in the U.K. and abroad. Adviser to government and parastatals.

Sade is the Founder and President of several Organizations: The Sapphirez women’s organization, The Pennu Charity for old people, Extraordinaire, (a project geared to mentoring young women and girls through her political and leadership mentoring academy, with over 200 young people currently benefiting from the project). She also supports and fundraises for many nominated charities, including Age Concern UK, St Joseph’s Hospice Hackney, Richards House Children’s Charity and The Bright Free Maths Project.

Councillor Afolasade Bright is the story of amazing strength and grace. She is an epitome of a good public servant and Community Leader who works tirelessly in very many different ways on behalf of the community.
As a committed Christian, she works assiduously with her husband in the Faith Sector and currently serves as a Co-Pastor of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (The Master’s Sanctuary). This very industrious and sought-after speaker at corporate events and church conferences, is also the Author of an award-winning Christian book titled, ‘Dream Big: Stretch Your Boundaries’. She has received a collection of 180 awards both in the U.K. and abroad.

Music Ministers

Tomi Favored

Tomi Favored is a singer, a BMI songwriter, musician, and growing producer with 6 albums released progressively from 2014 to present.

Currently credited with 90+ personal copy-written/registered songs, various artist collaborations from "Awamaridi with Nathaniel Bassey and Tope Alabi, Passover (Tafi) with TY Bello, International commercial and ad voiceovers to third party background vocal work on secular projects like the movie sparkle".

Outside of music and family, Tomi Favored is a public speaker, writer, and published author of two books available in paperback and e-book formats from Amazon & Kindle to Barnes & Noble & Kobo.

Her life’s desire is to draw souls to Jesus for salvation, and worship God unswervingly in Spirit and Truth with all she does.

Tomi Favored is a happy wife to dynamic saxophonist Seyi Alesh, and is also a grateful mother to 2 very vibrant toddlers.

Rhoda Joseph

Rhoda Joseph aka God's Golden Eagle is a daughter of the King of kings, a lover of God and a worshipper after God's heart by His grace. She is by His grace, a contemporary gospel singer, songwriter, instrumentalist, a recording artist and an accountant by profession.

Raised in a Christian home, she is the first out of a musical family of seven. Rhoda currently serves as a music director at her zonal parish; RCCG Faith Chapel Orleans Church and a zonal music director for ON-3 zone. By the grace of God, she also serves as a Sunday School teacher, an intercessor and a Frontline member of the RCCG Canada Mass Choir where she had the privilege of leading one of the songs 'Latter Rain' in the live recording of the RCCG Canada Mass Choir Album tagged "Raise a Shout". She has by God's grace released two songs namely 'Consecrated' and 'We Thank You - featuring the Faith Chapel International Choir to the glory of God.

Her passion is to pleasure the heart of God, connecting men to HIM through worship, bringing them to a place of intimacy with HIM and lives being changed from glory to glory.

Her favorite quote is "I am nothing but a vessel in God's hands. He uses her as He pleases". The key scriptures that speak of her purpose, passion and intimacy with the Lord are Psalms 89:1, Ps 27:4, Romans 12:1, Revelation 4:11, Job 23:10, Ps 24:6 and Psalms 51:16

Marc Isaacs

A worship leader and music minister, music ministry has become one of his greatest priorities. Talented and young Marc Isaacs has defined himself amongst the top gospel ministers both locally and regionally.

This was evident through his first release, 'Good Morning (2013)' which rocked the airways and was well received through-out Trinidad and Tobago and the wider Caribbean, touching many lives. He was a Youth Award nominee (2014) for creative arts and Marlin Award Nominee (2014) for Gospel Soca Performance of Year. In 2017 he became a Marlin award winner for Adapted recording of the year for another one of his hit singles, “Sweeter Than Honey”. One of his major highlights of 2017 was the release of his debut Album: “Mercies”. In 2018 his album “Mercies” was selected as Gospel Album of the Year 2018 at the Gospel Music Awards of Trinidad and Tobago. He continues to spread the gospel around Trinidad and Tobago and the region with his powerful messages in music.

During his tenure as a music minister he has shared the stage with some renowned International Gospel Ministers such as Tye Tribbett, New Breed, Jessica Reedy and the legendary Alvin Slaughter among others.
He continues to live by this scripture "No good thing will He withhold from them who walk uprightly" Psalms 84:11.

* Album of the Year 2018
* Debut Album 2017 – “Mercies”
* Marlin Award Winner 2017
* Awards: Marlin Award Nominee 2014

Joy Meye

Hailing from Suriname, Joy Meye is a Civil engineer graduate from the University of The West Indies in Trinidad, where she spent six (6) years. Presently Joy is back in Suriname, faithfully serving the Lord as worship leader, youth leader and anything else needed from her. No task for the kingdom is too big or small, her humble prayer is “Lord prepare me for your purpose for I was called to have dominion here on earth.”

She comes from a long legacy of church leadership, with her father being a second- generation pastor, leading one of the largest churches in Suriname.

Joy is one of two children and spent most of her life developing her talents, by serving in ministry with her family. She is an accomplished soprano, with the skill to sing all harmonies, a gift she attributes to God and God alone.
Her passion has seen her thorough many productions locally and internationally, adding value to many other gospel artistes across the world. Her valuable contribution can be heard on several albums.

Her talent extends into dance, and she spent her early years developing the fine art of ballet which led her to South Africa for a while to study dance. From an early age, Joy responded to the call towards the Arts. At twenty (20) years, she managed and prepared a mass choir of two hundred (200) voices in her country. She brought this talent to the shores of Trinidad & Tobago, where she became an active member at San Fernando Open Bible, under the leadership of Reverend Cecil Quamina and Pastor David Charles.

Joy is focusing on building her career in Civil Engineering while continuing to support the work of God’s kingdom across the globe. In her spare time, she sits at her keyboard birthing and writing whatever God puts on her heart.

“No task for the kingdom is too big or small, her humble prayer is Lord prepare me for your purpose for I was called to have dominion here on earth.”


Jerome Bell
Founder & CEO
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