Rt. Rev. Philip Hunsu Ajose
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Rt. Rev. Philip Hunsu Ajose was the third Pastor of the Celestial Church of Christ (CCC), succeeding Rt. Rev. Alexander Abiodun Adebayo Bada. The World Committee Of Shepherd met on Monday 2nd October, 2000 and proclaimed Rev. P H Ajose as Pastor and Spiritual Head CCC Worldwide at Celestial Holy City, Imeko, Ogun State on 24th-25th December, 2000. After brief illness he gave up the ghost on 2nd March 2001.
Rev. Philip Hunsu Ajose was born on 10th August 1932 in Badagry town to Mr Ajose who was a strong Christian and Co-Founder of the United Methodist African Church, Eleja at Badagry. It was in that Church that baby Ajose was Christened and named Philip.
He attended one of the very first Primary School in Nigeria, St Thomas Primary School, Badagry, from 1939 to 1949.
He was admitted to the Nigeria Marine ( Nigeria Ports Authority) for a three-year training course in Mechanical Engineering. He graduated honorably and obtained a certificate in internal combustion engineering. He got employment with the E C N (N E P A) as a station supervisor in 1951 at Ijora Power Station. His hard work and diligence resulted in his transfer to Benin City as superintendent in 1961,Oshogbo in 1967, Ajure in 1970, Badagry as Superintendent District Manager in 1971.These transfers across the country were the prove to be the hand work of God for His purpose as been witnessed today.
In 1976, Rev Phillip Hunsu Ajose resigned his appointment with ECN and gave all his time and service to his Lord and Savior During his numerous transfers from one major outpost of the ECN to another provided him the opportunity to establish more than 200 parishes of C C C in Nigeria to name but a few: Benin City, Badagry, Obenja, Warri, Sapele, Uwele, Olobo, Ole, Issau, Auchi, Asaba, Agbor, Ubuluku, Gbanka, Ora, Sagbongida, Afuwe, Eme-ora, Akure, Oshogbo, Ede, etc.
Rev Philip Hunsu Ajose leadership qualities, were fully appreciated by the Prophet Pastor Founder Rev SBJ Oschoffa and was sent to oversee the affairs of Overseas Diocese, which includes Great Britain, Europe, Canada, and the USA with London as base and Diocesan Headquarters.