James Jide Ayanda
Reverend/Prophet James Jide Ayanda M.Sc; FCIB; M.Inst AM; M.Inst.Pet
Reverend Ayanda had his further education at Canadian private missionary college, where he became a born-again Christian when he vividly received his divine calling. A product of South West London College and University of Ibadan. He retired in 1995 as the Chief Executive Officer of Merchant Banking Corporation Limited, now part of First Bank of Nigeria Plc, after spending 24 years in the Banking sector.
A professional Banker turned to become a priest in September 1995 when he retired to answer his calling into God’s full time Ministry. He founded Cherubim & Seraphim Movement Church, Mount Horeb – the Church he has been shepherding since 1996 to date. Reverend Ayanda is an author and some of his writings include: The Biography of the Most Reveend S A Abidoye (2007); The Living Christian (2008); Professional Churches (2010); Districts Network in CSMC (2012); My Calling (2018). Today, he is a consultant in banking, ecumenism and community development services.
He has served the Church In various capacities and in different cities including Omu-Aran, Mokwa, Kano, Bauchi, Idumagbo, Sabo-Oko Oba Lagos, Kaduna and London. He led a team of seven from United Kingdom to represent the whole C&S denomination in Frankfurt, Germany in the World Council of Churches in 1975. Reverend Ayanda is happily married with children and grand-children.