The New York Theological Seminary and Christ Apostolic Church (First in the Americas) recently announced the creation of the Abraham A. Oyedeji Scholarship at the New York Theological Seminary.
Abraham Adegoke Oyedeji, founding pastor of Christ Apostolic Church (First in the Americas) in Brooklyn, New York, and currently one of five chairmen providing leadership to congregations associated with Christ Apostolic Church in the United States.
Dr. Oyedeji was born in Owo-ope, in the Olujide Ruling House Compound in Gbongan, Nigeria. He is the son of a chief and is married to Rebecca Abiodun Oyedeji. The couple came to the United States in 1971, bringing with them 10 hymnbooks of the Christ Apostolic Church and a copy of the Christ Apostolic Church constitution in both English and Yoruba.
The New York Theological Seminary is an institution dedicated to diversity, multiculturalism, social justice and religious tolerance. The mission of the seminary is to prepare men and women, from every background, for careers in ministry.