Biography of Apostle Femi Victor Lazarus
Born on 15th November, Apostle Femi Victor Lazarus is the founder of the Femi Lazarus Ministries Ecumenical, popularly called FLAME. He is also the founder and Senior Pastor of Sphere of Light Church headquartered in Ibadan.
He is a Public Health Professional and the Convener of Campus on Fire Conference. Pastor Femi is multilingual, as he speaks Yoruba, English and Hausa fluently with a bit of Igbo language.
An indigene of Ogun State in Nigeria, Pastor Femi Lazarus is a very selfless and passionate preacher who has a vision of liberating as a mandate from God. He is a seasoned preacher of the Gospel, highly intelligent, dedicated, committed and talented.
According to Apostle Femi Lazarus, his salvation story was quite strange. In his words, “I returned from a night party the night I gave my life to Christ. It was just a simple conversation between me and my Dad. The questions he asked me were assisted by the spirit and that was all God needed to bring me closer to himself.
I wasn’t chasing God, God was chasing me!” The conversion occurred after he had a ‘simple talk’ with his dad, who he adores greatly and admits plays a huge and significant role in his life.
Since his conversion, he has been involved in the conversion of many others through spirit-filled preaching and teachings. One attendance in his meeting and you will feel the tangibility of God’s presence.
Apostle Femi Lazarus also leads “School on the Street”, a social impact initiative which influences the lives of many, both young and old and this was brought to light when he received an award at Royal Awards and Leadership Summit Ceremony organized by the Ooni of Ife Foundation on 18th January, 2020.
After receiving this award, He wrote, “The land I had to wait on God to send help to be able to buy pure water worth 5 naira, the same land where I have had to ‘prayer walk’ from campus to campus gate because there was no 20 naira to take bus, God brought honour from that same land”.
As a man under authority, he has Pastor Bimbo Animashaun as his spiritual father and he is also known for honouring fathers as evident in his speeches, teachings and conduct.
He has in time past had contact with Fathers of Faith, one is Prophet Michael Ojo Olowere, who he and two fellow ministers (Pastor Daniel Olawande and Evangelist Lawrence Oyor) visited days before the Latter Rain Conference organized by the Sphere of Light Church in Obafemi Awolowo University.
He is a student of Church History and he recently debunked rumour generally believed about the wife of Apostle Joseph Ayodele Babalola, Pastor Femi Lazarus defended her saying, “She didn’t maltreat the God’s General as many believe, but locked door against him to rest which the General most times doesn’t have because of robust schedule of programmes and ministrations”.
Presently, Pastor Femi Lazarus’ Sphere of Light Church has three branches – Ibadan, Ile-Ife and Lagos centres.
The Sphere of Light Church started in Ife, Osun State and after a direction from God to move to Ibadan, he opened another branch of Sphere of Light Church in Ibadan officially on 19th January, 2020.
Along with its main churches, the Sphere of Light Church also runs the LA Church, a campus based church for students and currently has two branches in the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife and the University of Ibadan respectively.
The Sphere of Light Church continues to grow in terms of physical members and online followers. The Church is not without tangible testimonies, one of a Muslim lady who got healed from epilepsy is notable.
Apostle Femi Lazarus is also a Public Health Professional also holds a meeting called, Campus on Fire Conference which holds in Higher Institutions around the nation, Nigeria. The Conference recently held in The Polytechnic, Ibadan, with strong manifestations of the Spirit. He also runs a free mentorship programme known as Femi Lazarus Mentorship School.
Apostle Femi Lazarus is a strong advocate for balance and accuracy in media and on one occasion where he held an Online Meet-up with Media Influencers, he strongly admonished that the “Media should not commit Adam’s error of exaggerating God’s instruction and that God is depending on the Media for accuracy and accurate representation”.
He strongly believes and teaches that for a man to fulfill destiny contrary to what many know and believe, a man must conquer himself first, not his enemy, which he considers secondary. He also teaches that “your destiny is not stronger than your decisions in life”.
Pastor Femi Lazarus is a balanced teacher. He is also involved in training many other ministers and he has been doing this consistently for years. His given mandate is to raise God’s end-time army and that is not far from the truth given all that he is doing especially among the young Christian folks.
He was also consecrated as an Apostle on June 12th, 2022 at the Festival of Life Anniversary of the Sphere of Light Church, Ibadan.
Pastor Femi Lazarus organises a weekly online Bible Teaching session on the Telegram app to teach the word. He also founded the Slum Education Initiative with a strong passion to get kids to school especially those living with no hope of being schooled.
A graduate of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Pastor Femi is happily married to Pastor Miracle Femi-Lazarus. She is a Christian writer and convener of Mimie Passions where she writes on godly lifestyle and virtues She is also a jovial and loving micro-biologist.
The duo tied the knot on the 12th of December, 2020 and were blessed with their first daughter (Mofifunoluwa Abigail Femi-Lazarus) on 26th November, 2021. Together, they pastor the Ibadan assembly which is the headquarters of the Sphere of Light Church.
Pastor Femi Lazarus is also an entrepreneur. He is a professional realtor at Light City Homes.
Books by Pastor Femi Lazarus
As an established author, Apostle Femi Lazarus had authored the following books.
- The Final Move of God