Name: MIKE BAMILOYE
Marital Status: Married October 8, 1988 (Gloria Bamiloye)
Ministry: Mount Zion Faith Ministries
“Daddy” as He is usually called by Mount Zion friends and families. Evang. Mike Bamiloye is a veteran drama minister whom God had helped to initiate the fire of Gospel drama worldwide and much more continued in that fire ignited over three decades ago.
Daddy Mike Bamiloye was born on April 13, 1960 at Ilesa, a town in Osun State (Southwestern part of Nigeria); he cried at birth; sucked his mother’s breast; exposed to sun and cold just like everyone of us, but the way he sees and handles the deposits of God in his life has made him so distinct amidst the multitude.
Daddy was trained at Divisional Teachers’ Training College Ipetumodu where he began his career as a script writer and stage drama minister by way of the household name “Mount Zion” on the 5th of August, 1985; with his wife Mummy Gloria Bamiloye. They prayed together and declared the ministry on track when he was 25. Then the youth with great vision!, they fasted for a whole year in preparation for what lies ahead. . In August 1987, Evangelist Mike Bamiloye resigned from his teaching professions to work full-time in the increasingly busy ministry.
Hell in conference, the first drama ministration of the ministry staged just immediately after the fasting at the National Christian Teachers’ Conference, Ilesa 1986, was really a FIRE ENCOUNTER! A REVIVAL! A result of what prayers can wrought, and ever since Mount Zion has been on an increasing level of glory and impacts. It was really an explosion when the blockbuster, TV serial; Agbara nla came into limelight 1993 with so many testimonies of encounters and salvation.
The faith life of this Legend surpass human comprehension; in the early days when the ministry was seemingly insignificant, God taught him a great lesson about faith, just at the point he questioned the replication of what he saw and read in the lives Oral Roberts, Kenneth Hagin, Kenett Copeland among others… God said to him:
“They used Faith; they spent FAITH as their CURRENCY. Faith! Faith!” And that birthed the ‘FAITH’ in the name: Mount Zion FAITH Ministries. This great man arose like Abraham GOING… NOT KNOWING WHERE! In the thick and thin, he kept going and moving FORWARD! One of his popular statements is “Wherever faith is, Jesus works.” On so MANY occasions he has acted in faith and in obedience to whatever instructions he hears from his dear father, God. His life is FAITH! His Ministry is FAITH in ACTION! His consistent tune to whatever God is saying, and his obedience to what God is doing has placed this great man on ever increasing greatness.
One more important cardinal point of His life and ministry is his art of GIVING AND SOWING. He can SOW! The giving and sowing is as old as the ministry, it started with sowing of the very first honorarium N5000, huge! That was 1988 to ten different ministries as instructed by God; gave out over 1000 photoplay magazines; organized free drama fiesta 1987 where feeding and accommodation was absolutely free for several days; the sowing of the then 1995 ‘ISACC’- the one and only ministry bus with tears, free books, free films, free premiers among so many.
It wasn’t a MISTAKE the height the ministry under his leadership has gotten to today! The first Christian drama ministry to produce over 100 movies and several TV serials; the first to own a 24-hours gospel movie television station; a Christian entertainment broadcasting platform with many channels aimed at both the Christian and non-Christian audience. A great man God has used to raise several gospel drama platforms worldwide.
He said in 2015 when Mount Zion Faith Ministry was 30 years and I quote:
“I’ve not started ministry… The world has not yet seen the best of God in me, watch-out!”
Daddy Mike is the Executive President and Founder of Mount Zion Faith Ministries Int’l, Nigeria and also the Executive Director of The Mount Zion Institute of Christian Drama, established since 1991, which has trained thousands of drama and film production ministers in Nigeria, UK, USA, Australia, and Europe.
He is Head of Advisory Board, North American Conference of Evangelical Drama and Film Ministers (NACEDRAM), founder and Head of Advisory Council of UK Christian Drama Ministers Association, already established in 5 regions in the United Kingdom. Evang. Mike Bamiloye is one of the Executive Members of the Mount Zion Eagles on Missions, Australia – a joint association comprising Mount Zion Film Productions and two other Australian based Churches envisioned with film productions evangelism in Australia and the Pacific Coasts. He was Resident Script-Writer, African “Walking With Jesus” Film Projects of Campus Crusade For Christ Int’l, Orlando, Florida and Cultural Producer of the Film Project “Walking With Jesus” in Nairobi Kenya to mention few.
Daddy Mike Bamiloye is a Script-Writer, faith-based film Actor, Producer and Director, and married to Mummy Gloria Bamiloye, who is also an Author, Script-Writer, Actress and Christian Film Producer and Founder of Women Intercessors for Drama Ministry (The Vision Carriers).
They are blessed with three children: Damilola Mike Bamiloye, a Script writer, movie director and Director of Photography; Joshua MIke Bamiloye, a Music and Drama minister and Sound Engineer who is into movie soundtracks, he has scored more than 50 of Mount Zion movies and Oluwadarasimi Mike Bamiloye, who also is a Script Writer and Drama Minister. God bless Daddy Mike Bamiloye,
God Bless Mount Zion Faith Ministries!
#Source: Legend of Faith; Liwem Network International
Published By: Ifeoluwa ORISAKAHUNSI
- The Dilemma of Bro. Pariola – MIKE BAMILOYE
- The Dilemma of Sis. Rebecca – MIKE BAMILOYE
- Mike Bamiloye shares a story on IMPATIENCE
- There are no values the Nollywood Artistes can add to the Gospel Movie productions – Mike Bamiloye
- The Dilemma of Bro. Pariola (Part 5&6)- MIKE BAMILOYE
- “Don’t drop your calling and purpose for whatever reasons” – Mike Bamiloye