Rev. John Adamedes
Between 150 and 200 guests came to the Quality Motel in the Solomon Islands on December 1, 2006 to hear Archbishop Alfred A. Adelekan deliver a message of peace.
Archbishop Adelekan is the Archbishop of the International House of Prayer (IHOP). He has also been working as a professor for 25 years, being an expert in the field of religious management studies. He was born in Nigeria and was ordained as an archbishop 23 years ago. He is a Dean of the IHOP Bible Institute in Washington, DC, and also an affiliate professor with Friendship International Christian University. He does management consulting for many churches and interfaith organizations. He received his Ph.D. in theology at Christian International University. Archbishop Adelekan has been married for 43 years and has six sons.
On his arrival in the Solomon Islands via Brisbane, Australia, Archbishop Adelekan was expecting to be in a predominately white community, but to his surprise and delight he found that the Solomon Islands are a predominately black community. He was doubly surprised to see local people with red and blond hair. It was his first time in 68 years to see fair-haired black people, His heart was naturally moved by the friendly welcome and respect given to him, and he proclaimed that he could understand why Father Moon really loves this country and cannot wait to come back.
The event was truly spirit-filled, and Archbishop Adelekan testified to Father Moon as the True Parent and King of Peace and spoke of the need to work together to build peace among ourselves. “We have more in common than we have differences,” he said; “therefore, we have to practice true brotherly love.” In answer to the question, “Am I my brother’s keeper?” he said “Of course, we are.”
After his wonderful experience here, Archbishop Adelekan said he would return to establish a branch of his church in the Solomon’s. Archbishop Adelekan has many churches throughout the US and in his homeland of Nigeria.