Founder PLLI, Visionary & Strategic Leader, Convener– Vantage Forum.
Godman is the Lead Pastor of The Elevation Church, a non-denominational church founded in 2010 with six expressions branches in Lagos, and others in Ontario, Canada and London UK. The Elevation Church has a God-given mandate to ‘make greatness common’. Prior to The Elevation Church, Godman served as an associate pastor in Daystar Christian Centre for over a decade, and he continues to serve as a faculty member of the Daystar Leadership Academy.
Godman is the visionary behind several initiatives, interventions and community outreaches such as the Pistis Foundation, a non-profit social intervention enterprise, established to be a model provider of empowerment opportunities for the economically challenged, with key focus on education, health and shelter initiatives. He is also Pistis Life and Leadership Institute (PLLI), a human capital development organization for leaders, with a distinct framework for facilitating learning in Africa.
He is the convener of several events and conferences targeted at empowering different people groups in Christian ministry, business and the polity. Some of these initiatives include the Exponential Conference for Pastors and Church Leaders; Vantage Forum, an annual business & economic outlook event; the Hangout which is a conference for singles, ManUP a mentorship program for young men and Better Half Media, a ministry that is positioned to positively influence marriages and relationships.
Akinlabi holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mining Engineering from the Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria, a Master’s degree in International Law and Diplomacy from the University of Lagos, Nigeria, and an MBA from Manchester Business School. He has authored several critically acclaimed books.