Archbishop’s Profile

The Most. Rev. Dr. Michael Olusina Fape was ordained Deacon on 17th July, 1983 and priested the following year on 8th July, 1984.  He was made a Canon in Ibadan Diocese on 24th April 1995 and collated as Archdeacon at the Cathedral Church of St. James, Ibadan , on 23rd October, 1997.  Six years later, Archbishop Fape was elected and consecrated as Bishop on Sunday, 16th November, 2003 and was enthroned as the second Bishop of the Diocese of Remo on Thursday, 20th November, 2003. He was elected as the Archbishop of the Ecclesiastical Province of Lagos on Friday, 2nd June, 2016 and presented on Sunday, 24th July, 2016.

Archbishop Fape had his primary education at St. Jude’s Primary School, Ipogun from 1966 to 1971, and attended St. Paul ’s Secondary Modern School, Ilara – Mokin between 1972 and 1974; where he obtained Secondary Modern School Leaving Certificate in 1974. Later he went to St. John/Mary’s College, Owo where he trained as a Professional Teacher and obtained Teachers’ Grade II Certificate, between 1975 -1978.  He received a call to the ministry and was trained at Immanuel College of Theology between 1980 and 1983 and obtained Diploma in Religious Studies in 1982 and Diploma in Theology 1983.

In quest for higher education, Archbishop Fape went to the University of Ibadan in 1984 and graduated in 1987 with Bachelor of Arts (Hons), Religious Studies: Second Class Upper Division.  He then travelled overseas for his Master’s Degree at Yale University Divinity School , New Haven , CT ( U.S.A. ) between 1989 and 1990 where he obtained a Master of Sacred Theology degree (S.T.M.), in Pastoral Counselling & NT Ethics.  He studied for his Doctorate Degree in the University of Aberdeen , Aberdeen , Scotland and graduated in 1996 with a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in New Testament Studies.

He is married to Mrs. Oluwatoyin Kehinde Fape, and the marriage is blessed with three children: Mojisola, Folasade and Omolola