A Celebratory Tribute to

Pastor Michael Olawore


Councillor Christine May

It is with deep regret that I learnt of the death of the Senior Minister, Pastor Michael Olawore – and on behalf of all Members of the Royal Borough of Greenwich, I wish to express my deepest sympathy to the congregation of the New Wine Church. Pastor Michael Olawore will be greatly missed. He played […]

Bishop Mark J. Chironna

Dear First Lady Ayo, Emmanuel, Joshua, Zoe, The Elders and Deacons, and The New Wine Family: As we honour the life of a great man of God, Michael Olawore, a husband, a father, a pastor, and a great leader in the Kingdom, and a precious brother and friend, I want to first and foremost offer […]

Apostle Zacharie A. Adetola

I have known Pastor Michael Olawore from high school. He was a man of vision and passion and an exemplary servant of God indeed. He was an inspirational leader and was full of encouragement and great motivation to others. His yieldedness and consecration to the matters of God’s Kingdom was rather remarkable. His selfless love […]

Joke Adeyemi

Pastor Michael, a gallant soldier for Christ, he loved God deeply, served Him with passion, dedicated his life for the cause of Christ and gave his all to the Lord. A man of integrity and great character. A respectable, respectful, diligent, faithful, loyal, committed, generous, selfless, sacrificial, demon-chasing, thunderous prayer warrior. And of course, I […]

Mark Oakes

I first came to know Michael around 20 years ago. Such an amazing humble man of God I was proud to have known him. We laughed and marvelled together at how New Wine was full to capacity upon the visit of Reinhard Bonnke. Every square inch of the carpet full of people hungry for the […]

Apostle Josephat Elias Mwingira

On behalf of Efatha family, my wife, Eliakunda, and myself, I wish to convey my condolence to the family, leadership, friends and the entire family of New Wine Church for the loss of the Senior Pastor, Michael Olawore, my spiritual son who we were together for many years. May my sympathy and heartfelt condolence bring […]

Councillor & Mrs Olu Babatola

We are so blessed, privileged and honoured to have known Pastor Michael Olawore. It is our human nature to want to understand everything now, but TRUST requires that we learn and rely heavily on God even when things seem unclear. Pastor Michael brought joy and sweetness to those around him. We give our thoughts and […]

Mark Sturge

Dear friends and family of New Wine Church: It is with a sad and heavy heart that I offer my deepest condolence, on behalf of all my colleagues at Christian Aid, to Lady Ayo Olawore, Emmanuel, Joshua and Zoe, the leadership and family of New Wine Church on the loss and home-going of a dear […]

Dr. John Solomon

About 10 years ago, I was conversing with Dr Tayo Adeyemi about his extensive travel around the world, during which time I asked whether New Wine Church would miss him. At that time there were 3 or 4 Associate Pastors in the Church. Dr Tayo told me: “Yes, they do, but if Pastor Michael is […]

Florence Akpokodje and Family

Sleep on Dearest Pastor Michael and have an eternal rest with God AlmightyI keep wondering why God took you from us so soon. I have not even been able to say thank you for all that you have done for me and my family since I have been in New wine Church and this really […]