The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on Tuesday sent warm greetings to the Prelate and Metropolitan Senior Pastor of House on the Rock, Paul Adefarasin, on his 60th birthday, January 25, 2023.
Adefarasin was born on January 25, 1963, to a Nigerian High Court judge from Ogun State, Joseph Adefarasin and a women’s rights activist from Lagos State, Hilda Adefarasin.
As a gospel minister and evangelist, Adefarasin is also the host of The Experience, an annual interdenominational gospel concert with several hundreds of thousands of worshipers in attendance globally.
Buhari’s birthday message to the clergyman was contained in a statement signed by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, titled ‘President Buhari rejoices with Pastor Paul Adefarasin at 60.’
According to Adesina, “The President joins family members, friends, congregants of House on the Rock and well-wishers in felicitating with the spiritual leader, who has dedicated his life to propagating the gospel of Christ, and serving humanity, especially with The Rock Foundation.
“President Buhari believes the Bible teacher has expanded in influence and leadership within the country and beyond, with accompanying goodwill, mentoring other preachers and ministers who have sustained the peace and love of Christianity.
“As the Convener and Host of The Experience, an annual gospel concert, turns 60, the President notes the role of the church in infrastructure development, particularly in the health and educational sector.”
Therefore, Buhari prayed that the Almighty God would continue to bless Adefarasin with good health, strength and wisdom, and remember his family, especially his co-labourer and wife, Ifeanyi.