2022 Award Recipient

Dr.  (Pastor) Funmilayo (Funmi) Adeyemi, a seasoned influencer and advocate for integral missions, eliminating poverty and restoring the power of hope through welfare programs and education, advocacy, and social justice. She pioneered Hope For You in March 2014, and currently serves as the President of the organization. Hope for You Inc,(HFY)  is a global humanitarian organization that promotes Corporate Social Responsibilities (CSR) and Community Initiatives for over 1000 RCCG churches in the Americas and beyond.  Her sphere of influence includes Australia, Jordan, Turkey and UAE(United Arab Emirates) for CSR(Corporate Social Responsibility). Her responsibilities include developing, directing, mobilizing and strategizing the seamless management of the organization.

As an overseer of the organization, she remains dedicated compassionate, and quick to respond to the ongoing needs of people. Her coworkers often describe her as, extremely caring with a  motherly character that never fails to reflect in her timely work ethic, her infectious positive attitude is both welcoming and encouraging to those she is around. By the grace of God Dr. Funmi remains humble, honorable and steadfast in her obedient submission to the call of God.

She is a Special Assistant to the Continental Overseer (SATCO) of  The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) in The Americas (North Central and South).

She has over 30 years of experience as a skillful teacher, international speaker, missionary, mentor, and community organizer.


To her credit, Dr.Funmi and her husband were one of the first set of pioneer missionaries sent out by the RCCG international office in 1995 to countries of Southern Africa region, and started RCCG in Malawi, Central Africa. She served at the General Overseer’s office and was a lecturer at RCCG School of Missions before her missionary assignment.


Presently, She is currently an active member of the World Council of Churches through Pan African Women of Faith organization where she serves as Co- Convener for Networking Group.Dr. Funmi is the Vice President for Growth and Partnerships at Member of Board of Regent for Bakke Graduate University in USA,  President for Evangelical and Pentecostal leaders at leadership team and Steering Committee member at Christian Churches Together USA (CCT) for the Catholic, Evangelical, Pentecostal, Orthodox, African- American and Protest and Christian Communions and Organizations in the USA.


Parish with the Most Delegates:

Pastor Seun Odelowo – RCCG Christ the Rock Conroe, Texas 1st place

Regions with the Most Delegates

Pastor Yemi Adewole – NAR3, IL

Pastor Omo Ghandi-Olaoye -NAR8, MD

Pastor Naomi Ajayi-Adeniran – NAR6, NY