FOUNDER – PASTOR OLUBI JOHNSON, (BSc. MSc. Ph.D)
Pastor Olubi Johnson is the President of Christ Life Ministries and Founder/Setman of Scripture Pasture Christian Centre Ibadan, Nigeria. He is the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Lifeforte International High and Junior Schools, Biscordint Travels, Lifeforte Holdings and Investments and is the Nigeria Master Affiliate of Linux Professional Institute (LPI). Pastor Olubi Johnson is the Chairman Board of Trustees Elyon Koinonia Estate Developers Limited, Living Mercy Voice Foundation, a charity organization established by Scripture Pasture Christian Centre and Lifeforte Scholarship Foundation.
He attended the first secondary school in Nigeria, the prestigeous CMS Grammar School Bariga, Lagos (founded 1859) from January 1970 to June 1974, where he left with a grade 1 distinction (WASC). He holds a first class Bachelors and Masters degree in Physics from the University of Ibadan. He is also an alumnus of Imperial College London where he completed postgraduate coursework in Communication Engineering. His love for the challenge of research in cutting-edge Computational Theoretical Physics led him, after many years of fruitful ministry, to return to his passion for academic research and attainment, and was recently awarded a PhD. in Physics from the University of Ibadan for his dissertation entitled: “Atomistic Simulation and Calculation of Optoelectronic Properties and Efficiency of Graphene-Anatase Based Magnesium Perovskite Solar Cell.” With over 25 years of experience in education and management, Olubi continues to ensure that Lifeforte stays true to its mission of enhancing lives via excellent education.
Pastor Johnson is the Nigeria Master Affiliate of Linux Professional Institute (LPI), the first and largest vendor-neutral Linux and Open Source certification body in the world.
He ensures the growth and adoption of Linux Open Source and Free Software by identifying the best partner organizations for LPI in Nigeria and English-speaking West African countries that are best suited for the task of promoting Linux professionalism in the region. Under his leadership, LPI Nigeria was awarded the fastest growing affiliate in the Europe Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region in its first year.
The LPI Innovation Hub (the first multi-disciplinary Hub in a sub-Saharan African University founded by an Open Source body) was built by Pastor Johnson and his wife Sarah Olubi-Johnson (Ph.D), in collaboration with LPI Global.
Pastor Johnson has a passion for young people and believes that through the activities at the LPI Innovation Hub and the networking it will provide, young men and women will be equipped in no small way to contribute significantly to building of the immediate community, the larger community and the nation as a whole.
CO-PASTOR – PASTOR SARAH OLUBI JOHNSON, (B.A., M.A., Ph.D.)
Sarah Olubi Johnson, a hand-maiden of the LORD with prophetic grace, and her husband, Pastor Olubi Johson, founded Lifeforte in 1990. Sarah continues to serve as the CEO and Vice-Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Lifeforte International High and Junior Schools. She is also the CEO and Managing Director of Biscordint Travels and Lifeforte Holdings and Investments.
She is the Vice-Chairperson Board of Trustees Elyon Koinonia Estate Developers Limited, Living Mercy Voice Foundation, a charity organization established by Scripture Pasture Christian Centre and Lifeforte Scholarship Foundation.
Sarah holds a Second Class Honours Upper Division Bachelors degree in English from the University of Jos and a Masters degree in English from the University of Ibadan where she specialized and earned a Ph.D in phonology. Prior to founding Lifeforte, Sarah was a lecturer in the Department of English at the University of Ibadan.
Sarah Olubi Johnson, has made significant contributions to improving educational opportunities for children in Africa and beyond. With over 30 years of experience in education, business and management, her unparalleled success as an educationist and astute businesswoman has earned her several accolades most notably the PSR Woman of Merit Gold Award, Leadership in Nigeria Education Gold Award, Grand Award for Productivity in Africa and a nomination for the TimeNews Development Achievers Merit Gold Award. Sarah was also the guest speaker at the Diamond Bank Plc 22nd Nationwide Business Xpress Seminar.
Under Sarah’s leadership, Lifeforte has grown from a vision into one of the best international schools in Africa with outstanding award-winning students and alumni who are impacting Nigeria, Africa, and the world.
Sarah is the author of the best seller business book “Dare to Dream and Succeed in a Harsh Economic Climate, RECESSION – RECOVERY”, a collaborative work with TELL Magazine. The Book both practical and inspiring, purchased in 2013 by First Bank Nigeria Plc has been used as a manual in the bank’s Small and Medium Scale Entrepreneurial program. The book has also been impressively sponsored by Ogun State government and Nestoil Plc.
On pro bono basis, to promote good fundamental work and business ethics amongst Nigerian Youths, Sarah has also been a guest speaker at Lagos and Ogun State National Youth Service Camps and distributed the books on a large scale to Youth Corpers in Lagos, Ogun, Ondo and Ekiti States. Furthermore, Law School Students in Abuja are also recipients of this pro bono distribution.
Sarah, a lover of youths, also delivered a keynote address on her passion ‘Excellence’ at the Annual Personality Lecture and Honours Day of the University of Ibadan Medical Students Association, and more recently held a seminar on ‘Building a Successful Business in Nigeria’s Challenging Environment’ and made a book presentation at The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) Young ‘Agripreneurs’ Event.