Dr. ‘Tunde Bakare is the Founding Pastor and Serving Overseer of The Latter Rain Assembly, a Lagos, Nigeria-based end-time church with a distinct prophetic mandate and cross-cutting influence beyond the pulpit, in line with the Kingdom mandate to exercise dominion over every sphere of human endeavour. He presides over the Global Apostolic Impact Network (GAIN), a network of churches, ministries and Kingdom businesses committed to advancing God’s Kingdom on earth, Latter Rain Ministries, Inc.(Church Development Centre) in Atlanta, USA, a ministry committed to restoring today’s church to the scriptural pattern, and is the host of the weekly television and radio programme, Moment of Truth.
In 2007, he founded the International Centre for Reconstruction and Development (ICRD), a not-for-profit research-led propositional platform committed to the transformation of African states. Through The Latter Rain Assembly, he has been a foremost voice bridging the gap between the pulpit, politics, and the people of Nigeria, most recently culminating in his convening the Save Nigeria Group (SNG) – a coalition of progressive political society organizations and individuals; noted for engendering significant political shifts – in 2010, his participation in 2011 general elections as a Vice-Presidential candidate to General Muhammadu Buhari on the platform of Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), and in his selection as a South-West delegate to the 2014 National Conference in Nigeria.
A passionate lover and servant of God, a distinguished and relentless patriot, a trans-generational connector, and nation-builder. Dr. Bakare holds a Law degree from the University of Lagos (UNILAG), a Doctor of Ministry (honoris causa) from Indiana Christian University in recognition of his global reach and impact, and continues to harness people, platforms and resources towards the emergence of a New Nigeria. He is the author, most recently, of Strategic Intervention in Governance (Vol. 1) and The Proclamation of a New Dawn (Experiencing the Days of Heaven of Earth). He is married to ‘Layide Bakare (‘Mrs. B’), and they are blessed with five wonderful children.