I am Pastor (Dr.) James Adeyemi Oluwatoyin Babalola, obtained my first degree in Accountancy (HND) from Yaba College of Technology in 1996, a Post-Graduate Diploma (PGD) in Theology from Adventist Seminary for West Africa (ASWA) now Babcock University in 1999. Bagged a Masters Degree in Church History from Olabisi Onabanjo University in 2004 and proceeded to my Ph.D program in 2005, but dropped out of the program due to transfers as a church worker. Today, I have successfully completed my Doctorate Program in Christian Religious Studies, specializing in Church History from Olabisi Onabanjo University in 2018.
Little did I know that teaching will become a profession for me, outside my dream of becoming an accountant by profession. Out of love to share knowledge, I began my teaching experience in 1989 with Lagos State Adult Education Scheme at Seventh-Day Primary School, Abule-Oja Lagos, as a Mathematics Teacher. I also taught at Olat G.C.E./JAMB Coaching Centre, Iba Housing Estate, Ojo Lagos, between 1994 and 1996; teaching Commerce, Economics, Introduction to Business Management and Principles of Accounting. Being a sound and charismatic teacher/preacher, I was called to Babcock University from the Seventh-day Adventist Church service at Ikorodu in Lagos State on January 2012. Joining the Religious Studies Department at Babcock University, I have been teaching between eight and fourteen courses per academic session. Some of these courses are Origin and Growth of Christianity in Nigeria, Survey of Seventh-Day Adventist Church History: Beginning to Arrival in Africa, Children and Youth Ministries, Religion and Society, Life and Teachings of Jesus Christ, Fundamentals of Christian Beliefs, Survey of Seventh-Day Adventist Church History: 1914 to Date, Church Finance and Bookkeeping, Pastoral Ministry and History of Christianity in West Africa. I have supervised over ten undergraduate Long Essay/Research Projects.
I also belong to some professional bodies such as i) The Nigerian Association for Biblical Studies (NABIS), ii) The Nigeria Association for the Study of Religions (NASR). iii) The Nigeria Association for Christian Studies (NACS).