Jesus City Church Leadership
Jesus City Church is blessed to have a leadership team made up of Volunteer workers who are truly dedicated to Christ and accomplishing His will. Following are brief bio's of our leadership team and their qualifications for ministry.
Pastor Dupsy Omotosho
Founding Pastor - Chairman of the Board of Jesus City Church
Pastor Dupsy Omotosho was born in Nigeria, Africa. He got saved in 1990 and committed himself to serving the Lord in the RCCG, Apapa Family where he was mentored and trained by Pastor Tony Rapu, a visionary Christian leader in Nigeria. Dupsy is an ordained minister, a pastor , church planter, missionary and community leader.
After serving in various leadership roles in ministry, Pastor Dupsy became a pastor in 1995. After a brief struggle with doing God’s will, he gave up a thriving church and his construction business in Nigeria to honor God’s call to be a missionary to America and came to America about 2002.
Pastor Dupsy is married to his beautiful wife Jackie and together they shepherd the flock of Jesus City church, Durham. They are blessed with 5 lovely children, Although the 4 The Child has gone to be with Jesus in 2017
Pastor Dupsy brings with him a strong desire for intercessory prayers, revival and the manifestations of the power and the glory of God and a burden to restore God’s institution of marriage .
Pastor Dupsy and Pastor Jackie love people and have a passion to see everyone plugged into and motivated to building the kingdom of God. They have a great burden to see singles and couples properly equipped for marriage and youths strengthened to take their generation for Christ.
Pastors Dupsy and Jackie are visionaries committed to racial reconciliation and building a church for all nations – a church that is welcoming to every race and ethnicity. Together they love to equip Christians to live a life of excellence as they live out their faith in the market place.
Pastor Dupsy was on the Leadership team of Durham ministers in Prayer – a group of ministers from many Christian churches, denominations, ministries, and individuals that share a common vision for our city and meet to pray every Tuesday for the city.
Pastor Dupsy is involved with several ministries in the triangle area and is on the leadership team of the Durham ministers in prayer.
Pastor Jackie Omotosho
Co-Founding Pastor, Director of Serenity Hall and Jesus City Academy
Pastor Jackie Omotosho is serving at Jesus City Church an Independent ministry.
Pastor Jackie is an ordained pastor of RCCG and Co-pastor of Jesus City Church in Durham, North Carolina. She along with her husband, Pastor Dupsy Omotosho, planted the church in the fall of 2002. The church is a multi-racial and multi-ethnic assembly with a vision to reach all the nations of the world with a special emphasis on developing Americans of all races into Christian leaders.
This passion for the Kingdom through reconciliation is bearing fruit as the Omotoshos serve as leaders in the region. They provide spiritual covering for a number of citywide prayer groups and marketplace ministries throughout North Carolina. Both Jackie and Dupsy place a great emphasis on marriage and the family and they lead marriage and family conferences, events and counseling sessions with engaged couples throughout the nation.
Pastor Jackie and her husband Dupsy are Pioneer Workers of the RCCG, Apapa family. Together they have been involved in several church plants in Nigeria and are currently involved in a church plant in the heart of the famed technology center called the Research Triangle Park in Morrisville, North Carolina focusing on reaching Americans of all races as missionaries to America.
Pastor Jackie has served as
Pastor Jackie has been married to pastor Dupsy for 19 years and resides in Raleigh, North Carolina with her husband and 5 children, Mayowa Graduate School phycology, Chiamaka Graduate school Architecture , Joshua rising senior Computer Science undergraduate , Odelia (Late 07-25-2001 - 01-09-2016) and Oluwakiyesimi Rising Junior high school.
Presently Pastor Jackie serves in Church in every Capacity possible while She also serves the Board of Jesus City Church, Jesus City Academy and as a director of Serenity hall (event venue of Jesus City Church).
Pastor Luke Iwara
Church administration and Member of Board.
Pastor Luke Iwara was ordained a Full Pastor in Jesus City Church By Pastor Dupsy Omotosho in February 2020
Pastor Luke was born in a small village now town called Ugep in the Yakurr Local Govt. Area of Cross River State to. Rtd Major Eno lwara and MaryKate lwara, the 2nd of five children.
Pastor Luke graduated from the University of Calabar, Cross River State in Nigeria with B.Sc. in Accounting.
Pastor Luke relocated with his dear wife pastor Lydia lwara to the United States in April of 2007, and together they are parents to their wonderful children, Amaris and Jason .
Pastor Luke had worked with Wells Fargo Bank for the last 9 years and has been with Jesus City Church since his Relocation to the US.
Pastor Luke is passionate about service, especially serving in the kingdom of God, and has devoted the last 12years to serving in Jesus City Church. He serves in the Board and as the Church administrator. Pastor Luke other passions include spending time with God, family and music.
Pastor Lydia Iwara
Head of Music Ministry
Lydia lwara was ordained as an Assistant Pastor in Jesus City Church February 2020 by Pastor Dupsy Omotosho.
Lydia Iwara is the seventh child of Mr. and Mrs. Michael lhunde. Originally from Eda state, Nigeria although born and raised in Kano, Nigeria. Attended air force primary school, Crescent international secondary school and Bayero University Kano.
During her secondary/ Middle School years pastor Lydia received the Lord Jesus into her life and began her personal walk with Jesus. She was discipled and mentored at the Word of faith Christian Center Kano where she began her music ministry.
Pastor Lydia met her husband in the course of ministry at Word of Faith Christian Center Kano were they got married in 2006. Shortly after their marriage, they relocated to the United States in 2007 and settled in Durham, NC. Pastor Lydia and her husband pastor Luke joined Jesus City Church upon arrival and have been with the ministry ever since. Pastor Lydia currently serves as the head of the music ministry in the church.
Pastor Lydia and her husband are blessed with two wonderful children: Amaris and Jason . God continues to be their source of inspiration and motivation for all things.
Pastor Taiwo Shobande
Welfare Department and Community Service Director
Pastor Taiwo Shobande Was ordained an Assistant pastor in Jesus City Church by Pastor Dupsy Omotosho in February 2020
Pastor Taiwo Shobande, was born and raised in Lagos state in Nigeria . She migrated to the United states in 1997 few years after graduating from University of Lagos. She later attended Durham Technical Community College Nursing school and graduated as a License Practical Nurse in 2018.
She is married to Mr. Ademola Shobande and their union is blessed with two wonderful boys, Timi and Ayobami Shobande.
Pastor Taiwo Shobande grew up in a Christian home. She rededicated her life to Christ again in 2007, after she joined Jesus City Church. Pastor Taiwo has since been serving in the Community Service / Welfare department for more than 15 years and Currently Heads these departments
Pastor Taiwo enjoys serving God, helping the needy in our community, cooking, listening to music, and shopping.
Jesus City Academy Assistant Director & Church Adminstration
Tosin Fayombo is the Assistant director of Jesus City Academy. She serves with her skill and professional experience in the Protocol, Children's Church and Sunday School Department. She is also the head of our connect group Fashion and Decoration unit. She also serves in the Administrative office of Jesus City Church.
She has Master of Business Administration, Business Administration – Ladoke Akintola University of Technology - April 2009, Bachelor of Technology, Biochemistry– Federal University of Technology-2003
Tosin Fayombo also is an Instructor at Exceptional Service Career Agency, Durham, North Carolina September 2016 to date.
She has worked as a Senior Biometric Officer- The Presidency, National Identity Management Commission in Abuja, Federal Capital Territory, Nigeria 2013-2015. She served prior to her relocation in the Community Volunteer of Society for Family Health, Abuja, Federal capital Territory, Nigeria July 2012 - August 2013. She worked as a Branch Operations Manager/ Regional Cash Manager – Sterling Bank Plc, Abuja, Nigeria November 2011 – June 2012,. Tosin Fayombo worked as the Head of Funds Transfer Unit of Equatorial Trust Bank, Abuja, Nigeria 2010 -2011. She also had a career in the sciences, She worked as a Laboratory as a technician – Biochemistry and Hematology Department Fati-Lami Women and Children Hospital – Birnin-Kebbi, Nigeria February 2004 to February 2005. Also as a Biochemistry Intern, Pathology Laboratory EKO Hospital PLC – Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria January 2002– June 2002
Tosin Fayombo's Professional qualifications :
• Fellow, Institute of Chartered Economists of Nigeria (ICEN)
Statistical analysis, Leadership development and people management, Communication, Team working, Customer service, Excellent Computer Skills
She is married to Sola Fayombo and Has 3 beautiful children.
Sis Remi Mabo
Leadership Team &JCA Language Arts Coordinator
Remi Mabo heads the Sunday School at Jesus City Church since 2020, She also works at the Jesus City Academy after school care of Jesus City Church as the Language Art and Program instructor .
She is an enthusiastic educator with proven teaching, guidance and public speaking skills. Passionate at communicating information in a simple and interesting manner. Remi Mabo has an Mba (Business Administration) from Oba Femi Awolowo University 2008 and a B.Sc. Business Administration 2000. She worked in Punch Nigeria Limited, Nigeria. As Assistant Manager, Advertisement (2000-2017). Also a member of Nigerian Institute of Management and an associate member of Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria. Since she relocated to the United States of America, She has acquired Basic Life Support (American Heart Society) 2018 Nursing Assistant (Durham, NC) 2017 .
Remi Mabo is excellent with children, relationship management, Communication skills, management skills, interpersonal skills, modern class room technology. She is also Caregiving
She previously worked as teacher in an Elementary School (2011-2017)-RCCG, she taught , toddlers/Preschoolers (2004 – 2010)English and Bible stories and taught nursery rhymes, She loves bible songs, art/coloring, dancing.
Born Again, Married to pastor to pastor Yemi Mabo has a daughter