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Michael Olawore






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About Pastor Michael:


Pastor Michael Olawore was the senior pastor of New Wine Church, London until July 2018 when The Lord called him into eternal rest. Pastor Michael served in full-time ministry for over 24 years, continuing the legacy of his predecessor and dear friend, the late Dr Tayo Adeyemi.


Working closely with Dr Tayo Adeyemi and sharing his passion for the matters of the Kingdom, Pastor Michael was instrumental in the birthing and formation of New Wine Church. He helped to bring into fruition the vision of what has today become a defining model of the 21st century church.


Pastor Michael was a church growth strategist and an exemplary leader with a unique passion for excellence. Through his leadership, New Wine Church grew from one location in South-East London to 15 other branches located in the UK and other nations such as Bulgaria, Luxembourg, South Africa, Uganda, Nigeria and Canada.

As a public speaker and business visionary, he not only inspired but challenged individuals, ministries and corporate organisations to reach beyond their previous successes into greater accomplishments for the glory of God.


Pastor Michael’s status as an iconic 21st century leader was unquestionable. He was a life coach and a mentor; a constant advocate for change and progress. As a motivator he was committed to helping people maximize their potential, by discovering, developing and deploying the unique gifts God has placed within them.


In the Spring of 2017, under Pastor Michael’s visionary leadership, New Wine Church received a civic leadership award from the Royal Borough of Greenwich for “outstanding contribution to the social, economic and physical wellbeing of the community.”

He was anointed to preach the Word of God in all seasons, to heal the broken-hearted and proclaim liberty to those who have been held captive; and he communicated the word of God with passion, precision and great prophetic insight.

Pastor Michael was passionate about taking the message of Christ to all corners of the earth and was involved in mission work in a range of nations including Australia, Burundi, India, Kenya, Malaysia, Nigeria, Papua New Guinea, South Africa, Bulgaria, Cote d’Ivoire, Tanzania and the USA.

He served as the CEO of New Wine International; he was also on the Board of Creflo Dollar Ministries Europe and various organisations and Community Advisory Boards within the Royal Borough of Greenwich and the UK.

Pastor Michael was family-orientated and enjoyed 24 wonderful years of marriage to Lady Ayo, the epitome of the Proverbs 31 woman and the quiet, prayerful tower of strength behind her husband’s success. They have been blessed with three wonderful children; Emmanuel, Joshua and Zoe.