Rev Gilbert Oluwatosin Jesse was born in Mahin in the
Ilaje-Ese Odo Local Government in Ondo State of Nigeria
on May 17th 1937.
He schooled at St Paulís Catholic Primary School,
Ebute-Metta, Lagos and later attended Lagos City
College, Yaba,Lagos where he obtained his West Africa
Examination Certificate in 1958. He was thereafter
employed as a Clerical Officer at the Prime Ministers
Office, Race Course, Lagos State. He later work
vigorously for the Federal Ministry of Establishment and
retired in 1972.
He went into private business on Electronics and later
moved into selling vehicles of different brands, till he
was call into full-time church worker in Celestial
Church Of Christ in 1975.
Nevertheless, He joined Celestial Church Of Christ in
1953 at National Headquarters, Makoko, Yaba, Lagos
State, Nigeria. In 1969, He established a Parish in
Ikorodu Road, Fadeyi that was the second parish that was
formed out of the National Headquarters.
He shepherds the Ikorodu Road Parish till 1979 and then
posted to Celestial Church Of Christ, Ikorodu Parish.
Later that year, He established Celestial Church Of
Christ, Ojota Parish 1 and the following year, 1988 he
was elevated to the position of Most Senior Evangelist
and posted to Ogun State as State Evangelist by Rev A A
Bada. In 1990 he was transferred to Lagos, to take
charge of Surulere/Ijeshatedo Districts and to shepherd
Celestial Church Of Christ, Olajuwon Tejuosho Parish. He
was the Chairman International Revival Committee. This
position he held till Rev A A Bada appointed him as
Reverend and Superior Evangelist, Head of Celestial
Church Of Christ, Nigeria Diocese.
On Monday, December 30th, 2002 the World Council Of
Pastorís Representatives unanimously appointed him as
the authentic Pastor and Spiritual Head of Celestial
Church Of Christ, World-wide.