Board Executives

The Founders

Emmanuel and Blessing Ogunyemi and a team of Nigerian church leaders founded Life Builders Ministries International in 2001. Emmanuel spent fourteen years on the faculty of West Africa Theological Seminary in Lagos, the region's largest non denominational seminary, serving as a professor, academic dean and vice president for academic affairs. He has also been senior pastor and district superintendent with Gospel Faith Mission International, an indigenous evangelical church with over four thousand branches worldwide. Blessing, an ordained minister, worked alongside him as a teacher and women's counselor. Through two decades of ministry, Emmanuel and Blessing have built a network of Nigerian church leaders who now form the core of Life Builders' leadership team. Emmanuel holds a PhD degree in Educational Leadership from Trinity International University in Deerfield, Illinois. The Ogunyemi's have four children - two boys and two girls.

Board Executives


Scott Morcott, MD, is the Medical Director of Passport Health which is the largest provider of travel health counseling and immunization services in Chicago. Dr. Morcott served in the US Marine Corps as a Naval Flight Surgeon where he served as a medical officer in remote duty stations in the Pacific. This experience generated an interest in travel health and preventive medicine. Dr. Morcott has a private practice in Family Medicine and specializes in the provision of Integrative Medicine with a focus on health promotion through encouragement of healthy lifestyles. Dr. Morcott received his undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania and his medical doctorate from the Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Morcott completed an Associate Fellowship in Integrative Medicine with Dr. Andrew Weil at the University of Arizona.



Nigeria Board Members

  • Pastor Emmanuel Oluwanimotele, B.A., M.Sc., (Board Chairman) is District Pastor, The Gospel Faith Mission International, Akure, Nigeria
  • Reverend Olubambi Francis, B.A., M.A., (Board member) is National Executive Director, Vision International Christian Ministries, Lagos, Nigeria
  • Pastor Olusegun M. Okundare, N.CE., (Board Treasurer) is Senior Pastor and District Pastor, The Gospel Faith Mission International, Ode-Aje District, Ibadan, Nigeria
  • Pastor Folaranmi Jacob, B.Sc., P.D.G.E., (Board Secretary) is General Overseer, Soul's Preparation Bible Church, Ise-Ekiti
  • Reverend Pius Usenu, B.A., M.A., (Board member) is a Seminary Administrator and Lecturer, West Africa Theological Seminary, Lagos, Nigeria
  • Aleem R Ola, H.N.D., (Assitant Secretary) is a Technician with the Chevron Oil Company, Lagos, Nigeria
  • Reverend Emmanuel Ogunyemi, Ph.D. (Board member) is President and Founder of Life Builders Ministries International
  • Blessing Ogunyemi, B.A. (Board member) Co-Founder of Life Builders Ministries International