Pastor Ezekiel Atayero Adeleke hails from Ilesha in Osun State, born into the family of Apostle & Mrs Moses Adeyokunu Atayero. He knew God at a very young age, by virtue of his late father being a Pastor and founder of a Church THE MOST GLORIOUS APOSTOLIC CHURCH. But very little attempt was made by him to work for God beyond the normal church services that he attended alongside his parents. After the death of his father in 25th September 1987, the first encounter he has was in 1989 when he started hearing the voice of the lord but without understanding it, he will go to the set of people that those messages meant for, in as much that they always amazed at his says been in his tendered age. But something happened precisely in the year 2002 that heralded series of encounters that would point to the testimony of the fact that God’s call is upon his life. He was in a dream in the eastern part of Nigeria Rivers State Port Harcourt, then a man appeared to him with a picture in His hands and introduced Himself as Jesus Christ, yet he didn’t take him seriously. God told him in 2003 to deliver men for Him and reconcile them back to Him. (Isaiah 61:1-3.) In the year 2004, God appeared to him again this time in a vision and God promised to use him whenever he was ready to submit to Him, thereafter in April 2005,he saw Jesus Christ appeared to him in a dream, and in that dream he saw God healing a dying man, just as he marveled at the miracle and wished in his heart if he were the one, God is using, God said ‘I will use you and you will do what you see me doing right now.
On the 3rd of January, 2006 in a vision the Lord anointed him with oil in a bell sequel to this on the 29th August 2007 in a vision, the Lord spoke clearly and said ‘’My Son, I’ve prepared you for my assignment and the name THE CROSS was given to him in a vision same Year in 2007 at Uyo. Although he didn’t immediately start a church service even after his conviction of God’s call, he choose rather to begin ministration of God’s word and counseling on the 9th January 2008 at the RCCG living stone Assembly (Area Headquarters) under Province 2 Lagos State Nigeria and later transferred to The redeemed Christian Church of God Olive Parish, There he was ordain as a minister in Redeemed Christian Church of God all in Lagos State Nigeria.
He also went to The Redeemed Christian church Bible College Lagos Nigeria. (RCBC)
Thereafter, he start the ministry which God has committed into hands THE CROSS CHRISTIAN CENTER with only Wednesday Programme called Healing Hour, after which the same healing hour gave birth to her Quarterly programme called NIGHT OF GATHERING AT THE ALTAR (NOGATA) in 2nd December 2009, the vision of this NOGATA is to reach out to saved and unsaved souls in Crusade outreach, many has been torched through this crusade, testimonies of so many has brought lives to the kingdom of God at TCCC.
In the 10th day of October 2010, (10-10-10) the lord Almighty, commission Pastor E.A.Adeleke to start Sunday service which he started by the grace of God, and now there has been tremendous growth in the Church till date.
His watchword is humility and dedication to the Lord’s service, absolute integrity and an undying passion for the poor and needy not only of his immediate surrounding but of the world at large. In a world where the love of many has waxed cold, he takes delight in reaching out to the less privileged in the society. He is certainly a rare breed of a man of God who operates in four offices of a pastor, prophet, evangelist, teacher and has a passion for soul winning globally. He is a tireless prayer warrior assisting many to regain the destinies and glories destroyed by the enemy.
He is hardworking, very kind to a fault and yet, strict. He is full of wisdom and modesty .He learns very fast and expects everyone to do the same. He hates idleness just as he hates unrighteousness that is why he loves to dwell on Holiness in all his messages.
Pastor Atayero Ezekiel Adeleke is a loyal and caring husband, this reflects in the attention of love and care he bestows on his wife and children. His children can testify to his devotion as a father, not only to his biological children but also to his spiritual children generally.
Pastor Ezekiel Adeleke loves Teaching, Prayer, music, visual; good sound & play musical Instrument. He is an avid reader who is very keen on acquiring technical and non-technical skills.
Pastor Adeleke is a leader who believes in soul willing harvest through his lifestyle, his messages and all his Churches programme . He impacts some of his knowledge to other Pastors through TCCC Pastoral training skills organized for pastors both in his church and outside the church.
His mentors are the Late Apostle Moses Adeyokunu Atayero, of the Most Glorious Apostolic Church Osun state-Nigeria( His Father). Pastor Enouch Adajare Adeboye of The Redeemed Christian Church of God , Apostle Wole Oladiyun of Christ Livingspring Apostolic Ministry (CLAM.) Pastor Raph Omolade (His fathers in the Lord), & Pastor Tony Olukoyede of His Purpose Church.
Pastor. Ezekiel Atayero Adeleke is the Senior Pastor/founder of fast grown church THE CROSS CHRISTIAN CENTRE, is married to Pastor Mrs Toyin Adeleke Atayero with three beautiful children Temiloluwa, Michael and Abigal Adeleke Atayero.