Brief History of the Cherubim & Seraphim Church

The Founder of Cherubim & Seraphim Church

Life of the Founder

The founder, Moses Orimolade Tunolase, was born in 1879, into the quarters of the royal family of Omoba Ode Sodi of Okorun, in Ikare, Nigeria. Oral information reveals that Orimolade’s life began strangely. His mother, Madam Odijoro, said that when she was pregnant, she went to the farm to cut some firewood on a particular day. When she was ready to leave, she realized she could not lift the firewood she had cut. Suddenly, she heard a voice telling her the easiest way to lift all of the firewood. She looked around but could not find anyone. Then, the voice said, “Do not be frightened, I am the child in your womb. Follow my advice and be on your way.” She claimed to have been able to lift the firewood with the help of the unknown voice.

When he was born, his parents had mixed feelings. They were excited about the new addition to their family but were also embarrassed because of the strange circumstances that surrounded his birth.

Oral information revealed that one night, Orimolade was in a church singing some songs of praise. Astonished by the voices, the minister, who thought they were the voices of the choir, went over to the church to ask them why they were using the church without his permission. However, upon his arrival, he found that it was just a boy, about 5 years old, singing as though he was a group of choristers. Amazed by this, the minister decided that the church should employ Orimolade to teach them spiritual songs (Dictionary of African Christian Biography, 2010).