The Rt. Rev Dr.S. Olubayo Sowale, the 4th Bishop Ilesa Anglican Diocese was born in 1951 at Isara Remo. He attended Secondary Modern School, Isara , Remo, Vining College of Theology Akure, Immanuel College of Theology Ibadan, Univrsity of Ibadan, Vancouver School of Theology and University of British Columbia, Canada.

Cathechists’ Training Certificate with Distinction in New Testament (1972); Diploma in Religious Studies with Distinction in O.T., N.T. Sociology, Psychology &Ethics (1977); BA (Hons) 2nd Class Upper in Religious Studies- University of Ibadan (1981); MA Religious Studies- University of Ibadan (1983); Post Graduate Certificate in Continuing Education- University of British Columbia, Canada (1985); and Ph.D. (Religious Studies) University of Ibadan-(1991).
The Rt. Rev. Dr. S. Olubayo Sowale was ordained a Deacon of the Anglican Communion in July 1977 and Priested in July 1978. He became a Canon in 1967.He was Preferred Archdeacon in 1992, and Provost, in the Anglican Diocese of Remo in 1993. He was elected and consecrated the Bishop of Ilesa Anglican Diocese in year 2000.He is a very hardworking, courageous and meticulous man of God. More so a person who carries himself with much respect and dignity in everything he does.  An Anglican devout to the core. He was also a Lecturer at Immanuel College of Theology, Ibadan for 12 years before he became a Bishop.He is married to his heart-throb Mrs. Morenike (Mama Ilesa) and they are blessed with lovely God fearing children  Oluwaseun, Ayodeji, Oluwafemi,  and Omowumi.
The Rt. Rev S. Olubayo Sowale is an astute lover of books. He has written many works of references. He authored the following books:
1. Sacrifice in Yoruba Belief (Dip.Th. Thesis) 1977.
2. Christianity in Sagamu 1840 - 1980(BA Thesis) 1981.
3. The nature and Content of Wisdom Literature in The Old Testament (MA Thesis) 1983.
4. Jesu; The Only Answer (Co-authored with Solanke S.K. Igbari J.O. Akinola A.O and Oyelana A.S.). Daystar Press 1989.
5. The Pulpit and the Pew. A Hand Book on Homiletics 1988
6. The Concept of The Remnant in The Old Testament Prophets (Ph.D Thesis 1991).
7. Selected Choruses and Hymns For Use In Services and Fellowships Meetings JOAS PRESS 1993.
8. Evangelism and Outreach-What and How, Scripture Union Press Ibadan 1996.
9. A Guide To Pastoral Offices- Fatiregun Press 2001.
10. Called to Service: The Ministry of Women 2003
11 .Living For The Kingdom of God-Fatiregun Press 2010.
12. A Hand Book For Church Administration 2012




Bishop's Birthday:27th December,2018
The Synod 2018: Thur.10th-Sun.13th May,2018
Ordination 2018: Sun.24th June,2018
Clergy School 2016:Mon.15th - Fri.15th March,2018
Women Organization: Every Thursdays
Diocesan Prayer Meeting: Every Wednesdays
Diocesan Vigil: Every 3rd Fridays
Jesus Celebration 2019: Sun.13th-27th Jan., 2019
Diocesan Basic Bible School Be inspired for Christ
 Diocese of Ilesa, Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion)

      Bishopscourt Oke-Ooye P.O. Box 237, Ilesa Osun State,Nigeria.

(All Right Reserved)info@ilesaanglicandioceses.org|admin@ilesaanglicandiocese.org