THE FOUNDER’S FIRST CONTACT WITH THE DIVINE DOCTRINE OF NEW BIRTH
Olayinka Abayomi Daini, the fifth child of the late Mr Samuel and the late Mrs Beatrice Aderibigbe Daini was born in the General Hospital, Ijebu-ode into the church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion. His father was a long serving people’s warden of the then St. Saviour’s Anglican church, Italowajoda, Ijiasi, Ijebu-Ode. He was baptized in the Anglican Church and during his primary school years in the church school, he enrolled and served in the church choir.
In 1960, Olayinka Daini got admission into the secondary school section of the then Yaba Technical Institute to pursue a four years course of study leading to the award of the Federal Secondary Technical Certificate which would facilitate his subsequent Admission into the OND/ONC Sandwich programme of the then Yaba Technical Institute.
Schooling resumed late September, 1960 and by June 1961, he went to Ibadan to spend his three Months vacation with his senior brother, now Dr. Ola-Olu Adeniyi Daini, a retired senior lecturer in Computer Science, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife.
During his first session at Yaba Technical Institute in Lagos, Olayinka Daini experienced a series of bad dreams, in which wild animals were chasing him about in his dreams. Upon his return to Ibadan late June, 1961, his bad dreams continued inspite of his fervent prayers against them.
In his early primary school days at Ijebu Ode, he was a devout Anglican enrolled in the church choir until he moved to Ibadan in 1957 to serve his senior brother as his domestic help.
At Ibadan, 1957-1960, he was a devout Anglican participating in the annual Lenten fast and church services without any breaks. He used to worship God with his senior brother in the St. James Pro-cathedral, Ogunpa, Ibadan. He always attended the Sunday morning children Sunday school before joining his senior brother in the adult Yoruba Morning Service. He would dutifully attend the Sunday afternoon school of the same church while he was a notable regular prize winner in memorizing collects and bible passages.
In Lagos, he was always in the Sunday Morning students march to All Saints Anglican Church, Montdomery Road, Yaba, to worship GOD. He was active in the students Christian Movement of Yaba Technical Institute.
In his primary school days at Ibadan, he had responded to adverts in the Daily Times to enroll in religious courses of the S.I.M and he had obtained several certificates of doing well from them including firm assurances that he was already a child of God, bound for heaven.