John Segun Odeyemi is an accomplished theologian, author, and ordained Catholic priest from the diocese of Ilorin, Nigeria. He received his doctorate in systematic theology from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he is still closely associated with the department of theology.
Odeyemi is the author of five books, each exploring theological themes with depth and insight. Some of his works include, “Friendship, Dating, Courtship, and Engagement: A Handbook for Young Catholics” (Iperu-Remo: Ambassador Publishers, 2015) “The Mass: Through Him, and with Him and in Him” (Ibadan: Ebony Books and Kreations, 2018) “Pentecostalism and Catholic Ecumenism in Developing Nations: West Africa as a Case Study for a Global Phenomenon. (Eugene, Oregon: Wipf & Stock 2019) He has also published several journal articles and participated in several international theological conferences, publishing regularly as a political commentator in the leading news outlets in his native country.
Currently, Odeyemi is a fellow at the Institute for Black Catholic Studies (IBCS) and lectures in the Department of theology, both at Xavier University of Louisiana, New Orleans, USA. He carries out pastoral duties at Corpus Christi-Epiphany Church where he is a resident priest. With his unique blend of pastoral experience, scholarly rigor, and commitment to social justice, John Segun Odeyemi is a powerful voice in contemporary theology, inspiring readers to deepen their understanding of faith and its role in shaping the world around us.