Isaac Olukayode and Olusola Alabi were both born into traditional Muslim and Anglican families. Isaac grew up in Ikere Ekiti, Ekiti State, Nigeria and Olusola grew up in Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria. Isaac and Sola married in 1979. They traveled to Italy where Isaac studied mechanical engineering at the Institute of Technology, Citta di Castello, Italy from 1980 to 1982. He then worked at Leventis Motors Lagos when they returned to Nigeria. The Alabis both worked at Oyo State Teaching Service Commission Ibadan until 2003. Isaac’s first church was St. John’s Anglican Church in Ikere Ekiti, where he was a member of the band and church choir. He was baptized by immersion by the Rev. Atibioke. Olusola was a member of St. Paul’s Yemetu Anglican Church and St. James Cathedral in Ibadan. Both Isaac and Sola were confirmed at St. Luke’s Church Molete by the Rt. Rev. G.I.O. Olajide. The Alabis were members of YMCA St. Luke’s Molete, Ibadan South Diocese and the Emmanuel Society at Christ Evangelical Anglican Church Alakia, Ibadan North Diocese. At both churches, Isaac served on the Parish Church Council. Sola served in the Women’s Guild and Mother’s Union at St. Luke’s, and as an usher at Christ Evangelical . Isaac and Sola both played a vital role in GCB’s founding. Sola has served as the Chief Usher, and Isaac is a patron of the Brigade Youth Program. The couple’s children, Tolulope and Ifeoluwa, have also supported GCB from the beginning. Ifeoluwa has filled various roles including Treasurer, Altar Server, and Sunday School teacher. Isaac enjoys playing soccer, following sports, singing, and playing the harmonica and drums. Olusola enjoys cooking, organizing, and reading.

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