Agnes Adepoju was born in 1954 to Pa Salami Alloh and Sabitiu Omosofe Alloh (née Awodogan) in Ikare Akoko, North of Ondo State in Nigeria. The eldest of two girls in a Muslim family, Agnes went on to become a Christian. Agnes began her primary education in 1960 at a local Authority Demonstration School. Though illiterate, Mrs. Sabitiu valued education and wanted her daughters to pursue their studies. She knew Agnes needed a strong role model to excel in her education. Agnes’ mother sent her to live with her uncle, Mr. Olusola Awodogan, a teacher. Eventually, Agnes gained admission to Ansar-ud-deen Grammar School and went on to teach from 1971 to 1972. She then attended St. John/Mary Teachers’ College in Owo from 1973 to 1974. When Agnes was posted to Lalupon in 1971, she met the love of her life, Amos Adepoju, whom she married in 1976. Agnes taught for years at Queen of Apostle secondary school in Ibadan. The Adepojus eventually relocated to Boston, MA. Agnes has been a faithful member of GCB since its founding. She has served in various capacities, including the coordinator for Bible Studies and now as Warden. Agnes, independent and opinionated, is the stronghold that glues her family together. While she will set someone straight if she thinks they are going in the wrong direction, she loves unconditionally.

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