GOPEM is an acronym for God’s Pillar End-Time Mission. GOPEM is an incorporated ministry with board of trustees, executives, house members and field members. The ministry started in the year 1999. Her initial full name was God’s Pillar Evangelical Ministries, but had to adopt God’s Pillar End-Time Mission sill retaining God’s Pillar according to Jeremiah 1:18 as her new name for a smooth registration with Corporate Affairs Commission of Nigeria. Jeremiah 1:1-19 is pivotal to GOPEM. GOPEM motto is “…Lo, I am with you always”.



Grooming men for the Kingdom of Heaven, Showing and Teaching them the path to excellent living;

“This is according to Ephesians 4:11-13 which says, “11 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; 12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: 13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure (gauge) of the stature (height, physique, tallness) of the fullness (richness, completeness) of Christ”:

We believe God’s people are in three folds namely;

1. Those who have slept in Christ

2. Saints currently in the church

3. Potential believers (unbelievers) still in the World.

We therefore hope and trust in God to help us fulfil the vision committed into our hands as we minister to both the saints in the church and potential believers still in the world


We seek to use all our God-given resources, inspirations and every righteous available means to first prepare people for the kingdom of heaven and also with equal emphasis ensure their maximum excellent, victorious and healthy living during their sojourning on earth.


The SETMAN gave his life to Jesus Christ in January 1998 and the first direction about ministry came the same year but the ministry did not start until 1999. Peter’s first assignment was among the secondary school students both within and outside the state and the first public event was in the year 2000. The ministry was called God’s Pillar Evangelical Ministries then, and started having her impacts through Secondary Schools Outreaches and Student Mass Choir with over a thousand souls won into the Kingdom of God. The ministry later started other arms of the ministry, and today, to the glory of God, a number of subsidiaries are in operation with faithful and committed key brethren in charge.


I. To personally become groomed for the kingdom of Heaven.
II. To personally discover and maintain the path to excellent living.
III. To give adequate opportunities to others to be groomed for the Kingdom of Heaven.
IV. To give adequate opportunities to others to discover and maintain the path to excellent living


The privileged Setman (i.e. founder) of this GOPEM Incorporated is Peter Olalekan Ilesanmi. He was born on April 7 at Omotayo
Hospital, Ososami Ibadan. He is a native of Ilesa, Osun State of Nigeria. He gave his life to Christ in January 1998 and started
ministry in 1999. The ministry was formally commisioned at Cultural Center, Mokola, Ibadan under the auspices of Rev S.O. Owolabi
and Rev Ademola Olaiya. In 2003, he became an ordained Pastor under Glorious People’s Chapel. He is divinely called by God into
Word and Music Ministry. While his major training was and is from the Holy Spirit, he has systematically gone through different
trainings under Vessel of Honour Foundation (VHF) UI, SLM of Great Commission Movement (GCM), Nigeria Fellowship of Evangelical
Students (NIFES), Glorious People’s Chapel etc. Till date, he is still an undergraduate learning in the school of the Holy Spirit, and
being mentored by a number of God’s generals. In GOPEM the word Setman is currently used in place of founder, president or
general overseer. In other word, in GOPEM Incorporated, Setman covers all other descriptive names or titles for founder.