Campus Outreach for Jesus (COJ) was founded in the year 2004 by Brother Adeolu Allen through an encounter with the Holy Spirit at Lagos State University (LASU), Ojo Lagos Nigeria. It later became fully registered in the Federal Republic of Nigeria on 4th of May, 2009. It was initially incorporated with six(6) Trustee members.
The Vision of COJ came to the limelight when Adeolu Allen, then a 300-level student in the Department of Biochemistry, was in pursuit of his academic career to become a Medical Doctor. He was delivered from a great snare of the fowler on Campus where he met one of his course-mate named Bolaji Adewuyi (Popularly called Professor) in the same department. They both fellowship together in prayers at the Chapel side to intercede for the Campus and to receive spiritual strength from the Lord concerning their lives. After a while they got a strong leading with an irresistible burden from the Lord “Go and preach in your Classroom” the voice came. They had never preached in the classroom before but God gave them the boldness they cannot explain.
At this time they had no time for other assignments, it was just “Go and evangelize this gospel to students in the classrooms”. We were going to classes daily with a strong passion for souls in LASU and telling many students about the Kingdom of God until Bro Allen received another leading to Go to other campuses, which they did.
Thereafter, a Campus Crusade was organized by Adeolu and his friends for the first time in LASU 2004 in front of the Chapel to expose the kingdom son and a student was won named Maltida. Since then all campus Crusades were tagged “KINGDOMS”.
His friend Bolaji shared the same vision with him and asked Bro Allen to give a name that the mission would be called. Adeolu Allen prayed and got the name “Campus Outreaches for Jesus” (COJ). This was how COJ began and many students were joining unto Preach the Gospel on Campus.
Afterward, God told Adeolu Allen in a Midnight while reading “Write down this vision”.
He wrote this Vision and shared it with like minds.
And Since then God has been doing great works through Campus Outreach for Jesus. Over the period of time, many programs have been organized by Adeolu Allen on Campus. This includes Campus Evangelism Conference (CEC), Primary and Secondary school (P&S) Evangelism, Mission trips, Missionary Visit to Campus Fellowships (MIVICAF), Discipleship training, and Tract writing, just to mention a few. The vision is getting clearer and more directions are gotten from God on a daily basis. Today, to the Glory of God COJ has reached thirty-three (33) campuses and recorded thousands of souls won on Campus and Ghana.