A wife's ultimatum takes one couple on a journey from Nigeria to Cincinnati's St. Andrew's Church

EVANSTON, Ohio - Over the years, any church that has hired Episcopal priest Rev. John Agbaje has received not only his leadership and community service but those of his wife Bunmi as well.

Two for the price of one, you might say.

Both are from southwestern Nigeria and members of the Yoruba ethnic group. Yet, they met in the United States, standing in a line at college. Between the two, they have five degrees, have lived lives of “firsts,” and have met not one, but two U.S. presidents.

Their latest stop is at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Evanston, where Rev. John was hired in 2013 and will be formally installed as rector in October.

A strong believer in community outreach, one of the first things he did at St. Andrew’s was to take flyers to the malls and invite people to attend his new church.

But it is Bunmi who gets the credit for getting him back to church in the first place.

WCPO Insiders will read just what Bunmi Agbaje said to get her husband to return to the church, a move that launched his career of spirituality and service.

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