Pastor Richard Olajide came to the USA in October 2001 and later joined Christ Evangelical and Prayer Ministries in Tucker GA where he served for 13 months as a Youth Pastor before meeting Apostle T.O. Obadare (of blessed memories) in Philadelphia in 2002 who later asked him to come and pastor a branch of his ministry in Norfolk VA.
In October 2003, Pastor Richard Olajide resumed work in Norfolk VA as the Pastor of the local church and the Lord used him to revive the church that is thriving till date. He was transferred to the headquarter church in Washington DC in March 2010 to revive a dying church after a major breakup. Again the Lord used him to revive the church.
Before his transfer to DC in 2010, the Lord had spoken to him in 2009 to start preparing for a new assignment. With a kingdom mindset, he stayed focused on his work until February 2013 when he finally asked the leadership of the ministry to release him. He was released with blessings in October 2013.
Until his exit from Christ Apostolic Church (W.O.S.E.M.), he served simultaneously as a Local Church Pastor, District Superintendent over Maryland, Virginia and Washington DC comprising of 7 churches, Chairman National Event Planning Committee and a National Board Member.
He had the humble privilege of training leaders that are currently serving in different capacities in different ministries today. He is a leader of leaders, a teacher, preacher, author and an intercessor. He and his wife, by the grace of God, founded Christ’s Touch Ministries in March 2014 in Columbus, OH and they later relocated to Dallas, TX in September 2014 with their children to start the "church" arm of the ministry.
Though Pastor Richard and his wife, Pastor Dorcas, did not know anybody in Dallas but they obeyed the voice of God who said "Go". When the Olajides arrived Dallas/Fort Worth area, they stayed in a hotel in Arlington, Texas for some time before they got an accommodation. By the following month, October, the "church" started at Homewood Suites in Arlington Texas with one person and the Olajides in attendance. The church has since moved twice as it grows with members from more than 10 different nations.