WJoy Mission The mission of WJoy…A Spiritual Care Ministry is to assist others to experience more abundant and joy-filled lives, as intended by God, through the aid and leading of the Holy Spirit. We provide spiritual care to individuals both clergy and lay, small groups, congregations and other faith-based organizations.
The Reverend Ineda P. Adesanya, MA, MDiv, DASD is an ordained Baptist minister and spiritual director. Her divine call is to make the world better by using her spiritual gifts to help others live more abundantly and to experience truth, joy and justice by surrendering all to the Spirit.
Rev. Adesanya’s theology of ministry seeks to assist Christians to lift themselves up through knowledge, encouragement, and spiritual guidance. With an inner conviction that spirituality and justice go hand-in-hand, the goal of her ministry is to communicate the ideals of the faith, enabling Christians to mature and become confident disciples, spiritually healthy, able and willing to follow Christ in providing and advocating for those who are marginalized.
Rev. Adesanya received both her Master of Divinity with concentration in Christian Spirituality, and her Diploma in the Art of Spiritual Direction from the San Francisco Theological Seminary in San Anselmo, California. Maintaining her affiliation with SFTS, she additionally earned a Master of Arts in Religion and Psychology from the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California where she is currently working towards a PhD in Historical and Cultural Studies in Religion. Rev. Adesanya holds a BA in Architecture from the University of California at Berkeley and worked as a land-use planner, facilities professional, and construction industry executive for twenty-five years. She is a contributing author to the recently published, Embodied Spirits: Stories of Spiritual Directors of Color by Morehouse Publishing.
As Minister of Spiritual Life for the Allen Temple Baptist Church in Oakland, California, Rev. Adesanya provides individual and small group spiritual direction, leads contemplative retreats, teaches seminars and short courses on various aspects of Christian spirituality, hosts and facilitates the annual Spirituality and Hermeneutics Forum, and authors a regularly published column entitled “Spiritual Life Note” for the congregation and community. One of Allen Temple’s Associate Ministers, Rev. Adesanya also enjoys the opportunity to preach the gospel and participate in the weekly prayer, study and worship services.
She is founder and proprietor of WJoy…A Spiritual Care Ministry providing spiritual care for faith-based institutions, clergy and lay members of the community at-large. Rev. Adesanya and her husband have been blessed with four wonderful children.