DTO is committed to helping her clients to grow and develop spiritually.

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Damola Treasure Okenla (DTO) is the president and founder of Life Encounters, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to self-discovery and recovery through seminars, workshops and retreats. The organization runs a semiannual boot camp for singles and bi-monthly prayer retreats in Chicago.

Since 1996, Damola has dedicated herself to raising prayer intercessors and leaders well equipped to intercede for the church and the nations.   She facilitates training and prayer events for churches and groups throughout the United States, including a bi-monthly prayer program in Chicago known as Transformation Life Encounters; and a semi-annual singles boot-camp called BY THE WELL.

As an ordained minister with The Redeemed Christian of God, she served as the Prayer Ministry coordinator for over 20 years at different parishes of the church.

The most recent parish was Jesus House Chicago where she held that position from July 2004 to July 2016.

Damola also served as an Associate Pastor in another parish of the same church from 1999 to 2003.

She currently serves as the coordinator of Transformational Prayer Network, a ministry dedicated to raising and equipping intercessors.

She has authored 9 published books including  Divine Connections: A Marital Prayer Guide and Tips and New Song, a strategic prayer guide for believers ready to break free from the trials and challenges faced in the wilderness of life.


DTO holds a

  • Masters Degree in Public Administration from Ogun State University Nigeria
  • Bachelors Degree in History
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Theology from the Redeemed Christian Bible College
  • Advanced Diploma in Christian Counseling from Light University


Damola Treasure Okenla (DTO) is a relationship, pre-marital and fresh start, empowerment and Certified Life Coach.

For over ten years, DTO has partnered with individuals and groups to inspire, motivate, and to help them become what they were born to be. Her passion and mission are to help her clients maximize opportunities that come their way, and assist them in rebuilding and recovering from various losses and setbacks in life.

When it comes to finding and fostering the right relationships (from godly courtship to marriage), DTO has over ten years of coaching experience working with the singles and divorcees through her signature “Divine Connections” coaching program.


  • Member of the American Association of Christian Counselors (since 2009)
  • Member of the Project Management Institute (since 2012).

She is available to speak, teach or plan prayer events including workshops, seminars, and conferences, for churches and Christian ministries across the United States. VIEW DAMOLA’s KEYNOTES