Established in 1944 Located on 40 acres leased to the hospital by the Yoruba tribe, the hospital was immediately taken over by the British army during World War II. The church received the hospital back in 1944, and since then, the hospital has grown to include a rich history. After starting a School of Nursing in 1975, the local area experiences a major outgrowth in church members. Loma Linda University alumni and students have served at Ile-Ife almost since its inception. Since 2002, the hospital is now operated and managed by Adventist Health International.