Adekunle was born in South London but raised in Nigeria in a Christian family. He embraced the Lord Jesus as his Saviour in his late teens and was active in the Christian Unions in the colleges he attended in Nigeria. He returned to the UK in 1988 and became a member at ELT Baptist Church in 1992. He served as the Ministry Support Deacon until March 2004 when he was appointed into the Eldership. Ade currently works for the UK Food Standards Agency (as a Microbiological Food Safety Advisory Committee Adviser) where is an active member of the workplace Christian Fellowship.
He married Olasumbo at ELT Baptist Church in May 1997. They have three children.