David Oyedepo

Nigerian Pastor
Born Sep 27, 1954

David O. Oyedepo, affectionately called "Papa" by members of his church congregation is a Nigerian Christian author, preacher and the founder and presiding bishop of Living Faith Church World Wide, also known as Winners Chapel, and its affiliated international churches known as Winners Chapel International, with headquarters in Ogun State, Nigeria.… Read More

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1954 Birth Born on September 27, 1954.


1969 14 Years Old Oyedepo was born again in 1969, through the influence of his teacher, Betty Lasher, who took special interest in him during his high school days. … Read More


1981 26 Years Old This is the inaugural vision that led to the founding of the Living Faith Church World Wide (LFCWW), first called Liberation Faith Hour Ministries, in 1981.
1982 27 Years Old In 1982 he married Florence Abiola Akano (now known as Faith). … Read More
1983 28 Years Old Two years later, on September 17, 1983, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, ordained David and his wife, Florence Abiola Akano (known as Faith Abiola Oyedepo) to become pastors and officially commissioned the new church. … Read More


1989 34 Years Old Living Faith Church (AKA Winners Chapel) started in Kaduna but moved to Lagos, the former capital of Nigeria in July 1989, to start a new branch of the church after Oyedepo claimed to have received instructions from God to reach out to the people of Lagos. … Read More


1998 43 Years Old Bishop Oyedepo claims that in 1998 he was instructed by God to build a new base for the Commission to accommodate the increasing number of worshippers. … Read More
1999 44 Years Old This 50,000-seat edifice was dedicated on September 18, 1999 under the administration of former President Olusegun Obasanjo. … Read More


2011 56 Years Old …  He was named in 2011 by Forbes magazine as being the richest pastor in Nigeria. … Read More
2012 57 Years Old The DODOS is an initiative set up by the Covenant University Alumni Association with the aim to promote the contribution and value adding lifestyle of Bishop David O. Oyedepo. Started on the 27th of Sept. 2012, which also is the Bishop's birthday, people around the world who connect with this initiative are expected to show an act of contribution to individuals, organizations or the society at large.
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