David Oyedepo
Nigerian pastor
David Oyedepo
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.
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Polls: Northern Christians In Jeopardy – CAN
Information Nigeria - almost 2 years
The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) on Friday expressed concern over the frequent rate of attacks on Christians who are living in the northern part of the country. This is just as two unidentified arsonists, on Friday, March 20, 2015 set ablaze, a branch of the Living Faith Church popularly called Winners Chapel in Giwa, Headquarters of Giwa Local Government Area of Kaduna State. The burning of the church might not be unconnected with its founder, Bishop David Oyedepo’s purported endorsement of the Peoples Democratic Party candidate and incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan ahead of today’s presidential and national assembly elections. Reacting to the attack, the CAN described it as one of many, an example of what to come, if government and security forces failed to take action. The President of Tarayyar Masihiyawan Nijeria (Hausa, Fulani and Kanuri Christians), General Ishaku Ahmed Dikko (rtd) and the Director of National Issues in Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) ...
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Laughing on his private jet - the £93m pastor accused of exploiting British worshippers
Daily Mail (UK) - over 4 years
Winners’ Chapel is part of a worldwide empire of evangelical ministries run by Nigeria’s wealthiest preacher David Oyedepo, who has an estimated £93 million fortune.
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Comment on Bishop David Oyedepo To Face N2billion Lawsuit For Slapping Church Member by Ezigr8
Information Nigeria - almost 5 years
Sentiment & religious fanatism has realy blindfold so many persons. Wat is wrong is wrong! No man is perfect. Bishop is bound 2 err & d truth is, he did no wrong in slapin d lady bt he wil do gr8 wrong if he refuse 2 apologize. Pls, members of winers acept it dat papa was wrong. Wen pastor christ made a coment dat, masturbation is nt a sin…so many comments. I read & i know dose coments in suport of pastor christ were members of christ embassy. D oda tym it was reportd dat a redeem pastor threw 3 children in2 d wel, so many redeem members claimd such tin neva hapened in RCCG…..wen wil we wake up? Dis men ar nt God 4 christ sake dey ar humans lyk me & u. Lets b rational! If bishop refuse 2 apologize den deir is no option dan 4 d court & lawyers 2 do deir tin. God help 9ja 4rm d representatives of HIM in dis country of ours! AMEN!
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Bishop David Oyedepo To Face N2billion Lawsuit For Slapping Church Member
Information Nigeria - almost 5 years
Popular pastor and founder of the Living Faith Christian Church International, David Oyedepo, will face a legal action for slapping a young lady during church service, last year. Robert Igbinedion, a... This is a summary to read the rest visit our site, the most popular nigerian information site http://www.informationnigeria.org You can also get updated on facebook by following us on www.facebook.com/informationnigeria
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Nigerian "megapastors" fly the world in private jets while 60% of their flock ... - God Discussion
Google News - over 5 years
Bishop David Oyedepo, leader of Winner's Chapel, one of Africa's largest and wealthiest churches is also widely reputed as the wealthiest gospel preacher in Africa. According to Sahara reporters, Oyedepo maintains a private collection of four luxury
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The Voice of Victory: The breakthrough power of vision! - Vanguard
Google News - over 5 years
There are many people who think that there is nothing good happening for them in their lives, careers, endeavours, pursuits or families. They see themselves as never-do-wells! They see themselves as failures!
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Understanding The Covenant Of Total Health! - Vanguard
Google News - over 5 years
Welcome to the last segment of this series. Last week, I showed you faith as the key to instant miracle healing. This week, I want to show you what will help you to understand the covenant of total health. There are no special people
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Landmark University matriculates 960 pioneer students - Nigeria Daily Independent
Google News - over 5 years
He commended Bishop David Oyedepo of the Living Faith Church, who founded the university, for his foresight and timely intervention in the education sector and called on other people with the means, to emulate him. Ahmed said education remains one of
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Preaching prosperity - BBC News
Google News - over 5 years
The head of another church, David Oyedepo, is said to have a net worth of up to $150m. His Living Faith Church - also known as Winners Chapel - hosts three services every Sunday in Lagos, in a 50000-seat church, and has branches in Ghana, Kenya,
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The Voice of Victory: Receiving the miracle of instant healing! (3) - Vanguard
Google News - over 5 years
Last week, I showed you some things that qualify you for a sickness-free life. This week, I will show you a key to instant miracle healing—faith. Recognize that everyone's healing is according to his faith
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Soaring with wings like an eagle - Vanguard
Google News - over 5 years
The president of Living Faith Ministry, also known as Winners Chapel, Bishop David Oyedepo congratulated Pastor Adeboye for the success of the convention, thanking God for all the wonderful works He is performing through the General Overseer of the
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Nigeria's richest pastor to sell private jets - The Voice
Google News - over 5 years
NIGERIA'S WEALTHIEST pastor, Bishop David Oyedepo, has allegedly put two of his four private jets on the market. According to reports the bishop is concerned with the high costs and maintenance of managing all four of his planes
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The Voice of Victory: Receiving the miracle of instant healing! (2) - Vanguard
Google News - over 5 years
I want you to know that God desires that you live a healthy life. That is why your healing, health and wholeness are so important to Him! Your health is an important part of His redemptive plan for you, if you are His child
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Nigeria: I Am Happy to Be 'Exploited' By Oyedepo - AllAfrica.com
Google News - over 5 years
The main targets of some of the unjustified attacks are Bishop David Oyedepo, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, Matthew Ashimolowo, Pastor Chris Oyakhilome and to some extent, Pastor Chris Okotie. The main plank in this campaign of calumny is to portray these
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Nigeria's Richest Pastor Puts Private Jets Up For Sale - Forbes (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
By MFONOBONG NSEHE Nigeria's wealthiest pastor, Bishop David Oyedepo, has reportedly put two of his four private planes up for sale. According to a report in the Nigerian media, the venerable clergyman has become overwhelmed with the colossal costs of
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Bishop Oyedepo puts two of his private jets up for sale - Myjoyonline.com
Google News - over 5 years
Bishop David Oyedepo, founder of the Winners Chapel International has now put up two out of his four private jets for sale. According to a reliable source close to the man of God, we gathered that it seems Bishop Oyedepo is now overwhelmed with the
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Together, the Three Friends Excelled - THISDAY Live
Google News - over 5 years
Asked whom they considered as their role models, Aluko said she admires the Chancellor, Bishop David Oyedepo and Mr. Bode Fayemi, the Head of e-Banking Department at Alpha Beta Consulting, where she did her internship. Akwiwu said she admires Oyedepo
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Boko Haram as threat to education in Nigeria - Nigeria Daily Independent
Google News - over 5 years
Bishop David Oyedepo, Chancellor, Covenant University, Cananland Ogun State, reacting on the issue, urged the federal and the state governments to see to the grievances of the sect. He urged the government to give specific attention to the sect and
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of David Oyedepo
    FIFTIES
  • 2012
    Age 57
    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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  • 2011
    Age 56
    He was named in 2011 by Forbes magazine as being the richest pastor in Nigeria.
    More Details Hide Details On September 27, 1954 David Olaniyi Oyedepo was born in Osogbo, Nigeria, but is a native of Omu-Aran, Kwara State, Nigeria. He was raised in a mixed religious family His father, Ibrahim, was a Muslim healer. His mother, Dorcas, was a member of the Eternal Order of the Cherubim and Seraphim Movement (C&S), a branch of the Aladura movement in Nigeria. He was raised by his grandmother in Osogbo, who introduced him to the virtues of Christian life via early morning prayers which she attended with him. She also taught him the importance of tithing.
  • FORTIES
  • 1999
    Age 44
    This 50,000-seat edifice was dedicated on September 18, 1999 under the administration of former President Olusegun Obasanjo.
    More Details Hide Details Canaanland is in Ota, Ogun state and is the estate and campus, that houses The 50,000 church building, the church secretariat, the church's youth chapel, a primary school called Kingdom heritage model school, a full boarding mission secondary school called Faith Academy, with over 1,500 students and the Covenant University facilities, which accommodates over 7,000 students, fully resident in ultra-modern hostel facilities, with fully equipped faculty buildings and numerous staff housing facilities. Canaanland campus also has for profit establishments operated by the church such as a bakery, a bottled water processing plant, a petrol station, various restaurants and shopping stores, several residential houses that provide for the over 2,000 church employees, and guest houses. Four banks are also present on this Estate, three of which are branches of external commercial banks and one which is a community and micro-finance Bank and operated by the Church. The whole of Canaanland which includes a proposed 15,000 housing estate known as Canaan City had increased to 17,000 acres as at 2012.
  • 1998
    Age 43
    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.
    More Details Hide Details This resulted in Bishop Oyedepo's church's acquisition of the initial facility, known as Canaanland, which serves as the headquarters. It is the home of the 50,000-seat capacity auditorium, the 'Faith Tabernacle', which is reputed to be the largest church auditorium in the world. This was a feat also recorded by the Guinness Book of Records. Construction was completed within 12 months. Reports also claimed that this building was built debt free.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1989
    Age 34
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Oyedepo is the wealthiest preacher in Nigeria with a net worth of over USD $150 million. The church owns four private jets and several buildings around the world, including London and the United States. Oyedepo is an author and publisher who has written over 70 titles apart from periodicals. He is the Chairman/Publisher of Dominion Publishing House (DPH), a publishing arm of the ministry. DPH has over 4 million prints in circulation to date. Through Oyedepo Covenant University, Faith Academy and Kingdom Heritage Schools have been established to equip the youth for global impact. The construction of a third university named Crown University is already underway, located in Calabar, Cross Rivers, Nigeria.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1983
    Age 28
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Five years later, Oyedepo was ordained as Bishop.
  • 1982
    Age 27
    In 1982 he married Florence Abiola Akano (now known as Faith).
    More Details Hide Details They have four children together (David Jr, Isaac, Love and Joyce). David Jr and Isaac Oyedepo were ordained as Pastors in May 2007 by Kenneth Copeland. David Jr formerly pastors the London Branch of the Church with his wife, Kemi but now the resident pastor of the Ministry's headquarters church (Faith Tabernacle) while Isaac Oyedepo pastors Winners' Chapel International, South Africa with his wife Ayomitide.
  • 1981
    Age 26
    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.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1969
    Age 14
    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.
    More Details Hide Details He studied Architecture at the former Kwara State Polytechnic, now Kwara State University and worked briefly with the Federal Ministry of Housing in Ilorin before resigning to concentrate on missionary work. Oyedepo received a Ph.D. in Human Development from Honolulu University, Hawaii, United States. Oyedepo claimed to have received a mandate from God through an 18-hour vision in May 1981, to liberate the world from all oppression of the devil through the preaching of the word of faith.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1954
    Born
    Born on September 27, 1954.
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