Saturday 9 January 2016

41 Facts You Probably Didn′t Know About Bishop David Oyedepo & Family

1. He was born to a Muslim father and Cherubim and Seraphim mother.

2. He is a PhD holder in Human Development from the University of Honolulu in the United States of America.

3. He has set up three universities without government assistance; Covenant University, Ota, Landmark University at Omu Aran and Crown University at Calabar.

4. Betty Lasher a missionary teacher facilitated his becoming a born-again Christian in 1969.

5. Living Faith Tabernacle, Ota, which he heads, seats 50,000. It is reported to be the largest church auditorium in the world, benchmarked in the Guinness Book of Records in 2008 and 2009.
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6. He met his wife when he was 22.

7. He was born on September 27, 1954.

8. He was named in 2011 by Forbes Magazine as the richest pastor in Nigeria, worth over $150 million.

9. His middle name is Olaniyi.

10. He is a native of Omu Aran, Kwara state, but was born in Oshogbo, Osun state.

11. Five years after his ordination as a pastor, he was ordained a bishop in 1988.

12. His mentors include; Enoch Adeboye, Late Benson Idahosa, Kenneth and Gloria Copeland and Late Kenneth Hagin

13. He has four children, two boys; David Jnr and Isaac and two girls; Love and Joyce.

14. He got married in 1982.

15. His sons were ordained as pastors by Kenneth Copeland in May 2007.

16. His grandmother was a devout Anglican.

17. His clan, Odo-oro (place of wealth) and family lineage believes in hardwork.

18. Having rejected a charm his father gave him, he developed whitlow on a finger on his right hand. He wrote three exams the next day and came out with a second class division in secondary school.

19. He once challenged God to heal him of tuberculosis as a secondary school student, after his fellow mates shifted their beds away from him, and he was healed.

20. He studied Architecture at Kwara State Polytechnic, and worked briefly with the Federal Ministry of Housing in Ilorin.

21. He has written over 70 Christian, inspirational and motivational books.

22. He received a mandate from God through an 18 hour vision in May 1981.

23. Oyedepo Ministries International include; four private jets, estates, restaurants, shopping stores, bakery, processing plants, commercial properties and educational institutions etc.

24. Dominion Publishing House was established on December 5, 1992, and has over 4 million prints in circulation to date.

25. He built Faith Tabernacle within 12 months, debt free.

26. Faith Tabernacle was dedicated on September 18, 1999, under Olusegun Obasanjo’s administration.

27. He is a strong critic of corruption in Africa as a whole and poor leadership in government.

28. He is the president of World Mission Agency Incorporated (WMA), a Christian Ministry Organisation with mission stations in over 40 African nations, also in Europe, Jamaica and America.

29. His hobbies include; reading, reasoning, planning and writing.

30. His awards include; International Who is Who of Intellectuals, 13th Edition of International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England and Inscribed in the Jerusalem 3000 Scroll #102268 among others.

31. He married Florence Abiola Akano, now Faith Abiola Oyedepo.

32. He is affectionately called ‘Papa’ by members of his congregation.
33. Bishop Oyedepo and his wife were ordained by Pastor Enoch Adeboye, the G.O of RCCG on 17th September 1983.

34. Some of his Best Selling books include; Pillars of Faith, Born to Win, Possessing your Possessionamongst others.

35. His son, David Jnr pastors the London branch of the church, with his wife, Kemi. Isaac Oyedepo is the present resident pastor of Winners’ Chapel International, South Africa.

36. His association with Pastor Enoch Adeboye dates back to the 80s.

37. He organises a yearly programme called Shiloh at Canaanland, Ota, Ogun state.

38. He first shared the gospel in March 1970.

39. He met his wife at a motor park.

40. He has empowered over 2,000 of church members

41. He is My Father in The Lord.

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