Connect with us – Proudly Nigerian DIY Motivation & Information Blog

A Closer Look At Pastor John Kumuyi’s Wife, Love Odih, The Future First Lady Of Deeper Life Church

Hot Gists

A Closer Look At Pastor John Kumuyi’s Wife, Love Odih, The Future First Lady Of Deeper Life Church

john kumuyi wife love odih

June 24, 2013 – A Closer Look At Pastor John Kumuyi’s Wife, Love Odih, The Future First Lady Of Deeper Life Church

When the wedding photos of Love Odih first surfaced last week, faithful deeper lifers thought the gate of hell is trying to prevail over the church, a mission impossible.

As it is now, some Deeper life members are still hiding Love Odih’s fashion taste in hypocrisy.

According to an anonymous deeper lifer who wrote NaijaGists few days ago, Love Odih didn’t wear any makeup on her wedding day. We learnt she didn’t even relax her hair (another false claim).

Love Odih on wedding day

View more wedding photos of John Kumuyi here

Read what the person wrote below;

As a friend of the couple, I can’t keep silent anymore. The picture  being circulated is not what the bride looked like on the wedding day,  it was digital altered to destroy the lives of the new couple and may  you all be forgiven for the damage you caused the church of God and the  new couple. As someone that attended the wedding, the pictures arousing  such controversy looks nothing like the bride on her wedding day. (No white-looking makeup or blush,No earring

No lipstick
No fake eye lash
No mascara
No relaxed hair (blow drier & flat iron can do that! by the way, her hair is that long)
No colored eyebrow
No eye shadow
No ring on finger

You compare earlier pictures of a deeper life bride with a turban  covered hair. In the Caribbean generally, the thick turban covering is  associated with a satanic worship church. Can you imagine? No!!  Ignorance is bliss. Is that what you want the new couple subjected to  because of your lack of understanding? A joining that appears to be like  under Satan because of hair covering as you understand it in your side  of the world? God forbid!

If you want to accuse the bride of the gown, is it showing any body  parts? I thought this was the idea of modesty. Let not thy nakedness be  discovered.. Love is also not John’s lover/heartthrob/girlfriend or any  other careless language, these two were brought together led of The Lord  though from thousand of miles apart and I’m sure they went through the  deeper life church marriage committee process from their countries.

I hope you feel guilty enough to stop all the lies and great damage you  have caused a new couple trying to begin a life together hard school of  marriage, and added to that has to live with scrutiny on a public scale,  all influenced by lies and doctored images from the haters.. Let each  man run their own Christian race, not with eye service or an envious  mind.

Congrats to the new couple and may God soothe the irreparable damage caused by online social media P.s there are so many other good things online about Love Odih, not just some fabricated and baseless scandal.


It seems the person who wrote the above is just trying to cover up for Love Odih.

According to sources close to Love, she is a real woman and not an hypocrite like some deeper lifers who are making up stories to defend her.

See more photos of John Kumuyi’s wife, Love Odih below;

Love Odih with weave

According to our online research, Love Odih is a stylish woman who grooms her brows, straightens her hair and often use wigs, uses make up and eye shadow, etc.

A normal christian woman is entitled to use anything to make herself look good.

While she may be a typical Deeper Life woman, her dad, Bishop Augustine Odih is the National overseer for the Deeper Life Bible Church in Jamaica.

Bishop Odih is also the director for the Deeper Life Bible Schools in Jamaica.

Love Odih is an accomplished woman and a certified lawyer.

Below is a detail biography of Love Odih found at the website of Rattray Patterson Rattray law firm where she works as an attorney

Born: Calabar, Nigeria
Admitted: 2012, Jamaica
Education: Norman Manley Law School (Legal Education Certificate of  Merit) 2012; University of London (LL.B, Hons) 2010; University of the  West Indies (B.A. Hons. History, Criminology) 2007
Language: English and Spanish
Practice Areas: Civil Litigation; Commercial litigation; Contract; Personal Injury
Recipient: The Norman Manley Law School Certificate of Merit -2012 ; The  Norman Manley Law School Principal’s Roll of  Honour–2010/2011-2011/2012; The Professor Stephen C. Vasciannie  Scholarship 2012; The Council of Legal Education- Principal’s Special  Prize – for students who received straight A’s in 2011 or 2012 ; The  Andrea Gabrielle Lloyd Memorial Prize 2012; The Raphael Codlin Prize for  Most Outstanding students over two years -2012; The Council of Legal  Education-Special Mooting Prize – World Human Rights Moot Court  Competition Prize ( Pretoria, South Africa) 2012; Winner of UN-OCHR  World Human Rights Moot Court Competition & 3rd
Place Best Oralist  award- 2011; The University of the West Indies- Award for Excellence in  Service & Leadership 2007.)

Every Christian whether Deeper Life or not should learn to forsake hypocrisy and live a life pleasing to God ONLY. Let’s strive to please God and not men.

Open your bible to Ephesians 6:6 (Not with eye service, as men pleasers; but as the servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart)

Please do not blame Pastor W.F Kumuyi for Love Odih’s style of dressing…. It’s never his fault, let us refrain from blaming him.

God bless you all.



  1. onome

    June 24, 2013 at 11:04 PM

    Thanks for this article…. I love this woman… she still looks really beautiful without earrings.
    She is hot.

    Bro John is very lucky

    • Bro Raymond

      March 6, 2016 at 1:27 PM

      My brother onome another man wife na im you say she hot take am easy oh i beg you with God

  2. beekay

    June 24, 2013 at 11:30 PM

    quite an impressive resume, she a hard working and beautiful woman,best wishes to the couple, and eph 6;6 is right on point.

  3. iron bar

    June 25, 2013 at 1:32 AM

    leave the couple joor..wat the lord has joined.let no man put asunder

  4. kole

    June 25, 2013 at 5:49 AM

    Pls this woman deserve average woman lawy deserv to no what is right.God will bless ur marieg. All a dressing does not expose her body.

  5. glo

    June 25, 2013 at 5:58 AM

    I like her, she’s real. Not a pretender like most of them.may God bless their marriage.

  6. soyemi

    June 25, 2013 at 7:01 AM

    Christianity is an individual race. let us leave them alone to live their lives. God know those who belongs to him. we are all living and running the race by grace.

  7. catherine Nwimo

    June 25, 2013 at 9:28 AM

    yes she look beautiful but she should know that she represent an established identity. other younger deeper life ladies look up to her except if she is telling us that the church culture have changed. Kumuyi and the bride’s father should have done better.

  8. harbee

    June 25, 2013 at 9:40 AM

    If the earrings were graphics I
    Can still believe but that eye brow don’t look it to me. And even if she used all dis stuff or not what’s d big deal she is a wife to d son of a G.O who hears from God well so God knew about the marriage and knew d kind of girl. So, what’s it with people and hypocrisy. Let’s face God, study our bible, what Gods commandment is for us directly. To, those condeming the church we all ave our shoe bites attend to urs before opening your big mouth, as long as you don’t know what Gods revelation is to W.F kumuyi now or his instruction to him recently.

    • Friday Akanni

      June 25, 2013 at 2:33 PM

      God bless you real good for your comments. In fact, you’ve said it all, there’s no point adding anything else. I really do not know why people will not mind their business but rather chose to interfere in matters that do not concern them. I’m sure these critics still have a whole lot to sort out with God as far as their own lifestyles too are concerned.

  9. Joe Ama

    June 25, 2013 at 12:45 PM

    This is a real woman, a women of God should be elegant. we Ladies do not have to look like mgbeke(somebody that does not dress good) before we know we are serving the Lord. No, that’s fake. Once a Christian lady is not showing her nakedness and her husband loves her, why worry?.

  10. folajaiye

    June 25, 2013 at 9:56 PM

    The way out of this matter is to allow people in DLBC Nigeria to do what is scriptural and not what is doctrinal. Relax these doctrines and put a check to the activities of these foolish marriage committee members who put Nigerian members under bondage. Marriages of poor people in DLBC have been suspended just because couples talked to each other or for shaking hands. Ibeleive pastor Kumuyi will rise up to correct this and bequeath to us a scriptural legacy rather than the doctrinal one.

  11. Jim

    June 26, 2013 at 6:07 AM

    Just passing by. May God have mercy

  12. Modupe

    June 26, 2013 at 7:33 AM

    God bless you greatly Mrs Love John Kumuyi. May God bless your union as well. Thanks for being you. For those who are trying to defend her, I say this to you, don’t bother yourselves. Mrs Love kumuyi is real and not a pretender like most people in DLCM. This is just a lesson to those who believe in all extremes and those who are dogmatic.

  13. boye

    June 26, 2013 at 8:04 AM

    it is not d responsibility of my GS to plan (approve or disapprove) d wedding for them ,but d function of d Jamaica pastor. d point still remain,how are they conducting wedding in jamaica b4 now, bc we cant enforce our (Nigeria)style on them. believing d testimony of eye witness, d lady has been moderate enough.

  14. Ayeni

    June 26, 2013 at 9:09 AM

    Congratulations to d couple. John sure does have taste for beauty and intelligence. My thanks to John for setting for us a good precedent; young men wont need to leave the church again to have a funfilled wedding ceremony and marriage. Much much regards to Mrs Love Kumuyi for her academic exploits, she personifies d bible passage “they that do know thier God shall be strong and do exploits”.

  15. Providence

    June 26, 2013 at 11:45 AM

    I love LOVE,infact her dressing was so cute,Bro.John you really did GOD’S will by taking her as ur partner.People should stop talking rubbish,talkn wat did nt concern them,nawa ooooooooo!.belive on urself and do yours the way you want it,as they hav done their own,stop complaining,they have done it is they have done it,there is no going back or repeating it,since they hav done it why cant u keep your mouth shut.Just do the one GOD will be happy wit.

  16. Toyosi

    June 26, 2013 at 12:27 PM

    1 COR 8 : 9-13. Oh LORD help me. Let nt my action(s) becom a stumblingblock unto others.

  17. Jagunlabi

    June 26, 2013 at 2:24 PM

    There is no digital alteration here. The lady has good taste for fashion and she displayed it on her wedding day. A day that is suppose to be her happiest day. I know its just a matter of time, all these idea of no make ups, no earring, no television, etc in Deeper Life will fade away.

  18. tosin

    June 26, 2013 at 3:51 PM

    Zoom in to the wedding picture well. She is not wearing a earring there is a reflection of the veil wich looks like a dropping earring but its not. She did use make up and it doesn’t stop her from being a christian

  19. Laura

    June 27, 2013 at 9:21 AM

    I’m so proud of her. She sure has got her personal convictions on these non essentials. Thank God for you Love, you are our modern day Esther.

  20. AOL

    June 27, 2013 at 8:44 PM

    True beauty is the life style that glorifies God: both those who practice outwardly what they do not believe in their heart and those who openly make themselves stumbling block stand in danger of eternal condemnation. Before God we stand or fall, if we seek to please Him in all things and at all times His blessings will be with us. Remember it is not necessarily right because someone did it, stick to the bible, don’t make the burden lighter and don’t make it heavy. Above watch your tongue

  21. Mrs U.O.

    June 28, 2013 at 2:51 AM

    As soon as the wedding was announced in the USA,I went to google out Love Odih.In one of her posted pictures, which I tried to zoom into,so as to be able to photograph it,she was wearing blouse and trousers[long pants],I was astonished.I told another sister who on her own googled it and saw it also.May be Love has taken down those pictures off the internet.A little digging into her before- wedding- dressing- pattern will reveal a lot of things contrary to deeperlife doctrines.Is she really a deeperlifer or shallowlifer. I wonder if her father did not see these things or even John himself.I strongly believe she is God,s will for John.DLBC SHLD LOOK INTO THEIR DOCTRINE.

  22. AOL

    June 28, 2013 at 7:38 AM

    I am a proud Deeper lifer, in retrospect “all things work together for good”; John’s wedding is a quiet message to our church leaders. Let us listen to the message instead of focusing on the messenger. Can it be that we love the Lord so much that we have tried to help Him by redefining holiness? Dogmas that have no biblical foundation are the root cause of this controversy; some of those dogmas have been exploited by overzealous pastors and MC member to create misery in the church. For example it is in sync with the scriptures to condemn all forms of transparent dressing, but what is the basis for saying don’t wear Aso Oke? It is scriptural that the dressing of a Christian woman should be different and distinct from that of a harlot, (painting of face, frying of hair, tight fitting clothes that promote immoral desires, clothes that expose the body and ornaments that replicate Jezebel). However, dressing like perpetual mourners (wearing oversize clothing, out of this world dressing, shabby styles etc) merit the same condemnation.
    Let us see this happening as an opportunity to return to the bible, let us start were God starts and stop where He stops “Without Holiness no man shall see the Lord”.
    No matter their conviction, John and Love should have considered the damage that their quite revolution is capable of causing in the church, and pains that they bring on their parents who must have found themselves between the Devil and the Deep blue sea. They could have solemnized their marriage in a third party church, which would still have sent a powerful message to Deeper Life leaders about their unsustainable man made rules. John and Love you fell short of the mark
    Finally, meat approves us not to God.

  23. samuel

    June 28, 2013 at 3:18 PM


  24. Toyosi

    June 30, 2013 at 1:52 AM

    Now dat d Letter of Apology had bn sent 2 d church by John apologizin 4 their actions & read by church 2 d hearin of all Deeper Lifers worldwide, wht dos d eye-wtnes & suporters of worldlines has 2 say now? God’s standard is without HOLINESS no heaven 4 u!

  25. Ibikunle Farajimakin

    June 30, 2013 at 2:37 PM


    But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment. (Matthew 12:36 KJV)

    But let none of you suffer as a murderer, or as a thief, or as an evildoer, or as a busybody in other men’s matters. (1 Peter 4:15 KJV)
    – Ibikunle Farajimakin
    What is this ‘posting’ and ‘sharing’ of John’s wedding pictures all about? To you who either posted or shared, what was your motive? What message were you trying to pass across. Is that your own message of the cross? Is that the mandate that Christ gave you? A lot of tracts bearing the message of salvation are lying all about with no one to post on FB. So also are posters and handbills for church programmes. Only a few post these. But you have all the time in the world to post pictures and pass unguarded comments. What has caused others serious heartbreak is what you are busy jesting about. Until now I never knew that John was and is the Messiah of many (or why would he suddenly become the object of both national and international discussion); neither did I know that he was the author and finisher of the faith of a lot of professing believers.

    Now you point accusing fingers and spite the message of the man of God on worldliness. While you are busy focusing on John, your own spirituality is depreciating by the seconds… Why will you go to hell because of another man’s mistake. Don’t you think that will be your greatest undoing? Friend, away with all the frivolities, carnalities and sensualities on FB. If your page is not promoting Christ and extending the frontiers of His coming kingdom, you had better deactivate it. Resign from the league of shallow-minded critics and enrol in the school of prayer. If you feel you don’t need prayers, then pray for others. There are millions of people in the world who need prayers, myself inclusive. Christ will soon come. If he meets you gossiping and backbiting, I’m sure He will not smile and say “well done, thou good and faithful servant.” Of course, there is freedom of speech but it is not freedom to run off at the mouth. Stay at your duty post (that is, if you have one) and stop meddling in other men’s affair. If you can’t help to ameliorate the matter, then don’t worsen it. And for you whose exalted position is that of gossiping, backbiting and slandering, and who don’t have any work to do for Christ, I urge you to find one and do it faithfully.
    Then for you who are yet to marry, we will wait till your wedding day to see the ‘wonders’ you will perform. I’m sure you will like to make headlines, not only in the best and widely-read newspapers here on earth but also in hell!
    Praying or gossiping? Rewards sure abound for both, but in different places.
    A word, they say, is enough for the wise. (Beckie Gabriel)

    • SIRBOJ

      June 30, 2013 at 5:02 PM

      wise coment,u got over dere. U said it all. U prove to b a gud bible student. Most people comentin and critizing n even gone to d xtend of using d case of Gods judgement on Eli n his family as an example fail to study d bible harder to come accros where God declare dat, He wil no more visit d sin of d father on d son anymore(viz a viz) when d children of isreal sins against God in the wildernex and moses try sacrifice his own place to safe dem 4rm d wrath of God. All i knw is,everyman 4 his or her self. D son,is nt goin to answa 4 his fatha neither d fatha 4 his son(everyman wit his cross). All, i xpect any heavenly bound believer to b doin z dis my constant praya dat ‘GOD, let Your Grace b sufficient 4 me to b able to make al my way rite either on my last day on earth if u stil tarry to come or,b4 u finally come’.u should focus on where u wil wan to spend eternity rather dan judging, 4getin d portion of d bible dat says “thou should nt judge,dat u may nt b judge”. GOD help us all…

  26. GLORY

    July 1, 2013 at 2:07 PM

    End-Time Message: Every serious minded Christian should be heaven-conscious at every point in time. Wedding, burial or any other ceremony should be done with heaven in view. Everyone entrusted with leadership position in a Church of Jesus Christ like Deeper Life should be careful not to set bad precedence. I don’t know if John and Love are seeing and hearing the outcome of their action.

    • Matthew

      July 3, 2013 at 6:08 PM

      Whatever that can make others to stumble should be avoided.They must have seen and heard I mean John and Love.People without conviction may capitalize on the lapses of others but there is danger ahead for the erring.

  27. Matthew

    July 3, 2013 at 5:39 PM

    Beware of your comments,what matters is what God sees displeasing to Him and what His words condemn not what you say.Whatever the conclusion of man does not change God’s standard.Children of Eli and that of Samuel deviated but the judgement is in the hand of God.The most important thing is to face the race to Heaven sincerely without hypocrisy and end at Jesus feet

  28. Modesty

    July 6, 2013 at 11:52 AM

    In every comment you make, every statement you utter, either constructively destructively; always remember that God will bring to judgement one day because he knows your mind and intention.
    Many comments revealed some detractors of the church of the living God, who are in there idleness, seeking avenues to pour out their resentful utterations.
    Thanks to God who through the Holly Spirit has made the couple in question realize their flaw in conduct and have eventually rendered their unreserved apology internationally.
    So your respective perspective does not alter the standard of God, that “Without HOLLINESS, no man shall see the LORD” which remains and till tomorrow will remain the church watchword.
    God bless His church!

  29. Paul gtwatt

    July 8, 2013 at 8:52 AM

    some pple writes irrelevant point. wat doctrine r u talking? doctrine came into exitence 2ru scripture which as been d standard of d church.wat is ur gain if u gain d whole praise of man n loose ur soul or wat shall it profit u if u gain d whole world n at last u loose ur soul. u nid to tink over n ask urself d subject here as got demselves into dis by not makin up there lyf in accordance wit d scripture.negelecting righteousnee 4 worldliness.

  30. Grace Adeoye

    January 26, 2016 at 9:55 AM

    Mind your own business. We are all expected to be pilgrims looking towards heaven. Gossiping is not right.To those who posted harmful comments,remember that what you sow you’ll surely reap.To John and Love,we all make mistakes,we all stumble,we all fall.But the beauty of it is that we can rise again even higher than we could ever imagine.Don’t just have a happy married life.Have a marriage that glorifies God.Resist the devil and he’ll surely flee from you.IT IS WELL.

  31. Lola O

    April 1, 2016 at 5:09 PM

    Why in the world is Pastor Kumuyi marrying a much younger woman? The wide difference in age between couples is a potential for conflicts later. Did anyone notice the wife Love’s age is deliberately omitted? Having attended the University of Lagos around the same time as Kumuyi, I know he is in his 50s.

  32. fifelomo

    May 2, 2016 at 9:21 PM

    She’s beautiful with or without make over. Dad GO is a lucky man.

  33. ola

    August 9, 2017 at 11:57 AM

    who tells you she is the future first lady of the DEEPER LIFE CHRISTIAN MINISTRY? Do you think “the church” is a family inheritance??? whoever will fit in to that position will be selected by God.

  34. Deje

    August 4, 2018 at 9:48 PM

    God’s standard never changes. It is one in every part of the world. Why not just pray for Love? The wedding saga has been quite some years now and her recent pictures don’t show that she is transformed still. I really don’t know what John feels about her appearance and I imagine how daddy kumuyi will feel if he stumbles at the pics of his son’s wife. No matter how successful she is now, there is still that vacuum.


    April 24, 2019 at 9:36 PM



    November 15, 2020 at 7:29 PM

    Deeper life don’t have doctrine but they are following the teaching of Christ and His doctrine if you want to know more about the church you come close Stop the criticism and say what you know as you know that truth is bitter but the truth has to be told. Thanks

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

More in Hot Gists




To Top