Sept 27, 2014 – Happy 60th Birthday To Bishop David Olaniyi Oyedepo; Diamond Jubilee Celebration Ongoing At Covenant University Ota
Nigeria’s most honoured Pastor and the Presiding Bishop of The Living Faith Church Worldwide, Bishop David O Oyedepo is a year older today.
He was born into the family of Mr Abraham and Mrs Dorcas Morenike Oyedepo on the 27th of September 1954 in Osogbo area of Osun state but he is considered a native of Omu Aran in Kwara State Nigeria where his father hailed from.
He is happily married to Mrs Faith Abiola Oyedepo and the couple is blessed with four children namely David Oyedepo Junior, Isaac Oyedepo, Love Oyedepo Ogah and Joyce Oyedepo.
Bishop Oyedepo’s Diamond Jubilee Celebration is currently ongoing at Covenant University chapel in Ota.
The big thanksgiving ceremony will hold tomorrow
Bishop Oyedepo’s Life History & Autobiography
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. David was “born again” in 1969, through the influence of his teacher, Betty Lasher, who took special interest in him during his high school days. He studied architecture at Kwara State Polytechnic 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 Bishop David Oyedepo 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.] 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. Two years later, on September 17, 1983, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, ordained Dr. David Oyedepo and his wife, Pastor Faith Abiola Oyedepo to become pastors and officially commissioned the new church. Five years later, Dr. David Oyedepo was ordained as Bishop.
Living Faith Church (AKA Winners Chapel) started in Kaduna but moved to Lagos, the former capital of Nigeria in September 1989, to start a new branch of the church after Bishop Oyedepo received instructions from God to raise a people in Lagos The church in Lagos grew to become the International headquarters of Living Faith Church, with constantly increasing crowds spilling onto adjacent roads and decks of nearby uncompleted buildings, compelling people to stand for hours to listen to his teachings. This led to the building of the renowned Faith Tabernacle as instructed by God.
Please join us in wishing a happy Diamond jubilee birthday.