Meet Bishop David O Oyedepo, President of Living Faith Church Worldwide – His Biography, Life, Ministry and Exploits’
Only touched people, can touch others, only blessed people can bless others, only anointed people can anoint others, only liberated people can liberate others, only empowered people can empower others, Only Ordained Leaders can make meaningful landmark in their generation and cause the people to flourish like a cedar of Lebanon.
I am excited to be writing about one man I so much love in the world today who is causing waves of glory all around the globe, and his impart is so profound and can’t be neglected – Bishop David Olaniyi Oyedepo.
Bishop David O. Oyedepo (born September 27, 1954) is a Nigerian Christian author, preacher, 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 Ota, Ogun State, Nigeria.
‘ The Liberation Mandate
On May 2nd 1981 at the end of a visionary encounter that lasted about 18hours, God gave a command to his servant Bishop David Oyedepo – “The hour as come to liberate the world from every operation of the devil by the preaching of the word of Faith, and I am sending you to undertake this task – The Liberation Mandate”.
From this encounter, as mandated by God; Bishop david oyedepo took off into destiny gradually, and grew from a church of 4 standing members in 1983 to a congregation of more multitudes.
|Bishop David Oyedepo and Pastor Faith Oyedepo When Young and Older together.|
Early life and history
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.
Place of Worship
Some of his authored books include:
- Pillars of Destiny
- Signs and Wonders Today
- Anointing for Exploits
- Understanding Financial Prosperity
- The Healing Balm
- The Force of Freedom
- Walking in the Newness of Life
- Exploits in Ministry
- The Unlimited Power of Faith
- Winning Prayer
- Success Strategies
- Breaking Financial Hardship
- In Pursuit of Vision
- Understanding Divine Direction
- The Winning Wisdom
- Understanding the Power of Praise
- Releasing the Supernatural
- Walking in the Miraculous
- Anointing for Breakthrough
- Understanding Vision
- Towards Excellence in Life and Ministry
- Success Systems
- Understanding the Anointing
- Exploits of Faith
- The Blood Triumph
- Satan Get Lost
|Family Time – Bishop Oyedepo and Wife With All Their Children in Family Photo|
|Entire Oyedepo Family.|
David Oyedepo Day of Service- (DODOS) Launched
Bishop Oyedepo is one of the pioneer of faith in Africa and has been considered as one of the most powerful Preachers in Nigeria, he’s the founder and the president of the Living FAITH Church Worldwide, also known as “Winners Chapel” he serve as the senior pastor of Faith Tabernacle, in 1987 bishop oyedepo had a grass cathedral where people converge to worship God and hear the word of faith from the Lord, but today, FAITH TABERNACLE at Otta, is considered to be the largest church in the world with a total of 50,000 seaters where 5 services hold every Sunday, Faith tabernacle was built totally debt-free in 12 month with all equipment gotten from Nigeria in Africa, the amazing feature of this great auditorium is that, there is no pillar holding it from the top downward, with a manifold wisdom God’s servant Bishop David Oyedepo explained that the idea came from the perspective of how God created the heaven and earth without a pillar and the heaven never fell on the earth, Faith Tabernacle was dedicated on September 18, 1999.
In Addition to Faith Tabernacle, Winners chapel as been recorded to have church branches across villages, towns, cities in over 4,000 Locations in Nigeria as well as 60 other Nations, spread across 5 Continents of the world.
In 1984, The Ministry had a Little car as the only official Car of the ministry but today at the head quarter (Faith Tabernacle) they run nothing less than 5,000 buses conveying people from church to their various destinations in the city and bringing them back to church next Sunday.
All workers and staffs are entitle to personal vehicles.
As part of the administrative skills of bishop oyedepo, he as gone from a work load and staff of 3 to thousands including co-ministers, pastors, administrators, I.T Specialists, technical workers, and army of teachers and non teaching staffs in the primary, secondary and tertiary institutions respectively , and over 2000 skilled and unskilled laborers in the construction industry alone.
Bishop’s Dominion Bookshop
As a potent and impactful writer, Bishop Oyedepo as authored and publish so many anointed and impactful books that as brought many to lime light with their destiny and led to so many breakthroughs and testimonies.
Dominion bookshop is the label of the ministry’s book selling store that is always at the church state headquarters.
As an Educationist, his mission and contribution is leading a revolution of top class in education development in Nigeria, with building massive education institute at all levels.
The Ministry runs a network of Kingdom Heritage Nursery and Primary School across the nation; secondary – Faith Academy’ is a full running school with all facilities to enhance the learning and good academy standard for students located in Canaanland Otta.
Convenant University; a royal academy founder in October 2002 was design to raise a generation of leaders across the continent of Africa, with the best of top class modern university facilities to enhance good learning and experimental exercises for the best of emeritus and relevant learned generation.
Also an extension of the academic exploit is Landmark University; founded to drive an agricultural revolution in Nigeria and at the continent of Africa as a whole, Bishop Oyedepo currently serves as a chancellor in both Universities, Canaanland is in Otta, The 5,000 acres and campus that houses the 50,000 seat church building, the church secretariat, the church youth chapel, kingdom heritage mother schools, the 4 boarding missionary school, faith academy with over 1500 students and the university facilities which houses over 7,000 students who resides in ultra modern housing facilities and numerous working staff housing facilities, canaanland campus also as 4 plants establishments operated by the church which includes; a bakery, a bottle water processing plants, various restaurants and shopping stores.
Several housing stores, that houses over 2,000 church workers , 4 banks also operates in the city, 3 of which are commercial banks and one which is a micro finance bank operated by the church, bishop is a recipient of so many national and international awards covering ministry, leadership and management.
The profound success of the ministry, the school, the church and other organization are all proofs of God’s faithfulness in the live of his servant, as he always confirm his calling via many signs and wonders especially which the world has never seen it type before.
Bishop has been a mentor to so many in life, business, leadership and ministry.
Some of the sons of bishop in ministry includes; Pastor david oyedepo jnr, Pastor Sam Adeyemi, Dr Paul Enenche and many more.
The ministry also as a yearly in-gathering of faithful members, and non-members with viewing of the program livestream online and various branches of the church across the world, called Shiloh, 2015 shiloh captured almost the whole world attention, as more than 500 million connected online to watch the program.
Bishop Oyedepo ministries many years ago, as held countless crusades all across the world targeted towards saving souls of men and liberating them from every operation of the devil.
Bishop Oyedepo’s ministry is indeed a blessing to humanity, not just a blessing but a great blessing; so many miracles, signs and wonders are recorded by the power of Jesus in winners chapel, one of the mind blowing testimony was the raising of over 12 dead back to life in the year 2012.
Also in Shiloh2015, we had cases of HIV Positive turning negative, a lot of barren women gave birth, a lot of jobless youths are now employers of labour, I remembered a church member at faith tabernacle testified that he has been blessed of God and at 18years, he’s now a landlord.
It will interest you to know that even though faith tabernacle otta is the biggest church in the world today with a stable 5 services every sunday; nothing lesser than 33,000 buses conveying people to their various destination after service, i bring you the goodnews of the birth of FAITH THEATRE; as announced by God’s servant; Bishop David Oyedepo at Shiloh 2015, a Ark-like Faith Stadium that as been constructed to hold 100,000 worshippers, fully air-conditioned church auditorium, a multi-billion naira project,
It is meant to save a generation and that is why it is built in a form of an ark, There is a whole lot that is embedded in The New Faith Theater church auditorium and with a little of features that as never been seen in many part of the world especially in the church system; God be praised!
You too can connect to a heavy increasing grace of God in the life of his servant by connecting to the grace, worship with us at any centers of living faith church worldwide and you can be sure of living a life of unquestionable dominion.
Bishop David Oyedepo.
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