Daniel Kolawole Olukoya

Daniel Kolawole Olukoya Biography / Profile

Daniel Kolawole Olukoya (popularly called DKO) was born in Akure, Ondo State, Nigeria on July 15th, 1957 to Mr. Olukoya, a Police officer and Mrs. Olukoya, a trader. He is a pastor and the founder and General Overseer of Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries (Worldwide) and the Battle Cry Christian Ministries (Worldwide).

Daniel Kolawole Olukoya Age

Daniel Kolawole Olukoya is 67 years old.

Daniel Kolawole Olukoya Early Life

Olukoya began his Primary Education in Saint John’s CAC Primary School, Akure in Ondo State where he was recognized as an exceptionally intelligent child coming tops throughout his stay at the school. Later when his family moved to Lagos, he was enrolled at St. Jude’s Primary school, Ebute metta from which he graduated with excellent results. He then proceeded to Methodist Boys’ High School (MBHS), Broad Street, Lagos (established in 1878). Incidentally, this is where he became born again. It was also at MBHS that he encountered an Indian teacher who once said in class “Boys, if you want to escape poverty, READ YOUR BOOK!” DKO doggedly followed this advice, studying from 9pm to 3am daily. By the time DKO finished from MBHS, he was the best graduating student of his set.

DKO’s father, apart from being a policeman, was also a pastor at the Christ Apostolic Church (CAC). Thus, he was raised in a Christian home with Christian beliefs. Throughout all his years in school, DKO was committed to the service of the Lord Jesus Christ. His passion for Jesus and his spiritual fire increased tremendously during his doctorate degree in the United Kingdom. DKO’s ministry is heavily influenced by the work of the late Apostle Joseph Ayodele Babalola, the founder of the CAC church.

In 1976, Olukoya was admitted into the University of Lagos (Unilag) to study Microbiology. He graduated from Unilag in 1980 with a first-class degree in Microbiology. He was the first person to have achieved a first-class in the course at the university and his G.P.A is still the highest recorded so far (as at February 2010) in that course.

Daniel Kolawole Olukoya Career

Soon after graduation, DKO won a scholarship to study for a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in Molecular Genetics at the University of Reading, United Kingdom. Despite the natural difficulty of the programme, DKO earned his PhD in 3 years and returned to Nigeria.

Upon his return to Nigeria, DKO joined the Nigerian Institute of Medical Research (NIMR), Yaba, where his reputation as an exceptional Geneticist of African origin became established. DKO emerged as an authority in the study of genetics, publishing over 70 scientific papers in a short span (a remarkable feat by any standard). He also taught Genetics and was external examiner in a number of universities. Moreover, he has attended and presented papers at scientific conferences in almost all continents of the world. Even today, DKO continues to contribute to the field of genetics and biotechnology via the Daniel and Fola Biotechnology Foundation, a registered NGO established to empower Nigerian citizens with modern and contemporary laboratory skills in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology.

Olukoya founded the Mountain of Fire Ministries in July 1989 in his sitting room with only 25 people in attendance. Today the church has had a massive growth and expansion with thousands of members and branches spread all over Nigeria and Europe and Africa. Pastor Olukoya has written many spiritual books and composed over 70 Christian songs. His works are published by the Battle Cry Christian Ministries. These published works include over 250 life-changing Christian books (as at July 2015), audio tapes and CDs, video discs and many more.

Daniel Kolawole Olukoya Personal Life

Olukoya is married to Shade Olukoya; they have a son named Elijah Toluwani. Mrs. Olukoya is a talented artist. She is the artistic illustrator of almost all 250 books authored by her husband.

Pastor Olukoya is a keen football fan and helped to found the Mountain of Fire and Miracles Football Club (MFM FC).

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Daniel Kolawole Olukoya Awards

In November 2017, Olukoya was honored in Lagos by the African Youth Global Network, an umbrella body for youths from 27 African countries, a Non Governmental Organization (NGO) with headquarters in Ghana, for his support for Sports and youth empowerment across Africa.

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