David Oyedepo

David Oyedepo Biography / Profile

David Olaniyi Oyedepo was born on September 27th, 1954 in Osogbo, Osun state. He is an author, architect, preacher, and the founder and presiding bishop of the megachurch Faith Tabernacle in Ota, Ogun State, Nigeria, and Living Faith Church Worldwide, also known as Winners' Chapel.

David Oyedepo Age

David Oyedepo is 69 years old.

David Oyedepo Early Life

Oyedepo is a native of Omu-Aran, Irepodun local government area of Kwara State, Nigeria. His clan, Odo-oro (place of wealth) and family lineage believe in hard work. He was raised in a mixed religious family, his father, Ibrahim, was a Muslim healer, while 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 was a devout Anglican. It was his grandmother that inculcated in him the virtues of Christian life. She also dug a spiritual foundation for him, upon which he has built his life and ministry today.

Oyedepo was born again on February 19, 1969, when he was only 15 years old, through the influence of his missionary teacher, one Ms. Betty Lasher, who took a special interest in him during his secondary school days. He first shared the gospel in March 1970 and he has not looked back since then. Having rejected a charm his father gave him, he developed whitlow on a finger on his right hand. As a secondary school student, he once challenged God to heal him of tuberculosis after his mates shifted their beds away from him, and he was healed.

Very little is known about his primary and secondary school education, however Oyedepo studied Architecture at Kwara State Polytechnic now Kwara State University and worked briefly with the Federal Ministry of Housing in Ilorin before resigning to concentrate on missionary work. He also gained a Ph.D. in Human Development from Honolulu University, Hawaii, United States of America.

David Oyedepo Career

Oyedepo began his ministry in 1981 after an 18-hour vision in May 1981 where, according to him, God gave him the mandate to preach the word of faith and liberate the world from the oppression of the devil. This led to the founding and inauguration of the Living Faith Church World Wide (LFCW), first called Liberation Faith Hour Ministries, in 1981. Two years later, he was ordained, alongside his wife, to become pastors by Pastor Enoch Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) who also commissioned the new church. Five years later, Oyedepo was ordained as Bishop. Popularly known as Winners Chapel, the church started in in Kaduna but moved to Lagos in July 1989.

Oyedepo's Ministries International include; four private jets, estates, restaurants, shopping stores, bakery, processing plants, commercial properties and educational institutions including Covenant University, Ota, Landmark University at Omu Aran and Crown University at Calabar. Oyedepo’s Faith Tabernacle, Ota, which he heads, seats 50,000 people. It is reported to be the largest church auditorium in the world, benchmarked in the Guinness Book of Records in 2008 and 2009. It was built within 12 months, debt free, a feat which many describe as only a “miracle” as it should take at least three years to complete such edifice. This 50,000-seat edifice was dedicated on September 18th, 1999, under the administration of former President Olusegun Obasanjo.

Popularly known as, Canaanland, the Faith Tabernacle is in Ota, Ogun state and is the 5,000-acre estate and campus, that houses the 50,000 church building, the church secretariat, the church’s youth chapel, a primary school called Kingdom heritage model school, a full boarding mission secondary school called Faith Academy, with over 1,500 students and the Covenant University facilities, which accommodates over 7,000 students, fully resident in ultra-modern hostel facilities, with fully equipped faculty buildings and numerous staff housing facilities.

Bishop Oyedepo has written over 70 Christian, inspirational and motivational books owing to the fact that the church also operates its own publishing house, called Dominion Publishing House (DPH), commissioned on December 5, 1992,which has also published mini books, magazines, and other resources. DPH has over 4 million prints in circulation to date. He is the Chairman/Publisher of Dominion Publishing House (DPH). Some of his bestselling books include; Pillars of Faith, Born to Win, Possessing your Possession, amongst others. His programme, Shiloh, which is nicknamed the “gathering of millions” because of the crowd always in attendance, is hosted by this beautiful auditorium every year.

Oyedepo's foundation, The David Oyedepo Foundation, is a Christian non-profit organization that is committed to reaching out on the less privileged across Africa so as to bring about change to the economy of Africa as a continent and the rest of the world. The foundation offers a scholarship program to individuals who are willing to acquire a first degree at the prestigious Covenant University and Landmark University in Nigeria. It covers the full academic fees for a 5-year duration of the study and in some categories, travels and living expenses for the duration of the course of study.

David Oyedepo Personal Life

Bishop David Oyedepo is married to Pastor Faith Abiola Oyedepo, formerly Florence Abiola Akano who he met when he was 22 at a motor park. They were married in 1982 and have four children; two boys and two girls; David Jnr., Isaac, Love and Joyce. His sons were ordained as pastors by Kenneth Copeland in May 2007.

Pastor David Oyedepo Jnr. is married to Kemi Olubu-Oyedepo and have 2 beautiful kids (a boy and girl) from their 6-year union. Pastor Oyedepo Jnr. heads the London branch of Winners Chapel and is also the Regional Overseer of the European Network of churches. Pastor Isaac Oyedepo is currently in charge of the Winners Chapel International, South Africa. He tied the knot in 2010 with Ayomitide Omogbadegun and is blessed with 2 children from the four-year marriage. Love Oyedepo-Ogah is also deeply involved in her father’s ministry although she is not ordained a pastor yet. She got married a while ago to her husband in a lavish wedding ceremony. Her husband, Stephen Ogah is one of Bishop Oyedepo’s personal aides. Joyce Oyedepo, the last born of the Oyedepo family is a product of Faith Academy school owned by her father. Joyce is currently studying in America and has certain functions she performs in church during her stay in Nigeria.

Oyedepo is the wealthiest preacher in Nigeria, according to Forbes magazine. Having a net worth of over $150 million, the Bishop is also mentioned as the richest pastor in the world. His ministry owns four private jets and several buildings around the world, including London and the United States. His hobbies include reading, reasoning, planning, and writing. He is a strong critic of corruption in Africa as a whole and poor leadership in government.

   To reveal David Oyedepo's phone number and/or email address, tap on his profile picture.

David Oyedepo Awards

Oyedepo was awarded the International Who is Who of Intellectuals at the 13th Edition of International Biographical Centre in Cambridge, England.

David Oyedepo Net Worth

His net worth is not available.

David Oyedepo on Social Media

People Similar to David Oyedepo

Review & Rate David Oyedepo

Writing reviews may help others know more about this person. What do you know about David Oyedepo? Why not drop a review and rating for him.

Personality Rating for David Oyedepo

Just there
Below Average
Overall Ratings

4 based on 0 reviews

Reviews for David Oyedepo

    No reviews yet for David Oyedepo

© 2023 Manpower Nigeria.  All rights reserved.