Matthew Ashimolowo

Matthew Ashimolowo Biography / Profile

Matthew Ashimolowo was born at the Military Depot in the Military Hospital Zaria, Kaduna state, Nigeria on March 17th, 1952. His parents are Salau Asimolowo and Aishat Asimolowo. He is a the founder and senior pastor of Kingsway International Christian Centre (KICC) in London, England.

Matthew Ashimolowo Age

Matthew Ashimolowo is 72 years old.

Matthew Ashimolowo Early Life

A yoruba man, Matthew lived all his life in the barracks in Zaria until 1966 when he moved back to Ibadan, Oyo state. According to him, growing up was not rosy as his muslim father was a perpetual Gambler who gambled away all his military earnings. His mum experienced post natal depression when she had her 2nd child from which she never really recovered until she died in 1986. 

He never dreamed of becoming a Pastor but an Army Officer and an Engineer in the Army. His dream was to build bridges, and houses. He became a christian at age 20 after he lost his father to the Nigerian-Biafran War. 

Matthew Ashimolowo Career

In 1974 Pastor Matthew went to Bible school determined to study hard and succeed in the destiny God had in store for him. After graduating from Bible school, he was assigned to the Foursquare Church in the busy suburbs of Shomolu in Lagos, which was pastored by Rev. Olu Osibanjo, who was later to become his Father in-Law. He regularly ministered in the Scripture union (SU) in University campuses and was quite popular amongst the undergraduates. This was preparing him for the future work he would do with young people and singles in the body of Christ. The years went by and he was pastoring a congregation of approximately 2000 in Foursquare Gospel Church when he decided to go to Canada to study but he was turned back at the point of entry. God had a plan for him to go the United Kingdom instead.

The clegyman man moved with his family to England in 1984 as part of the Foursquare denomination as a missionary, to establish a branch in London. He and his wife Yemisi, together with Esther Appleton (their first member of staff) began to seek the Lord in prayer for 18 months before taking the step of leaving the Foursquare denomination in 1992 to start Kingsway International Christian Centre (KICC) that year with approximately 300 adults and 100 children. KICC is currently located at 57 Waterden Road.

Today, he is the founder and C.E.O of about 10 profitable companies which include a global TV station (KICC TV). He is also the founder of Kingsway International Christian Centre, a Christian charity with a global footprint in 214 nations (via television) with a volunteer base of over 1000 staff. His weekly telecast Winning Ways, is a source of inspiration and motivation to many.

Matthew Ashimolowo Personal Life

Pastor Matthew met his wife, Pastor Yemisi Ashimolowo, during his Bible School days. He first spoke to her on June 19th, 1979 and they got married August 29th, 1981. They have two sons - Tobi Ashimolowo and Tomi Ashimolowo. The clergy is a lover of carbohydrate foods and a golfer.

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Matthew Ashimolowo Awards

As an author, Pastor Ashimolowo have received accolades for his outstanding books. He won the Nigerian Booksellers Award for Tongues of Fire. He has also won numerous other awards. 

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