Jimmy Odukoya Assumes Leadership as Senior Pastor of Fountain of Life Church Following Father’s Passing

Jimmy Odukoya Assumes Leadership as Senior Pastor of Fountain of Life Church Following Father’s Passing

Latiifah Amusan


Pastor Jimmy Odukoya, the eldest son of the late Pastor Taiwo Odukoya, has been officially announced as the new Senior Cleric of the Fountain of Life Church in Ilupeju, Lagos.

This historic announcement was made during the Church’s Sunday Service on September 17, 2023, by a member of the Church’s Board of Trustees.

It was revealed that the late Pastor Taiwo Odukoya had meticulously planned for this succession, confirming it with three different individuals on the Board before his passing.

The late Pastor Taiwo Odukoya, who suffered the tragic loss of his wife from his second marriage and his twin sister within weeks in 2021, passed away on August 7, 2023, in the United States of America.

His funeral took place on September 9, 2023.

This succession plan, which has garnered the full support of the Church’s Board of Trustees and Bishop Mike Okonkwo, the spiritual mentor of the late Pastor Odukoya, is scheduled to be formally inaugurated on September 30, 2023.

Jimmy Odukoya, a well-known Nollywood actor, received his education at the Oral Roberts University in the United States. Additionally, his sister, Tolu Odukoya Ijogun, has been named the new Associate Pastor of the Church, further strengthening the family’s role in the church’s leadership.

Rotimi Okpaise, a pastor, addressed the congregation during the announcement, shedding light on the late Pastor Taiwo Odukoya’s succession plan.

He stated, “Bishop Mike Okonkwo called on the BoT last week on the succession plan, and it was confirmed to him that Pastor Taiwo left a word on the succession plan before he departed.

Pastor Taiwo before his death left words with three individuals who are trustees of the Church.

Pastor Jimmy also said Pastor Taiwo told him to carry on with the mantle after his departure.

Subsequently, a board meeting was summoned, and we decided to follow the constitution.

Pastor Jimmy was nominated, and he was unanimously voted for by all BoT members. With this, Pastor Jimmy Odukoya is now our Senior Pastor.”



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