*Why Bishop OYEDEPO Likes Them
Bishop David Oyedepo led Living Faith Church International a.k.a Winner’s chapel has continued to grow with various branches in virtually all parts of the world. The church is in about 35 African countries and Asia, North America, Canada, The Caribbean, South Korea etc. Little wonder it commanded a mammoth crowd in its just concluded Annual programme tagged: Shiloh 2012 which had about 60 nations including Israel represented. In this piece, our reporter, JOMBO UCHE unveils to you, the 10 top Pastor who are pioneering the ministry in some key countries and those who are running the ministry with Bishop Oyedepo and his wife, Pastor Faith.
BISHOP DAVID ABIOYE
Bishop David O. Abioye is a Pastor of long standing experience under the ministry of his life-time mentor, Bishop David Oyedepo who is the president of the Living Faith Church, worldwide (a.k..a Winners Chapel), and also Pastor Faith Tabernacle – the 50,000 – seater auditorium.
Bishop David Abioye is presently the Senior Pastor of Living Faith Church, Goshen City, Km 26 Abuja-Keffi Road -Abuja.
Apart from focusing on the core messages of the church, which include Faith, Prosperity and Signs and Wonders, he is also gifted in motivating the saints of God towards spiritual stewardship, victorious Christian living and developing intimate relationship with God.
He is joyfully married to Mary A. Abioye, who is also an ordained minister. They are blessed with three children; David Jnr., Ruth and Daniel.
BISHOP THOMAS AREMU
Bishop Thomas Aremu is the Vice President (Foreign Missions) of the Living Faith Church Worldwide under the leadership of Bishop David Oyedepo. He is presently the Senior Pastor of The Ibadan Church. He is a regular minister in the ministry’s popular annual program Shiloh.
PASTOR ABRAHAM OJEME
This fiery Pastor who just returned from the Warri branch of the church to the Ministry’s Headquarters, is the Resident Pastor, Faith Tabernacle –Canaanland, Otta.
He is sometimes referred to as “A Builder” due to the fact that any branch of the church he leads is sure to witness massive expansion of the church building. He is married with children.
PASTOR NATHANIEL ODIN
Pastor Nathaniel Odin is currently the resident Pastor of Winners Chapel International, Barcelona, Spain. He is committed passionately to the preaching of the Word of God and teaching the principles of faith in fulfillment of destiny.
In his assignment, he pursues doggedly the delivery of the liberation mandate in the life of everyone he comes in contact with. He message is centred on the liberation mandate as revealed to the presiding Bishop, Dr. David O. Oyedepo by God in a vision over 3 decades ago;
He has served in non-pastoral capacities at LFC Yola, Adamawa State, Faith Tabernacle Ota, LFC Ilesha Osn State and LFC Durumi-Abuja. Pastor Ajayi was ordained as a Pastor on Friday 23rd October 2009 at the maiden North America Winners Convention in New York and was later commissioned into full time Pastoral ministry in Faith Tabernacle Ota on Thursday April 1st 2010 by Bishop Dr. David Oyedepo with a prophetic word, “You will not fail God, you will not fail this commission, you will not fail the people you are sent to, it shall work in your hand.” He was then deployed to Winners Chapel International Minnesota, where he was until his recent deployment to Winners Chapel International Huston as resident Pastor on Sunday May 22nd 2011 by the then National Pastor, Pastor Isaac Oyedepo.
He is blessed with a lovely wife Titilayo and Children.
PASTOR DAVID OYDEPO (JNR.)
David Oyedepo (Jnr) is currently the Resident Pastor of Winners Chapel London. He is also the National Pastor of Winners Chapel London. He is also the National Pastor for the European network of churches.
In this assignment he passionately pursues delivery of the liberation mandate in the life of everyone he comes in contact with. His messages are centred on the liberation mandate as revealed to the Presiding Bishop, Dr. David Oyedepo by God in a vision over 3 decades ago; “The hour has come to liberate the world from all oppressions of the devil through the preaching of the word of faith, and I am sending you to undertake this task.”
Pastor David Jnr. is an embodiment of humility, he teaches the core values of Christian living centred on the 12 pillars of the commission. Being a student of the school of faith himself, he has worked with the help of the Holy Spirit in propagating the church spread mandate in the UK and Europe in general.
Dayo moved to Kaduna as Associate Pastor and later as Resident Pastor for a brief period. He has been in Kenya as a missionary. Late last year, he returned home to serve as Director of Foreign Missions at the International Headquarters in Lagos, before his recent deployment to Abuja, where he’s now to serve as the Bishop of Abuja Diocese. He is married to Boluwatife, they are blessed with Children including Enoch and Caleb.
PASTOR BONIFACE AMANI
Pastor Boniface Amani Cichina is the Senior Pastor, Winners Chapel International, Kenya and Pastor –in-charge at Winners Chapel International in Kenya.
PASTOR NICHOLAS UDOH
He is the resident Pastor of Winners Chapel New York, and the greater New York City Area/Religious Institutions. He was formerly an Associate Pastor at Winners Chapel, London . he studied at Liverpool John Moores University of Calabar, Hope Waddell Training Institute. The Ordained Minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ is an Ardent Follower of Bishop David Oyedepo.
PASTOR OLUWAYOMI TRIUMPH-ABATAN
Pastor Oluwayomi is the resident Pastor of Winners chapel International Seoul, South Keorea, he is also the pioneer Pastor and the coordinator for the network of churches on the Asian Continent. He has equally served as a National Pastor of Winner Chapel International in Burkina Faso and in Kampala Uganda, and at one time a Dean of Student Affairs, Landmark University. He is a graduate of Lagos State University.