Bishop David Oyedepo biography Bishop Oyedepo was born in September 27,1954 in Osogbo,Nigeria. Oyedepo hails from Omu-Aran, Kwara State, Nigeria. He was born and brought up in a mixed religious family were his father Abrahahim was a great Muslim healer.And also Dorcas, his mother was a member of the external order of the cherubim and seraphim movement ,a branch of the aladura movement in Nigeria.
David Oyedepo got married to his wife, Florence Abiola Kano (presently know as faith).They are blessed with four (4) children. named as follow,David junior,Isaac,love and Joyce.David Jr and Isaac Oyedepo were ordained by Kenneth Copeland in may 2007. David Jr is in London with his wife Kemi, pastoring London branch of the church. And Isaac Oyedepo is the resident pastor of winner’s chapel international, South Africa.
David Oyedepo was nurtured by his grandmother in Osogbo to be precise. David Oyedepo actually gave his life to christ in 1969, through the influence of his teacher,Betty Lasher, who took special interest in him during his high school days. He study architecture at the former kwara state polytechnic, now kwara state University and worked briefly with the federal ministry of housing in Ilorin before resigning to concentrate fully on missionary work. David Oyedepo receive Ph.D. in human development from honolulu university,Hawaii,united state of america in 1982.
Oyedepo claimed to have received a mandate from God through an 18-hour vision in May 1981 to liberate the world the from all oppression of the devil through the preaching of the world of faith.this is the inaugura vision that led founding of living faith church worldwide (LFCWW) first called liberation faith ministries, in 1981.Two years later oyedepo was ordained as a bishop by pastor Enoch Adeboye redeem Chrisdtain church of God on september 17,1983.
He started his ministry in Kaduna but he later moved to Lagos, the former capital of Nigeria in July 1989, to start a new branch of the church after Oyedepo claimed to have received instruction from God to reachout to the people of Lagos. Oyedepo is one of the richest pastor in Nigeria with a net worth USD $150 million.
And he has four Private jet and a lot of building around all over the world. David Oyedepo is an author and publisher who has written so many christian book he is the chairman|publisher of dominion publishing house (DPH). Through David Oyedepo Covenant University ,faith academy and heritage schools have been established equip the youth for global impact.
CAREER AND LIFE
Bishop David Oyedepo claims that in 1992 he was instructed by God to build auditorium to accommodate the in creasing number of worshiper result in bishop David Oyedepo’s church acquisition of the initial 530-acre (2.1 km 2) facility, known as canaland, which serve as the headquarters.Which happened to be the 50,000-seat capacity auditorium. Faith tabernacle was rated as the largest church auditorium in the world and it was built within 12 months (50,000-seat capacity auditorium)it was dedicated during the administration of former president Olusegun Obasanjo.
Canaland is in ota, ogun state and is the 5,000-acre (20 km 2)estate and campus, that house 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 student and the covenant facilities,which accommodate over 7,000 student in ultra-modern hostel facilities, with fully equipped faculty building and a huge number of staff housing facilities.
Canaland campus has profit establishment operate by the church such as a bottle water processing plant, bakery, a petrol station,various restaurant and shopping stores, several residential house that provide for the over 2,000 church employees, and quest houses.Four banks are also present on the this estate, three of which are branches of commercial banks and one which is a community and micro-finance Bank,operate by the church.
Oyedepo is the president of David Oyedepo ministries international(DOMI).DOMI is the umbrella organisation comprising living faith church world wide,world mission Agency (WMA);The missionary arm of the church’s operations,dominion publishing house;the publishing arm of the church,covenant university, and the social development mission project (such as schools, maternity home,hospital,etc
Bishop oyedepo as a man
Bishop Oyedepo takes time of his family and business schedule to write and publish several Christian literature,and inspirational books through the dominion publishing house that was commissioned in December 1992.some of the bestselling books published by the Bishop include;anointing for exploits, winning invisible battles,pillars of destiny,Excellency of widow, born to win, the healing balm,walking in dominion, breaking the curses of life,and manifestation of the spirit of GOD.