Here is the biography of Pastor Taiwo Odukoya with relevant information you need to know about the Nigerian clergyman.
Taiwo Odukoya is one of the popular pastors in Nigeria and the senior pastor of The Fountain of Life Church.
Pastor Taiwo Odukoya Biography
Daniel Taiwo Odukoya, born June 15, 1956, is a Nigerian Pentecostal pastor and the senior pastor of The Fountain of Life Church, Ilupeju, Lagos.
His church has a membership strength of over 8,000 people in it’s headquarters.
Early Life and Education
Taiwo Odukoya was born in Kaduna State where he grew up with his family.
Taiwo Odukoya was born on 15 June 1956 in the city of Kaduna, Kaduna State, Nigeria, where he was also raised.
He attended Baptist Primary School, Kigo Road, Kaduna and St. Paul’s College (now known as Kufena College, Wusasa) Zaria for his primary and secondary education.
He attended the University of Ibadan where he graduated with a degree in petroleum engineering in 1981.
After his education, he worked as a petroleum engineer at the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) in April 1982.
Taiwo Odukoya founded The Fountain of Life Church in 1992 alongside his late wife Bimbo Odukoya.
The Church has several branches in South Africa, the United Kingdom, United States of America, Switzerland, Kenya, Central Africa Republic, Republic of Benin, Côte d’Ivoire, Republic of Benin and Togo.
Pastor Taiwo Odukoya Net Worth
Pastor Taiwo Odukoya is one of the richest Nigerian pastors. He has an estimated net worth of $5 million.
Odukoya met Bimbo Williams at the University of Ibadan and started a relationship which later led to their marriage in 1984.
The union was blessed with three children. On December 10, 2005, Bimbo Odukoya, along with 102 other people, died on the crashed Sosoliso Airlines Flight 1145.
On January 5, 2010, five years later, Pastor Taiwo Odukoya got remarried to Rosemary Simangele Zulu from South Africa with the marriage blessed with two boys.
Pastor Taiwo Odukoya lost his second wife to cancer. The pastor announced the death of his wife on 9 November, saying that she “battled cancer for the better part of two years.”