Certain men have unarguably proved that it is rewarding when serving God and working in his vineyard.
One such man is Bishop David Oyedepo, who has proved beyond a reasonable doubt that working for God pays, which have consequently been rewarded with wealth. He is often seen as the richest pastor in the world with an eye-catching net worth. Bishop David Oyedepo Biography.
About David Oyedepo
The prolific pastor was born as ‘David Olaniyi Oyedepo’ on the 27th of September, 1954 in Osogbo, Nigeria. Naturally, he hails from Omu Aran which is a small town in Kwara State.
Full Name: David Olaniyi Oyedepo
Birth Date: September 27, 1954.
From: Kwara, Nigeria Occupation: Pastor, Author, Preacher, Architect
Spouse: Faith Abiola Oyedepo
No. of Children: 4
Oyedepo, from birth entered into a family of diverse religions. His father, Ibrahim Oyedepo was a practising Muslim and an Islamic physician and his mother Dorcas Oyedepo a Christian, was a member of the Cherubim and Seraphim church in Aladura.
Young Oyedepo not minding the religious atmosphere, later conform to his mothers religion.
David Oyedepo is happily married to Faith(Florence) Oyedepo and they are blessed with four children David Oyedepo Jnr, Isaac Oyedepo, Love Oyedepo Ogah, Joys Oyedepo.
Bishop Oyedepo’s children imitates his person in working for God. His sons David Jr and Isaac Oyedepo were ordained as Pastors in May 2007 by Kenneth Copeland.
David Jr formerly work for the Church in London but is now the resident pastor of the Ministry’s headquarters church, Faith Tabernacle while Isaac Oyedepo together with wife Ayomitide leads Winners’ Chapel International, Maryland, in the United States of America.
David Oyedepo Education
David Oyedepo is a graduate of Kwara State Polytechnic where he studied architecture and after worked briefly with the Federal Housing Authority in Ilorin, Kwara State. Prior to his ministerial call, he resigned to heed fully to God’s work.
He is currently a PhD holder in human development from Honolulu University Hawaii, United States of America.
Pastor Enoch Adeboye, the present general overseer of the redeem Christian church of God ordained the bishop(Oyedepo) and his wife as pastors in 1983 after the official commissioning of their church which followed with his ordination as a bishop in 1988.
Nonetheless, Let’s see some of the strides the Bishop has made in ministry.
Living Faith Church
The Church Living Faith (Winners Chapel) started in Kaduna State, northern Nigeria but later relocated to Lagos state in July 1989.
The church shifted from Lagos to Ogun due to need for space. The new church is located at a large land mass known as Canaan land in Ota, Ogun state.
Today, with it’s 50,000 capacity headquarters in Ota, Ogun State, the church has over 300 mega branches across the 36 states of Nigeria and present in 45 nations of the world including the United Arab Emirates (UAE), United Kingdom and the United States of America.
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Contributions to Education in Nigeria
The Bishop has contributed his own quota to the development of quality education in Nigeria. He founded Covenant university in 2002 which turned out to be one of the best private university in the country.
To mention just a few, he’s the brain behind Landmark University in Kwara State, Faith Academy and Crown University which is under construction in Calabar.
Bishop Oyedepo as Author
The meritorious pastor has written over 70 Christian, inspirational and motivational books owing to the fact that the church also operates its own publishing house, called Dominion Publishing House (DPH), commissioned on December 5, 1992,which has also published mini books, magazines, and other resources. He is the Chairman/Publisher of Dominion Publishing House (DPH).
- Some of his bestselling books include;
- Pillars of Faith
- Born to Win
- Possessing your Possession
Awards and Honours
Bishop David Oyedepo has earn himself several awards and recognition which to mention a few include: International Who is Who of Intellectuals, 13th Edition of International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England and Inscribed in the Jerusalem 3000 Scroll #102268 among others.
Bishop David Oyedepo Net Worth
David Oyedepo is the leading pastor in terms of the richest, not just in Nigeria but in the world. He was once reported to be in possession of four private jets, a claim he denied and reduced the number to just two which he said were meant for ministry purposes.
Forbes listed Bishop David Oyedepo as the richest pastor in Nigeria in 2011.
He is worth over $150 million which his riches is coming from his international and local business.
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