The senior pastor at the Fountain of Life Church in Ilupeju, Lagos, has been named as Jimmy Odukoya, the late Pastors Bimbo and Taiwo Odukoya’s son.
On September 17, The Nation claimed that the official announcement of his appointment was made during the church service.
Pastor Rotimi Okpaise made a touching revelation during the ceremony that the late Taiwo Odukoya had methodically disclosed his succession plan with the board of trustees before he passed away.
Okpaise stated that Jimmy had been unanimously chosen by the Board of Trustees to serve as the senior pastor and as the board’s chair.
In his announcement, Okpaise disclosed that the board had designated Saturday, September 30, 2023, as the date for Jimmy’s installation as senior pastor.
The church’s founder, Taiwo Odukoya, passed away on Monday, August 7, in the United States at the age of 67.
His passing occurred less than two years after the loss of his wife, Nomthi, a South African, on November 9, 2021, following a courageous two-year battle with cancer.