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Bishop Oyedepo shares how a worshipper ran mad after trying to steal from his church
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Bishop Oyedepo shares how a worshipper ran mad after trying to steal from his church

Bishop David Oyedepo, president and founder of Living Faith Church Worldwide, has revealed how a worshipper ran mad while trying to steal from the church. The clergyman said the person had participated in the church’s Shiloh programme but had an ulterior motive and it backfired. Speaking at the ongoing International Youth Alive Convention 2021 in Canaanland Ota in Ogun State, Oyedepo warned that the church is "a dreadful place". He said: "In one of the Shilohs, I warned people and somebody was found trying to pick something that was not his and he ran mad immediately." Oyedepo warned youths participating in the programme to deviate from such theft. He said: "I waited so as to sound this note of warning. ‘How dreadful is this place. This is none other but the house of...
Pastor Adeboye Sells Off Helicopter Over Maintenance Cost Worth N123million
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Pastor Adeboye Sells Off Helicopter Over Maintenance Cost Worth N123million

The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, has reportedly sold his helicopter with registration marking 5NEAA. It was stated that the helicopter was purchased in September 2020 to ferry the Pastor and other officials of the church across the world for the preaching of the gospel. The helicopter was, however, suspended from flying by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) in April 2021 over alleged expired documents and spare parts which needed to be replaced. According to Church Gist, the total cost of maintaining the helicopter for a single month was about $300,000 (N123 million). This has caused the renowned gospel preacher to sell off the aircraft, the news site reported. It was also stated that the managers of the aircraft c...
“Fulani Herdsmen are sponsored, I know it-Bishop Oyedepo
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“Fulani Herdsmen are sponsored, I know it-Bishop Oyedepo

Senior Pastor of the Living Faith Church, Bishop David Oyedepo, has said that Fulani herdsmen have become a menace in Nigeria and that he knows that they are being sponsored. His statement comes even as herders under the Miyetti Allah Kauta Hore have said they will not recognize the Southern governors' anti-grazing policy, describing it as 'satanic.' Read here. Oyedepo while preaching in his church recently, said the last five years from 2015 till now has been the worst in the history of Nigeria. ''Fulani herdsmen have become a menace. They are sponsored. I know it. There are things you think you know that God shows to prophets. The things they are calling findings now, I found it longest time. You don't need intelligence antenna as a Prophet to find it. I saw this government...
Attack on Buhari: DSS warned against going after Oyedepo
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Attack on Buhari: DSS warned against going after Oyedepo

Reno Omokri, a former aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, has warned the Department of State Services, DSS, against going after Bishop David Oyedepo of the Living Faith Church. DAILY POST reported that Oyedepo had declared that Nigerians will not repeat the error that produced President Muhammadu Buhari in 2015. Oyedepo said Nigeria would experience a new order of settlement because the earlier error would not be repeated. He spoke during his church’s first service in Canaanland Ota, Ogun State yesterday. Oyedepo noted that Nigerians made the error of electing Buhari because they failed to listen to him in 2015. And in reaction, Omokri tweeted, “I am hoping the DSS will not make the mistake of summoning Bishop David Oyedepo over his fiery but truthful sermon about 2015 a...
Don’t jump into Marriage because somebody has Money – Bishop Oyedepo appeals to Single people
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Don’t jump into Marriage because somebody has Money – Bishop Oyedepo appeals to Single people

Senior Pastor of the Living Faith Church, Bishop David Oyedepo, has appealed to young people not to get married because of money. Taking a cue from his own life, the clergyman gave the advice while preaching in his church on Sunday, August 29, stating that he did not have money when he got married to his wife, Faith, 39 years ago. ''You don't jump into marriage because somebody has money. I didn’t have no money. I didn't look like someone who will have money. Just one boy who doesn't know what he is saying, always saying, "Jesus loves you." Did we say, "He hates us before"? You think this man has any future? There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death. You couldn't imagine that you could see the meaning of wealth and now they ...
Oyedepo makes noise about his private jet – Pastor Tunde Bakare
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Oyedepo makes noise about his private jet – Pastor Tunde Bakare

Founder of Citadel Global Community Church (formerly Latter Rain Assembly), Pastor Tunde Bakare has said that founder of Living Faith Church, Bishop David Oyedepo makes noise about his private jet. Bakare who said this while appearing on a TVC programme with Sam Omatseye tagged ‘The Big Talk’ on Saturday August 28, also noted that he and Oyedepo  share different doctrines and beliefs. When asked about his relationship with Bishop Oyedepo, Bakare said; “Oyedepo and I are contemporaries. We were born in the same year. “Oyedepo was born in August, 1954, and I was born in September. We are contemporaries, God has really blessed him and used him. “We have differences in doctrines, what we believe, but that does not make us enemies. “There is (a) difference between issues and...
”I fully align with Bishop David Oyedepo’s position that a wife is to be subject to her husband”- Reno Omokri
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”I fully align with Bishop David Oyedepo’s position that a wife is to be subject to her husband”- Reno Omokri

Reno Omoki says he is totally behind the position of clergyman, Bishop David Oyedepo, who says a wife must be subject to her husband. In his post, Reno stated that feminism cannot coexist with Christ's following. His post reads ''I fully align with Bishop David Oyedepo’s position that a wife is to be subject to her husband. Not in most things, but in ALL things. This may not be popular, but it is Scriptural-Ephesians 5:22. This is also why I have counselled (and been insulted for it) that unless a woman has seen a man when he is angry, she should think twice before marrying him. It is not compulsory to abide by this to be a wife. But it is compulsory to abide by this to be a follower of Christ. As Christ followers, our guide is not prevailing social mores, which change with the ...
Any woman or women’s organization that attempts to question the position of the man in the family should be regarded as being under a demonic influence – Pastor Faith Oyedepo
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Any woman or women’s organization that attempts to question the position of the man in the family should be regarded as being under a demonic influence – Pastor Faith Oyedepo

Few days after her husband said any woman who is a feminist shouldn't think of getting married , Mrs. Faith Oyedepo, wife of Bishop David Oyedepo, has said any woman or women's organization that attempts to question the position of man in a family should be seen as one under a demonic influence. According to Mrs. Oyedepo, women are expected to be in subjection to their husbands in everything. She shared this thought on her IG page. She wrote ''Any woman or women’s organization that attempts to question the position of the man in the family should be regarded as being under a demonic influence. God expects that just as the Church is subject to Christ in everything, even so, women should be in subjection to their husbands in everything.''
Reno Omokri tackles Nigerians who are against Olympic medalist, Ese Brume’s Decision to Drape her Medal on Bishop Oyedepo
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Reno Omokri tackles Nigerians who are against Olympic medalist, Ese Brume’s Decision to Drape her Medal on Bishop Oyedepo

Reno Omokri has berated Nigerians who are against Olympic medalist, Brume Ese's decision drape her bronze medal on her pastor, Bishop David Oyedepo, when she returns to the country. On Tuesday morning, August 3, Brume secured Nigeria's first medal at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games after she leaped 6.97 metres with her very first jump to claim bronze behind second-placed Brittany Reece of the United States and gold medallist Malaika Mihambo of Germany. After receiving the medal, she said she would be draping her medal on her pastor upon her arrival. Her decision received mixed reactions with some people criticizing her. Reacting to the criticism that has trailed Brume's decision, Omokri wrote ''Anthony Joshua draped his World Heavyweight Title belt on Buhari. You did not tal...
Tokyo Olympics: Nigeria’s Ese Brume dedicates medal to Bishop Oyedepo
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Tokyo Olympics: Nigeria’s Ese Brume dedicates medal to Bishop Oyedepo

  Ese Brume, Tokyo Olympics Bronze medalist has dedicated her Bronze medal to Bishop David Oyedepo of the Living Faith Church. Brume won Nigeria’s first medal at the ongoing Tokyo 2020 Olympics in the long jump event on Tuesday. Brume’s 6.97m jump came just short of 0.3 of Germany’s Malaika Mihambo’s 7.00m and American Brittney Reese’s 6.97m. The African Record holder leapt to a distance of 6.76m, 1cm more than the required mark to seal her place in the final. Speaking at the mixed zone of the Olympic Stadium Tokyo, Brume said she was dedicating her first Olympic medal to Bishop Oyedepo, her coach Kayode Gaya and her family. Brume said, “This medal means a lot to me. It doesn’t matter the colour. First, I dedicate it to Bishop Oyedepo and I plan to decorate him w...
A Sex-starved Marriage is Heading for Destruction – Bishop Oyedepo
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A Sex-starved Marriage is Heading for Destruction – Bishop Oyedepo

Senior pastor of the Living Faith Church aka Winners Chapel, Bishop David Oyedepo, has warned married couples on the dangers of not having a good sex life. In a post shared on his Ministries social media handles this evening, the clergyman averred that a sex-starved marriage is heading for destruction, He wrote ''A sex-starved marriage is heading for destruction; spouses should be available for each other, otherwise there will be a tendency to go where they would be accepted because the burning must be satisfied.''
”No room for laziness and unfruitfulness”- COZA pastor, Biodun Fatoyinbo backs Bishop Oyedepo who fired over 40 pastors because they were ”unfruitful and blatant failures”
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”No room for laziness and unfruitfulness”- COZA pastor, Biodun Fatoyinbo backs Bishop Oyedepo who fired over 40 pastors because they were ”unfruitful and blatant failures”

Senior Pastor of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly COZA, Biodun Fatoyinbo, has come out to defend Bishop David Oyedepo who recently fired 40 pastors from his church for being ''unfruitful and blatant failures''. Reacting to the development via his IG page, Fatoyinbo who is one of the proteges of Oyedepo, said there is no room for laziness and unfruitfulness. He posed a question that if a person was fired from a bank for not meeting their ''deliverables', would such a person go on social media to rant? Read what he wrote below... ''***No room for laziness and unfruitfulness*** Question! “ if you were fired in the Bank for not meeting up with your deliverables will you go on social media? In @bidemiolaoba ‘s voice “The Bible Says”. - He spake also this parable; A certain man ha...
”The only thing Christ dismissed and punished for being fruitless was a tree”- Daddy Freeze
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”The only thing Christ dismissed and punished for being fruitless was a tree”- Daddy Freeze

The dismissal of over 40 pastors from Winners Chapel is still trending on social media and OAP Freeze has joined in the conversation. A few pastors had taken to social media to claim that they were sacked because they were not generating enough income for the church. Winners Chapel founder, Bishop David Oyedepo addressed the dismissal during a sermon in his church on Thursday July 22, stating that the pastors were laid off because they were ''unfruitful and blatant failures''. In an apparent reaction to the reasons Oyedepo gave for the dismissal of the pastors from his church, OAP and leader of the Free the Sheeple Movement, Daddy Freeze, has pointed out that the only thing Christ categorized as being unfruitful was a tree. Freeze in a post shared on his Instagram page back...
Soldiers Foil Attack at Bishop Oyedepo’s School in Kaduna
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Soldiers Foil Attack at Bishop Oyedepo’s School in Kaduna

Faith Academy, a secondary school owned by Living Faith Church Worldwide founded by Bishop David Oyedepo, came under attack in the early hours of Monday July 5. The attack at the school which is not far from another boarding school where many students were abducted in Chikun local government area of Kaduna State, was foiled by soldiers. Daily Trust reported that the gunmen had launched coordinated attacks on both Bethel secondary school and Faith Academy in the early hours of today. A security agent confirmed that the gunmen broke into the premises of Faith Academy through the back fence around 1am but were repelled by soldiers, with assistance from the school security team. It was also learnt that the school management had last week instructed all students to go home, except ...
Army foils attack on Oyedepo’s school in Kaduna
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Army foils attack on Oyedepo’s school in Kaduna

The Nigerian Army on Monday foiled attacks on Faith Academy, a popular secondary school owned by Living Faith Church Worldwide, founded by Bishop David Oyedepo. DAILY POST gathered that the incident happened in the early hours of Monday shortly after bandits stormed Bethel Secondary School, Maramara Chickun Local Government Area of the state, where an unspecified number of students were kidnapped. Kaduna has witnessed several attacks and abductions in the last few days following the activities of bandits who have continued to wreak havoc in the state. It was gathered that Faith Academy had, prior to the attack, ordered students to go home, leaving only the SS3 students who were preparing for final year exams. The Kaduna State Police Command could not be reached as at press ...
I Spent Seven Hours In Same Room With Cobra Without Being Hurt – Bishop Oyedepo Reveals
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I Spent Seven Hours In Same Room With Cobra Without Being Hurt – Bishop Oyedepo Reveals

Bishop David Oyedepo, the General Overseer of the Living Faith Church International (Winners Chapel), has shared the story of how he spent seven hours in the same room with a cobra. Oyedepo who was not hurt by the snake shared the story to prove how God manifests Himself in the life of someone who loves Him. The clergymen, in a Youtube video, said when you become a lover of God, the enemy will leave you alone, because every attempt on your life will bounce back on him. He said, “You may read all the books I have written but until you discover my heartbeat for God, you don’t know my secret. God knows I love him, all the devils know I love God and God proves perpetually and unending that I truly love him. So He manifests himself concerning me at His own time. He does it natura...
Another Nigerian Pastor Korede Komaiya acquires a jet
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Another Nigerian Pastor Korede Komaiya acquires a jet

Pastor Korede Komaiya, Senior Pastor, The Master’s Place International Church, popularly called Pastor KK has acquired a jet. The Master’s Place International Church, one of the fastest growing Churches in Nigeria, headquartered in the City of Warri, Delta State. A photo of Komaiya was displayed on the Instagram page of Therealchurchgist where he showed the level he was in 1996 and 2021. In 1996, the photo portrayed Komaiya preaching the gospel profusely and then in 2021 sitting comfortably inside a jet. He wrote: “This was me in 1996 preaching with vigour, power and grace under a batcher at N’jamena Tchad and now 2021 in a private jet. “We did not arrive here by accident. The entirety of my life has been a walk of faith and by consistent practice of the covenant. The co...
T.B Joshua: Disquiet as Adeboye, Oyedepo, Kumuyi, other top Nigerian pastors snub prophet’s death
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T.B Joshua: Disquiet as Adeboye, Oyedepo, Kumuyi, other top Nigerian pastors snub prophet’s death

Popular pastors in Nigeria have until this moment, refused to react to the sudden death of their colleague in the ‘kingdom assignment’, Prophet Temitope Balogun Joshua. T.B Joshua, a leading pastor in Nigeria, and Africa including Asia, whose prowess in performing miracles brought tourists from around Europe, America and other continents of the world to Lagos, was confirmed dead on Sunday morning. The cleric was said to have died after concluding a programme at the Synagogue Church Of All Nations on Saturday, sending a shock wave to his members and others alike. However, politicians, friends, and well-wishers as well as those who did not seem to like his ministry, have used different means to condole and sympathise with the deceased family and his church. SCOAN Church confirms ...
“The honor of this generation has been wiped off, chatting all day with no time left to think”- Bishop Oyedepo kicks against excessive use of social media by young people
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“The honor of this generation has been wiped off, chatting all day with no time left to think”- Bishop Oyedepo kicks against excessive use of social media by young people

The Chancellor of Covenant University, Ota, Ogun, and Senior Pastor of Living Faith Church, Bishop David Oyedepo, has warned young people against the excessive use of social media. According to him, the honor of this generation has been wiped off as the young people are busy chatting all day with no time to think and develop themselves. The clergyman who said this during the 15th Convocation Ceremony and Conferment of Honourary Doctorate Degrees and presentation of prizes in Ota, Ogun today May 21, added that the negative impact of social media on youths could not be overemphasized as it has made them to lose focus and rob them of their destinies. “The social media saga has eroded the substance of destiny as it has unconsciously robbed youths of their future and their time. ...
Bishop Oyedepo warns his members against taking COVID19 vaccine, advices them to take anointing oil instead
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Bishop Oyedepo warns his members against taking COVID19 vaccine, advices them to take anointing oil instead

Bishop David Oyedepo, the senior pastor of the Living Faith Church International (Winners Chapel), has advised his members not to take the COVID19 vaccine. The clergyman who has always expressed doubts about the COVID19 pandemic, said this during the 40th-anniversary thanksgiving service of the church in the Ota Cathedral in Ogun State on Sunday, May 9. Speaking to his members, Oyedepo said “Let me warn you against this deadly thing circulated round the country, because it has not been duly tested. An elder of this church, who works with the World Health Organisation, confirmed this, thanking me for always speaking the truth about the authenticity of the COVID-19 vaccine,” he said. He said vaccinators went to churches to get people vaccinated, adding that it is an “insult,” and...
Oyedepo’s 100,000-Seater Auditorium ‘The Ark’ To Gulp ₦160 Billion
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Oyedepo’s 100,000-Seater Auditorium ‘The Ark’ To Gulp ₦160 Billion

Living Faith Church founded by Bishop David Oyedepo is to spend a whopping over N160 billion to build its 100,000-seater auditorium, known as ‘The Ark.’ The ground breaking ceremony for The Ark was carried out by Bishop Oyedepo in March 2021. Top source in Living Faith confided in PM NEWS that over N160 billion has been earmarked for the gigantic project. It was learnt that N45 billion has already been released for the project, which has already kicked off and to be completed in three years. First announced in late 2015 as the “Faith Theatre”, the 100,000 seat stadium-like project has now been officially renamed as “The Ark”, unveiled at the church earlier last Month. Sited on about a 1,000 hectares of land (the site of the old Faith Academy compound), within the vast pr...
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Bishop Oyedepo Tells Muslims To Build Their Own Schools – Kwara Hijab Controversy

Founder of Living Faith Church aka Winners Chapel, Bishop David Oyedepo, has advised Muslims to leave Kwara schools for their various owners. He said they should look for hijab-wearing schools their children can attend. The Nation had reported that 10 schools were shut down by the Kwara State Government in February over the crisis on the wearing of Hijab (Islamic headscarf) by Muslim female students. But according to reports, the schools resumed on Monday. Last week, students and teachers entered the school with violent resistance especially at Baptist Secondary School, Surulere and Cherubim and Seraphim College, Sabo-Oke in Ilorin where Christians and Muslims clashed. Speaking on the situation in a viral video obtained by The Nation, Oyedepo said: “It is such a nasty de...
“Noisemakers Don’t Last Only Newsmakers Do” – Bishop Oyedepo
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“Noisemakers Don’t Last Only Newsmakers Do” – Bishop Oyedepo

Bishop David Oyedepo at CHoP *“He is stupid, he is mad” – they are all mere opinions, they don’t carry any weight. *I’ve kept going since 1976, some noisemakers are making noise in 2020. I’ve been going before they knew A,B,C * Honour from man is as temporal as man. When God honours a man, even after his death, the honour continues. *Wake up: Face where you are going. NO CHURCH GROWS WITHOUT A PEOPLE ON THE GO The scriptures cannot be broken; any Church that is not on the go cannot experience growth. Only a church on the go grow. Jesus told me that when He came to the world, someone had to tell someone else, ‘come and see’. Only a church on the go grow; a church without a people on the go never grows (Luke 14:23). In the growth of the Church lies the glory of the participating...
Daddy Freeze Finally Replies Pastor David Ibiyeomie Over Death Threat
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Daddy Freeze Finally Replies Pastor David Ibiyeomie Over Death Threat

Daddy Freeze has finally responded to the viral-video which insinuated that he insulted Bishop David Oyedepo, founder of the Living Faith Church (a.k.a Winners Chapel). The On-Air Personality and leader of the Free Nation in Christ, in an about 10 minutes video posted on his Youtube channel on Monday, September 7, noted that he never insulted the renowned clergy as insinuated by Pastor David Ibiyeomie, the General Overseer of Salvation Ministries with headquarters in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. Speaking on the alleged critics and insult, Freeze recalled that even Jesus Christ, Paul, Peter and even the Pharisees were during their time criticised. The OAP said he finds it devastating that Pastor Ibeyeomie could even go to the extent of dragging the Somalians into his arguments. ...
Daddy Freeze Is A Bastard For Insulting Oyedepo, My Father – David Ibiyeomie
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Daddy Freeze Is A Bastard For Insulting Oyedepo, My Father – David Ibiyeomie

The founder of Salvation Ministries, Pastor David Ibiyeomie calls Daddy Freeze a bastard who doesn't know his father and he threatened to arrest him next time he hurls insult on Bishop David Oyedepo. Daddy Freeze was born in a ship by a Somali and he has no money he says https://youtu.be/i0dU_X8U8NY Read Daddy Freeze's post below: Dear Bishop Oyedepo, submission goes both ways. It’s not reserved for women alone, rather both the husband and wife MUST submit to one another. - ◄ Ephesians 5:21 ► New International Version Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ. - Now, let us always endeavor to quote scripture in context. We shouldn’t leave out the instruction given to the men, who must also be prepared to DIE for their wives like Christ died for the church, or is this b...
We Have Received 36 Testimonies Of Healing Of Coronavirus – Winners Chapel
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We Have Received 36 Testimonies Of Healing Of Coronavirus – Winners Chapel

The Living Faith Church aka Winner Chapel of Bishop David Oyedepo claimed to have healed 36 Covid-19 patients around the world through online broadcast. This was shared on Facebook broadcast sent to all church members SPECIAL INFORMATION FOR ALL WINNERS All pastors and members are advised to comply with the Covid-19 restriction orders, as they apply in each state of our nation Nigeria. By the grace of God, the current relaxation of the lockdown will soon result in total removal of the lockdown, as the Church of Christ continues to engage on the altar of prayer. In the name of Jesus Christ, coronavirus will soon become history across the nations of the earth. To the glory of God, as at date, we have received 36 testimonies of healing of Coronavirus plague, as individuals connect...
No disagreement with Oyedepo, Oyakhilome on closure of churches, Oyemade reacts
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No disagreement with Oyedepo, Oyakhilome on closure of churches, Oyemade reacts

The Senior Pastor of The Covenant Nation Poju Oyemade has disclaimed widespread media reports stating that he disagreed with prominent pastors Chris Oyakhilome and Bishop David Oyedepo. “My attention has been drawn to articles going around some websites that an article I wrote on how one can remain effective during these times was written in response to Bishop Oyedepo’s statement on the closure of churches. That assumption/inference is simply incorrect,” Oyemade said in a statement on Saturday. Pastor Oyakhilome and Bishop Oyedepo had recently spoke against the continuous closure of churches as the coronavirus pandemic lingers saying it was against the expansion of the church. However, Oyemade in a post on his Instagram page said that the closure of churches does not in any way st...
Pastor Oyemade Disagrees With Oyedepo, Oyakhilome On The Closure Of Churches
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Pastor Oyemade Disagrees With Oyedepo, Oyakhilome On The Closure Of Churches

The Senior Pastor of The Covenant Christian Centre Lagos, Pastor Poju Oyemade, has disagreed with prominent preachers against the continuous closure of churches over the COVID-19 pandemic. Though the lockdown has been eased in Lagos, Ogun and FCT, President Muhammadu Buhari ordered worship centres will remain shut till further notice. But founder of Christ Embassy, Pastor Chris Oyakhilome, slammed the authorities for closing churches, saying they should be healing centres. Founder of Winners Chapel, Bishop David Oyedepo, backed Oyakhilome, stating the continuous closure of churches was suspicious. According to him, it was part of the moves to stop the church of God from expanding. But Oyemade, whose birthday on his Instagram page, said the closure of churches does not in...
Bishop Oyedepo Questions Non Re-Opening Of Churches Amid Covid-19
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Bishop Oyedepo Questions Non Re-Opening Of Churches Amid Covid-19

Nigerian pastor and general overseer of Living Faith Church Worldwide also known as Winners’ Chapel International, Bishop David Oyedepo has questioned the inability of government to re-open churches after they’ve allowed markets to open. According to him, he can smell something fishy. And that if markets could be allowed to be open for six hours, why can’t churches open for two hours. He said this on Wednesday, May 6 during Covenant Hour of Prayer Programme. His statement reads below; “There is something wrong; for people to be allowed to be in the market for six hours and can’t be in church for two hours, it is an upside-down way of looking at things. “Which one is more orderly? The market or the church? “I can smell a rat. The Lord spoke to me on it so strong yester...
NCDC receives ambulance, medical equipment, others from Living Faith Church
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NCDC receives ambulance, medical equipment, others from Living Faith Church

The Nigeria Center for Disease Control, NCDC on Saturday confirmed that it has received medical equipment and ambulance donated by Living Faith Church to support the fight against coronavirus in Nigeria. Bishop David Oyedepo of the Living Faith Church had on March 31 announced that the church will be donating medical equipment and relief materials to Lagos and Ogun States to aide the fight against coronavirus. The donation was made known in a statement issued by the Chairman of the Church’s Editorial Board, Prof Sheriff Folarin. Oyedepo emphasized that the church will join hands to support the government and Nigerians, saying that Living Faith Church as a faith-based organization with a global outreach wishes to register its support, in entirety, to the Nigerian government and glo...
Bishop Oyedepo Predicts End Of Coronavirus In Nigeria
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Bishop Oyedepo Predicts End Of Coronavirus In Nigeria

The Presiding Bishop of the Living Faith Church International, popularly known as Winners’ Chapel, Bishop David Oyedepo has made prophetic proclamations concerning coronavirus. He said yesterday that coronavirus will soon become a thing of the past in Nigeria. According to TheGuardian, Oyedepo stated this while donating an ambulance and Personal Protective Gears (PPE) to the Ogun State government to help in the fight against the spread of Coronavirus in the state. Presenting the items to the state government at the Governor’s Office, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, the state capital, Oyedepo, who was represented by his son who is also a Senior Pastor in the church, Pastor David Oyedepo (Junior), said the gesture was part of the church’s commitment towards ending the scourge of Coronavirus ...
Winners Chapel Explains why it Held Fully-packed Services on Sunday Despite Ban on Large Gatherings in Ogun State
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Winners Chapel Explains why it Held Fully-packed Services on Sunday Despite Ban on Large Gatherings in Ogun State

Living Faith Church a.k.a Winners Chapel, has finally revealed why fully-packed services was held at its International Headquarters despite a ban on public gathering of 50 people and above in Ogun State. In a statement released by Steve Ogah, special assistant to Bishop David Oyedepo who is founder of the church, the church stressed that its fully-packed services on Sunday was devoted entirely to sensitising and mobilizing its members against the dangers of coronavirus (COVID-19). It was further gathered that Bishop Oyedepo has since engaged Ogun State Government at the highest level to clarify the issue and any misgivings and also reiterate the full support of the church for the State Government’s efforts to ensure public safety, towards curtailing the spread of this deadly viru...
Children are Leaving schools for Markets Where There are More People – Bishop Oyedepo Reacts to Closure of Schools Over Coronavirus
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Children are Leaving schools for Markets Where There are More People – Bishop Oyedepo Reacts to Closure of Schools Over Coronavirus

Founder of Living Faith Church a.k.a Winners Chapel, Bishop David Oyedepo has reacted to some state governors' decision to close schools due to the coronavirus pandemic. Speaking at a fully-packed service at Canaanland Ota, despite a ban on religious gatherings of more than 50 people in Ogun State due to outbreak of Coronavirus, Oyedepo stated that the only disease that has no cure is hunger. He said; “May God help our policy makers to make the right decision in finding solution to this scourge called Coronavirus. "Now children are out of school, to go back to that crowd. Would they not be more secured in school where they are only 20 in class? They will now go to help their mama, to sell pepper in the market where you contact about 500,000 people a day in big cities. Every...
10,000 Winners Chapel Members Qualified To Be President – Bishop Oyedepo
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10,000 Winners Chapel Members Qualified To Be President – Bishop Oyedepo

David Oyedepo, presiding bishop of the Living Faith Worldwide, says over 10,000 members of his church are qualified to be president of Nigeria. The 65-year-old clergyman disclosed this while speaking against citizens who “claim the nation” as their own during his recent church service. According to him, there are many people in his church who have the ability and experience it takes to lead Nigeria, only that they’re not given a chance. “We’re not strangers. We’re citizens of this country. There are more than ten thousand people in this church that qualify to be president by virtue of capacity, experience,” the clergyman said. “…what have you? How dare you claim you own the nation. Cursed be that thought! We own this nation together. I’m not an adopted citizen. I’m born, br...
ThisDay Suspends Staff Over Oyedepo US Visa Report
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ThisDay Suspends Staff Over Oyedepo US Visa Report

THISDAY Newspaper said it has suspended two of its editors over a report about general overseer of Living Faith Church Bishop David Oyedepo which turned out to be false. “The management of THISDAY Newspapers Limited has suspended two of its deputy editors, Mr. Yemi Ajayi and Mr. Olawale Olaleye, over the story: “Drama as US Embassy Denies Bishop Oyedepo Visa,” published last Friday,” ThisDay said in a statement on Tuesday. “The story, which claimed that Bishop Oyedepo was denied visa by the US Embassy, was subsequently refuted by the embassy to be false.” The report published and later deleted on THISDAY website early on Friday claimed the embassy denied the pastor visa renewal. The reports claimed that while the embassy did not give any other reason for the now fictitious ...
Bishop Oyedepo Curses Boko Haram, Miyetti Allah Over Suicide Bomber At Winners Chapel
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Bishop Oyedepo Curses Boko Haram, Miyetti Allah Over Suicide Bomber At Winners Chapel

Attempted Suicide Bombing: THE KINGDOM IS TAKEN FROM YOU-Curses Bishop Oyedepo *This is the last straw. *It is impossible for these killers to do what they are doing without some authority backing them up. *Curses boko haram, miyetti allah and all others involved in the violence. *Asks how can people claim responsibility for killings and still be walking on the streets? We are here to celebrate God for delivering us from ‘So great a death’. 2 Corinthians 1:10 There was a failed attempt to bomb one of our Churches in Kaduna yesterday. This agent of the devil already entered the premises, found his way to the toilet, (but "who delivered us from so great a death", was accosted and arrested. 1. That's a proof that God is in our midst. Zephaniah 3:17 A vivid proof that God is ...
FFK, Others React after Police Reveal Suicide Bomber who was Apprehended at Bishop Oyedepo’s Church is a Christian known as Nathaniel Samuel
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FFK, Others React after Police Reveal Suicide Bomber who was Apprehended at Bishop Oyedepo’s Church is a Christian known as Nathaniel Samuel

On Sunday, a 30-year-old suspected suicide bomber was arrested at the Sabon Tasha branch of the Living Faith Church aka Winners chapel owned by popular clergyman, Bishop David Oyedepo. A statement later released by the state police command spokesperson, DSP Yakubu Sabo, gave the name of the suspected suicide bomber as Nathaniel Samuel. An argument has ensued on Twitter as some Nigerians claim this is a pseudo name as no ''Christian would attempt to bomb a church.'' Former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, while reacting to the police statement, said anyone who believes that the suspect's real name is Nathaniel Samuel, would need to have his or her head examined. See reactions from other Nigerians below.
I Was Never Denied US Visa – Bishop Oyedepo
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I Was Never Denied US Visa – Bishop Oyedepo

Bishop David Oyedepo, the senior pastor of the Living Faith Church Worldwide, has denied reports claiming he was refused a visa by the US Embassy. Earlier today, Thisday newspaper published a report claiming the clergyman was denied a visa at the United States embassy in Lagos state. However, a statement released by the Chairman of the church’s editorial and media board, Prof. Sheriff Folarin, said Oyedepo was never at the US Embassy or Consulate on Thursday and was never denied a visa. Read the statement below Mainstream and online media spaces this morning were abuzz with the news that Bishop David Oyedepo was denied entry visa to the United States on Thursday, January 30, 2020. We wish to put it on record and categorically submit that this piece of information is NOT TRUE. ...
We did not deny Bishop Oyedepo’s Visa – US Embassy
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We did not deny Bishop Oyedepo’s Visa – US Embassy

The US Embassy in Nigeria has stated that they did not deny the Visa application of Bishop Oyedepo, as earlier reported. _ In the early ours of Friday January 31, 2020, multiple reports indicated that the General Overseer of the Living Faith Church Worldwide a.k.a Winners Chapel, Bishop David Oyedepo joined the list of popular figures in Nigeria being denied the US visa. _ This Day reported that Bishop Oyedepo told the Embassy’s authorities that he has been traveling to the United States since the 1980s, and wondered why his renewal was denied. _ The United States Diplomatic Mission Nigeria, has now come out to debunk the claims, tagging it a ‘fake news’. Taking to Twitter, the US Embassy urged the public to note that nothing of such had occurred.
Bishop Oyedepo Denied US Visa
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Bishop Oyedepo Denied US Visa

The General Overseer of the Living Faith Church Worldwide a.k.a Winners Chapel, Bishop David Oyedepo was denied visa by the Lagos office of the United States Embassy on Thursday January 30. Why Bishop Oyedepo was denied a US visa by the embassy wasn't made clear but he was given the standard default explanation of not being qualified for visa renewal and was urged to try again. But ace comedian Bovi who was denied US visa few weeks ago, was lucky with the embassy this time, as he was issued the visa. However his wife, Kris Asimonye Ugboma was not as lucky as she was denied the travelling document. Eyewitnesses alleged that the Pastor and businessman created a scene at the facility as he insisted that he has not violated any rules or committed any crime to have warranted being ...
1 Billion Witches And Wizard Can Never Make Me Poor – Bishop David Oyedepo
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1 Billion Witches And Wizard Can Never Make Me Poor – Bishop David Oyedepo

The founder and general overseer of Living Faith Church a.k.a Winners Chapel Worldwide, Dr. David Oyedepo who late in December 2019 during their annual Shiloh event “Breaking Limit” asked the government to focus on curbing hate act in the country rather than hate speech; as issued a stern warning to demonic forces during today Sunday Service at OTA Canaan Land. During his sermon, he said 1 billion witches and wizard can never make him poor even if they commence prayer and fasting, that they’ll just die of hunger. In his words, “1 billion witches and Wizard can never make me poor, even if they fast 40 days and 40 night, they’ll only die of hunger”… God told me that even if I want to be poor, it is too late”. The popular preacher said, every believer should practice giving, s...
Nigerians React as Bishop Oyedepo Dismisses his Church’s Senior Officials for Looting the Treasury
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Nigerians React as Bishop Oyedepo Dismisses his Church’s Senior Officials for Looting the Treasury

Some Nigerians have reacted to report of Founder and General Overseer of the Living Faith Church a.k.a Winners Chapel, Bishop David Oyedepo dismissing his senior church officials for looting the church's treasury. Though he did not disclose the number of officials dismissed while speaking at an empowerment summit organised for the church’s ordained workers, he however disclosed that one of the affected senior officials refused to confess until the last minute. Bishop Oyedepo said “We had no choice but to dismiss them. You can imagine top church officials engaging in doubling figures and other dubious practices. After we dismissed them, we discovered more fraud. “Those who should discover the fraud were the ones involved in it. One of them refused to confess until the last m...
Bishop Oyedepo To Plant 10,000 Churches In 2020
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Bishop Oyedepo To Plant 10,000 Churches In 2020

Bishop David Oyedepo has just announced the planting of 10,000 more churches this year adding to about 11,000 churches presently which will make 21,000 churches at the end of the year. It will be recalled that the church planted her first 5 churches in 1987 and by 1994, she reached out to African nations. In 2001, she reached out to other continents of the world and by December 2009, she had a total of about 700 churches. The Church planted about 1,200 churches in 2010, 1,500 in 2011 and 2000 by 2012 respectively. She announced about 5,600 churches excluding Lagos as at the end of 2014. Added to some 150 churches planted from 2015 to 2018 as well as 5,082 planted last year, the churches reached about 11,000. Bishop David Oyedepo announced in December 2019 that Winners Chapel...
Bishop Oyedepo Fumes As Highly Placed Living Faith Church Officials Steal Millions From Treasury
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Bishop Oyedepo Fumes As Highly Placed Living Faith Church Officials Steal Millions From Treasury

According  to a report by The Nation, millions of naira allegedly stolen by some highly placed officials of the Living Faith Church Worldwide, a.k.a. Winners Chapel, drew the presiding Bishop of the church, Dr. David Oyedepo, into a rage at the empowerment summit organised for ordained workers of the church last Saturday. The annual event, which is usually attended by pastors, zonal ministers and their assistants, deacons, ushers and other ordained workers of the church, where they are acquainted with the church’s programme for the year, was presided over by Oyedepo, while his deputy, Bishop David Abioye, was also in attendance. Both men ministered powerfully. Oyedepo ministered on service, while Abioye spoke on consistency in service. Towards the end of the programme, however,...
“We Employed 6,000 Employees In 2019” – Bishop Oyedepo
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“We Employed 6,000 Employees In 2019” – Bishop Oyedepo

GROWTH AND EXPANSION OF THE END TIME CHURCH AND FINANCIAL RESOURCES: We Owe God Thanks. *Our Story in 2019. Bishop David Oyedepo How could a people, as ordinary as we are, think of planting 5,000 churches in a year. No, we didn't think of - He commanded it and He accomplished it. We owe Him thanks. This year we employed 6000 new staff and automatically, nearly N300 million Naira ($835,000) monthly wage bill unbudgeted for was added to our expenditure. This was despite the fact that we only received the instruction to plant 5,000 churches from God in January 2019 whereas we had already passed and approved our 2019 budget since November 2018. Yet no scratch, WE OWE GOD THANKS. I've never read it, I've never heard it, I only saw Him do it. We owe God thanks. I don't know about it...
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Bishop Oyedepo’s 9 ‘Bodyguards’ At Shiloh 2019 Sparks Controversy Online

Bishop David Oyedepo, the founder and General Overseer of Living Faith Church a.k.a Winners’ Chapel who made headlines days ago after speaking out against the controversial hate speech bill, is on the news again after a photo of his alleged bodyguards went viral. Oyedepo was spotted in the viral photo, surrounded by 9 men as he preached at his church’s annual programme ‘Shiloh’. The photo ignited mixed reactions as some social media user claimed the men are his bodyguards, while others defended the church leader; stating that the men are ushers stationed at the altar to control the crowd. Twitter user @iam_Chisco1 who first shared his observation, tweeted “9 bodyguard protecting Bishop Oyedepo right in the alter of God…I wonder who he is actually afraid of when Jesus is by his side...
Bishop Oyedepo Anoints Premises Of Dominion University Ibadan
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Bishop Oyedepo Anoints Premises Of Dominion University Ibadan

Bishop David Oyedepo, Chancellor of Covenant and Landmark Universities was yesterday guest of Bishop Taiwo Adelakun, Chancellor, Dominion University, Ibadan. Bishop Oyedepo arrived with his wife, Pastor Faith Oyedepo on the morning of Thursday 20th November 2019 and was taken on a walk round the university before addressing the staff and students at the university auditorium, meeting the University Senate and anointing the school premises. According to the university’s Facebook page, the institution was excited about the visit and made good comments about it: We are still excited about the PROPHETIC visit of our Mentors, the Chancellor of Covenant University (Our model institution), Bishop David Oyedepo and his beautiful wife, Pastor Faith Oyedepo. Our Chancellor, Bishop Taiwo A...
“Christ Will More Likely Stay In Hushpuppi’s House Than In Oyedepo’s” – Daddy Freeze
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“Christ Will More Likely Stay In Hushpuppi’s House Than In Oyedepo’s” – Daddy Freeze

"If Christ were to visit Dubai today, he would more likely stay in Hushpuppi ‘s house than in Oyedepo’s" Daddy Freeze says and gives reason Freeze is of the opinion that, were Jesus Christ to take flesh again and visit earth, he will rather stay in Hushpuppi's house than be Bishop David Oyedepo's guest. The OAP said this while responding to a follower who questioned why he was promoting flamboyant Hushpuppi without questioning his source of income. Daddy Freeze shared a video of an interview he did showcasing Hushpuppi's luxury Versace home and Twitter users called him out for it. One Twitter user wrote to Freeze: "Your video quizzed #hushpuppi about his religion & belief but never asked what someone that drives Ferrari & other fleet of cars & a Versace furnishe...

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