Pastor Jimmy Odukoya Biography: Age, Wife, Children & Net Worth

Jimmy Odukoya – Pastor & Actor

Stage Name: Jimmy Odukoya
Real Name: Oluwajimi Odukoya
Occupation: Pastor & Actor
Date Of Birth/Age: 27th April, 1987 (36 years old)
Place of Birth: Lagos State
Gender: Male
Nationality: Nigerian
Marital Status: Kemi Odukoya (Wife)
Education: Oral Roberts University
Known for: The Woman King

Pastor Jimmy Odukoya, born Oluwajimi Odukoya on April 27, 1987, is a versatile Nigerian figure known for his roles as an actor, motivational speaker, preacher, musician, and the senior pastor of the Fountain of Life Church in Ilupeju, Lagos.

Early Life and Education

Born to the late pastors Bimbo Odukoya and Taiwo Odukoya, Jimmy Odukoya is the first son and second child in the family. His early education took place at Oral Roberts University, where he studied Business Administration with a minor in Advertising.

Career Highlights

Jimmy Odukoya’s career spans various fields. He made his mark in the entertainment industry with notable performances in films such as “Crazy Grannies” (2021) and “The Woman King” (2022), where he played the role of Oba Ade alongside renowned actors Viola Davis and John Boyega.

Pastor Jimmy Odukoya and Woman King Cast
Pastor Jimmy Odukoya and Woman King Cast

Beyond his acting prowess, Jimmy is an accomplished gospel musician, known by the moniker “Pastor J.” His musical journey started in 2010 with the release of his debut single, “Show Ya Self.” He continued to make waves with hits like “Conqueror” and “My Way.”

In the realm of ministry, Jimmy Odukoya’s journey began in earnest in 2009 when he became a licensed minister in Oklahoma. Ordained by his father, Pastor Taiwo Odukoya, he served as the Associate Pastor of Church 3:16 and later became the Coordinating Pastor. In 2019, in line with his father’s vision, he, along with his wife Kemi, initiated “The CAVE,” a platform aimed at reaching a younger generation.

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Leadership Role

Following the passing of his father (Pastor Tawio Oduoya) in August 2023, Jimmy Odukoya assumed the role of the official senior pastor of the Fountain of Life Church. His sister, Tolu Odukoya-Ijogun, serves as his associate senior pastor, marking a generational transition in the leadership of the church.

Recognition and Controversies

As an artist and preacher, Jimmy Odukoya has received several nominations and awards for his contributions. However, the announcement of his succession as the general overseer of Fountain of Life Church sparked some controversies, with discussions around the familial nature of leadership in some Nigerian churches.

Family and Personal Life

Jimmy Odukoya is happily married to Oluwakemi Folashade Banjoko, now Kemi Odukoya. Their union, celebrated in London on March 9, 2013, has been blessed with two children—a boy and a girl.

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Net Worth

His net worth is estimated to be around $1 million to $5million. You can connect with him on Instagram.