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

Pastor Taiwo Odukoya – The Fountain of Life Church

Stage Name: Taiwo Odukoya
Real Name: Taiwo Daniel Odukoya
Occupation: Pastor
Date Of Birth/Age: 15th June, 1956 – 7th August, 2023
Place of Birth: Kaduna
Gender: Male
Nationality: Nigerian
Marital Status: Late Bimbo Williams (First Wife)

& Late. Pastor (Mrs.) Nomthi Odukoya (Second Wife)

Education: University of Ibadan
Known for: The Fountain of Life Church

Born on June 15, 1956, in Kaduna, Nigeria, Pastor Taiwo Daniel Odukoya left an indelible mark as a Nigerian Pentecostal pastor and senior pastor of The Fountain of Life Church in Ilupeju, Lagos. With a humble beginning that saw the church grow from a handful of members to over 8,000, his leadership was characterized by a commitment to empowering the underprivileged and fostering leadership in diverse spheres.

Early Life and Education

Taiwo Odukoya’s educational journey commenced at Baptist Primary School in Kaduna, and he later attended St. Paul’s College (now Kufena College, Wusasa) in Zaria. In 1976, he enrolled at the University of Ibadan, earning a degree in petroleum engineering in 1981. His professional career began at the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) in 1982, where he served until his voluntary retirement in January 1994.

Ministry and Co-founding The Fountain of Life Church

In 1992, Pastor Taiwo, alongside his late wife Bimbo Odukoya, co-founded The Fountain of Life Church. The church’s vision was clear: to teach individuals the art of building successful relationships and leadership principles. From its inception, the church rapidly expanded, eventually becoming a network of ministries within Nigeria and abroad.

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Leadership and Outreach Initiatives

Pastor Taiwo Odukoya’s leadership extended beyond the pulpit. He firmly believed in the church’s role in community development, exemplified through various outreach projects. These initiatives included a hospital, an orphanage, a school for destitute children, a farm, a water project providing boreholes, and a skill acquisition and entrepreneurial institute for the less privileged.

Literary Contributions

A prolific author, Pastor Taiwo’s books, including “Unleash Your God-given Potential,” “Created for Blessings,” and “Glorious Legacy: The Life and Times of ‘Bimbo Odukoya,” have resonated locally and internationally, offering insights into leadership, relationships, and spiritual growth.

Family and Personal Losses

In 1980, Taiwo Odukoya married Bimbo Williams, marking the beginning of a blessed union that produced three children: Jimmy Odukoya, Tolu Odukoya Ijogun, and Tobi Odukoya. Tragedy struck on December 10, 2005, when Bimbo Odukoya, along with 102 others, lost her life in the Sosoliso Airlines Flight 1145 crash. Undeterred by the loss, Taiwo Odukoya remarried on January 5, 2010, to Rosemary Simangele Zulu, and the union brought forth two sons: Jomiloju and Timileyin.

Pastor Taiwo Odukoya wife

In November 2021, another wave of sorrow hit Pastor Taiwo as he lost his second wife to cancer. Pastor (Mrs.) Nomthi Odukoya, an educationist, life coach, and writer, left a legacy of empowering women and advocating for the wellbeing of children.

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Legacy and Succession

Pastor Taiwo Odukoya passed away on August 7, 2023, in the United States at the age of 67. Following his demise, his two eldest children, Jimmy and Tolu, took on leadership roles as the Senior Pastor and Associate Senior Pastor of The Fountain of Life Church, continuing the legacy of their father.