- The late Odukoya, died on August 7 in the United States, and buried this month
Jimmy Odukoya, the first son of the late Pastor Taiwo Odukoya, has been declared as the new General Overseer of the Fountain of Life Church, Ilupeju, Lagos.
Pastor also assumed the office of the Chairman of the Board of Trustee of the Church as announced by a member of the Trustee, on Sunday.
The late Odukoya, died on August 7 in the United States, and buried this month.
His first son will take over as the senior pastor officially from September 30.
“Pastor Jimmy is now our senior pastor and he is the chairman of the Board of Trustees,” the board member told to the cheering congregation.
Addressing the congregation, Rotimi Okpaise, a pastor, said the late Taiwo Odukoya confided in the board of trustees (BoT) members about the succession plan before his demise.
Okpaise said the BoT unanimously elected Jimmy as the senior pastor and chairperson of the board.
The board has chosen Saturday, September 30, 2023, as the date of Jimmy’s installation,” he said.
On August 7, Odukoya, founder of the church, died in the United States of America aged 67.
He died less than two years after losing his wife, Nomthi, a South African, on November 9, 2021, following a two-year battle with cancer.
Odukoya’s marriage to Nomthi lasted 11 years and produced two boys.
Before Nomthi, Odukoya was married to Bimbo for 21 years.
Bimbo died in the 2005 Sosoliso plane crash in Port Harcourt, the Rivers capital.
Jimmy, who is a Nollywood actor, got his education at the Oral Roberts University, United States.
He played one of the lead roles — Oba Ade — in Netflix’s ‘Woman King’ movie.
He has also been featured in movies like ‘Lifting the Veil’, ‘I am Nazzy’, and ‘Oga Pastor’, among others.
Aside from acting, he is also a motivational speaker.
His sister, Tolu Tolu Odukoya Ijogun is the new associate Pastor of the Church.