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Bishop David Oyedepo Biography, Books, Ministry, Networth and Family
Who is David Oyedepo?
David Olaniyi Oyedepo (born September 27, 1954) is a Nigerian preacher, Christian author, businessman, architect, and the founder of the Living Faith Church Worldwide, and presiding Bishop of the Faith Tabernacle in Ota, Ogun State, Nigeria. The church is also known as Winners’ Chapel International.
Quick Data for Bishop David Oyedepo
- Full Names: David Olaniyi Oyedepo (Bishop)
- Ministry: Living Faith World Wide aka Winners Chappel
- Spouse: Faith Abiola Oyedepo formerly known as Florence Abiola Akano
- Children: They have four children together (David Jr, Isaac, Love, and Joyce)
- Education: Oyedepo studied architecture at the Kwara State Polytechnic Ilorin. He also received a Ph.D. in Human Development from Honolulu University, Hawaii, US.
- Networth: US$150 million
- Ministry Capacity: The Living Faith Church at Ota is a 60,000 capacity building.
The Winners Chapel International Network Of Churches
The Winners’ Chapel International network of churches is located in over 300 cities, in all states of Nigeria, and in several cities in 45 African nations, Dubai, the United Kingdom, and the United States, Europe, Asia, and Canada. Oyedepo has been seen as one of the pioneers of the Christian charismatic movement in Africa and has been referred to as one of the most powerful preachers in Nigeria. He is the Chancellor of Covenant University and Landmark University. He was named in 2011 by Forbes magazine as being the richest pastor in Nigeria.
David Oyedepo Day of Service (DODOS)
The DODOS is an initiative set up by the Covenant University Alumni Association with the aim to promote the contributions and lifestyle of Oyedepo. The initiative started on 27 September 2012, Oyedepo’s birthday, people around the world who connect with this initiative are expected to show an act of contribution to individuals, organizations, or the society at large.
Bishop Oyedepo’s Mission To Expand
Plans by Bishop Oyedepo led Living Faith Church Worldwide aka Winners’ Chapel International to plant 5,000 rural churches in 2019 are fast gaining traction. Latest reports have it that 3,000 rural churches have been planted in Nigeria during the first half of 2019 as stated by Bishop Oyedepo recently. The Church has also ordained evangelists to administer these churches this brings the number of church branches in Nigeria to well over 8,000 with well over 1,000 churches in over 65 nations across the globe. Presently, a neighboring country already has over 174 church branches apart from other countries in Africa and in 4 other continents namely Europe, Asia, North America, and South America. Online coverage during the annual Shiloh Program also reaches over 170 countries every December. The Church intends to establish 2,000 more rural churches in Nigeria before the end of the year and many more outside Nigeria also.
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Books By Bishop David Oyedepo
Oyedepo’s church also operates its own publishing house, called Dominion Publishing House (DPH), commissioned on December 5, 1992, which has published over 70 Christian, inspirational, and motivational books, mini-books, magazines, and other resources. Some of his authored books include:
- Not By Power Nor By Might
- The Turnaround Power Of The Word
- Understanding The Power Of Faith
- The Breakthrough Power Of Vision
- On Eagle’s Wings
- The Unlimited Power Of Faith
- In Pursuit Of Vision
- Pillars Of Destiny
- Signs & Wonders Today
- Exploits In Ministry
- Winning The War Against Poverty
- Walking In Dominion
- Possessing Your Possession
- The Wisdom That Works
- Exploits Of Faith
- Anointing For Exploits
- Understanding The Power Of Praise
- Walking In Newness Of Life
- Maximize Destiny
- Commanding The Supernatural
- Winning Invisible Battles
- Success Systems
- Understanding Financial Prosperity
- Success Strategies
- Understanding Your Covenant Right
- Miracle Meal
- Exploring the Riches of Redemption
- Anointing For Breakthrough
- Excellency Of Wisdom
- Breaking Financial Hardship
- The Release Of Power
- Walking In The Miraculous
- Satan Get Lost!
- The Winning Wisdom
- Walking In Wisdom
- The Healing Balm
- Manifestations Of The Spirit
- Breaking The Curses Of Life
- Overcoming Forces Of Wickedness
- You Shall Not Be Barren!
- Exploring The Secrets Of Success
- Winning Prayer
- Understanding The Anointing
- Fulfilling Your Days
- Towards Mental Exploits
- Understanding Vision
- Understanding Divine Direction
- The Force Of Freedom
- Born To Win
- The Shower Of Blessing
- Riding On Prophetic Wings
- All You Need To Have All Your Needs Met
- Operating In The Supernatural
- Ruling Your World
- The Blood Triumph
- Keys To Divine Health
- Winning Faith
- Conquering Controlling Powers
- Put Your Angels To Work
- Covenant Wealth
- Keys To Answered Prayer
- Miracle Seed
- The Hidden Covenant Of Blessing
- Jesus Still Heals All Terminal Diseases Including CoronaVirus
- Releasing the Supernatural_ An adventure into the spirit world
Here is a direct online link to purchase Bishop David Oyedepo’s books.