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Nollywood actor, Jimmy succeeds late Pastor Odukoya as General Overseer

Jimi and Pastor Odukoya

Nollywood actor, Jimmy succeeds late Pastor Odukoya as General Overseer

The Fountain of Life Church in Ilupeju, Lagos, has named Pastor Jimmy Odukoya, the first son of the late Pastor Taiwo Odukoya, as its new Senior Priest.

The succession plan was approved by the late clergyman to three different members of the Board before he passed away, according to a member of the Church’s Board of Trustees who made the revelation on Sunday during the Church Service.

The senior Odukoya passed away on August 7 in the United States of America after losing his wife from a second marriage and his twin sister in a matter of weeks in 2021. On September 9, 2023, he was laid to rest.

We discovered that the succession, which has been approved by the Church’s Board of Trustees and Bishop Mike Okonkwo, the late Odukoya’s spiritual guide, will officially take place on September 30.

Jimmy, a Nollywood actor, attended Oral Roberts University in the United States for his studies. Tolu Tolu Odukoya Ijogun, his sister, has been appointed as the church’s new associate pastor.

The late Taiwo Odukoya confided in the board of trustees (BoT) members about the succession plan after his passing, according to Rotimi Okpaise, a pastor speaking to the church.

He said: “Bishop Mike Okonkwo called on the BoT last week on the succession plan and it was confirmed to him that Pastor Taiwo left a word on succession plan before he departed.

“Pastor Taiwo before his death left words with three individuals who are trustees of the Church.

“Pastor Jimmy also said Pastor Taiwo told him to carry on with the mantle after his departure.

“Subsequently, a board meeting was summoned and we decided to follow the constitution.

“Pastor Jimmy was nominated and he was unanimously voted for by all BoT members. With this, Pastor Jimmy Odukoya is now the our Senior Pastor,” he said.

This newspaper reports that the announcement was made during the two church services on Sunday.

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