Son of late founder of Fountain of Life Church, Jimmy Odukoya, has been named the Senior Pastor of the church following the demise of his father, Pastor Taiwo Odukoya.
Jimmy who is a popular Nollywood actor, was named his father’s successor during the church service on Sunday.
The resident pastor of the church, Rotimi Okpaise, who made the announcement while addressing the congregation at the church headquarters at Ilupeju, Lagos, said the late Pastor Odukoya had told Church Board of Trustees (BoT) about the succession plan before his demise, and had named Jimmy as his successor.
“The board has chosen Saturday, September 30, 2023, as the date of Jimmy’s installation,” Okpaise said.
Pastor Odukoya passed away on August 7, in the United States of America, aged 67, after a protracted illness.
He had lost his South African wife, Nomthi, on November 9, 2021, following a two-year battle with cancer after 11 years of marriage.
Before his marriage to Nomthi, Pastor Odukoya had lost his first wife, Bimbo who died in a Sosoliso plane crash in Port Harcourt, in 2005.
Jimmy is a Nollywood actor and musician and is famous for playing one of the lead roles as Oba Ade in Netflix’s ‘Woman King’ movie.
He has also featured in movies like ‘Lifting the Veil’, ‘I am Nazzy’, and ‘Oga Pastor’, among others.