Pastor David Oyedepo jnr has been announced as the new resident pastor of the Faith Tabernacle Cannaland, Ota.
The former Regional Head of Winners’ Chapel, Europe and one of the five Vice-Presidents of Living Faith Church Worldwide aka Winners’ Chapel International, Pastor David Oyedepo junior was transferred to Faith Tabernacle, Headquarters of Winners’ Chapel Worldwide, last week.
He takes over from former Resident Pastor, Obong Ntia.
David Oluwamakinde Oyedepo (Jnr) is a graduate of Oral Roberts’ University and Okhlahoma state university.
He is the first son of the founder, Bishop Oyedepo and at age 32, has recorded several successes for the London church.
Pastor David Oyedepo’s tenure in the UK church was a success as he led a massive reach to the public in London leading to the church having 3 services where he regularly preaches to over 5,000 worshippers .
Pastor David jr preached his first message at Faith Tabernacle, Canaanland in March 2013 and preached his first message at SHILOH on December 11, 2013, exactly 30 years to the date in December 1983 that the church held her very first Sunday service in Unguwan Rimi, Kaduna State, Nigeria.
His messages at SHILOH have gradually become a prominent feature at the annual church gathering attended by millions all over the world with series of testimonies to show for it.
Under David Oyedepo jr, the London church workers were taught to treat worshippers with much more dignity than erstwhile. Knowing the pattern with which church workers go about their functions, this change in orientation was a major move and gives an inkling of what to expect at Canaanland. It helped to establish more members in the church.
Also, the church purchased a multi-million pounds church property at Dartford Kent which now serves as the church’s European Headquarters.
The church also built the first of her schools-Kingdom Heritage Model Schools outside Africa.
Under David Jnr, the United Kingdom Government announced the result of her investigation of the church and came out with a clean slate and in addition notifying other charities to follow the example of Winners’ Chapel, London as a properly managed Trust.
Pastor David Oyedepo jr by inference will play a major role in the anticipated movement from the present Faith Tabernacle to the future Faith Theatre.
Pastor David Oyedepo, also a member of Covenant University’s Board of Regents (BOR) at his age is a very matured copy of his father and he is strongly touted to lead the ‘Generation Next’ of the church.
Pastor David Oyedepo Jnr is married to Kemi Oyedepo and they are blessed with 2 children. A girl and a boy. Kemi Oyedepo is the founder of the growing marriage ministry known as “Crisis-Proof Your Family” (CPYF).
Several church members have eulogized and commended the pastor who has led the church for about 7 years before the transfer. From commendations in church to posts all over the social media, comments were not spared. Under his leadership, the church established over twenty churches and worship centres in Europe.