Born September 12, 1960, Pastor (Mrs) Bimbo Odukoya was the wife of Pastor Taiwo Odukoya and a Senior Pastor of The Fountain of Life Church. She was the President of Single & Married ministry, the producers of the international weekly television programme, Single & Married. The programme remains a favourite with many single men and women as well as married people because of the practical way in which issues relating to the family, marriage and relationships are handled; her teachings laid great emphasis on holiness, character and integrity. Testimonies still abound from singles on how Single & Married has helped them to make right choices while married people also testify that Pastor Bimbo’s teachings on the programme healed their marriages.
Pastor Bimbo Odukoya was also the Chairperson of Discovery for Women, a ministry dedicated to challenging, motivating and empowering women in their various roles as wives, mothers and leaders. Over five thousand women attended her quarterly Discovery for Women rallies. She was a national and international conference speaker; one of the most sought-after at home and abroad. She ministered on practically every university and polytechnic campus in Nigeria before her call to glory.
A prolific writer, author and columnist, Pastor Bimbo Odukoya had regular columns in various international and national newspapers and magazines such as City People, ThisDay newspaper, Leadership and Lifestyle Magazine (UK), amongst many others. She was also the author of the book, How To Choose A Life Partner, 165 Questions To Ask.
Pastor Bimbo Odukoya was one of the three people chosen, through a poll carried out by Samsung (official sponsors of the 2004 Olympic games) to represent Nigeria in carrying the Olympic Torch in Athens, Greece at the 2004 Olympic Games. Pastor Bim, as she was fondly called, was regarded by many as a pastor, mother, confidant, encourager, role model and mentor. She died in a plane crash in 2005.
Today, on her birthday, we remember her life and her legacy.