OUR MISSION

Believing that all men are created worthy, The Fountain of Life Church is a place for people committed to making a difference; a home for the lost, and those in search of direction, purpose and calling

OUR CALL

We are called to assist believers to become rooted, grounded and established in the Word of God. This we achieve by encouraging the saints to give God’s Word the first place in their lives.

We are committed to raising leaders by building and equipping the saints to operate confidently in biblical principles. This way they are able to excel in all aspects of life and influence their own worlds positively.

We are called to proclaim the Lordship of Jesus Christ to all corners of the world by raising and providing support to missions.

We are called to be a centre of refuge for the hopeless and underprivileged – the physically, emotionally and mentally abused. We are called to emphasize the importance of the three basic God-ordained institutions – the Family, the Church and the Government, for the benefit of all:

 
The Family
To propagate the human race and to provide a safe and secure haven in which to nurture, love and teach the younger generation.

 
The Church
To minister to individuals and families by sharing the love of God and the message of repentance through the blood of Jesus Christ.

 
The Government
To maintain cultural equilibrium and to provide a framework for social order.

OUR BELIEFS

We believe in one God – Father, Son and Holy Spirit, Creator of all things. We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God, was conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, and was crucified for the sins of mankind;

He died, was buried and rose from the dead on the third day. He ascended into heaven and is now seated at the right hand of God the Father and is true God and true man.

We believe in the Bible in its entirety to be the inspired word of God and the infallible rule of faith and conduct.

We believe in the resurrection of the dead, the eternal joy of the saved, and the eternal punishment of the lost.

We believe in sanctification through the Word of God and by the Holy Spirit, and we believe in personal holiness, purity of heart and life. We believe in water baptism, in the Baptism in the Holy Spirit as distinct from the New Birth, and evidenced by speaking with tongues as the Spirit of God gives utterance (Acts 2:4).

We believe in the gifts of the Spirit, and the evidence of the fruit of the Spirit. We believe all these are available to believers.

We believe in the Christian’s hope – the soon coming, personal return of the Lord Jesus Christ.

SENIOR PASTORS

PASTOR TAIWO ODUKOYA

Taiwo Odukoya is the senior pastor of The Fountain of Life Church, a ministry with a mission to provide a home for the lost; guide those in search of direction, purpose and calling; and raise a people who are committed to making a difference. Prior to going into full-time ministry, Pastor Taiwo Odukoya worked as a petroleum engineer with the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) for 12 years. From its humble beginning in 1992, The Fountain of Life Church is today a network of ministries within Nigeria and abroad. He is the host of Discovery for Men, Discovery for Women, The Woman Leader, and Ruth and Boaz biannual meetings that reach out to thousands of men and women from all walks of life and denominations. His messages centre on leadership development, as well as building successful relationships and enterprises. Pastor Taiwo is an avid believer in the role of the church in the socio-economic life of the nations, and this is clearly expressed in his various social initiatives of The Fountain of Life Church. Among them are Grace Springs Rehabilitation Home, The Hope Centre and The Borehole Project. An accomplished author, his books Unleash Your God-given Potential, Created for Blessings, Limitless, Home Affairs, The Proof, Get All You Want, The Portrait of a Champion, 120 Days of Victory, 121 Days of Blessings, 125 Days of Favour, Glorious Legacy: The Life and Times of ‘Bimbo Odukoya, Women Will Rule the World and Time: Where Has It Gone have gained a wide readership both locally and internationally. He lives in Lagos, Nigeria with his wife Pastor Nomthi and their children.

PASTOR NOMTHI ODUKOYA

Pastor (Mrs.) Nomthi Odukoya is an educationist, life coach and writer. She is the Associate Senior Pastor of The Fountain of Life Church, Lagos, Nigeria under the leadership of her husband, Pastor Taiwo Odukoya. Pastor Nomthi, as she is fondly called, is passionate about building wholesome and integrated family life with focus on raising Godly (spiritual) and socially responsible children. She ministers hope and healing to women of different strata (singles, married, single parents, etc.). She is the Chairperson of Fountain Initiative for Social Development (FISD), a faith-based, non-profit organization committed to entrepreneurial development and empowerment of underprivileged individuals and communities across Nigeria. Pastor (Mrs.) Nomthi Odukoya is the Founder and Chairman of Funda Wazi Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to providing child-friendly resources and trainings to equip children and adults with a view to ensuring children’s safety and wellbeing. She is the author of the fast-selling children books, No! Don't Touch Me There; A Bully Is Not a Hero; Help! They Are Fighting Again and Boys and Girls Are Different but Equal. These books empower children to confront any form of abuse or social ill. She lives in Lagos, Nigeria with her husband and children.

FOUNDING PASTORS

PASTOR TAIWO ODUKOYA

Taiwo Odukoya is the senior pastor of The Fountain of Life Church, a ministry with a mission to provide a home for the lost; guide those in search of direction, purpose and calling; and raise a people who are committed to making a difference. Prior to going into full-time ministry, Pastor Taiwo Odukoya worked as a petroleum engineer with the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) for 12 years. From its humble beginning in 1992, The Fountain of Life Church is today a network of ministries within Nigeria and abroad. He is the host of Discovery for Men, Discovery for Women, The Woman Leader, and Ruth and Boaz biannual meetings that reach out to thousands of men and women from all walks of life and denominations. His messages centre on leadership development, as well as building successful relationships and enterprises. Pastor Taiwo is an avid believer in the role of the church in the socio-economic life of the nations, and this is clearly expressed in his various social initiatives of The Fountain of Life Church. Among them are Grace Springs Rehabilitation Home, The Hope Centre and The Borehole Project. An accomplished author, his books Unleash Your God-given Potential, Created for Blessings, Limitless, Home Affairs, The Proof, Get All You Want, The Portrait of a Champion, 120 Days of Victory, 121 Days of Blessings, 125 Days of Favour, Glorious Legacy: The Life and Times of ‘Bimbo Odukoya, Women Will Rule the World and Time: Where Has It Gone have gained a wide readership both locally and internationally. He lives in Lagos, Nigeria with his wife Pastor Nomthi and their children.

PASTOR BIMBO ODUKOYA

Pastor (Mrs) Bimbo Odukoya was the Co-Pastor of The Fountain of Life Church, situated in Lagos, Nigeria. She was the wife of Pastor Taiwo Odukoya, the Senior Pastor of the church and their marriage is blessed with three wonderful children. She was the President of Single & Married ministry, the producers of the international weekly television programme, Single & Married. The programme is 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. As a sign of her acceptance, 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 of 2005.

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