Pastor Jimmy Odukoya clarifies that he has been an ordained pastor since 2009.
In regards to his selection as the new lead pastor of the Fountain of Life Church Ilupeju, Pastor Jimmy Odukoya, a Nollywood actor and the son of Pastor Taiwo Odukoya, has clarified the situation.
He confirmed that he had held a valid ministerial license since 2009 during an interview with BBC Pidgin. Contrary to what many people believed, he has also been serving as a pastor for well over ten years.
On Sunday, September 17, 2023, the Fountain of Life church announced that Odukoya had been named its new lead pastor. In response, Odukoya remarked, “Yes, I am now the lead pastor of the. Fountain of Life church.
In order to be where I am now, I was ordained as a minister in 2009, and in this Fountain of Life Church, I was appointed as a pastor in 2012. I assumed leadership of the young church in 2021, serving as church 3:16’s senior pastor until 2020 or 2021. As a result, those who are aware are aware, while those who are unaware are not aware. Since 2009, I have served in this ministry as. A licensed minister.
His acting career took off until his most notable role as Oba Ade in the 2022 Hollywood film The Woman King, in which he co-starred with. Viola Davis and John Boyega, in which he also addressed the conflict of interest that arose after breaking into the. Nollywood entertainment industry.
While he acknowledged that he had to make a decision between the two, he said that he was resolved to. Do both in the long run and that he is currently focusing all of his attention on his ministry.
“Look at what God did,” said Odukoya, “I was in the entertainment industry for six years; that’s in an area that is very hard to break into. People told me when I started acting that I had to choose between the ministry and acting because the church and people won’t. Accept performing.
That just demonstrated to me that nothing is insurmountable with God. But now that my father has passed away, it is clear that I am focusing on the church; but, this does not mean that I am no longer able to act. You know, once an actor, always an actor.
It follows his appointment as the church’s main pastor after the passing of his father, Pastor Taiwo Odukoya, in August 2023. The news of his appointment was met with varied emotions on social media; some expressed excitement, while others expressed. Suspicion due to his acting career.
However, Odukoya has made it apparent that his primary attention is on his role as the pastor of the 1992-founded church.