Biography Of 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.
Taiwo Odukoya was born on 15 June 1956 in the city of Kaduna, Kaduna State, Nigeria, where he was also raised. He had his primary and secondary education at Baptist Primary School, Kigo Road, Kaduna and St. Paul’s College (now known as Kufena College, Wusasa) Zaria respectively, before proceeding to the University of Ibadan in 1976 where he obtained a degree in petroleum engineering in 1981. As a petroleum engineer, he started work at the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) in April 1982 after the compulsory one-year National Youth Service Corp (NYSC) scheme and served there until his voluntary retirement in January 1994 after his call to the ministry.
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.
In 1980, Odukoya met Bimbo Williams at the University of Ibadan and the two struck a relationship that led to their marriage in 1984. The marriage produced three children, Toluwani, Oluwajimi and Oluwatobi. On 10 December 2005, Bimbo Odukoya, along with 102 other people, died on the crashed Sosoliso Airlines Flight 1145. Bimbo Odukoya’s messages had been well and widely received by many.
On 5 January 2010, five years later, with love and support from family and friends, Taiwo Odukoya got married again to Rosemary Simangele Zulu from South Africa. They have two boys together, Timilehin and Jomiloju.
He lives in Lagos, Nigeria with his wife Pastor Nomthi and their children.