Long jumper Ese Brume has celebrated her spiritual parents, Bishop David and Faith Oyedepo, on their 40th wedding anniversary.
Brume took to Instagram stories on Sunday, August 21 to congratulate them, adding that she loves the couple.
She wrote quote “Happy 40th anniversary to my spiritual parents. Love you mummy and daddy.”
The athlete shares a spiritual father and daughter relationship with the presiding bishop of Living Faith Church Worldwide aka Winners Chapel.
After winning a silver medal in long jump at the World Athletics Championship recently held in Oregon, United States, the 26-year-old mentioned Oyedepo in her interview, thanking God for him.
Pleased by the act, Oyedepo stated in a sermon at his church that Brume was taking his names to places where he had never been before.
He said, “She is just carrying my name to places where I have never been. One of my daughters who won the Olympics bronze medal in Tokyo has won another silver medal in the world athletics competition.
“I listened to her interview with the press and she identified with Jesus openly, she said it was the grace of God. That is how Jesus is lifting people today.”
He continued saying “She said, ‘I thank God for my father, Bishop David Oyedepo.’ She is just carrying my name to where I have never been.”
Brume also decorated Oyedepo with her bronze medal in February 2022 which she won at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
Accompanied by her coach, the athlete shared the testimony of her victory before the congregation.
Oyedepo, together with his wife Faith, prayed for them just before marking the end of the church’s 21-day fasting and prayer.
Brume went on to win gold at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham with a jump of 7.00m.