Presiding bishop of Living Faith Church Worldwide aka Winners Chapel David Oyedepo has said that athlete Ese Brume has been carrying his name to places he has never been.
Brume won a silver medal in long jump at the World Athletics Championship recently held in Oregon, United States.
In an interview, the 26-year-old mentioned Oyedepo, thanking God for him.
Pleased by the act, Oyedepo said in a sermon at his church in Ota, Ogun State: “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.
“She said, ‘I thank God for my father, Bishop David Oyedepo.’ She is just carrying my name to where I have never been,” he said.
Brume decorated Oyedepo with her bronze medal in February 2022 which she won at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
The games were played between July and August 2021 due to COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
On receiving the medal, Oyedepo prayed: “I have never won a gold medal and here she came and offered it to her father. It is only the beginning, you are scaling higher heights and everyone under your coaching flies high.”
His prayer appeared to work as she did one better by winning a silver medal at the World Championships.