The Fountain of Life Church in the Ilupeju area of Lagos on Monday celebrated one month of the installation of its senior pastor Jimmy Odukoya and associate senior pastor Tolu Odukoya-Ijogun.
The duo were installed on September 30, 2023, 21 days after their late father Pastor Taiwo Odukoya, the church’s founder, was buried.
Marking the one-month anniversary, the church shared a video on Instagram containing key moments from the installation ceremony which the bishop of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM) Mike Okonkwo presided over. Okonkwo was the late Odukoya’s spiritual father.
The video also captured when Bishop Wale Oke said Jimmy and Tolu had shown that the late Odukoya and wife Bimbo were alive.
The church captioned the video, “It’s a month since their installation and we are grateful to God for the gift of our Senior Pastor, Pastor Jimmy Odukoya, and our Associate Senior Pastor Pastor Tolu Odukoya, to us.
“It’s indeed a season of new beginnings and accelerated growth in the Kingdom. The Church is marching on and the name of the Lord will continually be glorified.”
Odukoya died on August 7 in the United States. He was aged 67.
The preacher was buried on September 9 in a private ceremony attended by family members and close associates.
Although his son Jimmy is known more as an actor and model, he was ordained a minister in the church in 2009 and then pastor in 2012.
On September 17, a member of the church’s board of trustees Pastor Rotimi Okpaise announced that the board had unanimously selected Jimmy to succeed his father.