Pastor Taiwo Odukoya’s church holds one Sunday service amid mourning

Pastor Taiwo Odukoya

The Fountain of Life Church in Ilupeju, Lagos on Sunday held one service as the church continues to mourn its founding pastor Taiwo Odukoya.

Odukoya died on August 7 in the United States. He was aged 67.

The church via Instagram invited the general public to join in one service only, adding that there will be no onsite or online children’s church.

This comes nearly one week after Odukoya’s death.

A member of the church and former chairman of First Bank of Nigeria Limited Ibukun Awosika shared a video on Instagram of the choir singing.

She said Odukoya taught them to be a house of worship no matter the circumstances.

Awosika also praised Bishop Mike Okonkwo for standing with the church at such difficult time.

“The glorious choir of the fountain of life church in the service today as THE CHURCH MARCHES ON!! We were raised by our pastor as a house of WORSHIP unto the Lord no matter what we see. Beautiful service. Awesome presence of God. A massive Thank you to our grand father in the Lord Bishop Mike Okonkwo. Thank you for standing with us. God bless you,” she wrote.


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Odukoya’s death comes about two months after he celebrated his late wife Nomthi on her posthumous birthday.

Nomthi died on November 9, 2021, following a two-year battle with cancer.

Odukoya’s twin sister Kehinde Hassan died in December 2021.

The cleric wedded Nomthi, a South African, in January 2010, five years after his first wife Pastor Bimbo Odukoya died on December 11, 2005 from injuries sustained in a plane crash.