Nollywood actor, Pastor Jimmy Odukoya, has emerged as the new General Overseer of the Fountain of Life Church, Ilupeju, Lagos.
Making the announcement, the BOT member said the late Founder of the church, Pastor Taiwo Odukoya, confirmed the succession plan to three different people on the Board before his death .
According to The Star Newspaper, the succession, which has received the blessing of the Church’s BoT and Bishop Mike Okonkwo, who is the spiritual mentor of the late Odukoya, will formally take place on 30th of September.
Jimmy, who is a Nollywood Actor, got his education at the Oral Roberts University, United States. His sister, Tolu Tolu Odukoya Ijogun is the new associate Pastor of the Church.
Addressing the congregation, Rotimi Okpaise, a pastor, said the late Taiwo Odukoya confided in the board of trustees (BoT) members about the succession plan after his demise.
He said: “Bishop Mike Okonkwo called on the BoT last week on the succession plan and it was confirmed to him that Pastor Taiwo left a word on succession plan before he departed.
“Pastor Taiwo before his death left words with three individuals who are trustees of the Church.
“Pastor Jimmy also said Pastor Taiwo told him to carry on with the mantle after his departure.
“Subsequently, a board meeting was summoned and we decided to follow the constitution.
“Pastor Jimmy was nominated and he was unanimously voted for by all BoT members. With this, Pastor Jimmy Odukoya is now the our Senior Pastor,” he said.
The announcement was made during the two church services on Sunday.