Pastor Kumuyi biography.
Pastor W.F. Kumuyi is the founder of the Deeper Life Bible Church Lagos, Nigeria!
Pastor Kumuyi’s William was born on 6 June 1941 in Osun State, Nigeria.
He is a Pastor, author, and televangelist. He is famous in Nigeria, and across the world for his Holiness Preaching.
Early life, and Education
Pastor Kumuyi’s Biography- Pastor William Folorunso Kumuyi was born in Erin-Ijesha, Osun State, Nigeria. He was born into an Anglican family of Mr. Gabriel Kumuyi Akinfenwa and luxury Idowu Kumuyi Akinfenwa.
William finished his Secondary School in 1961, subsequent year, he started teaching math at Mayflower School in Ikenne, Ogun-State.
From there, he proceeded to the University of Ibadan which he completed in 1967 and earned first-class honors in Math.
William Kumuyi went back to Mayflower School to teach mathematics. 5 years later, he visited the University of Lagos for a Postgraduate Certificate in Education. He became a lecturer there in 1973. At that point, he founded the Deeper Life Bible Study group.
Pastor Kumuyi’s Biography-While teaching Mathematics at the University of Lagos, Pastor William Folorunso Kumuyi started a little Bible study group.
It consisted of 15 university students. By the ‘80s, this group had grown into a couple of thousand members. At this point, the Deeper Life Bible Ministry was established. By the late ‘80s, the group had grown to 50 thousand members. It makes the Deeper Life Bible Church the third largest Christian church in the world.
The Deeper Life Bible Church isn’t only attended by numerous people on Sundays but has planted nearly a half 1,000,000 churches in Lagos, 5,000 in Nigeria, and over 3,000 around the world.
Journalist Alan Isaacson provided a stimulating study about Deeper Life Church within the book “Deeper Life: The Extraordinary Growth of the Deeper Life Bible Church.”
The journalist talked with many members of the ministry. They told him that Christ miraculously changed their lives in response to the prayer of the Pastor and Deeper Life Church.
Pastor Kumuyi once said: “God, in control of the growth of the Deeper Life Bible Church, has strategically and prudently used miracles to ‘make all men come to Him’ (John 3:26).
We take Christian living and holiness seriously”.
Isaacson concluded that in many cases the history of Deeper Life is combined with the story of W.F. Kumuyi’s life. The journalist in his report said that the Pastor was a gifted man, clear-thinking, and humble. He was a fanatical Christian and deserved the title ‘the man of God,’ which his followers gave him.
When he was younger, Kumuyi devoted tons of his time to reading and studying the Bible. He knew the Scriptures inside out and put tons of effort into applying it.
He was one among the few preachers who spoke clearly and authoritatively to the Nigerian situation. His preaching featured a high moral tone.
He was trying to seek out the wholeness and harmony of the community, where faith, honesty, and justice might be highly valued. In 2013, Pastor Kumuyi was named together of the “500 most powerful people on the planet.”
Pastor William Kumuyi met his first wife, Abiodun Olowu, they got married at the Ikoyi Marriage Registry 8 years later.
Their white wedding took place at The Chapel of Resurrection at the University of Lagos.
Pastor Kumuyi’s Biography-When pastor Kumuyi met his future wife Abiodun Olowu in September 1972, they began discussing a topic “new her.”
At that time, she was a high school student at Lagos. The Pastor told the girl about human helplessness in the face of sinful habits, and about the connection of individuals and God, their Creator. He quickly told her the story of God’s love which made her interested. She decided to confess her sins and receive Jesus as her Lord and Saviour. Later Abiodun accepted the Pastor’s proposal of marriage defying all the pressure from friends and family concerning marriage.
An active, dynamic, and visionary woman, Abiodun Kumuyi was an excellent helper to her Pastor-husband. She was in charge of the Women Ministry of the Deeper Life Church which saw the restoration of peace in many families. The members of the ministry fondly called her (Abiodun Kumuyi ) “Mummy”. She also established the Christian Women Mirror magazine.
Pastor Kumuyi and his wife have two children, Jeremiah and John, his wife died on Saturday, April 11, 2009.
In October 2010, about 18 months after the death of his first wife, Pastor William Kumuyi married the second time in London. Pastor Kumuyi remarried to Esther Folashade Adenike Blaize. it was a quiet ceremony held in London.
Esther Blaize was the Administrator of the Deeper Life Bible Church in London. For this reason, the church wedding was held in the United Kingdom. Many well-known pastors of the Deeper Life Church attended the ceremony.
Revealing the rationale behind the quiet nature of the event, the Church Secretary, Pastor Livinus Nnadozie, said, “Those who are deserved to understand were duly informed. If he wanted a status wedding, he could have done that, but He voted for a coffee key ceremony, and that we are happy about that.” The reality is that his two sons, who are based within the US, Jeremiah and John, had exerted enormous pressure on their elderly father to marry again. Even some key members of the church advised pastor Kumuyi to remarry.