FULL NAME: William Folorunso Kumuyi
POPULARLY KNOWN AS: Pastor W.F Kumuyi
NET WORTH : N/A
DATE OF BIRTH/AGE : Born 6 June 1941 (currently 77 years old)
OCCUPATION : He is a Pastor, Author and Televangelist
NATIONALITY : Nigerian
MARITAL STATUS/WIFE: He remarried after the death of his first wife Abiodun Kumuyi
CHILDREN : John Kumuyi and Jeremiah Kumuyi
BOOKS : He has written several books, they are enumerated below
PRIVATE JET: At the time of creating this biography, we were unable to find details concerning Pastor W.F Kumuyi private jet.
EDUCATION : He attended University of Ibadan and University of Lagos in 1973.
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Today, we shall be sharing with you the official biography and profile of William Folorunso Kumuyi , the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Life Bible Church. This article is going to reveal lots of lesser known facts about the Pastor, Author and Televangelist. Continue reader to know everything about the man of God.
William Folorunso Kumuyi is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Life Bible Church. He is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Life Bible Church situated at KM 42 on the busy Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Nigeria. He is a Pastor, Televangelist and Author who has written several books. The servant of God is widely recognized for his Holiness Preaching.
Early Life And Background
William Folorunso Kumuyi who is also called WF Kumuyi was born on June 6, 1941 into a Christian family in Erin-Ijesha, Osun State, Nigeria. The man of God was into an Anglican family who never joke with the things of God, they knew the importance of the word of God as they always rise up early in the morning to sing hymns, read the Bible, and pray.
Young W.F. Kumuyi got an experiential knowledge of who Jesus Christ when he left home to attend high school in another part of the region. After experiencing the power of the most high, things changed radically to the extent that his life had a good effect the in lives of the people around him.
After graduating from high school in 1961, Pastor Kumuyi was teaching mathematics at his school where he graduated in 1962 when he was introduced to the Apostolic Faith Church. He heard the Gospel, and believed the word of God on righteousness, temperance, judgment to come, and salvation from sin: Pastor William Folorunso Kumuyi became born again on Sunday, April 5, 1964.
During his early days as a born again christian, he resorted to reading books written by John Wesley, Charles Finney, and Charles Spurgeon, among others. He got involved with the Scripture Union (SU), and he grew spiritually.
Pastor Kumuyi had his first taste of education in his home town; from there he proceeded to Mayflower School in Ikenne, near Ijebu-ode, where he graduated with a high school diploma in 1961. He lectured at his school for some years and finally gained admission to study mathematics at the prestigious University of Ibadan where he bagged a first class degree in 1967
Although he was born and bred in a Christian settings , he also revealed that he lost interest in Church at some points in his life. See what he said after the jump;
“I grew up in a very strict Christian home, he told Isaacson, “We would get up in the morning, read the Bible, sing hymns, and go to church regularly. When I went to secondary school I lost interest in the church because our principal taught us atheism. But after a while I thought again and started going to various churches in town. Eventually, in 1963, a group of singers and preachers from a Gospel church got permission to come to the school. I understood the Gospel message, and was born again on April 5th, 1964. I read John Wesley, Charles Finney, Spurgeon, and lots of other books. I got involved with the Scripture Union, and I grew.”
He gained a first-class degree in Mathematics at the University of Ibadan; then went back to Mayflower School to teach. After five years he went to the University of Lagos to do a Postgraduate Certificate in Education and became a lecturer there in 1973, and from there, he started a small Deeper Life Bible Study group.
Ministry And Life
His christian life started while he was a Math Lecturer at The University of Lagos in the year 1973. W.F. Kumuyi started a Bible study group with 15 university students who had come to him requesting training in the Scriptures. By the early 1980’s that small group had grown to several thousand, at which time Deeper Life Bible Church was formally established.
By 1988 the congregation had grown to 50,000, and now numbers 120,000 members, making it the third largest Christian church in the world. Dr. Johan Combrinck reports that the Deeper Life Bible Church not only has an attendance of 120,000 every Sunday, but has planted 500 churches in Lagos, 5,000 in the rest of Nigeria (with an independent estimate of more than 800,000 members in Nigeria alone), and 3,000 elsewhere (with missionaries to 40 countries of Africa) as the movement missionary contribution.
Journalist Alan Isaacson provides a helpful study of this phenomenal ministry in his book Deeper Life, talking with many members of the church who told him how Christ has miraculously intervened and changed lives in response to prayer and the proclamation of the Gospel. In Pastor Kumuyi’s own words: “God, in the growth of 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.”
In speaking to a group of Pastors under his leadership as General Superintendent, W. F. Kumuyi said: “Our emphasis should be on the practical side of going out. If the Lord comes, let him meet us working for him. Now every time I preach I try to mention evangelism. I have told all the Lagos District Coordinators and Zonal Leaders to spend half their time on evangelism and only half their time on their members. There will always be problems in the church: don’t let them take up all your time”.
W.F Kumuyi remarried in October 2010 in London, about 18 months after the death of his first wife, Abiodun Kumuyi whom he married in 1980. In April 2013, Kumuyi was named as one of the “500 most powerful people on the planet” and Deeper Christian Life Ministry named as “the World’s largest Megachurch” by Foreign Policy magazine (FP)
List Of Books Written By Pastor W. F. Kumuyi
Below is a list of books by Pastor W. F. Kumuyi
- Deeper Life: Extraordinary Story Of The Deeper Life Bible Church In Nigeria
- The Lord’s Prayer
- Power As Of Old
- Priscilla: The Ideal Partner
- The Lord Is My Shepherd
- The Hour Of Decision
- Have Compassion On Them
- DCLM Daily Manna
- Standing On The Promises
- Supernatural Supply In All Situations
- Sanctification, A Christian Experience
- The Truly Liberated Woman