Winners’ Chapel of Living Faith Church International.
Bishop David Oyedepo is said to be among the richestest minister of the gospel in the world and his church Living Faith is well known in the whole world.
Bishop David Oyedepo founded the church in 1981, and it has expanded from a small congregation of Christians to a large religious complex. Bishop Oyedepo, the book’s author, is one of the richest pastors in the entire world.
His church theater was the largest church theater in the world in 2008, according to the Guinness Book of Records. The church has branches spread out across Nigeria and is present in 68 other countries around the world.
The beginnings of the church manifested on May 2, 1981, when Bishop David Oyedepo (aged 26) had a spiritual encounter while lodging in one of the rooms within the ‘International Hotel’ located in the Omi- Asoro Quarters of Ilesa city, in the present day Osun State located in Nigeria. He claims to have an eighteen-hour supernatural encounter which was a vision from God. God spoke to him saying, “Now the hour has come to liberate the world from all oppressions of the devil, through the preaching of the Word of Faith and I am sending you to undertake this task”. In 1983, the church began operating with four members on December 11.
Canaan land was procured in 1998 and was initially 560 acres (2.3 km2), it is in Ota, located in Ogun State The church’s international headquarters, Faith Tabernacle was built in Cannan land between 1998 and 1999, taking twelve months to complete. The foundation laying took place on August 29, 1998.
In 1999, the Faith Tabernacle was inaugurated with 50,400 seats.
On Dec 11 2013, Oyedepo’s first son, David Oyedepo Jnr, ministered for the first time at the church’s annual Shiloh gathering.
In December 2015, Oyedepo Jnr became the resident pastor of the Faith Tabernacle Oyedepo announced the commencement of the construction of a 100,000 capacity sanctuary called “The Ark” (It was formerly called Faith Theatre). The Ark will specifically take 106,000 seats and will include a 20 Floor Mission Tower (International Headquarters Facility). It is to be built on the site of the old Faith Academy adjoining Faith Tabernacle which will now become its overflow facility. The groundbreaking of the project took place on Thursday 25th March, 2021.
The Living Faith Chapel is one of the fast growing Churches in Nigeria now.
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