David Olaniyi Oyedepo (born September 27, 1954) commonly called Papa is a Nigerian Christian author, a business man, an architect, preacher, and the founder and presiding bishop of the megachurch Faith Tabernacle in Ota, Ogun State, Nigeria, and Living Faith Church Worldwide, also known as Winners’ Chapel. Oyedepo’s church also operates its own publishing house, called Dominion Publishing House (DPH), commissioned on December 5, 1992, which has published over 70 Christian, inspirational and motivational books, mini books, magazines and other resources. Some of his authored books include:

  • Pillars of Destiny
  • Signs and Wonders Today
  • Anointing for Exploits
  • Understanding Financial Prosperity,
  • Walking in the Newness of Life
  • Exploits in Ministry
  • The Unlimited Power of Faith
  • Winning Prayer
  • Success Strategies
  • Breaking Financial Hardship
  • In Pursuit of Vision
  • Understanding Divine Direction
  • The Winning Wisdom, e.t.c

The teachings of Oyedepo have put him in the category of what is commonly called the *Word of Faith Movement* . He has referred to principal exponents of the Faith Movement such as Kenneth Copeland, Gloria Copeland, the late Kenneth Hagin, E. W. Kenyon, T. L. Osborn, Smith Wigglesworth as well as renowned Nigerian preachers Enoch Adeboye and the late Benson Idahosa as mentors.

      His church, the Winners Chapel operates a Bible training programme known as Word of Faith Bible Institute for members and non-members alike to develop knowledge of Christian principles and to develop leaders and future pastors. The institute is run in major branches of the Church.

         He is veracious, he preaches passionately and emphasizes on the importance of studying and living in the Word of God, he hinges and relies on the covenant God made with him many years ago.

         Oyedepo is the president of David Oyedepo Ministries International (DOMI). DOMI is the umbrella organisation comprising Living Faith Church World Wide (a global network of churches), World Mission Agency (WMA); the global missionary arm of the church’s operations, Dominion Publishing House; the publishing arm of the church, Covenant University, and the Social Development Missions projects (made up of hospitals, maternity homes, schools, etc. He s the chancellor of Covenant University and Landmark Universities.
He is happily married to his beautiful wife, Pastor (Mrs.) Faith Oyedepo, and they both have four children together.

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