Pastor Kumuyi Biography – Pastor WF Kumuyi Biography
Pastor Kumuyi also known as Pastor WF Kumuyi is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Life Bible Church situated at KM 42 on the busy Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Nigeria. He was born William Folorunso Kumuyi in a Christian family in Erin-Ijesha, Osun State, Nigeria.
He became a born-again Christian in April 1964. 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).
Pastor Kumuyi Age
He was born on 6 June 1941 in Osun State, Nigeria. He is 77 years old as of 2018.
Pastor Kumuyi Wedding – Pastor Kumuyi Wife
Pastor Kumuyi met his first wife, the late Sister Abiodun, in 1972. The two tied knots in 1980 at the Ikoyi Marriage Registry and had their white wedding at The Chapel of Resurrection at the University of Lagos. The couple had two children, Jeremiah and John. Sadly, his wife passed away on Saturday, April 11, 2009, after a brief illness in their Ayobo, Ipaja, Lagos home.
Kumuyi remarried in October 2010 in London, about 18 months after the death of his first wife, Abiodun Kumuyi whom he married in 1980.
Pastor Kumuyi Education
Pastor Kumuyi completed his secondary school education in 1961, and in 1962 started teaching mathematics at Mayflower School in Ikenne, Ogun-State. He did a postgraduate course at the University of Lagos.
He did his tertiary education at the University of Ibadan, where he graduated with a first-class honors degree in mathematics in 1967. Afterwards, he became a lecturer in the Department of Mathematics at the same University in 1973.
Pastor Kumuyi Net Worth
His Net Worth is estimated to be about $10 million.
Pastor Kumuyi Private Jet
It is not clear whether he owns one.
Pastor Kumuyi Messages
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Deeper Life Christian Ministry
Journalist Alan Isaacson provides a helpful study of this phenomenal ministry in his book “Deeper Life: The Extraordinary Growth of the Deeper Life Bible Church”, after 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.”
According to Isaacson, The history of Deeper Life is very much the personal story of W.F. Kumuyi. He is a gifted man, clear-thinking and humble. He is a dedicated Christian and deserves the title ‘the man of God,’ which his followers have given him. Since he was a young man, Kumuyi has devoted his time to reading and studying the Bible. He knows the Scriptures inside out, and has struggled to understand and apply them. As he shares that struggle and his love for the word of God, so people have been drawn to him for advice, or simply to listen. When he preaches, his message is clear, simple, and profound. Poor street traders who can barely read sit next to university professors, all equally captivated by the way Scripture becomes suddenly relevant to them.
Pastor Kumuyi’s own Christian life developed because he took the Bible so seriously, and so the Deeper Christian Life Ministry has developed in the same way. In Alan Isaacson’s own words, he “preached Deeper Life into existence.”His sermons were captivating, wrote Isaacson, “I would classify him as one of the greatest living preachers, giving a straightforward Bible-based message, his sermons thorough, and always personally challenging. He always gave a wide range of cross-references which were read in their context, supporting, clarifying and expanding his main points.
He spoke clearly and authoritatively to the Nigerian situation. He dealt sensitively with African culture, but also made a firm stand in highlighting the points where local culture was incompatible with the will of God. While stressing the high moral tone which is one of the virtues of most African cultures at their best, he was at pains to specify those aspects of local culture which were unchristian and even evil. In this way he was not only concerned with some kind of personal holiness, but also genuinely seeking the wholeness and harmony of the community at large, where truth, honesty, and justice should be the predominant characteristics.
Pastor Kumuyi Sermons
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Pastor Kumuyi Video
Pastor Kumuyi News
Kumuyi seeks media partnership to resolve national ills
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The General Superintendent of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry, Pastor William Kumuyi, has asked mass media professionals to support the church in dealing with national ills.
The revered holiness preacher, who noted that the church and the mass media were connected, said while the media existed as a catalyst for social change, the church sought spiritual re-awakening of people “trapped in the miry clay of sin.”
Kumuyi spoke in Lagos on Tuesday at a breakfast fellowship with media executives.
He said, “The Great Commission is the sacred mandate by the Saviour to all believers to go into the world with the glorious gospel, which has the capacity to draw men out of the fetters of sin and darkness into God’s marvellous light.
“It is my keen understanding, therefore, that this sacred assignment fits perfectly into the primary purpose and elevated thrust of the mass media, especially in this modern world, where the information super-highway has transformed the world into an online, real-time, global village.”
Pastor Kumuyi Interview
African names have meanings. What does Kumuyi mean?
Pastor Kumuyi: The full name is Ikumuyiwa, which means ‘death brought this”. After I became a Christian, I realised it was the death of Christ that has brought us salvation, and also the redemption and reconciliation we have with God. So, for me, the name, Ikumuyiwa, is very significant – death has brought something good. The death of Christ has brought us the grace and goodness of God, and the relationship we have now with the Lord.
How many siblings do you have?
Pastor Kumuyi: I have two siblings – a sister who is three years younger than I am, and a brother who is far much younger, 18 or 19 years younger than I am. Both of them are in Nigeria . My sister lives in Ondo State . A
born-again Christian, she attends Deeper Life. My brother lives in Osun State, and he is also in the Church. Both of them are following the Lord.
You left the Anglican Church for the Apostolic Church. What made you switch?
Pastor Kumuyi: I was teaching in Mayflower School, my alma mater. I completed my secondary school education in 1961, and started teaching mathematics at Mayflower in 1962. It was there that I was introduced to the Apostolic Faith, not Apostolic Church, and really heard about the change that Christ could make to our lives when we turned from our sins and believed in him and how he died for us on the cross of Calvary. It was there that I had the salvation experience and things really turned up for me.
You became a born-again Christian at the age of 23, on 5th April 1964. Do you still remember what happened?
Pastor Kumuyi: Yes, a preacher was preaching a simple message, and because I had become almost like a moralist in the sense that I protected my name and personality, when that preacher preached, I saw that it was not
just our actions that made us unacceptable to God, even our wrong thoughts and wrong plans or planning our lives as if God didn’t exist, also made us unacceptable.
I then realised that I needed God. And when the preacher made an altar call, he pointedly said if “anybody needed Christ to fill the void in their lives, such people should come forward”, I felt drawn to what he was saying. I went forward, knelt down and prayed. In fact, it was such an important day for me that I still remember it to this day, even where I knelt, how it all happened, and the peace and joy that came to my heart, that now I was reconciled with God through Jesus Christ. It was very definite.
Was it in Lagos ?
Pastor Kumuyi: No, it was in Ijebu-Ode in Ogun State , about one-and-a half hours drive from Lagos.
Why did you call it Deeper Life?
Pastor Kumuyi: Actually it came from the people. When they received the articles, they came to the Bible studies and said: “We’ve been Christians before, but this one is deeper than what we used to know.” So they used the name Deeper Life. We also knew that we were leading them to deeper relations with God; that
is how those articles became Deeper Christian Life Articles. Then as we continued with the Bible studies, the group became known as the Deeper Christian Life Ministry. And when it became a Church in 1983, we called it the Deeper Life Bible Church.
Are you saying the name, Deeper Life, didn’t come from you?
Pastor Kumuyi: Well, yes and no. We called the articles we sent out “Deeper Life Articles”. The people themselves were saying those articles were deepening their Christian lives. So the name came from both sides.