Nollywood Actor Jimmy Odukoya succeeds his father as senior pastor of Fountain of life church
In a graceful transition of leadership, Nollywood actor Jimmy Odukoya has assumed the role of Senior Pastor at the Fountain of Life Church, succeeding his late father. This significant change comes in the wake of the passing of his father, Taiwo Odukoya, who was the founder of this esteemed church.
The Odukoya family has a profound history within the church, and Jimmy’s new position represents a shift in leadership across generations. As he steps into these substantial responsibilities, it is worth recalling that this family has endured some very public losses in recent years.
Back in 2005, the Odukoya family experienced a tremendous tragedy when Abimbola Rosemary “Bimbo” Odukoya, Jimmy’s mother and a beloved pastor and televangelist, tragically lost her life in the Sosoliso Airlines Flight 1145 crash. This devastating event not only profoundly affected the Odukoya family but also deeply impacted the entire Fountain of Life Church congregation.
Jimmy Odukoya has consistently shown his unwavering commitment to his faith and family, much like his parents did. Despite the personal losses and challenges they have faced, the Odukoya family has remained steadfastly dedicated to their religious community.
Beyond his pastoral duties, Jimmy Odukoya is also a loving husband and devoted father. He is married to the wonderful Kemi Odukoya, and together, they are raising their precious daughter.
In 2018, Kemi Odukoya expressed her admiration and appreciation for her husband’s role in parenting their child. She shared a heartwarming moment when Jimmy took on the role of a father, carrying their daughter on his back while she enjoyed a girls’ trip with a friend.
Kemi’s words had not only celebrated him as a doting father and loving husband but also all fathers who understand the profound importance of active parenting.
As Jimmy Odukoya assumes his role as the new Senior Pastor of the Fountain of Life Church, the congregation and the wider community eagerly anticipate the continuation of his family’s spiritual journey. It’s a moment of transition, remembrance, and hope for the future as the Odukoya family continues to inspire and lead in faith.