Multiple generations. One mandate
Pastor David Oyedepo
Founder & CEO
David Oyedepo received a mandate from God in an 18 hour long vision in May 1981 to liberate the world from all oppression of the devil through the preaching of the word of faith. This is the inaugural vision that led to the founding of the Living Faith Church World Wide (LFCWW), first called Liberation Faith Hour Ministries, in 1981.
In 1982 he married Florence Abiola Akano (now known as Faith). They have four children together (David Jr., Isaac, Love and Joys).
David Jr. and Isaac Oyedepo were ordained as Pastors in May 2007 by Kenneth Copeland. David Jr. is the Resident Pastor of Faith Tabernacle, Ota, Nigeria, while Isaac Oyedepo is the current Resident Pastor of Winners Chapel International, Maryland.
The international headquarters of Winners Chapel is called the Faith Tabernacle. It covers about 70 acres (280,000 m2) and is built inside an over 10,500-acre (42 km2) church complex called Canaanland, the international headquarters of the ministry in Ota, a suburb of Lagos.
The building took 12 months to be completed. The foundation laying took place on August 29, 1998. The dedication of the building took place on September 19, 1999 with 97,800 people in attendance. The structure is purported to have been built without any debts and within a year of work beginning.
Faith Tabernacle as from 1999-2008 was the largest church building in the world. It has a seating capacity of 50,400 people and an outside overflow capacity of over 250,000, with four services every Sunday. Cannanland was procured in 1998 and was initially 560 acres (2.3 km2). Presently it is over 10,500 acres (42 km2) and will take about 120 km to navigate around it.
Pastor Tunde Oladipo
Tunde Oladipo is a Pastor under the ministry of his life-time mentor and coach- Bishop David Oyedepo who is the president of the Living Faith Church Worldwide (aka Winners Chapel International). He was ordained in the ministry as a full-time Pastor in 2014 and he has since served at various capacity in North and South America. His previous assignment as the Resident Pastor was at Winners Chapel Toronto, Canada. He currently pastors a fast growing church – Winners Chapel International, Houston.
Winner's Chapel Int'l
Our church in Houston was officially inaugurated in November 2008 to spread the reach of the Word of Faith and to bring the liberation mandate to the city of Houston and environs. We have experienced diverse testimonies as individuals and as a church ever since. We currently occupy a 1,000 sitter edifice in the district of Westchase, where the Word of Faith is preached in our various services and the people of God are empowered to live a life of dominion.