The global Christian community mourns the loss of Pastor Taiwo Odukoya, a Senior Pastor of The Fountain of Life Church (TFOLC), who peacefully passed away at the age of 67 on August 7th, 2023, in the United States.
The news was shared with deep sorrow through an official statement posted on the church’s social media accounts on Tuesday evening.
In the heartfelt announcement, The Fountain of Life Church Family conveyed, “The Fountain of Life Church Family, in total submission to the will of God Almighty, announces the passing unto greater glory of our Father, our Teacher, a great servant of the Most High God, Pastor Daniel Taiwo Odukoya, Founding Pastor of The Fountain of Life Church, who passed unto glory on the 7th of August 2023 in the USA.”
— Fountain of Life (@TFOLC) August 8, 2023
While the specific cause of Pastor Odukoya’s death remains undisclosed, his departure marks a significant loss for his congregation and the broader Christian community. Known for his impactful sermons, charismatic leadership, and unwavering dedication to spreading the teachings of Christianity, Pastor Odukoya leaves behind a legacy that has touched countless lives over the years.
This tragic event occurs less than two years after the passing of his wife, Nomthi Odukoya, who was 47 years old at the time of her demise on November 9, 2021. Born as Rosemary Simangele Zulu, she shared a profound journey with Pastor Odukoya, their love story spanning across 11 years of marriage. The couple had two sons, Timilehin and Jomiloju, who now carry forward the remarkable legacy of their parents.
Pastor Odukoya’s life was marked by resilience and faith, as he navigated personal loss and triumph. His first wife, Pastor Bimbo Odukoya, had tragically lost her life in the Sosoliso plane crash in 2005. Despite these heart-wrenching challenges, Pastor Taiwo Odukoya continued to inspire and lead his congregation, demonstrating an unyielding commitment to his calling.
Throughout his ministry, Pastor Odukoya’s teachings resonated with people from all walks of life, transcending geographical boundaries. He believed in fostering an inclusive and compassionate community where spiritual growth and social impact went hand in hand. His teachings emphasized not only the importance of faith but also the value of service to humanity.
As news of Pastor Odukoya’s passing goes around the world, tributes and condolences pour in from individuals, congregations, and organizations that have been touched by his wisdom and guidance. His legacy will continue to inspire generations to come, as his teachings and example serve as a guiding light for those seeking solace, purpose, and spiritual growth.
Pastor Taiwo Odukoya has sadly passed on
It must've been extremely difficult living with the loss of 2 wives. May his family be consoled 🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/2mnI1AIFUb
— Dami’ Adenuga (@DAMIADENUGA) August 8, 2023