Head Pastors

Pastor John Odukoya

Pastor John Odukoya was born in Nigeria. He graduated from the University of Lagos Nigeria with a Bachelor of Science in Economics in 1981. For three years he taught at the State High School and served four years as an examiner of Economics with the West African Examination Council (WAEC). Pastor John moved to the U.S in Dec. of 1988 with his family. While in the U.S, he attended Hope Bible College and graduate in 1999 with a B.S in Theology. He also enrolled in a doctoral program pursing a degree in Leadership Development and Global Church Planning at BILD Antioch School. Since that time, he has received numerous awards and accolades for his selfless engagement in ministry.

He has a strong passion for the youth of this nation, as he desires to see them reach their ordained potential in life. He is the President of Fountain Community Enrichment INC. an organization formed to enrich, educate and empower the community by invading the community with the love of Christ while meeting the physical needs of the people. Apart from their monthly food pantry they also stage a community health fair every year where thousands receive free health screenings, food as well as clothing. In 2009 he was appointed as an advisory council board member by Governor Martin O’Mally for Maryland’s New American Initiative.

Pastor John is now head Pastor of the Fountain of Life Grace Springs Church, located in Upper Marlboro, MD. As head Pastor of this multicultural Church, Pastor Odukoya has allowed the ministry to influence the surrounding community through outreach events and by creating an environment that enables all to come as they are. He is married to Elizabeth Odukoya and they have been blessed with four children and five grandchildren.

Pastor Elizabeth Odukoya

ASSOCIATE Pastors

Pastor Jide Akinbami

Pastor Daniel Odukoya

Pastor Michael Ajayi

Pastor Elias Ramos

Senior Pastors

Pastor Taiwo Odukoya

Taiwo Odukoya is the senior pastor of The Fountain of Life Church, a ministry with a mission to provide a home for the lost; guide those in search of direction, purpose and calling; and raise a people who are committed to making a difference. Prior to going into full-time ministry, Pastor Taiwo Odukoya worked as a petroleum engineer with the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) for 12 years. From its humble beginning in 1992, The Fountain of Life Church is today a network of ministries within Nigeria and abroad. He is the host of Discovery for Men, Discovery for Women, The Woman Leader, and Ruth and Boaz biannual meetings that reach out to thousands of men and women from all walks of life and denominations. His messages center on leadership development, as well as building successful relationships and enterprises.

 

Pastor Taiwo is an avid believer in the role of the church in the socio-economic life of the nations, and this is clearly expressed in his various social initiatives of The Fountain of Life Church. Among them are Grace Springs Rehabilitation Home, The Hope Center and The Borehole Project. An accomplished author, his books Unleash Your God-given Potential, Created for Blessings, Limitless, Home Affairs, The Proof, Get All You Want, The Portrait of a Champion, 120 Days of Victory, 121 Days of Blessings, 125 Days of Favour, Glorious Legacy: The Life and Times of ‘Bimbo Odukoya, Women Will Rule the World and Time: Where Has It Gone have gained a wide readership both locally and internationally. He lives in Lagos, Nigeria with his wife Pastor Nomthi and their children.

Pastor Nomthi Odukoya

Pastor (Mrs.) Nomthi Odukoya is an educationist, life coach and writer. She is the Associate Senior Pastor of The Fountain of Life Church, Lagos, Nigeria under the leadership of her husband, Pastor Taiwo Odukoya. Pastor Nomthi, as she is fondly called, is passionate about building wholesome and integrated family life with focus on raising Godly (spiritual) and socially responsible children. She ministers hope and healing to women of different strata (singles, married, single parents, etc.). She is the Chairperson of Fountain Initiative for Social Development (FISD), a faith-based, non-profit organization committed to entrepreneurial development and empowerment of underprivileged individuals and communities across Nigeria.

 

Pastor (Mrs.) Nomthi Odukoya is the Founder and Chairman of Funda Wazi Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to providing child-friendly resources and trainings to equip children and adults with a view to ensuring children’s safety and wellbeing. She is the author of the fast-selling children books, No! Don’t Touch Me There; A Bully Is Not a Hero; Help! They Are Fighting Again and Boys and Girls Are Different but Equal. These books empower children to confront any form of abuse or social ill. She lives in Lagos, Nigeria with her husband and children.

FOUNDING Pastors

Pastor Taiwo Odukoya

Taiwo Odukoya is the senior pastor of The Fountain of Life Church, a ministry with a mission to provide a home for the lost; guide those in search of direction, purpose and calling; and raise a people who are committed to making a difference. Prior to going into full-time ministry, Pastor Taiwo Odukoya worked as a petroleum engineer with the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) for 12 years. From its humble beginning in 1992, The Fountain of Life Church is today a network of ministries within Nigeria and abroad. He is the host of Discovery for Men, Discovery for Women, The Woman Leader, and Ruth and Boaz biannual meetings that reach out to thousands of men and women from all walks of life and denominations. His messages center on leadership development, as well as building successful relationships and enterprises.

 

Pastor Taiwo is an avid believer in the role of the church in the socio-economic life of the nations, and this is clearly expressed in his various social initiatives of The Fountain of Life Church. Among them are Grace Springs Rehabilitation Home, The Hope Center and The Borehole Project. An accomplished author, his books Unleash Your God-given Potential, Created for Blessings, Limitless, Home Affairs, The Proof, Get All You Want, The Portrait of a Champion, 120 Days of Victory, 121 Days of Blessings, 125 Days of Favour, Glorious Legacy: The Life and Times of ‘Bimbo Odukoya, Women Will Rule the World and Time: Where Has It Gone have gained a wide readership both locally and internationally. He lives in Lagos, Nigeria with his wife Pastor Nomthi and their children.

Pastor Bimbo Odukoya

Pastor (Mrs) Bimbo Odukoya was the Co-Pastor of The Fountain of Life Church, situated in Lagos, Nigeria. She was the wife of Pastor Taiwo Odukoya, the Senior Pastor of the church and their marriage is blessed with three wonderful children. She was the President of Single & Married ministry, the producers of the international weekly television program, Single & Married. The programme is a favourite with many single men and women as well as married people because of the practical way in which issues relating to the family, marriage and relationships are handled; her teachings laid great emphasis on holiness, character and integrity. Testimonies still abound from singles on how Single & Married has helped them to make right choices while married people also testify that Pastor Bimbo’s teachings on the programme healed their marriages.

 

Pastor Bimbo Odukoya was also the Chairperson of Discovery for Women, a ministry dedicated to challenging, motivating and empowering women in their various roles as wives, mothers and leaders. Over five thousand women attended her quarterly Discovery for Women rallies. She was a national and international conference speaker; one of the most sought-after at home and abroad. She ministered on practically every university and polytechnic campus in Nigeria before her call to glory. A prolific writer, author and columnist, Pastor Bimbo Odukoya had regular columns in various international and national newspapers and magazines such as City People, ThisDay newspaper, Leadership and Lifestyle Magazine (UK) amongst many others. She was also the author of the book, How To Choose A Life Partner, 165 Questions To Ask. As a sign of her acceptance, Pastor Bimbo Odukoya was one of the three people chosen, through a poll carried out by Samsung (official sponsors of the 2004 Olympic games) to represent Nigeria in carrying the Olympic Torch in Athens, Greece at the 2004 Olympic Games. Pastor Bim, as she was fondly called, was regarded by many as a pastor, mother, confidant, encourager, role model and mentor. She died in a plane crash of 2005.