William Kumuyi

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William Kumuyi
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Kumuyi in 2016
William Folorunso Kumuyi

(1941-06-06) June 6, 1941 (age 77)
Erin-Ijesha, Osun State, Nigeria
OccupationPastor, author, televangelist
Known forHoliness preaching
  • Abiodun Kumuyi (wife, deceased)
  • Esther Folashade Kumuyi (wife)

William Folorunso Kumuyi (born 6 June 1941)[1][2] is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry situated at KM 42 on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Nigeria. He is the author of several books.[3][4][5][6][7]


Kumuyi was born into a Christian family in Erin-Ijesha, Osun State, Nigeria. He completed his secondary school education in 1961, and in 1962 started teaching mathematics at Mayflower School in Ikenne, Ogun-State, from where he proceeded to the University of Ibadan and in 1967 graduated with a first-class honours degree in mathematics.[8][9] He became a born-again Christian in April 1964.[10][11][12] In the early 1970s Kumuyi worked as an education lecturer at the University of Lagos.[13] Kumuyi remarried in October 2010 in London, about 18 months after the death of his first wife, Abiodun Kumuyi whom he married in 1980.[14]

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).[15]


  1. ^ Ojewale, Banji (6 June 2011). "Kumuyi: 70 years of sacrificial service". Nigerian Tribune. Ibadan, Nigeria. Retrieved 14 September 2012.
  2. ^ Iwuchukwu, Francis (13 August 2009). "Kumuyi Speaks For The People". AllAfrica.com. AllAfrica Global Media. Retrieved 27 February 2011.
  3. ^ Kumuyi, William (1997). The Lord's Prayer. Lion Hudson plc. ISBN 978-1-85424-370-6.
  4. ^ Kumuyi, William F. (1990). The Hour of Decision. Zoe Publishing. ISBN 978-2367-70-2.
  5. ^ Kumuyi, William (2009). Supernatural Supply in All Situations. Yorkshire Publishing. ISBN 978-0-88144-416-2.
  6. ^ Kumuyi, William F. The Truly Liberated Woman. Life Press. ISBN 978-978-2908-25-4.
  7. ^ Kumuyi, William F. Power As of Old. Zoe Pub. and Print. Co. ISBN 978-978-2367-23-5.
  8. ^ "Kumuyi: tomorrow belongs to Africa". Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA: The Gale Group. 1 August 2006. Retrieved 27 February 2011.
  9. ^ Fasehun, McNezer (13 April 2009). "Of Private Jets and Lot's Wives". AllAfrica.com. AllAfrica Global Media. Retrieved 27 February 2011.
  10. ^ Ankomah, Baffour (1 October 2006). "This is Deeper Christian Life: an outsider's view through the eyes of Baffour Ankomah who travelled to four West African countries in August to see how the Deeper Christian Life Ministry is affecting lives". Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA: The Gale Group. Retrieved 27 February 2011.
  11. ^ "Pastor Kumuyi Remarries". AllAfrica.com. AllAfrica Global Media. 31 October 2010. Retrieved 27 February 2011.
  12. ^ Ankomah, Baffour (1 October 2006). "I don't want anything fake". Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA: The Gale Group. Retrieved 27 February 2011.
  13. ^ Koschorke, Klaus; Schjørring, Jens Holger (2005). African Identities and World Christianity in the Twentieth Century. Harrassowitz Verlag. p. 74. ISBN 3-447-05331-3.
  14. ^ "YOU WILL BE REMEMBER BY WHAT YOU HAVE DONE (Late) Sister Abiodun Kumuyi (A JEWEL)". Believeall.com. Retrieved 5 June 2018.
  15. ^ "The FP Power Map". Foreignpolicy.com. Retrieved 5 June 2018.

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