WHATEVER WE SEE WITH BISHOP OYEDEPO DID NOT START TODAY
SOME OF THE TRAITS YOU SEE IN ME I PICKED UP FROM BISHOP OYEDEPO
ATTRIBUTES LIKE COURAGE, FAITH, BOLDNESS, HARD WORK, PASSION FOR GOD…YOU CAN PICK NOT JUST FROM WHAT HE PREACHES BUT FROM HIS LIFE.
Rev. Sam Aboyeji, General Overseer Foursquare Gospel Church welcomes Bishop David Oyedepo to the 66th Annual Convention of Foursquare Gospel Church.
*We wrote letters as students to different people to give us donations for one bus and no one responded.
*Brother David Oyedepo as President of the JCCF said we the students alone will buy 2 buses.
*Students went as far as selling meal tickets and we were able to buy the bus that night.
*Bishop Oyedepo is the grandfather of initiatives.
*The only one running 2 universities.
*He initiated AGIP
*He is working on the Ark Project
Today is a special day. I have the singular honour and privilege to introduce to us my father. I met him 42 years ago in 1979 and since then he has remained a true father until now. By the grace of God some of the traits you see in me I picked them from Him. As far as this country is concerned, he is the Apostle of Faith.
I will tell you a story, when we were still on campus and he was our leader. We were to buy a bus for evangelism. We wrote letters all over the world but no dime came.
One night he gathered all of us, Joint Christian Campus Fellowship in Illorin and said “we will buy two buses from you students”.
We had a night vigil and at the end of that night vigil, people brought meal tickets that we took to SUG Building to sell and before the end of that night vigil some people were sent to bring a brand new Coaster Bus to meet us at the night vigil.
Whatever we see today, as a manifestation of faith.
It didn’t start just today, it has always been there. He is the only one I know in Nigeria who has promoted two private universities and the two of them are doing very well; Covenant University and Landmark University. He is the Chancellor to both of them.
He was given the Liberation Mandate in 1981 after an eighteen hour vision. He has a mandate to preach the word of faith to set humanity free. When you hear of initiatives, my father is the grandfather of initiatives.
One of the initiatives the Lord used him to embark on to evangelize Africa is what we call AGIP – Africa Gospel Invasion Programme. We thank God that there is a current covenant project ongoing, the Ark Project.
I want to thank God for the life of God’s servant.
Attributes like courage, faith, boldness, hard work, passion for God and passion for the world are things that you can pick not just from what he preaches but from his life.
His interest in this mission has been very consistent even before I became the G.O., when Daddy Meduoye went to introduce me to him, the first question he asked was ” How is McPherson University doing?”.
He is the Presiding Bishop of the Living Faith Church Worldwide. He is married to Pastor (Mrs) Faith Oyedepo and they are blessed with four adult children: David Jnr., Isaac, Joys, Love and of course grandchildren. Join me with a standing ovation to welcome the Apostle of Faith to the house, Bishop (Dr.) David Oyedepo.