Bishop David Olatunji Abioye was born in the late 50’s, to the family of Pa and Mrs Abioye from Kwara state. He is a graduate of mechanical engineering, he gave his life to Christ at a tender age, and was said to be an exceptional kid.
Even though he is a graduate of Engineering, he said he finds his greatest joy in his current calling and assignment.
Before answering the call into full-time ministry, Bishop Abioye worked briefly at the then Open Cast Polytechnic, Auchi between 1985 and 1986 as a lecturer
David Abioye accepted the call of God upon his life to start up ministry as a preacher at a time where ministers of the gospel were largely seen as failures or tagged nuisance in fact, some of them were literally disowned by their parents and family members for taking to such vocation.
He said, “…. I and my wife, newly wedded then had to start up in a small cubicle for an apartment. Among my most priceless possession were my face cap and a 6 spring mattress”
David O. Abioye is a Pastor of long standing experience under the ministry of his life-time mentor, Bishop David Oyedepo who is the President and founder of the Living Faith Church, worldwide (aka Winners Family).
Bishop David O. Abioye said that his connection with Bishop David Oyedepo which dates back to early 1980 as a mystery. It was in a Christian Students’ Fellowship, he said. Hearing him speak ignited fire into my spirit, I found in him a man who was pursuing God the way I desired to pursue after God. Thus, he immediately attracted me.
Bishop David Abioye was among the four founding members of the world renowned Living Faith Church, a.k.a Winners Chapel at its commencement with its first gathering at the garden of faith church Barnawa Kaduna state, Nigeria. Ever since then, till date, his loyalty and support to the work of God, in the hands of his life time mentor and spiritual father.
He is presently the Senior Pastor of Living Faith Church, Goshen City, Km 26 Abuja-Keffi Road – Nigeria, West Africa; a father-figure and mentor to hundreds of thousands of people all over the world.
Apart from focusing on the core messages of the church, which include Faith, Prosperity and Signs and Wonders, he is also gifted in motivating the saints of God towards spiritual stewardship, victorious Christian living and developing intimate relationship with God.
Bishop David .O. Abioye is also a renowned key note speaker in both religious and secular conferences around the world. He has authored several Christian literature and leadership books
Bishop Abioye is married to Pst Mrs Mary Abioye, and together, they have three children; David Jnr., Ruth and Daniel.