From Nollywood Spotlight to Pulpit: Actor Jimmy Odukoya Takes the Helm as Senior Pastor of Fountain of Life Church
Jimmy Odukoya, scion of Bimbo and Taiwo Odukoya, assumes the esteemed role of Senior Pastor at the Fountain of Life Church, as officially disclosed during the congregation’s Sunday service at the church’s Lagos headquarters.
Reverend Rotimi Okpaise, a distinguished pastor within the church, illuminated the congregation on the late Taiwo Odukoya’s foresight, sharing that he had entrusted the Board of Trustees with a well-considered succession plan prior to his passing.
The Board of Trustees, under unanimous consensus, bestowed upon Jimmy Odukoya the dual mantle of Senior Pastor and Chairperson of the board.
Yet, behind this ecclesiastical appointment lies a tapestry of intriguing facets about Jimmy Odukoya:
- Notably, Jimmy Odukoya is no stranger to the world of entertainment, boasting credentials as a Nollywood actor and musician since his career’s inception in 2016, with his debut in ‘Baby Shower.’
- His artistic prowess extended to a prominent role as Oba Ade in the Netflix production, ‘Woman King.’ In addition, he has graced other cinematic ventures such as ‘Lifting the Veil,’ ‘I am Nazzy,’ and ‘Oga Pastor.’
- Beyond the silver screen, Jimmy’s versatility shines; he wears the hats of a motivational speaker, dancer, and fitness enthusiast.
- Acknowledgment of his talent arrived with a nomination for the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Award in the “Best Supporting Actor of the Year” category.
- In an illuminating interview with actress Iretiola Doyle in January 2021, Jimmy adamantly asserted that his pastoral duties have no bearing on his acting career, debunking the notion of a divide between his roles.
- The story of Jimmy Odukoya extends to his personal life, as he exchanged vows with Oluwakemi Odukoya (nee Banjoko) in the city of London in 2013.
In the confluence of faith and artistry, Jimmy Odukoya emerges as a dynamic figure poised to lead the Fountain of Life Church into a new chapter, enriched by his multifaceted talents and unwavering devotion.