Bishop David Oyedepo of Living Faith Church a.k.a Winners Chapel has made a strategic change in the leadership of the church, City News has exclusively gathered.
His second son, Pastor Isaac Oyedepohas been made the resident pastor of the Maryland, United States branch of the Church and head of the church in America.
The church, located on 4380 Forbes Blvd, Lanham, Maryland, is one of the most prosperous branches of the evangelical ministry outside the headquarters in Otta, Ogun State, Nigeria. It was officially inaugurated in November 2008.
Isaac who was ordained in May 2007 by popular American preacher, Pastor Kenneth Copeland, alongside his elder brother, David Oyedepo Jnr. have occupied various positions in the church until his present posting.
The son of the famous bishop, who tied the knot in 2010 with Ayomitide Omogbadegun, was until recently Pastor – in – charge of the Winners Chapel International in South – Africa.
Besides, about three years ago, David Oyedepo (Jnr), took over as the Resident Pastor of Faith Tabernacle, Headquarters of the Living Faith Church Worldwide in Otta. Before his elevation as the shepherd of the 100,000-seat assembly, David (Jnr) was formerly the Resident Pastor of Winners Chapel London and also the Regional Pastor for the European network of Churches.
With his two sons already pastoring some of the strategic branches of the church, critics are already insinuating that Oyedepo is grooming his sons to take over from him the full control of the megachurch that has other multi-billion naira business interests spanning manufacturing, oil and gas, bakeries, water purification factories, three universities, restaurants, supermarkets, and real estate.