After losing 2 wives, Pastor Taiwo Odukoya dies at 67

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Photo: The late Pastor Taiwo Odukoya and late wives, Bimbo, right and Nomthi, left.

After losing 2 wives, Pastor Taiwo Odukoya dies at 67

The founder of Fountain of Life Church, Pastor Taiwo Odukoya, has died at the age of 67, two years after his South African wife, Pastor Nomthi Odukoya, died of cancer in November, 2021.

Nomthi became Odukoya’s wife after the death of his first wife, Bimbo, a leading relationship speaker, in a plane crash almost twenty years ago.

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The church announced its founder’s death via its official Facebook page, adding that he passed on in the United States.

The church wrote: “The Fountain of Life Church Family, in total submission to the will of God almighty, announces the passing unto greater glory of our father, teacher, a great servant of the most high God, pastor Daniel Taiwo Odukoya, Founding Pastor of The Fountain of Life Church, who passed unto glory on the 7th of August 2023 in the USA.

“We are in total submission to you LORD!!! We thank the Lord for the gift of a greater leader!!!

“We loved him with all our hearts, but who are we to fight with the will of God.

“The truth is, at one point in our lives, we all will have to say goodbye. So for now, till we meet again in glory, Goodbye Pastor.”

The church did not provide further details regarding the cause of its founder’s demise.

A family source source however said that the Pastor was devastated the death of his two wives and twin sister who also died recently.

 

”Pastor was devastated by what people said after Pastor Bimbo’s death. Many people said nasty things that saddened his heart. He was touched by the savagery of the comments.

“Well, he had no choice and decided to move on despite the heartbreak. It took a lot of talking for him to decide to remarry,” the source shared.

“If Pastor Bimbo’s death was shattering, Pastor Nomthi’s demise was a technical knock-out. It knocked Pastor down and out. He was inconsolable. He was very bothered about what people would say.

“It left him totally lifeless. There was nothing we could tell him. It took something deep out of him and some of us became afraid for him.”

When he lost his twin sister few weeks after his wife’s death, sources said it was more or less the last straw.

For someone who has lost two important women in his life, it was tough to take the death of someone with whom he shared his womb and childhood.

“It was a personal, humbling tragedy. He would just gaze and seemed to become completely disinterested in things around him. It was unusual to become totally lost in conversations and issues.

“I believe something died in him at that point. He tried to put up a strong face for the church but he was human. He was dead within and it was only a matter of time. That he lived for almost two years after showed the strength of his character,” the family source explained.

The health challenges, it was learnt, started showing up, knocking him off and necessitating overseas medical trips from which he never recovered.

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