Pastor Kumuyi’s William Folorunso Kumuyi is a pastor, author, and televangelist. He is famous for his Holiness Preaching.
Pastor Kumuyi was born on June 6th, 1941 in Erin-Ijesha,Osun State, Nigeria.
He was born into an Anglican family of Mr Gabriel Kumuyi Akinfenwa and Comfort Idowu Kumuyi Akinfenwa. He finished his secondary school in 1961. The next year, he started teaching mathematics at The Mayflower School in Ikenne, Ogun-State. From there, he proceeded to the University of Ibadan and completed in 1967 which earned him a first-class honours degree in mathematics. Then, he then went back to Mayflower School to taught mathematics. After 5 years, he went to the University of Lagos to do a Postgraduate Programme in Education.
Pastor W.F. Kumuyi became a lecturer in Unilag in 1973. It was at that time, he founded the Deeper Life Bible Study group. And the Deeper Life Church In 1973, while teaching Mathematics at The University of Lagos, he started a small Bible study group which consisted of 15 university students who listened to him as he teaches and preaches by the ‘80s, this group had grown into a few thousand members. At this time, the Deeper Life Bible Ministry was established. By the late ‘80s, the group had grown to 50 thousand members. It makes the Deeper Life Bible Church the 3-d largest Christian church in the world at that time. The Deeper Life Bible Church is not only attended by so many people on Sundays, but has planted nearly a half a million churches in Lagos, 5,000 in Nigeria, and over 3,000 around the world. Some of the members when interrogated said they take Christian living and holiness seriously”. many remarked that the history of Deeper Life is combined with the story of W.F. Kumuyi’s life. Some said that the pastor was a gifted man, clear-thinking and humble. He was a dedicated Christian and deserved the title ‘the man of God,’ which his followers gave him. When he was younger, Kumuyi devoted a lot of time to reading and studying the Bible. He knew the Scriptures inside out and put a lot of effort into applying it. He was one of the few preachers who spoke clearly and authoritatively to the Nigerian situation.
His preaching featured high moral tone. He was trying to find the wholeness and harmony of the community, where faith, honesty, and justice could be highly valued. In 2013, Pastor Kumuyi was named as one of the “500 most powerful people on the planet”. Pastor Kumuyi met his first wife, Abiodun Olowu and they have got married 8 years later.
When pastor Kumuyi met his future wife Abiodun Olowu in September 1972, after some discussion on the word of God. She decided to confess her sins and receive Jesus Christ as her Lord and Saviour. Later Abiodun accepted Pastor’s marriage proposal of marriage. An energetic, dynamic, and visionary woman, Abiodun Kumuyi was a great helper to her Pastor-husband. She ran the women ministry in the Deeper Life Church which saw the restoration of peace in many families. The members of the ministry fondly called Abiodun Kumuyi Mummy or Mama. She also established the Christian Women Mirror magazine. Pastor Kumuyi and his wife have two children, Jeremiah and John, his wife passed away on Saturday, April 11, 2009. In October 2010, about 18 months after the death of his first wife, Pastor William Kumuyi married the second time in London. Pastor Kumuyi remarried to Esther Folashade Adenike Blaize. 71-year-old Pastor Williams Folorunsho Kumuyi has recently shocked all the members of his church when he married Esther Blaize. It was a quiet ceremony held in London. Esther Blaize is well known in the Deeper Life Church as she is the Administrator of the Deeper Life Bible Church in London. For this reason, the church wedding was done in the UK. Many well-known pastors of the Deeper Life Church and other ministries attended the ceremony. The wedding ceremony was low key and members were happy about it. His biological children has pressurize their father to re- marry again. Even some key members of the church also consented to it.
Pastor W.F. Kumuyi is humility personified and known to be one of the most influential religious leaders in the world.