The History and Practices of Deeper Life Bible Church (Nigeria)

Tiwaloba Abidemi Falaye


The emergence of Deeper of Life Bible Church is purely a product of evangelistic work of William Folorunso Kumuyi; which is fully entrenched on the Kumuyi’s style of teaching and preaching the gospel of Christ. The captivating Christian Life of Kumuyi had a powerful and positive influence on several converts of the 15 membership: that began his Bible Study group in the University of Lagos-where he resided as Lecturer, and that was the begin of the today mega church which has its presence in several nations of the world today. Therefore, the Scriptures in Acts 1:7 is fulfilled- “…And you will be my witness in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”

The ministry in 40 years of its existence has become a force to be reckoned with in many countries of the world with its life changing message. One significant peculiarity of the sporadic growth of the Church is that, it is not just about increase membership but building a population of good citizens of the nations because of the beliefs and practices of the Church which is aim towards total man. As a result, the moral standard emphasized and promoted by the Church is unblinking. The members are therefore representatives of not just the Church but the Kingdom of heaven on earth. The life styles of the members are heavily influenced by the doctrines of the Church and that of the founder, which even the non-members can easily point out pretence. It is therefore, obvious; the Deeper Life Bible Church has contributed positively to the growth and development of Christianity in Africa.


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