MEET OUR PASTOR
PASTOR UGOCHI AGBASIMELO
Pastor Ugochi Agbasimelo started her Christian journey in 1980 and became fully committed to the Lord in 1986.
She was privileged to work with Pastor Bimbo Odukoya, Co-Pastor of The Fountain of Life Church, in the counselling department of Household of God Fellowship.She began worship with The Fountain of Life Church in 1994 and knew instantly that this was the ministry that God has called her to serve Him through. It was as they say ‘home.’
She was by His Grace, Head of Follow-up Department until 1998 when she relocated to the United Kingdom.She was ordained as a pastor of The Fountain of Life Church in 2003. In 2007, she led a team of dedicated and committed “Fountaineers” to birth the first ‘Showers’ outside Lagos – the London Showers which materialised in August 2008 and has since become a biannual event.
She sees herself as a ‘Barnabas’ – an encourager and has a strong desire to see that Christians live out their lives as a testimony to our Saviour, remaining true to him in every walk of life – being the letter written by Christ Himself to the world.
Pastor Ugochi holds a B.Sc in Chemistry, B.Sc. in Nursing Studies and MBA in Marketing Management. She is married to Pastor Charles Agbasimelo and they are blessed with two children:Chiso and Kene.
Our Founding Pastors
PASTOR TAIWO ODUKOYA
Pastor Taiwo Odukoya is the senior pastor of The Fountain of Life Church, a ministry with a mission to provide a home for the lost; guide those in search of direction, purpose and calling; and raise a people who are committed to making a difference. Prior to going into full-time ministry, Pastor Taiwo Odukoya worked as a petroleum engineer with the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) for 12 years.
From its humble beginning in 1992, The Fountain of Life Church is today a network of ministries within Nigeria and abroad. He is the host of Discovery for Men, Discovery for Women, The Woman Leader, and Ruth and Boaz biannual meetings that reach out to thousands of men and women from all walks of life and denominations. His messages centre on leadership development, as well as building successful relationships and enterprises.
Pastor Taiwo is an avid believer in the role of the church in the socio-economic life of the nations, and this is clearly expressed in his various social initiatives of The Fountain of Life Church. Among them are Grace Springs Rehabilitation Home, The Hope Centre and The Borehole Project. An accomplished author, his books Unleash Your God-given Potential, Created for Blessings, Limitless, Home Affairs, The Proof, Get All You Want, The Portrait of a Champion, 120 Days of Victory, 121 Days of Blessings, 125 Days of Favour, Glorious Legacy: The Life and Times of ‘Bimbo Odukoya, Women Will Rule the World and Time: Where Has It Gone have gained a wide readership both locally and internationally. He lives in Lagos, Nigeria with his wife Pastor Nomthi and their children.
PASTOR BIMBO ODUKOYA
Pastor (Mrs) Bimbo Odukoya was the Co-Pastor of The Fountain of Life Church, situated in Lagos, Nigeria. She was the wife of Pastor Taiwo Odukoya, the Senior Pastor of the church and their marriage is blessed with three wonderful children. She was the President of Single & Married ministry, the producers of the international weekly television programme, Single & Married. The programme is a favourite with many single men and women as well as married people because of the practical way in which issues relating to the family, marriage and relationships are handled; her teachings laid great emphasis on holiness, character and integrity. Testimonies still abound from singles on how Single & Married has helped them to make right choices while married people also testify that Pastor Bimbo’s teachings on the programme healed their marriages.
Pastor Bimbo Odukoya was also the Chairperson of Discovery for Women, a ministry dedicated to challenging, motivating and empowering women in their various roles as wives, mothers and leaders. Over five thousand women attended her quarterly Discovery for Women rallies. She was a national and international conference speaker; one of the most sought-after at home and abroad. She ministered on practically every university and polytechnic campus in Nigeria before her call to glory. A prolific writer, author and columnist, Pastor Bimbo Odukoya had regular columns in various international and national newspapers and magazines such as City People, ThisDay newspaper, Leadership and Lifestyle Magazine (UK) amongst many others.
She was also the author of the book, How To Choose A Life Partner, 165 Questions To Ask. As a sign of her acceptance, Pastor Bimbo Odukoya was one of the three people chosen, through a poll carried out by Samsung (official sponsors of the 2004 Olympic games) to represent Nigeria in carrying the Olympic Torch in Athens, Greece at the 2004 Olympic Games. Pastor Bim, as she was fondly called, was regarded by many as a pastor, mother, confidant, encourager, role model and mentor. She died in a plane crash of 2005.
Fountain of Life, Nigeria
Our Church Network
Pastors Taiwo & Nomthi Odukoya
12 Industrial Estate Road, Ilupeju, Lagos Nigeria
Pastors John & Elizabeth Odukoya
15853 Commerce Court
Upper Marlboro, MD 20774