Born on June 15th as Daniel Taiwo Odukoya in Kaduna, Nigeria to peeps from Sagamu, Ogun state, Pastor Taiwo is the Founder, Fountain of Life Church, Lagos, a Church with a membership strength of over 8,000 people.
Pastor Taiwo grew up in Kaduna where he had his primary and secondary education at Baptist Primary School, Kaduna and St. Paul’s College, Zaria respectively, before proceeding to the University of Ibadan where he obtained a degree in petroleum engineering in 1981.
He worked for 12 years with the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) until his voluntary retirement in 1994 to concentrate on the ministry God had committed to him. He is a firm believer in the potential of his country Nigeria, and that is why he has personally established and actively invested in various initiatives to enhance the nation morally, educationally and politically.
His approach centers on what he considers the root of the problem – a value reorientation of the various aspects of our national life, particularly the leadership, with the firm belief that this is one of the main ways we can truly make a positive change in the society. Among his initiatives are: discovery for men, discovery for women, the woman leader, home affairs and grace springs medical centre. He is also an accomplished author, who has written over 300 publications including books, articles, seminar papers, and more.
Pastor Odukoya has mentored, nurtured and supported scores of thriving ministries, ministers and individuals who willingly surrender to his tutelage. A good number of men and women whose lives have been shaped by his ministry are today occupying prominent positions in government, commerce, industry and other spheres of life.
Pastor Taiwo has received numerous awards in recognition of his leadership role in the society and his concern for the less privileged.