''But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.'' Matt. 6:33
Dr David Oyedepo
Welcome to Winners Chapel International, Dartford European headquarters. We are an arm of the Living Faith Church Worldwide. Our vision, as delivered to the Presiding Bishop, Dr David Oyedepo, is to preach the Word of Faith, liberating men everywhere from every oppression of the devil.
We are dedicated to accomplishing this task throughout the United Kingdom, and Europe at large.
Our church in London was officially inaugurated in 2002 to spread the Word of Faith and to bring the liberation mandate to the United Kingdom and Europe. We have experienced diverse testimonies as individuals and as a church ever since. We currently occupy a 1500 seater Campus in the district of Dartford, a Children’s Church capacity of 500 and Teens Church of 300 seating capacity where the Word of Faith is preached in our various services and the people of God are empowered to live a life of dominion.
We are glad you have come to this website because we know your life will never be the same again. Take time to browse through the site and we know it would be a blessing to you. Also, join any of our weekly & Sunday services and as you come to visit us, God will meet you at every point of your need.
THE PRESIDING BISHOP & FOUNDER
On September 27, 1954, Bishop David Olaniyi Oyedepo, a native of Omu-Aran, Kwara State, Nigeria, was born in Osogbo into a religiously mixed family. His father, Ibrahim, was a Muslim healer, while his mother, Dorcas, was a member of the Eternal Order of the Cherubim and Seraphim Movement (C&S).
He was raised by his grandmother in Osogbo, who inculcated in him the virtues of Christian life through the early morning prayers which he attended with her. She also taught him the importance of tithing and other basic Christian virtues.
David Oyedepo gave his life to Jesus Christ in 1969 through the influence of his former teacher, Ms Betty Lasher, who took a special interest in him during his high school days. He studied Architecture at Kwara State Polytechnic, Ilorin, and worked briefly with the Federal Ministry of Housing in Ilorin before resigning to concentrate on missionary work. David Oyedepo also earned a PhD in Human Development from Honolulu University, Hawaii, United States of America.
In 1982 he married Florence Abiola Akano (now known as Faith). They have four children together (David Jr., Isaac, Love, and Joy). David Jr. and Isaac Oyedepo were ordained as Pastors in May 2007 by Kenneth Copeland. David Jr. is the Resident Pastor of Faith Tabernacle, Ota, Nigeria, while Isaac Oyedepo is the current Resident Pastor of Winners Chapel International, Maryland.
Our Mandate for ministry was received from God in an 18-hour vision to the presiding Bishop of this commission, Bishop David O Oyedapo. During this vision, a commission was received from God to liberate mankind in all facets of human existence, to restore broken destinies, to bring healing to the infirmed.
This was the Divine mandate received from God:
“Now the hour has come to liberate the world from all oppressions of the devil through the preaching of the word of faith, and I am sending you to undertake this task.”
This mandate was further confirmed from the epistle of Paul to the Ephesians where God Said, “Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked” (Eph 6:16). This was the genesis of this global ministry today and according to this mandate, the Word of Faith is the key to triumphant living.
Shortly, thereafter, a weekly teaching programme took-off, popularly known as the Faith Liberation Hour. Alongside, a caucus was put in place, tagged The Power House which was involved in prayers and fasting among others towards the actualization of this heavenly vision.
Today, testimonies of liberation through our messages, books, CDs, DVDs, magazines, and other periodicals are most humbling. The word of faith is working like fire for the liberation of mankind across the nations.
David Oyedepo received a mandate from God in an 18-hour long vision in May 1981 to liberate the world from all oppressions of the devil through the preaching of the word of faith. This is the inaugural vision that led to the founding of the Living Faith Church World Wide (LFCWW), first called Liberation Faith Hour Ministries, in 1981. Two years after, on September 17, 1983, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, ordained David Oyedepo and his wife, Florence Abiola Akano (now known as Faith Abiola Oyedepo) as pastors and also officially commissioned the newly started church. Five years after, David Oyedepo was ordained a Bishop.
Living Faith Church (AKA Winners Chapel) started in Kaduna, but David Oyedepo moved to Lagos, the former capital of Nigeria in September 1989, to start a new branch after receiving an instruction from God to reach out to the population in Lagos. This Church in Lagos grew to become the International headquarters of Living Faith Church, with a constantly increasing flow of crowds spilling over to adjacent roads, and on decks of uncompleted buildings nearby, compelling people to stand for hours to listen to his teachings. This led to the building of the renowned Faith Tabernacle, as instructed by God.
David Oyedepo is an acclaimed author and publisher who has written over 70 titles apart from periodicals. He is also Chairman/Publisher of Dominion Publishing House (DPH), a publishing arm of his ministry. DPH has over 4 million prints in circulation to date. Through God’s grace upon him, Covenant University, Landmark University, Faith Academy and Kingdom Heritage Model Schools have been established to equip the youth for impact.
Pillars of Faith
God commissioned us with the ministry of the Word of Faith to preach it to all generations and liberate the world from all oppressions of the devil.
By the leading of the Holy Ghost, Dr David Oyedepo was led to classify the mandate (Word of Faith) given to him by God into specific areas of emphasis, in direct response to Isaiah 40:6. “The voice said, Cry. And he said, What shall I cry?…”.
He has named these 12 areas of emphasis as the 12 Pillars of our Commission. We have crossed Jordan into power, bearing the ark of liberation.
Here are the 12 stones, after the order of Joshua 4:1-8, 20-24. Having stood firm upon these twelve stones! And they have resulted in breakthroughs and amazing testimonies – both for the ministry and all that are partakers with us, of the same grace.
The 12 Pillars of Our Faith
For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.” – 1 John 5:4, Eph. 6:16
Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high.” – Heb. 1:3, John 1:1-12
The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.” – John 3:8, Ps. 82:5-7
The Holy Spirit
And it shall come to pass in that day, that his burden shall be taken away from off thy shoulder, and his yoke from off thy neck, and the yoke shall be destroyed because of the anointing.” – Isaiah 10:27, Acts 1:1-8
Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.” – 3 John 2, Ps. 35:27, Zech. 1:17
And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask anything according to his will, he heareth us.” – 1 John 5:14
That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses.” – Matt. 8:17, Isaiah 53:3-4; Jer. 8:22
And wisdom and knowledge shall be the stability of thy times, and strength of salvation: the fear of the Lord is his treasure.” – Isaiah 33:6, Prov. 24:3-4
This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.” – Joshua 1: 8-10
Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.” – Prov. 29:18, Jer. 29:11
Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, the Lord knoweth them that are his. And let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity. ” – 2 Tim. 2:19, Hebrews12:14
And when they began to sing and to praise, the Lord set ambushments against the children of Ammon, Moab, and mount Seir, which were come against Judah: and they were smitten.” – 2 Chro. 20:22, Ps. 67:1-7; 149:1-9
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