Jimmy Odukoya, the son of Bimbo and Taiwo Odukoya, has been named the senior pastor of the Fountain of Life Church.
The announcement was made during the church service on Sunday.
Addressing the congregation, Rotimi Okpaise, a pastor, said the late Taiwo Odukoya confided in the board of trustees (BoT) members about the succession plan before his demise.
Okpaise said the BoT unanimously elected Jimmy as the senior pastor and chairperson of the board.
“The board has chosen Saturday, September 30, 2023, as the date of Jimmy’s installation,” he said.
On August 7, Odukoya, founder of the church, died in the United States of America aged 67.
He died less than two years after losing his wife, Nomthi, a South African, on November 9, 2021, following a two-year battle with cancer.
Odukoya’s marriage to Nomthi lasted 11 years and produced two boys.
Before Nomthi, Odukoya was married to Bimbo for 21 years.
Bimbo died in the 2005 Sosoliso plane crash in Port Harcourt, the Rivers capital.
Jimmy is a Nollywood actor and musician. He played one of the lead roles — Oba Ade — in Netflix’s ‘Woman King’ movie.
He has also been featured in movies like ‘Lifting the Veil’, ‘I am Nazzy’, and ‘Oga Pastor’, among others.
Aside from acting, he is also a motivational speaker.