Jimmy Odukoya: Actor Turned Senior Pastor

Jimmy Odukoya: Actor Turned Senior Pastor

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Jimmy Odukoya: Actor Turned Senior Pastor


By Akinsuroju Abiodun Olubunmi

Jimmy Odukoya: Actor Turned Senior Pastor

Nollywood Luminary, Jimmy Odukoya, Assumes Senior Pastorate at Fountain of Life Church

In a significant transition, Jimmy Odukoya, scion of Bimbo and Taiwo Odukoya, has been appointed as the Senior Pastor of the Fountain of Life Church, a decision unveiled during a congregation gathering at its Lagos headquarters this Sunday.

Rotimi Okpaise, a distinguished pastor, conveyed that the late Taiwo Odukoya had discussed the succession strategy with the Board of Trustees prior to his passing. Okpaise further disclosed that the BoT collectively designated Jimmy as the Senior Pastor and head of the board.

Here are some lesser-known insights about him:

1. Jimmy Odukoya is not only a revered figure in Nollywood but also a skilled musician, inaugurating his acting career in 2016 with a role in ‘Baby Shower’.

2. His portrayal of Oba Ade in Netflix’s ‘Woman King’ earned him acclaim, and Jimmy Odukoya has also graced productions such as ‘Lifting the Veil’, ‘I am Nazzy’, and ‘Oga Pastor’, among others.

3. Beyond the realm of acting, His is an influential motivational speaker, an accomplished dancer, and a dedicated fitness enthusiast.

4. His exceptional talent has earned him a nomination for the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Award in the “Best Supporting Actor of the Year” category.

5. In a candid conversation with actress Iretiola Doyle in January 2021, he elucidated that his role as a pastor has no bearing on his acting vocation, asserting, “How does being a pastor affect my acting career? I don’t believe it, some people have different opinions, one is if I am an actor, I should be a Christian actor and I say there is no such thing.”

6. In the year 2013, Jimmy exchanged vows with Oluwakemi Odukoya (nee Banjoko) in a heartwarming ceremony held in London.

This pivotal shift sees Jimmy Odukoya taking the reins of spiritual leadership, bringing his multifaceted talents to the forefront of Fountain of Life Church. His dedication to both his craft and congregation promises an exciting chapter for the church community and the entertainment industry alike.

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