Pastor Adeboye sends message to Kumuyi

Pastor Kumuyi: receives message from Adeboye

Pastor E.A Adeboye showered prayers on William Folorunso Kumuyi, the General Superintendent of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry, as he clocked 79 today.

Adeboye took to Twitter as he prayed to God to grant Kumuyi the ability to end well.

He said: “Happy birthday beloved Pastor W.F Kumuyi.

“Pastor F.A Adeboye and I join the rest of the world to celebrate God’s faithfulness in your life, family, and ministry.

“May you finish strong and end very well in Jesus’ name.”

Kumuyi was a mathematics teacher in 1962 at Mayflower School, his alma mater.

He went on, in the early 1970s, to become a lecturer of mathematics at the University of Lagos after he bagged a first-class honors degree in mathematics at the University of Ibadan.

He also finished as the overall best graduating student in that year (1967).

Subsequently, he took a post-graduate course in Education at the University of Lagos.

He became a born-again Christian in April 1964.

Pastor Kumuyi began the foundation of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry in 1973.

He started with a Bible study group with 15 students.

Kumuyi was expelled from the Apostolic Faith Church in 1975.

According to Wikipedia, He was expelled for preaching on the baptism of the Holy Spirit without “credentials”.

However, in another report, Kumuyi was quoted to have said he was expelled for “obeying God.”

He said obeying God made him created a bible study class – at the University of Lagos – for evangelism, which was taken as an offense by his former General Overseer. He was accused of operating a church in the midst of a church.

He continued his independent ministry, which in 1982 became the Deeper Life Bible Church.


  1. PM News, always get your facts right. Pastor Kumuyi was not expelled but suspended. Apostolic Faith believes in Holy Ghost baptism and could not have suspended Pastor Kumuyi because of Holy Ghost baptism. There was a misunderstanding on the mode of evangelism. Pastor Kumuyi was prayed before he left Apostolic Faith based on mutual understanding. Please cross check!

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