Friday 28th 2019 Prayer Devotion
Scripture Reading:- Proverbs 22:1-29
Topic:- Happy Birthday To Pastor W.F. Kumuyi 
Text:- Proverbs 22:29
The General Superintendent of Deeper Christian Life Ministries Worldwide. His date of birth was June 6, 1941. Current Age is 78 Years. Country of Birth is Nigeria.
William Folorunso Kumuyi was born on June 6, 1941 into a Christian family in Erin-Ijesha, Osun State, Nigeria. He was born into an Anglican family that knew the Bible was very important as the word of God; they would rise up early in the morning to sing hymns, read the Bible, and pray.
However, it was not until he left home to attend High School in another part of the region that young W.F. Kumuyi got an experiential knowledge of who Jesus Christ was, and what radical changes He could effect in lives surrendered to His Lordship.
While teaching Mathematics at his Alma mater in 1962, after graduating from High School in 1961, Pastor Kumuyi was introduced to The Apostolic Faith Church. He heard the Gospel, and believed the Word of God on righteousness, temperance, judgment to come, and salvation from sin. Pastor William Folorunso Kumuyi became born again on Sunday, April 5, 1964.In his early Christian days, as he still does many good writers, Pastor Kumuyi read John Wesley, Charles Finney, and Charles Spurgeon, among others. He got involved with the Scripture Union (SU), and he grew spiritually.
Formal education for Pastor William Kumuyi started in his home town; he went on to attend Mayflower School in Ikenne, near Ijebu-Ode, whence he graduated with a High School Diploma in 1961. After teaching at his Alma mater for a brief period, Pastor Kumuyi gained admission to study Mathematics at Nigeria’s Premier Institution of Higher Education, the University of Ibadan, obtaining a First Class Degree in 1967.
Pastor Kumuyi went back to teaching Mathematics at Mayflower School, Ikenne, before going for a Postgraduate course in Education at the University of Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria. On the completion of his Postgraduate study program, Pastor Kumuyi became a Lecturer in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Lagos in 1973.
In The Ministry:
The Deeper Christian Life Ministry along with its Church arm, the Deeper Life Bible Church, which now has over one million Members in more than sixty Countries around the world, started as a fifteen Member Bible Study group in Pastor William Kumuyi’s official quarters (Flat 2) at the University of Lagos in August, 1973.
While doing his Postgraduate work at the University of Lagos, some people who knew Pastor Kumuyi as a member of the Scripture Union (SU) would approach him to ask questions about the Bible and Christian living. Some of these enquirers would come at odd hours, so the Pastor felt it was better they gather as a group to study the Bible, on Monday evenings in his apartment, instead of spending so much time dealing with them as individuals.
Oh Lord God, help me to fulfill my God’s destiny, vision and dream henceforth by fire, in the name of Jesus Christ!
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