Bishop David Abioye @ 60: A 'Notorious' Spiritual Apprentice.

Bishop David Abioye is the Senior Pastor of Living Faith Church, Abuja (Goshen city) with over 30,000 worshippers. He is the First Vice President of the Living Faith Church Worldwide, a respected Christian author and teacher of the word.

There are certain interesting things you need to know about this anointed man of God @ 60

David Olatunji Abioye was born on March 11, 1960 in Kwara State, into a Baptist family, got saved at a tender age and grew up as a devoted Baptist boy.

Bishop Abioye is a graduate of Mechanical Engineering; he worked briefly at the then Open Cast Polytechnic, Auchi between 1985 and 1986 as a lecturer.

He met with Bishop David Oyedepo in early 1980 in a Christian Students’ Fellowship. According to him, Hearing him speak ignited fire into my spirit, I found in him a man who was pursuing God the way I desired to pursue after God. Thus, he immediately attracted me.

David Abioye was consecrated Bishop and along with the late Bishop Harford Ilupotaife of Victory Christian Church in June 1993, both became the youngest Pentecostal Bishops ever consecrated in the history of the Church in Nigeria. They were both ordained at the age of 32.

Bishop David Abioye was among the seven founding members of the world renowned Living Faith Church, a.k.a Winners Chapel at its commencement with its first gathering at the Garden of Faith Church Barnawa, Kaduna state, Nigeria.

Bishop Abioye is married to Pastor Mrs. Mary Abioye, and together, they have three children; David Jnr., Ruth and Daniel.

Bishop David Abioye has published over 15 Christian, inspirational and motivational books. Some of his authored books include:

*Making the Most of Opportunity

*Productive Thinking

*The Lifestyle of Faith

*Creating a New Beginning among others.

TOPE Olukole

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