Oyedepo, Adegboye and three more Top Nigerian Pastor were Muslims before becoming pastor (Read history here….)

We are all aware that these men of God have come a long way from humble beginnings, impacting lives in the society with branches of their churches spread across the world. But, did you know they were Muslims before the joined the Christian faith?

Without further ado, check out below the list of top 5 pastors who were born Muslims:

David Oyedepo (Winners Chapel):

The founder of Living Faith Church Worldwide was born to a Muslim father who was a healer and a Christian mother who was a member of the Order of Cherubim & Seraphim. He was raised in Oshogbo, Osun state by his grandmother who was also a Christian.

Matthew Ashimolowo (Kingsway International Christian Centre):

Pastor Ashimolowo was a Muslim until the age of 22 when he became a born again Christian after the death of his father. He enrolled in a Bible school and founded Kingsway International Christian Centre (KICC) in 1992. He also started a Christian talk show titled Winning Ways which has gained popularity over the years, airing daily on Premier Radio (London) and Spirit FM (Amsterdam) and on television in Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, TV Africa, the Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) and Europe on The God Channel and Inspirational Network.

Tunde Bakare (Latter Rain Assembly):

Pastor (Dr.) ‘Tunde Bakare was born to a Muslim mother and a Muslim father, whom he did not grow up to know. His mother, Madam Abigail Eebudola Bakare raised him. Married to Mrs. Olayide Bakare in 1984, Pastor Bakare’s marriage has played a pivotal role in his life, career and ministry. “Mrs. B”, as she is affectionately called by her husband, has been involved in ministry work all her adult life. Pastor and Mrs. Bakare have raised two girls and three boys in their over thirty years of marriage.

Paul Jinadu (New Covenant Church):


Born in 1942 into a Muslim family, Rev. Dr Jinadu became a born-again Christian in the United Kingdom after he was invited for a crusade by a friend. He dropped his dream to become a medical doctor and enrolled in the Bible College of Wales, Swansea, in 1962, and later also studied theology at The London Bible College, where he graduated in 1972. Pastor Jinadu founded New Covenant Church in Nigeria in 1985 and one year later, started a new branch in the UK.

George Adegboye (Rhema Chapel International):


Pastor Adegboye’s father was first an idol worshipper before he turned Muslim and later converted to Christianity, joining the Methodist church. The popular pastor in an interview revealed that he practiced occultism for 8 years but encountered Christ in 1980.

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