Eighteen months after he lost his wife, the superintendent of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry, Pastor William Kumuyi, has found love again.
The wedding, which happened outside the spotlight, was reported to have taken place in the UK, last Wednesday. However, the bride, who
sources identified as Esther, is said to be a member of his church. But not much
else is known about her, or about their courtship. Details of the wedding
ceremony, including venue and attendance, officiating priests, protocols, were
Responding to a question whether he would remarry after his late wife, Biodun, passed away, the man of God told reporters that it
was too early to think of a replacement. It was a highly emotional moment for
him, as the bad news came to him while he was delivering a sermon during the
church’s Easter retreat last year.
Mrs. Kumuyi who died at 57 in the early hours of Saturday, April 11, 2009 at her residence in the International Bible Training
Centre, Ayobo, Ipaja, Lagos, following a brief illness, was the National Woman
Co-ordinator of the church. She was also International Co-ordinator of the women
ministry in Africa and other continents where the church has branches, and was
Editor-in-Chief of the well-circulated Women Mirror magazine published by the
Pastor Kumuyi, 71, was introduced to the Apostolic Faith Church, and became born again on Sunday, April 5, 1964. He started the
Deeper Life Bible Church, which now has over one million members in more than
sixty countries around the world, as a 15-member Bible Study group in Kumuyi’s
official quarters (Flat 2) at the University of Lagos in August, 1973. Kumuyi
was at the time a Mathematics lecturer in the university..
Kumuyi is the latest entrant to the fold of pastors who have new wives: Pastor Taiwo Odukoya of the Fountain of Life Church, Pastor
Chris Okotie of the Household of God, and Pastor Ituah Ighodalo of the Trinity
House. Only Odukoya, like Kumuyi, remarried after losing his wife,
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