Nollywood actor and musician Jimmy Odukoya has been appointed as the Senior Pastor of the renowned Fountain of Life Church.
The announcement was made during a Sunday service at the church’s headquarters in Lagos.
Rotimi Okpaise, a pastor within the church, disclosed that the late Taiwo Odukoya had previously shared his succession plan with the Board of Trustees members before his passing.
In a unanimous decision, the Board elected Jimmy Odukoya as the Senior Pastor and Chairperson of the board.
Here are some lesser-known facts about the multi-talented Jimmy Odukoya:
Diverse Career: Jimmy Odukoya began his career in 2016 as an actor, starting with his role in ‘Baby Shower’. He has since played significant roles in films like Netflix’s ‘Woman King’, ‘Lifting the Veil’, ‘I am Nazzy’, and ‘Oga Pastor’, showcasing his versatility in the world of entertainment.
Beyond Acting: Besides acting and music, Jimmy is a motivational speaker, dancer, and fitness enthusiast, demonstrating his commitment to personal development and physical well-being.
Award Recognition: His talent in acting earned him a nomination for the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Award in the “Best Supporting Actor of the Year” category, solidifying his presence in the film industry.
Balancing Faith and Acting: In a 2021 interview with actress Iretiola Doyle, Jimmy emphasized that being a pastor hasn’t hindered his acting career, debunking the notion of a distinct “Christian actor” category. He remains dedicated to both his faith and artistic pursuits.
Personal Life: In 2013, Jimmy Odukoya tied the knot with Oluwakemi Odukoya (nee Banjoko) in London, marking a significant milestone in his personal life.