Our Mandate for ministry was received from the LORD Himself, in an 18 hour vision. During this vision, a commission was received from the LORD to liberate mankind in all facets of human existence, to restore broken destinies, to bring healing to the infirmed.
This was the Divine mandate received from the LORD:
Today, testimonies of liberation through our messages, books, tapes, magazines and other periodicals are most humbling. The word of faith is working like fire for the liberation of mankind across the nations.
The operational mandate of our ministry is as follows:
- Pastoral Mandate
- The Church Spread Mandate
- The Foreign Mission Mandate
- The Publishing Mandate
- The Training Mandate
However, one glorious day, in November 1982, the Lord spoke to the Presiding Bishop clearly from Luke 1:1-3 that “this mandate shall have a church base, all that is in existence notwithstanding”.
Today, the Living Faith Church, well known in some cities and nations as Winners’ Chapel, and has become a worldwide name
My first two books were published in 1985, namely, ‘The Law of Faith’ and ‘The Miracle Seed.’ Dominion Publishing House (DPH) which now publishes all my books, among others, was officially commissioned on December 5, 1992 at the National Arts Theatre, Lagos, and today has about five million copies in circulation.
I understood this to mean that the ministry would be involved in training of men & women for spiritual leadership, not only in pulpit ministry, but in all areas of human endeavours. Curriculum preparation began by the last quarter of 1985, but the school began with evening classes on September 1, 1986.
Something supernatural happened a week to the time of resumption of the students. My wife asked me, “The students are expected to resume classes in a week’s time, but where are they to resume to?” And I responded humorously, “Is it your school?” As expected, God (the owner of the school) showed up, and showed me a property at 30, Katsina Road, Kaduna, in a flash. I had never been to or known anyone in that facility, but He pointed it out to me saying, “That is the school.”
As I got to the office that morning I dispatched one of my staff, who when he arrived at that facility, met the owner without knowing, and asked him, “Sir, are you the landlord of this building?” The man said, “Jesus is the landlord, I am only a caretaker.” “Sir,” he continued, “We need this property for our Bible School,” and the man responded, “If it’s for Bible School, then it is free.” That was how the property was given to us without paying a dime from 1986 to 1989, when we left on our own volition. Interestingly, the landlord was one of the pioneer students of WOFBI.
Bishop David O. Oyedepo
President/Founder and Presiding Bishop, Living Faith Church Worldwide
Pst. (Mrs) Faith A. Oyedepo
First Vice President (Education) and Wife to the President Living Faith Church, Worldwide
Bishop David O. Abioye
First Vice President, Living Faith Church, Worldwide