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2 Solid Contributions Bishop Oyedepo as added to the Nigerian Church that is globally recognized

The Nigerian church has always been a point of reference to the churches of other nations, especially because of the kinds of Christians that are being raised, and the ministers of God whose ministries are popularly known across the globe.

Several Nigerian ministers are global figures, who have church branches in various parts of the world, but for the sake of this article, we shall be taking a look at one of such Nigerian ministers, whose name is David Oyedepo.

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David Oyedepo is the founder and Presiding Bishop of the Living Faith Church (LFC), whose headquarter church, Canaanland is located at Ota, Ogun State. Oyedepo is such an influential man and so much so that he is globally recognized in the world, as one of the richest pastors.

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However, being a Nigerian pastor, there are a few things Oyedepo has done to enhance the perception people have of the Nigerian Church. Therefore, this article was written for this purpose, to reveal two (2) major contributions Oyedepo has given to make the Nigerian church globally recognized.

1. Oyedepo built a 50,000 capacity church in 1999, which became one of the world’s megachurches.

According to credible sources, in 1999, Faith Tabernacle – LFC’s headquarter church – was built in less than a year and more so, it was built without pillars, making the church building globally recognized.

Description: The Aerial view of Faith Tabernacle

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According to PM News, in 1998, Oyedepo and his team bought 530 acres of landed property for N200 million, a land which would be called ‘Canaanland’ eventually.

Description: The inner view of Faith Tabernacle

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It was in Canaanland that the ministry decided to build the 50,000 capacity Faith Tabernacle, which eventually was placed among the list of world mega-churches in the early 2000s, thereby placing the Nigerian church on a global scale.

2. Oyedepo has invited the majority of the world-renowned pastors to Canaanland over the years

As his influence has grown over the years, Oyedepo has been able to build solid ministry friendships with top global ministers, whose ministers are well known and respected across the globe.

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For instance, when Myles Munroe was at his peak in ministry, Oyedepo invited him to Canaanland in 2002, and according to Pulse NG Munroe and Oyedepo were best of friends, so much so that Oyedepo called the former his ‘twin brother ‘ during his tribute to him.

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Some other renowned ministers whom Oyedepo has invited, over the years, and in recent times, to Faith Tabernacle are Jerry Savelle, Kenneth Copeland, etc.

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