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Winners Chapel Int Complete Profile & Latest Information

All important details about Winners Chapel Int’l. The living Faith Church aka Winners’ Chapel is an international church with branches across over 6 continents. The Ministry is presided by Bishop David Olaniyan Oyedepo. In 1999, the BBC reported that Faith Tabernacle was the largest church in the world with respect to how many worshipers it can seat. It has a seating capacity of over fifty thousand people. She is currently building a 100,000 seating capacity bowl called the ARK.


This is a comprehensive profile of Winners Chapel International, also known as Living Faith Church. In this write-up, we will explore the rich history and remarkable achievements of Winners Chapel, shedding light on its founding, growth, leadership, programs, and vision. Whether you’re seeking information about the church’s background, membership details, notable events, or social media presence, this article aims to provide you with a thorough understanding of Winners Chapel International.

Contents of the write-up include:

  1. Overview of Winners Chapel International
  2. History and Founding of Winners Chapel Int’l (Living Faith Church)
  3. Profile of Bishop David Oyedepo – Founder of Winners Chapel International
  4. Growth and Milestones of the Church
  5. Living Faith Church Leadership
  6. Winners Chapel Programme / Events Calendar
  7. Membership Information and Process
  8. Vision and Mission Statements of Winners Chapel
  9. Social Media Handles and Contacts of Winners Chapel International
  10. Winners Chapel International Ministries and Affiliations

By delving into each of these sections, you will gain a comprehensive understanding of Winners Chapel International, its origins, accomplishments, leadership structure, events, membership details, and its presence on various social media platforms. This write-up aims to provide you with a complete profile of Winners Chapel International and keep you updated with the latest information.


Who is the founder of Winners Chapel International?

Bishop David Oyedepo is the founder of the Living Faith Church International. At the age of 26 in 1981, he had an 18-hour long, vision from God.

In this vision, God spoke to him saying,

“Now the hour has come to liberate the world from all oppression of the devil, through the preaching of the Word of faith; and I am sending you to undertake this task”. 

As a man of prompt obedience, he began his teaching ministry through a weekly fellowship meeting called ‘Faith Liberation Hour’ and a monthly seminal that covers Friday evening  from May 29, 1981 in Kwara State.

Two years later the church was formed with four members. The church itself began operating on December 11 1983, after its commissioning on Sep 17 1983 by Pastor Enoch Adeboye of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG). They planted the 1st Church in Kaduna, called, Living Faith World Outreach on Dec. 11, 1983

Thus, beginning from Ilorin, Kwara state (Nigeria), along Ajase Ipo road, the church moved down to Kaduna by divine instruction in 1983. The call to get down to Damascus was received, and the Bishop interpreted today’s Damascus to be the land of Persecution. From Kaduna, the church was then led to get down to Lagos and raise an army of kingdom giants in 1989. This leading further culminated in the church’s arrival at her present International headquarters known as Canaanland. 

The Faith preaching ministry has since revealed that God is a respecter of our Faith, and would not be pleased to do anything for us until we show true Faith. By Faith, the church has continued to set the pace and has spread across 6 continents of the world. Over the years, He accomplished the following feats;

  • Published and released his first 2 books. ‘The Miracle seed and the law of Faith’ – April 25, 1985
  • Founded the Word of Faith Bible Institute, which today runs across many nations of the world on September 1st 1986
  • Began church planting work in the northern part of Nigeria in May 1987
  • His mission acquired a 13-acre property in a prime area of Kaduna city called Garden of Faith in September 1989
  • Moved into Lagos, following a divine mandate, “Arise get down to Lagos and raise me a people” on September 24, 1989
  • Founded Dominion Publishing House, whose printing press has today grown to an industrial scale and currently publishing Bibles in July 1992.
  • By January 1994, following another divine mandate “the harvest of Africa is overripe, rush in and preserve it from decadence, embarked on Mission to Africa, his mission now has a strong presence in over 41 nations of Africa.
  • His Mission took delivery of the first mission aircraft on September 18, 1996.

Cannanland was procured in May 1998 and was initially 560 acres (2.3 km2). Following continuous growth and expansion, it is recently reported to be over 17,000 acres (69 km2) and will take about 120 km to navigate around it. Upon arrival at Canaanland, a world heritage structure was set to be built. The foundation laying took place on August 29, 1998. The dedication of the building took place on September 19, 1999 with 97,800 people in attendance. The structure is purported to have been built without any debts. David Oyedepo built the Faith Tabernacle (50,000 Seating Capacity auditorium) at the age of 40.

In 1999, the BBC reported that Faith Tabernacle was the largest church in the world with respect to how many worshipers it can seat. It has a seating capacity of just over fifty thousand people.

The annual convocation of Winners worldwide, known as “Shiloh” which now transmits to about 177 nations real time and draws delegates from between 50 and 60 nations annually, with millions gathering at various viewing centers across Nigeria and many other nations of the world began in 1999.

The Millenium saw impactful measures of Faith and the hand of God at work on an increasing scale. The church embarked on Mission to the world, covering Europe, North and South America, Asia, Australia and Middle East in August 2000.

In October 2002, the church founded Covenant University, located at Canaanland, which is today listed among the Elite Universities of the world and in March 2011, founded Landmark University, a university blazing the trail today within the Nigerian university education space at Omuaran, Kwara State, Nigeria.

In 2007, Bishop David Oyedepo sons, became Pastors in the ministry.

On Dec 11 2013, Pastor David Oyedepo Jnr, first son of the founder ministered for the first time at the Church’s annual Shiloh gathering. In December 2015, Oyedepo Jnr became the resident pastor of the Faith Tabernacle.

In the same year (2015), following a divine Mandate, “I the God of wonder-double is visiting you” Bishop David Oyedepo led a great church growth revival that doubled the attendance of the Lagos church twice within 6 months. Today, the Faith Tabernacle is said to be the largest local church congregation in the world, which runs four services every Sunday with about 38,000 Home cells.

According to Forbes 2018, Bishop Oyedepo was estimated to worth $150 million, making him the richest pastor in the world.

By divine instruction, He further led the planting of over 5,000 churches across Nigeria within one year in 2019. Yet by divine signal, led the planting of over 10,000 churches within one year across Nigeria and over 1,200 others across 35 other nations of the world in spite of the restriction by the global lockdown occasioned by covid-19 pandemic in 2020.

In 2021, focusing more on kingdom advancement nd church growth, by divine instruction, He led the replication of over 21,000 new home cells within one year at Faith Tabernacle, which represents about a hundred percent of the existing home cells. 

In the same year, the  foundation was laid on March 25, 2021, for the 100,000 seating capacity auditorium called the ARK.

In 2022, he led the planting of Churches in 80 additional nations across 4 continents of the world. 

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  • FOUNDING DAY: LFC vision was birth on May 2, 1981, while the Church was founded on December 11, 1983.
  • NUMBER OF MEMBERS:  The Winners’ Chapel church has over seven million members spread across 147 countries
  • HEADQUARTERS: The headquarters is sited at Km. 10, Idiroko Road, Ota, Ogun State, Nigeria
  • BRANCHES: Winners’ Chapel aka Living Faith Church has estimated 21,000 churches across Nigeria and several thousand across six major continents of the world.
  • FOUNDER: The founder of Winners Chapel is Bishop David Oyedepo
  • CURRENT LEADERS: The current leader of the Winners Chapel wordwide is Still the founder, Bishop David Oyedepo assisted by Bishop David Abioye & Bishop Thomas Aremu the 1st vice president and Mission Inspectorate pastor respectively.

Living Faith Church Leadership

The church leaderhip is made up of the Central leadership, Pastors, Youth leaders, Statutory Bodies, Deacons Board, Unit Leaders and Home Cell leaders among others. Key dignitaries in the Church leadership are;

  • Bishop David Oyedepo – President
  • Pastor (mrs) Faith Oyedepo – Wife of the President
  • Bishop David Abioye – 1st Vice Preseident/Resident Pastor Winners Chapel Goshen, Abuja, Nigeria.
  • Bishop Thomas Aremu – Mission Inspectorate Pastor
  • Pastor David Oyedepo Jnr – Resident Pastor Faith Tabernacle.
  • Pastor Isacc Oyedepo.
  • Pastor David Ndubueze – National Youth Pastor.
Living Faith Church Leaders
Living Faith Church Leaders

Winners Chapel Programme / Events Calendar

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How to be a Member of Winners Chapel International?

You are welcomed to come as you are. The church believes that God is not a God of the Jews only, but is faithful, rich and loving to all, not willing that any should perish. Therefore, the winners chapel is open to all races and colour.
To be a member, you can locate any Winners chapel close to you and be in attendance for any of her services, during which your presence would be duely recognized.

However, you must note that the kingdom journey begins with new birth.

Thed church admonishes you to give your life to Christ, as being born again and remaining so is your prerequisite to obtaining all God has in store for you in this kingdom. 

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Winners Chapel Vision and Mission Statements

The Liberation Mandate

Bishop David O. Oyedepo received a call into the ministry through a heavenly vision, where he saw a lineup of battered, beaten, tattered, deformed, groaning for escape, he began sobbing with the. In response to his question, ‘but why Lord?’ God answered,

“But from the beginning it was not so, and now the hour has come to liberate the whole world from all oppression of the devil through the preaching of the world of faith and I AM sending you to undertake this task.”

Today, he stands as an Apostle of Faith to the nations, the impact of whose ministry has continued to spread across many nations of the world. Read More Here

The Twelve Pillars of The Commission 

according to the church’s website, God commissioned the presiding Bishop of this commission with a Word of Faith ministry to our generation. Remember Paul said, “…if the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself to the battle?” (1 Cor 14:8) As a Commission, we have experienced amazing testimonies ever since this commission was handed down – that is over thirty years now!

The Holy Ghost further inspired the servant of God, Dr. David Oyedepo, to classify the Word of Faith He has committed into his hands into the specific areas of emphasis, in direct response to Isaiah 40:6, “The voice said, Cry. And he said, What shall I cry?…” He has named these 12 areas of emphasis as the 12 Pillars of our Commission. We have crossed Jordan into power, bearing the ark of liberation. Here are the 12 stones, after the order of Joshua 4:1-8, 20-24. Having stood firm upon these twelve stones! And they have resulted in breakthroughs – both for the ministry and all that are partakers with us, of the same grace.

The Church is founded upon twelve core emphases as follows:

  • FAITH (1 John 5:4, Eph. 6:16)
  • THE WORD (John 1:1-12; Heb. 1:3)
  • SIGNS AND WONDERS (Ps. 82:5-7; John 3:8)
  • THE HOLY SPIRIT (Acts 1:1-8; Isaiah 10:27)
  • PROSPERITY (3 John 2; Ps. 35:27; Zech. 1:17)
  • PRAYER (1 John 5:14)
  • HEALING (Isaiah 53:3-4; Jer. 8:22; Matt. 8:17)
  • WISDOM (Prov. 24:3-4, Isaiah 33:6)
  • SUCCESS (Joshua 1:8-10)
  • VISION (Prov. 29:18, Jer. 29:11)
  • CONSECRATION (Hebrews12:14; 2Tim. 2:19)
  • PRAISE (2 Chro. 20:20-22; Ps. 67:1-7; 149:1-9)

The theological position of the church is Pentecostal.

Winners Chapel International Social Media Handles and Contacts 

Expanding the boundaries of traditional outreach, Winners Chapel International embraces the power of social media to connect and engage with its global community. Find below the various social media handles and contact information of Winners Chapel International, highlighting their online presence and providing channels for seamless communication. As the church harnesses the potential of platforms like Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and Twitter, it reinforces its commitment to leveraging technology for the purpose of spreading the message of faith, love, and transformation. Stay connected and informed through the following social media handles and contacts as we embark on this digital journey together.

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Winners Chapel International Ministries, and Affiliations 

With a steadfast commitment to spreading the gospel of Christ, Winners Chapel International has established itself as a renowned global ministry, touching the lives of millions around the world.

1. Dominion Publishing House

Dominion Publishing House, a testament to the visionary spirit of Winners Chapel, emerged on the 5th of December, 1992. Since its inception, this esteemed publishing house has been dedicated to spreading the transformative teachings and wisdom of its founder, Oyedepo. With an impressive portfolio of over 120 books, Dominion Publishing House has played a pivotal role in sharing Oyedepo’s profound insights with a global audience. Through the power of literature, the publishing house has empowered countless individuals on their spiritual journey, offering guidance, inspiration, and practical knowledge. Join us as we delve into the rich literary legacy of Dominion Publishing House and the profound impact it has made on readers worldwide.

2. Word of Faith Bible Institute (WOFBI)
It takes training to triumph and no one arms a man who is not trained. That is what WOFBI stands for, and hence our Motto is:

“to Train and Raise Men and Women for Exploits.”

The primary goal of The Word of Faith Bible Institute (WOFBI) as an Institution is to provide God-centered spiritual education that engenders enlightenment and mental empowerment for daily exploits. To this end, the Courses offered at the Word of Faith Bible Institute are tailored to reveal God to man and enable him to walk in dominion on earth. It has three tiers of learning, Beginners Certificate course (BCC), Leadership Certificate Course (LCC), and the Leadership Diploma Course (LDC).

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3. Youth Alive Fellowship

The Youth Alive Fellowship (Y.A.F.) is the Young Adult or Youth arm of the Winners Chapel International Church Worldwide. We are driven to Raise a Generation of Rising Giants.

3. Christian Family column of the David Oyedepo Ministries international website is anchored by Pastor (Mrs) Faith Abiola Oyedepo, and articles in this column center on Family life, Family matters, and Family success. Whether single or married, you will be empowered and equipped via the topical and realistic issues discussed within these articles. With biblical, personal, and other reliable and vetted testimonies cited from the body of Christ, you will be taught to replicate the same testimonies in your own life.

4. World Mission Agency (WMA)

The Living Faith church is a champion in Christian school education in Nigeria, Covenant University, Landmark University, Faith Academy, over 150 Kingdom Heritage Model Schools, and a ministry training college The Word of Faith Bible Institute (WOFBI).

WMA is making significant contributions to education in Nigeria. It established the Faith Academy in 1999, a model Christian college geared towards raising pupils with a testimony of academic excellence and spiritual prowess. The Academy’s working team is made up of carefully selected, spirit-filled professional men and women of proven integrity and outstanding teaching, administrative and technical capabilities.

In addition to the above, the network of nursery and primary schools, called Kingdom Heritage Model Schools were established in 2003 across the cities of Nigeria and some other African nations. The overall objectives are to help each child discover his or her purpose, release his/her potentials, nurture their latent abilities to become not only productive fulfilled citizens, but to be pace-setters in all areas of life.

In 2002, World Mission Agency, in a graphic demonstration of its commitment to the provision of education at all levels, established Covenant University (CU).

In 2011, the Landmark university was Established.

Covenant University stands as a dynamic, visionary institution driven by a Christian mission and a commitment to pioneering excellence in education. With a strong focus on raising the next generation of African leaders, our university embraces a holistic and integrated approach to human development and learning.

The campus of Covenant University boasts a remarkable collection of architectural marvels, including the expansive Centre for Learning Resources, college buildings, a 3,000-seat Student Chapel, Professors’ Village, Staff quarters, and Students Halls of residences. These state-of-the-art facilities provide an inspiring environment for students to thrive.

At Covenant University, we are proud to have a faculty composed of esteemed Christian intellectuals and professors who have achieved remarkable academic excellence and international recognition. In 2005, the university was honored as the best private university in Nigeria, solidifying its position as a leading educational institution. Furthermore, Covenant University has received various distinctions and awards, including the prestigious designation as the NEPAD bioinformatics research center.

In July 2006, we celebrated a significant milestone as we proudly graduated our pioneer students, marking the beginning of a legacy of academic achievement and personal growth. We invite you to join us as we continue to shape the minds and futures of our students, empowering them to make a positive impact on their world.


Our Core-Values of Spirituality, Possibility Mentality, Capacity Building, Integrity, Responsibility, Diligence, and Sacrifice are what defines our commitment to excellence.

Winners Chapel ultramodern Worship Centres

Faith Tabernacle

Canaanland, located in Ota, Ogun, Nigeria, was acquired in 1998, initially spanning 560 acres (2.3 km2). In just twelve months, the remarkable Faith Tabernacle, the international headquarters of Winners Chapel, was constructed on this site, with its foundation laying taking place on August 29, 1998.

In 1999, the inauguration of Faith Tabernacle took place, boasting an impressive seating capacity of 50,400, making it widely recognized as the largest church in the world at the time. Situated within the vast Canaanland complex, spanning over 10,500 hectares (42km2) in Ota, Faith Tabernacle stands as a testament to architectural marvel.

This iconic structure was completed within a year without incurring any debts, showcasing the commitment and efficiency of the construction process. The dedication ceremony on September 19, 1999, witnessed a gathering of 97,800 individuals, celebrating the realization of this grand vision.

Until the completion of the Philippine Arena in 2014, spanning 55,000 acres, Faith Tabernacle held the title of the largest church building globally. It continues to accommodate a seating capacity of 50,400, with an overflow capacity of over 250,000, hosting four services every Sunday.

A distinctive feature of Faith Tabernacle is its unique design, devoid of interior pillars, setting it apart from conventional church buildings. This architectural choice ensures unobstructed views and enhances the overall experience for worshippers.

The remarkable journey from the acquisition of Canaanland to the construction of Faith Tabernacle stands as a testament to the vision, dedication, and unwavering faith of Winners Chapel International.

It has three wings and several entrance, demarcated by virtues of the kingdom (which are Faith, Glory etc). The main entrance is known as the Honour Entrance.

Faith Tabernacle Entrance
Faith Tabernacle Entrance

The Ark

The Ark Project is not just the largest church structure in history, it is a structure with a difference in a class of its own.

The Ark

According to Daniel Breakforth of ChurchGist, On 1st of May 2023, Bishop Oyedepo’s statement that the air conditioning and roofing for a behemoth structure that started barely 2 years ago shocked the tens of thousands in attendance at 42nd the Liberation Anniversary of the Mandate. Some notable feats about the Ark are;

  • For it’s size, the Ark is practically the fastest building of its size ever built in modern history.
  • The Ark Legacy Mega Project is to be cooled by 20 Daikin chillers which will provide the best cooling solution and least electricity consumption. DAIKIN Air Conditioning Solutions claims to provide for a healthier environment and reduced electricity consumption through advanced innovative technologies.
  • The Ark is set to generate 1 megawatt of electricity through solar powering according to a widely released documentary by LIVING FAITH CHURCH WORLDWIDE.
  • Also, the facility is to store 10 million liters of rain water for the rainy months of the year and with this, use of water for matters like flushing of conveniences will not always have to be done by pressure from the ground as there will be no need to pump water but inversely from the top to reduce consumption of power in a tropical environment.
  • Though the main bowl will take 109,345, the children’s church will take 20,000 while the youth church will take 5000.
  • The car park which is designed for 330 cars can take 44,000 if need be leading to about 178,000+ in all.
  • The parking facility outside the Ark will take 15,000 cars. Recall that Faith Tabernacle was designed with 3,500 cars.
  • Distance from your seated position to the convenience and back will also be limited to 11 minutes as against 20 minutes at Faith Tabernacle. The convenience (Toilets) number up to 1000.

Winners Chapel International In Photos 

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