Living Faith Church Worldwide aka Winners Chapel is set to Marks It’s 40th anniversary on May 2021.
(The Church’s General Overseer) Bishop David Oyedepo on the 8th of March released a vintage video of himself as a young pastor unveiling the now famous 50,000 Capacity church structured at Ota in Ogun State popularly known as Faith Tabernacle Cannanland.
The video was posted on the church’s Official Facebook page.
The beginnings of the church manifested on May 1, 1981, when Oyedepo (aged 26) had a spiritual encounter while lodging in one of the rooms within ‘International Hotel’ located in the Omi- Asoro Quarters of Ilesa city, in the present day Osun State of Nigeria.
Bishop David Oyedepo had an eighteen-hour supernatural encounter which was a vision from God. And God spoke to him saying, “Now the hour has come to liberate the world from all oppressions of the devil, through the preaching of the Word of faith; and I am sending you to undertake this task”. In 1983, the church began operating with four members on December 11.
Canaanland was procured in 1998 and was initially 560 acres (2.3 km2), it is in Ota, Ogun, Nigeria. The church’s international headquarters, Faith Tabernacle, was built in Cannanland between 1998 and 1999, taking twelve months to complete. The foundation laying took place on August 29, 1998.
In 1999, the Faith Tabernacle was inaugurated with 50,400 seats.
On Dec 11 2013, Oyedepo’s first son, David Oyedepo Jnr, 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.
Oyedepo announced the commencement of the construction of a 100,000 capacity Faith Theatre. The Theatre will be centralised within a 15,000 housing estate to be known as ‘Canaan City’.