Here on this precise article is the Complete Biography And Net Worth Of William Kumuyi Folorunso who is popularly known as WF Kumuyi.

Biography And Net Worth Of William Kumuyi Folorunso

William Kumuyi Folorunso is the general superintendent and founder of Deeper Christian Life Ministry which its national headquarters is located at Logos State.

Complete Biography And Net Worth Of William Kumuyi Folorunso

Complete Biography And Net Worth Of William Kumuyi Folorunso

Family Background

William Kumuyi Folorunso was born into the family of Erin-Ijesha who are from the western part of Nigeria (Osun State to be precise) on 6th June 1941.

Educational Background

He concluded his secondary school education at Mayflower School in Ikenne, Ogun State in the year 1961. After that, he furthered his university education at the University of Ibadan and graduated with a first class honors degree in mathematics in the year 1967.

It was recorded that he was the best graduating student that year. In addition to that, he subsequently took a post-graduate course in Education at the University of Lagos.

Religious Background

William Kumuyi Folorunso got repented in the month of April and in the year 1964. During his upbringing, he had always said that they would get up in the morning, study the Bible, sing series of hymns, and would always go to church regularly.

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Kumuyi vividly said that when he was in secondary school, he lost interest in the church probably because His principal would always teach them atheism.

After a while, He started going to various churches in town. In the year 1963, a group of preachers from a gospel church was permitted to come to the school where he was. That was when he clearly understood the Gospel message and got repented on the 5th of April 1964.

After he got borned again, he read books written by Charles Finney, John Wesley, Charles Spurgeon and many others after which he got engaged with the Scripture Union Nigeria.

It was recorded that the life of Kumuyi was greatly influenced by Charles Finney, John Wesley, and Charles Spurgeon. Meanwhile, his father was a member of The Anglican Church (Now Anglican Communion).

Kumuyi was once a member of The Anglican Church, The Celestial Church of Christ, Scripture Union Nigeria (SU), and The Apostolic Faith before he started Deeper Lifer Bible Church.

Marital life

On the 13th day of September 1980; Kumuyi got married to Abiodun Olowu (When he was 39) in Lagos whom he met in September 1972. Abiodun Olowu was one of his Bible Study Students and a member of the Christian Ministry.

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Kumuyi and Abiodun had two blessed sons; Jeremiah and John. Abiodun Kumuyi passed-on (she died of stroke) on the 11th April 2009.

Kumuyi took another wife (Folashade Adenike Blaize) on the 13th of October, 2010 and that’s apparently 18 months after the demise of his first wife Abiodun. He married Folashade in London and it is also precise to note that Folashade Adenike Blaize who is the new wife of Kumuyi is the Administrator of the Deeper Life Bible Church, London.

Teaching Career

Kumuyi became a mathematics teacher at Mayflower School in the year 1962 and later on, he became a lecture of mathematics in the University of Lagos in the year in the early 1970s.

Christian Ministry

In 1973, Kumuyi started a Bible Study group with 15 different students that came to him for bible training when he was a lecturer of Mathematics in the University of Lagos. The Bible Study group became the foundation of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry.

In 1975, Kumuyi was expelled from the Apostolic Faith Church because he preached on the baptism of the Holy Spirit. However, he continued the Bible Study group which in the year 1982 later became the Deeper Life Bible Church.

In the year 2005, the Deeper Life Bible Church is said to have about 800, 000 affiliates all over the world.

Net Worth:

Kumuyi was estimated with a net worth of $10 billion on Forbes.

Published Books

Kumuyi has written numerous and several books such as;

  • The Hour of Decision, 1990 (ISBN 978-2367-70-2)
  • How to Know God’s Will in Marriage, 1990 (ISBN 978-9-78236-713-6)
  • Have Compassion on Them, 1991 (ISBN 978-9-78236-700-6)
  • The Spirit Controlled Family, 1996 (ISBN 978-9-78236-742-6)
  • The Lord’s Prayer, 1997 (ISBN 978-1-85424-370-6)
  • The Truly Liberated Woman, 2000 (ISBN 978-978-2908-25-4)
  • Supernatural Supply in All Situations, 2009 (ISBN 978-0-88144-416-2)
  • Daily Manna, Volume 1, 2011 (ISBN 978-1-90549-379-1)
  • Daily Manna: A Daily Devotional Guide, 2014 (ISBN 978-1-46759-809-5)
  • Higher Everyday: A Daily Devotional Guide for Successful Youths, 2014 (ISBN 978-1-46759-810-1)


He was listed among the most 500 powerful people on the planet in the year 2013 by a Foreign Policy magazine. Also in the year 2018, He was honored with a Ph.D. from the University of Abuja.

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