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Deeper Life Bible Church is a Global Bible Holiness-Based Church located in Lagos State, Nigeria. From record, Deeper Life Bible Church also known as DLBC, is actually one of the oldest and biggest Neo-Pentecostal Churches (NPCs) in Africa. William Kumuyi Folorunso is the general superintendent and founder of Deeper Christian Life Church which its national headquarters is located at Logos State.

Complete History of Deeper Life Church

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.

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.

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.

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.

On that same 1975, the Bible study group had their first retreat in Lagos State, which later became a major landmark in the history of Deeper Life Bible Church. The same year the name Deeper Christian Life Ministry was adopted by the group.

The message of Holiness and Sanctification was spread all over Nigeria through the founder of Deeper Life Bible Church. However, Deeper Life has been known as a Holiness church and in the year 1983, the church experience a massive growth through their house fellowships all over the country.

In the early 1990’s, the church recorded about 5,000 branches Africa at large and in april 2018, Deeper Life Bible Church had it’s new headquarters cathedral of about 30,000 capcity in Gbagada. Added to this, the church started it’s Britain extension in the year 1985 through the anchoring work of Pre Ovia.

As at 2018, the church was able to plant about 65 churches in UK and the Republic of Ireland.  More branches was also planted in Spain, New Zealand, Bulgaria, Germany, Netherlands, and Sweden. The UK church recently purchased a former cinema building in St John’s Hill, Clapham Junction in London. The multi-purpose building has been fully refurbished into a modern auditorium with the capacity to seat 2,500 people.

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