DR. D.K. OLUKOYA
Pastor Daniel Kolawole Olukoya is the founder and General Overseer of Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries (Worldwide), and The Battle Cry Christian Ministries, (Worldwide). As a researcher, he has over 70 scientific publications to his credit. Anointed by God, Dr. Olukoya is a prophet, evangelist, teacher and preacher of the Word. His life and that of his wife, Pastor Shade, and their son, Elijah Toluwani, are living proofs that all power belongs to God. His life, zeal, commitment and passion to the heavenly vision in particular his quest to see that human beings are delivered from the shackles of the enemy made him outstanding among his pearls. Meet Dr. D.K Olukoya in this brief study about his life and mission.
1. THE MAN DAN.KOLA OLUKOYA : Ex 23:25When Dr. Kolawole Daniel Olukoya was born some forty five years ago, little did his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Olukoya, know that they had taken delivery of an exceptional child ordained by God to fulfill a destiny that would in turn, positively affect the destiny of others. Dr. Olukoya laid down an academic blueprint whose pedigree remains outstanding. At Saint John's CAC Primary School, Akure in Ondo State, and Saint Jude's primary School, Ebute Metta, Lagos where he completed his primary education. Rather than occupy himself with exuberance that was a common feature among the youths, he developed a passion for God. Dr. Daniel Olukoya's academic profile took a leap while at Methodist Boys' High School Lagos, where he graduated with Grade One Distinction & was the best student in his set. He took his academic exploits to the prestigious University of Lagos and, as would be expected, the genius in him proved that all earlier outstanding academic results were no fluke, as he graduated with a first class honours degree. In fact it was the first from the department since the university was established in 1962.
Dr. Olukoya's thirst for more academic laurels found expression at the University of Reading, UK, where, with a Commonwealth scholarship, he studied for a PhD in Molecular Genetics, which was completed in record time, making him probably the first Nigerian to obtain a Ph.D. in this subject area. With such an intimidating academic resume! it was only natural that opportunities would beckon. But not even the pressure to stay back in England could sway him from returning to Nigeria. His first port of call on arrival was the Nigerian Institute of Medical Research (NIMR), Yaba. He was a lecturer as well as external examiner to a number of Nigerian universities, among them the University of Lagos and university of Benin. Dr. Olukoya is on record as having been the first scientist to establish an indigenous Molecular Biology and Biotechnology laboratory in Nigeria. One important contribution by Dr. Olukoya to biotechnology and health care delivery is the creation of a new type of Pap (Ogi), named Dogik, a weaning food that has improved nutritional qualities that can control diarrhea. The laboratory also ranks among the first to done genes in Nigeria. Dr. Olukoya has supervised over 20 Ph.D. students, most of who are doing well in their chosen fields.
2. THE MINISTRY OF DR.D.K. OLUKOYA: , Jos 24:14In his days at NIMR, Dr. Olukoya devotes much of his time to God through preaching, delivering papers at seminars, singing etc. MFM was founded in July 1989 at the sitting room of Dr. D. K. Olukoya with 25 people at the first service. The Church later moved to No. 60, Old Yaba Road, Alagomeji, and finally to the present Headquarters site on 24th April 1994. Presently, there is an on-going construction of a 500,000 capacity Ultra Modern Deliverance Conference Prayer Stadium- the largest edifice in the world. MFM has thousands of branches spread across Nigeria, Africa & Asia. A huge percentage of branches are also located in the United States and Europe. The Ministry is noted for its unique, powerful prayers that are fast redefining the major strategic input that puts the devil and his cohorts in the most bemused of confusion. MFM headquarters is the largest single congregation in Africa, with attendance of over 200,000 in single meetings. In addition to his over 80 scientific publications, he has written more than double that number of spiritual books, 150 of them, most of which are bestsellers. Most of the books were written in English, Yoruba & French languages. Dr. Olukoya has 70 Christian songs that he has composed.