History of Deeper Christian Life Ministry

History of Deeper Christian Life Ministry


Deeper Christian Life Ministry[1] is a Christian Ministry[2] with its international headquarters, Deeper Life Bible Church Lagos in Lagos. It is overseen by the General Superintendent of Deeper Life Bible Church, Pastor William Folorunso Kumuyi.[1][3][4]

Deeper Life Bible Church
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Classification Protestant
Orientation Evangelical
Headquarters LagosLagos State, Nigeria
Founder William F. Kumuyi
Origin 1973; 46 years ago
Official website dclm.org


In 1973, while serving as a Mathematics Lecturer at the University of Lagos, W.F. Kumuyi started a Bible study group with 15 university students who had come to him requesting training in the Scriptures.[5] The church started as the Deeper Christian Life Ministry. William Folorunso Kumuyi, was a former Anglican who joined the Apostolic Faith Church after being baptised.[6] In 1975, he was expelled from the church for preaching without credentials. He continued his independent ministry, which in 1982 became the Deeper Life Bible Church. By the early 1980s that small group had grown to several thousand, at which time Deeper Life Bible Church was formally established.[7][8]The church has spread throughout sub-Saharan Africa and then to the United Kingdom, from where branches were developed in western Europe, Russia, India, and North America.

In April, 2018, The Deeper Christian Life Ministry had its new headquarters church at Gbagada commissioned with the Vice President of NigeriaYemi Osinbajo among other dignitaries