My Dreadlocks, Wearing Of Earrings, Scriptural — Pastor Jimmy Odukoya


The newly appointed and anointed lead pastor of the Fountain of Life Church, Jimmy Odukoya, has declared that he has scriptural backing for his mode of appearance.

Commenting on his dreads, which has generated and is still generating reactions in the social media, Pastor Odukoya told the BBC News Pidgin on Wednesday that he can back up everything he does with scriptures.

Pastor Jimmy Odukoya said; “If you say I’m wrong to keep my hair as a pastor, I can tell you that God told Samson not to cut his hair in the Bible. That means long hair is not a bad thing.

“Also, if you say the pastor is keeping a beard, I can tell you that the Bible says that when Jesus was tortured, they pulled hair from his face.

“If you say this pastor is putting on earrings, I can tell you that in the book of Exodus, when the children of Israel got out of Egypt and wanted to do golden calf, they collected jewellery, rings, and earrings from their sons and daughters.

“Anybody can do what they want. A personal opinion is different from saying something is sinful. You should not use your own personal opinion to judge me,” Odukoya enthused.

Jimmy Odukoya, who is also an artist said that his calling into the ministry was ordained by God Almighty, adding that his new position as a lead pastor is a big responsibility.

He said that his focus for now is on how to take the ministry further saying; “Na God called me as I am. This new position is a big responsibility. So all of my focus is here”.

Speaking on claims that he is new into the ministry, Odukoya said that on the contrary, he was ordained as a minister in 2009 and became a pastor in 2012, stressing that he has been into ministry for over 10years now.

In his words; “I was ordained as a minister in 2009 and became a pastor in the church in 2012. I was the lead pastor of the youth church until 2020 or 2021”.

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