Dr. Daniel Kolawole Olukoya is the General Overseer of Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries, Worldwide.
He was born on the 15th of July, 1957 in Akure, Ondo State Nigeria in south western Nigeria but hails from Ekiti State also in south western part of Nigeria.
Dr. OLukoya had his primary and secondary education in Ondo State where he had his primary and secondary school certificates respectively. He later went to the University of Lagos, Nigeria from 1976 to 1980 and came out with a first class honours in Micro-biology and a PhD in Molecular Genetics from the University of Reading, United Kingdom. As a researcher, he has over seventy scientific publications to his credit.
His ministry, Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries is a do it yourself ministry which preaches holiness where your hands are trained to wage war and your fingers to do the battles. The ministry is known for its violent prayers and deliverance of mankind from the torments of the wicked powers.
The Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries has its Headquarters in Yaba, Lagos Nigeria and is rated the largest single Christian congregation in Africa with attendance of over 120,000 single meetings.
One unique feature about this church is its way of prayer which is violent and its aggressiveness. Interestingly, what people initially criticized about MFM aggressive tradition of prayer has received wide acceptance in virtually all the Pentecostal churches not only in Nigeria but beyond.
The ministry which came into existence over two decades ago, is one of the largest churches in the world with branches in over 100 countries across the globe including US, Uk, Canada Europe countries and Asia continent and more than 10,000 branches of Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries in Nigeria.
The church has a Prayer City where over 150,000 worshippers from Nigeria and neighbouring countries meet on a monthly programme called “Powers Must Change Hands”. It is this Assembly where he, Dr. Olukoya ministers himself.
The ministry has a University – Mountain Top University established some years ago and is currently doing very well with reasonable tuition fees and an appreciable population strength.
Dr. Olukoya’s wise vision, led to the building of a 50,000 capacity Deliverance stadium at the Prayer City and when completed, deliverance programmes and other world church events can be hosted.
In addition, the ministry has MFM TV, one of the largest African’s largest Christian TV networks where the General Overseer reaches out to many Christian faithful across the globe through his sound teachings. His mission is to build a church to cover every nook and cranny of this country and the world at large.
Dr. Daniel Olukoya is a humble and talented man of God, who does not believe in cheap publicity or showing himself in the public.
He has written over 300 books which have turned the lives of many around positively to the Glory of God. He has received several prestigious awards including the University of Lagos prestigious Awards.
Anointed by God, Dr. Olukoya is a prophet, evangelist, teacher and a preacher of the word. His life and that of his wife, Shade and their son Elijah Toluwani are living proofs that all power belongs to God.
He is also one of the richest Pastors in Nigeria and Africa with an estimated net worth of over $600 million dollars.