Mathematics Professor Becomes Mega-Church Pastor

From a University professor to the Pastor of the largest church in Africa, Dr. William Kumuyi’s life has taken a change of direction – definitely for the better.

Lagos, Nigeria, November 07, 2007 --( The quiet and unassuming man could be mistaken for a University Professor of Mathematics. That is because that is what his previous occupations was. His story begins in 1973, while lecturing at the University of Lagos in Nigeria. It is then that William Kumuyi started a very small Bible Study with 15 of the students studying there. Today, Dr. William Kumuyi is the Pastor of the largest church in Africa with an attendance of over 120,000 and a Sunday School of over 40,000 young people. He is also the General Overseer of the Deeper Life Churches around the world with members numbering over 1 million.

Harvest Fields Commissioning International and OLI Productions have just released the 19th title in their series “Principles of Leadership” featuring William Kumuyi and his unique ministry. In the 30 minute film Dr. Kumuyi shares some of his practical principles for church growth and the key to his low-key ministry that covers so much of the world. He also write monthly articles on the topic “Nuggets in a Nutshell” in the popular New African Magazine. His humble beginnings stretch back to his early boyhood when his father would awaken his family to pray and read the Bible at 5:30 in the morning. Many point to this as one of the forerunners of his disciplined and unassuming leadership style. Whatever the reason William Kumuyi is a man impacting a nation and a continent with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

The “Principles of Leadership” series of DVD films feature the New York Times best-selling author Joyce Meyers, international evangelist and author Dr. Luis Palau, The “Vicar of Baghdad” Canon Andrew White, from Cyprus Canon and evangelist J. John, Operation Mobilisation founder George Verwer, Youth with a Mission’s founder Loren Cunningham, Baroness Caroline Cox of Christian Solidarity Worldwide, the popular ALPHA program’s Nicky Gumbel, now vicar of Holy Trinity, Brompton, London and an extensive list of other notable personalities. They are currently being broadcast on The Australian Christian Channel, the Alfa and Omega Network (Romania and worldwide), Premier TV (U.K.), Shine TV (New Zealand), U Channel (Indonesia) and the Family 7 Network (Holland).

Harvest Fields Commissioning International is a U.K. Registered Charity with the purpose of assisting in raising up and encouraging churches and leaders in 39 countries and on all 5 continents for work in churches, charities and other humanitarian assistance groups. Its websites are at: and

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