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Pastor Kumuyi’s Son John Kumuyi Marries His Heartthrob

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John Kumuyi, the second son of Pastor William Kumuyi, took his heartthrob to the altar. The joyful ceremony was held on Saturday, 15 June at the Deeper Life Bible Church, after the traditional wedding.
John Kumuyi married Miss Love Odih, who is said to be the daughter of the National Overseer of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry in Jamaica and former State Overseer of the church in Cross River State, Nigeria.
Pastor Kumuyi, who wore an ash suit, attended the engagement and church wedding with his wife Esther, who wore traditional attire. The bridegroom wore a grey suit, while the bride was decked in flowing white gown with a veil to match.
John sauntered out of the church with his now-wife after the cleric had taken them through marital vows. A huge cake was cut during the wedding by the new couple.
Earlier during the traditional wedding, the bride wore native while the groom was simply decked in English wear.

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Chi June 19, 2013 - 4:05 pm

I go to deeper life in London and they would never let a bride dress like this on her wedding day ( I don’t see anything wrong in it ) . I think it’s funny how things turn out

sam June 19, 2013 - 9:23 pm

u dey joness…………………..
ur london na lagos ………..barigaaa
cos londoners sabi wella………..

Omata June 21, 2013 - 6:14 am

When others wed this way it is worldliness. When John Kumuyi wed this way it is breakthrough and we memvers of Deeperlife need to thank God for this development because no sin is committed.

Offong Umoh Ooffong July 1, 2013 - 2:27 pm

The standard is still there. For your information, the couple has been placed on discipline by the church after the wedding. They have even apologized

chinazor July 2, 2013 - 6:43 pm

Guy dats medicine after death.

Unmerited favor July 3, 2013 - 8:36 am

Foolish thinking. U can suspend me after my dream wedding who cares. Read ur bible well. I am disappointed.

funmi June 19, 2013 - 5:46 pm

See life o! And deeper life members will dress like sick people on their wedding day. Look at the bride beautifully dress I hope other deeper life members will learn from this and change their mode of dressing.

slimblack June 29, 2013 - 4:14 pm

Funmi u the one who dresses like sick pple, if you dont know how to tok you keep your mouth mute and not say rubbish okay

electra July 9, 2013 - 2:21 pm

so u as a deeper lifer culd talk like dis and yet u condemn a dress which is more sinful ur tongue or the dress. may God have mercy

NANCY August 22, 2013 - 10:36 am

slimblack if that is your name is high time we live openly bcos most Deeeper life members live a pretension life which is a sin before God, heaven is real and hell is real you cant be living a pretention life and think you will go to hevaen. they should live John alone, this shows that they are moving with the trend of life, this people dont watch tele before but now they have projectors which enable them all to watch their founder preaching during easter and christmas retreat world wide.

kandygold June 19, 2013 - 6:05 pm

not only in London, even here in naija deeper life members dont wear d white gown and its always so absurd. I want to believe their oga @ d top have set d pace for them to follow

Venus June 19, 2013 - 6:43 pm

You know I had to go back several times to look at her wedding dress .Its pretty enough for sure and looks well on her, But I was more impressed with the mother who wore the cute fairy colored hair. It is something magical looking about her, and I bet she was the cutest and most vivacious person there to enjoy being around.

Dee June 19, 2013 - 8:29 pm

Please a Deeper Life church member should help me understand- I have seen a couple of friend’s wedding and their wedding gowns are always very plain and no make-up. I thot this was a church requirement. But from this wedding, it seems like its a personal choice cos this bride is wearing a very trendy dress and has make-up on. Is it a personal choice how u dress on your wedding day at the DL church or is there some partiality evident here?

chi June 20, 2013 - 6:31 pm

no it isn’t personal choice, they tell you what you can wear. someone i knew had to make changes to her wedding dress , they are not allowed to have a bridal train or to even wear a veil . I think its because it’s there own relative they allowed it. its funny how things change when the table turns .

Godswill June 21, 2013 - 1:15 am

Trust me it is not because it istheir own relative. Here in the US we have it all. Wedding gowns, veils, brida party. The only issue they have is if you are naked and exposing yourself. Other than that…. Anyways read comment.

You guys are saying all sorts about her dressing. Guess what? It is the 21st century. ( 2.) The only thing Kumuyi emphasizes in his teachings is holiness and when it comes to women dressing, modesty. However the long standing problem of DEEPERLIFE is that they have turned Kumuyi to a God. And just like people allover the world have misinterpreted the bible they have taking his preaching and created a formular so that they can be seen as holy. Kumuyi has never been there to tell a woman what to wear on her wedding day. It is his followers… All those so called prayerless leaders that have taken what he says and conducted their own vision of a holy bride. Hence the slave looks on wedding day. (3.) I don’t know about anywhere else but here in the US our women have had a say in what they wear and there have been many many weddings here where women have worn lavish gowns. Even daughters of pastors. I know because i am one. Not only that We have bridal trains and all that good stuff. (4.) As you guys may know the Kumuyi boys have been based here in the US for almost 7 yrs now and I know them personally. Trust me when I say these guys are not your typical deeperlifers. They strongly support their father but they are not brainwashed and still have a mind on their own to make their own decisions. Very enlightened and educated guys. You don’t expect them o act like those local deeperlife pastors or people in Nigeria. So you guys just let it be. As a personal friend to John and Jerry, I expected this and even more to happen. Really not a shocked at all. Even also as family friends to the brides family this is not a shock. Guys this is the future of the new deeperlife. Sorry to you all that are shocked and surprised…and sorry if you looked like a slave on your own wedding day. Ultimately it was your own decision, but since you decide to worship man and not God you are probably conflicted right now.

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Arimoro Adekunle June 21, 2013 - 6:47 am

God bless u for dis explanatn

omata June 21, 2013 - 6:56 am

Well stated. Lots of these deeperlife leaders and pastors are the most unenlightened persons I have ever met and they are thoroughtly uneducated and un-learned in the things of the scripture. They want to be worshiped and they are scripturally bankrupt and prayerless. They love leadership and will state holiness as a mantra without understanding the concept as it is taught by pastor Kumuyi. The future of Deeperlife in inthe us is left with the next generation because the current corp of leaders is corrupt, decaying and ailing and staunted without any growth strategy

Leke Ojeyemi June 24, 2013 - 12:39 pm

I take exception to ur insulting DL leaders. How do u mean that they are corrupt, decaying or ailing? Look, Pst Kumuyi is to preach. He does not convert souls. That’s d work of the Holy Spirit. He does not force anything on anyone including his children. Even God does not force anything on anyone. However everyone will give account of his/her obedience or disobedience to God. It’s individual choice for heaven or hell, worldliness or righteousness. God gives pple long rope to pull, to repent from sin. If ur Pastor indulges u, dts ur business. God does not change His standard. Thank God for Pst Kumuyi and other ministers of God who are lifters of banner of righteousness, purity and holiness in our generation. May God continue to bless them. What is highly exalted among men is abomination before. Kumuyi as a father had done well to attend his son’s wedding. It does not matter whether they follow his path. They have attained the age of accountability and answerable to God. Devil cannot use his children standard to change what DL stands for.

Godswill June 24, 2013 - 8:39 pm

@ OMATA YOU ARE 100% RIGHT!! GOD I WISH I KNEW WHO YOU WERE YOU SAID IT ALL! YOU SAID IT ALL! And we must pray to push these people out.

A lot of the members are blind.

Mark my words people: There is about to be a huge shaking in DLBC. Because frankly speaking GOD WILL NOT SHARE HIS GLORY WITH ANY MAN!


You Power hungry pastors that are destroying the church and have lost sight of why God placed you were you are….Go seek the face of God and let God give you your own anointing and stop depending on Kumuyi’s anointing.

And when that happens RETURNn the Glory to GOD!

If you don’t your time is running out!!!

I am really happy about your post because I now know that there is a remnant! Praise God.

MASHA, Hassan July 3, 2013 - 6:32 pm

It is a pity that you ‘learned’ and ‘civilized’ personally would call someone such derogatory and insulted names for wedding ceremony. It shows how shallow you are on the scriptures. Christ says that so broad is the way that leads to hell, but narrow is the way to the eternal home. You can carry all the ‘carriables’ you want to carry, but remember if you want to enter the kingdom of God, you must offload all to enter in to the kingdom. The scriptures says that every idle words that men shall speak, they will give account thereof in the day of judgment. You have insulted men called of God. It is terrible

adebowlae ibukun June 21, 2013 - 9:12 am

Thks for ur understanding………..

Aby June 21, 2013 - 2:11 pm

Pls if dnt anytin to say u beta shut up. U dnt knw how it happened. D bible is d standard. Stop critizing d man of God and think abt ur life. All dese are vanity upon. Wot after u get married and lose ur soul? If d world shld end today where will u be? Even without d bible we all av conscience. Remember , d love of many shall wax cold. Bt dnt let ur love 4 God wax cold. I dnt even think dipa lifers av praticed holiness enof. So jux pray 4 d grace of God neva to compromise. D way to heaven is very narrow. Be careful and stop saying trash

Godswill June 24, 2013 - 8:18 pm

MAdam no need to say shut up. Common we are having a discussion here. Everyone has the right to speak let us not get rowdy and start ori shi ri shi. lol

Christians: We can quote bible sha.
So the love of John and his wife have waxed cold because YOU (and I use YOU in CAPS) because YOU do not like what YOU see….

ARE YOU GOD? Please oh if you are God forgive us of our sins…

With all the ANGER you carry vomit your comment if you die today where will you be? Please examine yourself because E be like say they love of God no dey your side neither is restraint.

Jesus does not react madam. Lets strive to be like JESUS!

Everyone has something valid to say. I don’t think anyone’s words is trash. God bless you all.

(Judge not for when you judged you heap judgments upon your own head)



Rita omokhua June 30, 2013 - 8:56 am

How can u say. Shut up!NB,l know how u pple. Preach against women dat make up the Preachers publicly call dem jezebel!dressing as worldliness!l. Was a member before then my child celebrated her bithjday @ school bc l b ought a cake for her one of ur member dwho was a teacher rreported to d district Pastor &he preached against birthday celebration as worldliness but l told him dat my parents cele brated my bithday so l can’t stop it bc of DeePer life Doctrine &l d Standard laid down by d leaders to emulate was no worker must make up,Perm hair,wear earrings,wear any shoes/wristwatches wit silver on it if u do it u will be called a backslider in heart &not Sanctified!doncover p now if ur leaders conducted their children wedding using all what dey condemned others to use it is Purely Hypocrites its nt about Nigerians Deeper life being locals!now d truth is clear dat as members u must nt follow blindly any leadership Doctrine dat is nt written in d Bible!l

Katie June 21, 2013 - 2:52 pm

Thank you, her dress is lovely and modest, It should all be a matter of personal conviction, We all are striving with the help of the holy spirit to understand God’s word for us and men like Pastor Kumuyi are guiding us in doing so.
In as much as we probably want christian leaders to spell it out for us in black and white “he said this or he said that” we should ask God for the will to search His word for ourselves with wisdom and understanding thereby developing a closer relationship with Him and letting Him lead us personally, people will always talk about others especially those in authority over them like its a paying job especially in churches today but it won’t matter only if we don’t let it.
So many so called christians today are bitter because they do not have that understanding from the holy spirit and so become recluses all in the name of serving God, I am not a deeper lifer but I appreciate Pastor Kumuyi and God’s hand upon his life.

Prof Tim June 21, 2013 - 9:06 pm

This wedding took place about 72 hours ago….precisely on 19th June 2013 or there about…This is best the Deeper Life Bible Church wedding picture i have seen in my lifetime…what is the reason behind the shift from the then to the now? Is it because the groom is Pastor’s kumuyi’s child….and the bride a daughter of National Overseer of Deeper life Church Jamaica The Wedding Album shows that one can dress decent and remain sinless and holy…at least d bride is looking good…Other bride I have attended their wedding are usually mournful in their gown and I have never seen any deeper life bride wearing wedding gown…This is purely 21st Century…For the First time a deeper life bride deck herself with wedding gown to match her groom’s trendy suit…The inequality is thus resolved…Thank God one can still dress trendy and have his conscience unstained…E.Q D

ota June 22, 2013 - 9:05 am

wow i luv dis.

krah albert June 22, 2013 - 9:10 pm

have pls taken time to read over what u hv written? so surprise u r defending what i have seen. what signal is it sending out to us common floor members in the church. this not the dclm i know.

Akua June 29, 2013 - 10:02 am

The DCLM you know will change as the people and pastors become enlighten (not meant to be an insult). The problem is that a pastor and the marriage committee are in control of weddings and so if you want to hold your wedding in their church, then you have to conform to their standard. That does not mean the their standard is what is acceptable to God. The Bible said be modest and decent. Modest means not over the top and must be appropriate for the occasion. Decent means not revealing or tempting.

tobi June 23, 2013 - 9:15 am

Lady, Ɏόύ αЯе wrong… Come on.. US or no US. So Ɏόύ αЯе saying that because some sisters αЯе ȠȱΤ based in the states, they αЯе ȠȱΤ entitled ťŎ looking good? D’Ɏόύ even know that in naija, Ɏόύ αЯе ȠȱΤ allowed ťŎ dress ow Ɏόύ wanna? Ɏόύ won’t dare ťŎ bring a limo or a train. So Ɏόύ know them, so what? Does that make their actions right? Cos if that’s what Ɏόύ think, then Ɏόύ could ȠȱΤ be more wrong my lady. In Nigeria, Ɏόύ αЯе told what ťŎ wear, how ťŎ conduct your wedding αИǷ all sorts. I’m a deeper life member so I know. Anyway… I don’t like the sound ȫϜ this. What’s ȠȱΤ right ïś ȠȱΤ right. Ɏόύ now saying that those who looked bad did it out ȫϜ their own choice? Would Ɏόύ look bad out ȫϜ your own choice? Ask yourself. If those sisters could have looked better, wouldn’t they have?? Its wrong 4 our sisters ťŎ be coerced ťŎ conform while the powers run free. That’s my take on this. ΑИǷ please don’t talk abt the whole US thing, because we all listen ťŎ the same leader so why should the standards be different?? Or Ɏόύ over there have another G.S???

Akua June 29, 2013 - 10:11 am

Has the GS ever suspended and body for not wearing a type of wearing gown? NO. I was born in the church some 30 years ago and still a member. I know that it is the local pastors who have some problem and force it down on everybody. I’ve not had it easy with my previous pastors but, I’m interested in what God says is right not what my pastor thinks the Bible is saying. They read the Bible and ask you to also open it, if they’re not interpreting it well, you should be able to know. The Spirit of God also directs His children so if you get your guidance only from your pastors and not also from God then you are doomed. Some of us are in the church, but do not share such standards. the standard for dressing is be decent and modest period. The meaning of decent and modest is what is causing all the pains to innocent holy children of God. I did not what to have any problem with any pastor or MC member so I wedded out of the church but my current pastor attended and blessed my marriage.

Nancy July 2, 2013 - 3:52 pm

@ Tobi, thumbs up for that. I luv u dude!

ola June 24, 2013 - 5:24 pm

I agree with you totally. If you decide to allow someone to turn you into a monkey on your wedding day, please who is to be blame? you or the person.

David Lagos Nigeria June 25, 2013 - 11:01 pm

I was SHOCKED when i saw the pictures.
Painted lips? Jerry curls? transparent gown?
And more importatntly, Pastor Kumuyi approves of it.
Pastor Kumuyi preaches in Lagos, and he lives in Lagos.
He is the one preached and laid down the STANDARDS
of wedding for his church.
Many people have been sanctioned and punished
in Deeper Life Nigeria for JUST USING VIDEO to record their
wedding ceremony.
Somehow…it shows end time.
Never in any man of God.
They have their own trials too.
Christ was tried.
Abraham was tried.
Peter was tried.
Paul was tried.
Every man will bear his own cross.
This wedding and many other things are just a sign from GOD
Sometimes, they amend their teaching and practices with time.
DEEPER LIFE churches are now watching television in their halls.
Television are NO MORE Devils box.
I sighed.
I thank God too.

Esuma June 26, 2013 - 6:41 am

Godwill has said it all. I think its high time we stop wirshiping man, and turn over to God. We all know that we give birth to children and nit their hearts. Some African leaders in Deeper Life are the ones who are setting these entire standared on wedding dresses. Trust me, I know of ladies who did not smile on their wedding days cuz of these “standared” kind of thing. Sisters will keep changing wedding gowns right at the eves of their wedding becouse some stagnant members don’t want to reason.
If you look at it critically, you will realised that the men don’t have any problem whatsoever, it affects only the brides…
Its high time we grow as a church. I would nit want to see me future brides dress n look ike an “Old Cago” on our weddind day.
Most people have fkeed out if the church cuz of thus aspect of marriage. I think its high time we move forward and fully supporting our Darline Pastor Kumuyi in his efforts…

Esuma (Dadyli)

Akua June 29, 2013 - 10:14 am

My dear if you worship your pastor instead of God then you are doomed. Pastor Kumuyi never set that standard for weddings.

Franshel July 2, 2013 - 7:52 pm

4 God’s sake, it does nt mata weda u luk gud on ur wedding day or nt. D way u luk on ur wedding day does nt determine ur happiness in d marriage. I use 2 wonda y sme1 wuld reject a partner he/she knws wuld b happy nd comfortable wit just bcos d person is a deeper lyf memba nd bcoz he or she wuld nt b allowed 2 wear a nyc wedding gown, make up, cut cake nd d rest of d stuff. By d way, hu say u luk beta on flashy tings? My dear frenz, its d glory nd honor of God dat givs beauty on d weding day nd nt wot u put on. If u r nt luking gud, it means God didnt honor ur day nd dat shuld b wot shuld pain u . I am nt a deeper lyf memba bt am disappointed on u membas dat r complaining abt d way of ur dressing bcoz u dnt knw hw 1daful u luk on dose dresses u wear. U dnt knw hw many persons dat r luking 4 d opportunity to cover their nakedness lyk u do. U wnt knw wot u hav until u lost it.

isaiah June 27, 2013 - 9:37 am

The thing is am not worried or disturbed abt john’s wife dressing of johns. Am just concerned abt those that has been suspended and punished for putting up a good wedding just as this. I know of a coordinator whose son got married and d wedding was don in d wife’s church. Of cus u expect a differnt one from the conventional ones, funny enuf, after the wedding, d observers filed a report and laid it to d headquarters in which the Man was relieved as a cordinator and was suspended, according to them, “inability to teach and control your child”. We really need to stop. Let’s embrace everyone. “Holiness” is the key word. And not “pretence”.
It is well.
Bro isaiah,

John Akibu June 29, 2013 - 8:59 pm

Thnx… wish this could be relayed to e very one….. our campuses are all together something else on the is issue…

Kamsy July 2, 2013 - 3:54 pm

I am so interested in ur comment, Pst Kumuyi never preach to any body on d type of dress they should wear but it is just after d philosophy of their heart n not d world of God been preached by the man of God

Dr Sylvester Aigbe July 5, 2013 - 10:30 pm

Bro Godswill, I quiet appreciates your sincerity and frankness. I am currently a minister in RCCG, Nigeria and was a Deeper life member in the past (and still a Deeper lifer at heart; following Pastor Kumuyi’s teachings closely through DVDs). I use what I learn from GS to teach in my current station. I have always (and still) admired GS, John and Jerry. I saw John and Jerry last in IBTC or Ibadan when they performed with the Youth choir; both on keyboards (or organs), around 1996-1999. I have longed to see or read of them this while; though not in this fashion. Despite the wedding, my love and admiration for the KUMUYI’s family remain intact for eternity. You are right when you state that some members treat GS as God (though I am not one), so what do will do about them; I think we should show our love to these members and not carelessly constitutes a stumbling block to them. These is Christian maturity, self denial and sensitivity/consideration for others; this is what John and Love have done in their apology. If meat will make my brother to stumble, I could as well do without the meat. To an extent, I understand John’s condition; haven been a young bridegroom myself in the past. On my wedding day, I suddenly saw flashy make ups on my bride, ‘what’ I never saw before. What was I supposed to do in the instance, call off the wedding or continue in faith and in the love of GOD for her?; like John I chose the latter. I tell you John may not have ever seen make up on Love before that D day, carnal relations and friends may have convinced Love to do those make ups at the last ‘minute’. John must have been bewailed and shocked (like me), but it was too late to pull out, all he could do was to show the love of Christ to her and continue in faith; which I also did. I need no Prophet to tell me that GS was also shocked and bewailed but only remained for the event for the sake of the love of Christ which we must still show even to ‘sinners’ and backsliders (for them to be saved or restored). We all go through our most tempting challenging moments in life, like David, Moses and Peter; we only pray that we survive the moment in one piece. It is part of the lessons unto Christian maturity. Now concerning your comments on some Deeper life members in Nigeria looking like slaves on their wedding day and some pastors being local; I do not quiet agree with you. If you limit your remark that their outlook to be a matter of choice, I will be okay with that. I personally do not like flashy make ups, but I like somebody looking fine to the Glory of God; as long as they don’t seduce people to sin. If you are not biased, you will agree with me that many members of Deeper life in Nigeria look fine and glorious to the Glory of GOD. Let us agree that the look we carry is as a result of our individual choice, which changes as we mature more spiritually. Love made a mistake, but what do we do, do we condemn her to hell; if we do this then we ourselves stand the risk of being condemn by JESUS too. What I believe JESUS will do is this instance will be to shower more love on John and Love in other to restore them back to HIMSELF (IN LOVE and not in envy, hatred or anger). The devil’s strategy is to disqualify great ministers and their children; me we not help the devil to achieve his goal in JESUS name, Amen.

passingby July 7, 2013 - 9:54 pm

Oh please. have you seen other pictures of love? she uses makeup and does her hair too. Thats the way she was before the wedding, so john knows she wears makeup. The wedding day wasnt the first time he saw her like that. who no like better thing?

abby July 14, 2013 - 8:47 pm

God bless you Godswill !! I live in the US and I am proud to say I have been a member of DLBC for the past twelve years and have attended at least five weddings. I raised my children in the church and I thank God the way they are turning out. And I am looking forward to a day when they will start getting married one by one in the church. The brides here in the US wear nice wedding gown. My pastor’s wife wore a very nice wedding gown on their wedding day. All these noise about Love/John’s wedding sounds strange to me. The church sent delegate from Lagos to Jamaica to participate and rejoice with the couple, instead the delegates became spectators and carrier of evil news!! This is just bad enough. I don’t see anything wrong in the way Love dressed. She covered herself and she looked just beautiful. I just want to says the leadership in Lagos should reconsider their man made rules and be flexible. They are behaving like pharisees holding on to unimportant things. Please let them leave this young couple alone, they have not committed any offence.
God bless!!

Jonas July 10, 2016 - 6:34 am

Abby, thanks for sincerely exposing ur ignorance in the bible, despite the fact that you ve been in DLBC for twelve yes, you cannot see worldly appearance on Love? What is the biblical definition of your word “decency” or “modesty”? Are you aware that decency does not only conote covering of the body? Pls clear your mind from from the ” satanic freedom ” of lifestyle you have in the US and come back to the Bible if truly heaven is your goal. Isaiah 3:16-24, categorically states what constitute being immodest, when God listed all that daughters of Zion put on for what worldly minds like yours will describe as beauty. And Love had fallen short of that godly standard, and for anybody who claim to be a member of DLBC and defend such canality, he/she is against the biblical standard of God and against His servant, the GS who bcos of the wrongness in Love appearance, placed her & John on discipline. And thank God the couple realized the canal way they all headed to and accepted the discipline, thereby restored back to the fold, so why defending sin that has been acknowledged and repented of, if truly you are a believer in DLBC? All those commending pastor Kumuyi, yet defending this act of canality from Love/John are being hypocrites. You cannot love the Man of God and still love what he hated and even disciplined, so check the kind of love you profess to have for God, the Bible , the Church (DLBC) and Kumuyi.

NANCY August 22, 2013 - 10:52 am

My borther u have spoken well, even Kumuyi was once asked about watching television and he declined ever asking his members not to watch the tele. All he said is that they should try and avoid the currpt things that may be seen tro the tele. some of the members hid thier television in their bedroom from the eyes of the public and that is pretencious life.

Jonas July 10, 2016 - 2:40 am

The devil talking thru you. If your so called friend, John Kumuyi decided to go astray, never you involve his brother, Jerry bcos his testimony is clear as abiding son in the kingdom. John, with influence of sons of Beliel like you would always be derailed from the path of righteousness. Even if truly you are John Kumyi’s friend, for the fact that he realized his waywardness, accepted the discipline the church placed him on, shows that, he had leftthe company rebels such as you. Now think for yourself before it is too late.

Mathob July 5, 2013 - 9:30 pm

Dear Chi, If you are the Chi that is my friend on FB who resides in London, then I must confess that I am surprised at ur comments in this saga. You seem to have named the church the culprit. Have you considered that one of the papers reported the wedding was done outside Deeper life and even if it was done in the church. I am sure that Pastor himself was not privy to the development. You can see that on his face. He (Pastor) wedded in London. If any table were to turn, I think it should have been his. Was his wedding anything near this? Besides, if other people in Deeper Life Jamaica have kept this standard in their wedding why change it now that the National Pastor’s daughter is wedding. May God help us to keep our convictions. If you didnt believe the church teaching on these issues b4 now., it would have been better you stand by what u are conviced. When I was interviewd as a worker and the question came if i had tv in my house, I said no, but asshured my intervier, a respected pastor that I would buy one. That was bcs i never believed that TV on it’s own was sinful. It is the programme. Just like internet etc.So learn to stand by what u are conviced off whether the church is approving the otherwise or not.

Godswill June 21, 2013 - 1:03 am

You guys are saying all sorts about her dressing. Guess what? It is the 21st century. ( 2.) the only thing Kuuyi emphasizes in his teachings is holiness and when it comes to women dressing, modesty. However the long standing problem of DEEPERLIFE is that they have turned Kunuyi to a God. Kunuyi has never been there to tell a woman what to wear on her wedding day. It is his followers… All those leaders that starts interpreting their own. Hence the slave looks on wedding day. (3.) I don’t know about anywhere else but here in the us our women have had a say in what they wear and there have been many many weddings here where women have worn lavish gowns. Even daughters of pastors. Not only that here we have bridal trains and all that good stuff. (4.) as you guys now the Kunuyi boys have been based here in the US for almost 7 yrs now and I know hem personally. Trust me when I say these guys are not your typical deeperlifers. They strongly support their father but they are not brainwashed and still have a mind on their own to make their own decisions. So you guys just let it be. As a personal friend to John and Jerry, I expected this to happen. Really not a shock even also as family friends to the brides family this is not a shock. Guys this is the future of the new deeperlife. Sorry to you all that are shocked and surprised…and sorry if you looked like a slave on your own wedding day. Ultimately it was your own decision, but since you decide to worship man and not God you are probably conflicted.

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cannitas June 21, 2013 - 9:32 am

Tnks. 4 the informatn

Ben June 21, 2013 - 2:33 pm

Very well said Godswill. Most deeperlifers in naija have replaced God with man indeed and have misinterpreted every single word Pastor Kumuyi preaches from the pulpit for their own self righteous fulfillment. They don’t have an opinion of their own and will never spend time “SEARCHing THE SCRIPTURES” for their selves.

All Kumuyi ever preached about is holiness as outlined in the bible without which no man shall see the Lord, not what you wear or how you look, or who accompanies you on your wedding day. Please, lets spare them some peace

For all I care is that the couple look really beautiful and thank you John Kumuyi for having an understanding of your own. and showing your people the way. Happy married life!

famaks June 22, 2013 - 9:36 pm

i am not a slave and this is not the future of deeper life What you say about personal decision is right, However God expects moderation in all things a child of God does, so what you call looking like a slave is your opinion which you are quite entitled to but you can not say i look like a slave on my wedding day which took place some 13 years ago in accordance to principle of moderation. till today i and my spouse felt like queen and king.

If and When it comes to a leaders child whose exposures makes him and her to tolerate some things not encouraged in the bible, that is a matter of personal conviction and all workers in the church are subject to discipline on such cases.

Critically, the lady’s stuff were ok from the picture save for near uncovering of her head and hair-do and the picture is not too detailed on that. also, the car displayed (looks like a limo) is outrageous by average Nigerian living standards. These two things should be critical to a discerning sober and expecting christian.

To those who are genuinely born again, i call on you to hold fast that which you have been given, as the coming of the Lord approaches let us look inward but rest assured that pastor Kumuyi is working for the King of the kingdom, and i am sure he will not hand over the church to men of lesser conviction even if they come from his loins.

I pray also today for our newly wedded couple that God will show them more love and light to be a Sober christian couple. if something is missing today in Christianity it is SOBERNESS. The old time religion is not loud but sober.

TT June 23, 2013 - 11:17 am

I know a lot of deeper lifers who are sober and wicked! Lol. What’s the point of being sober if you are not useful to the people around you?! What’s the point of being sober if you look mournful on the day that God has made? The bilble says it twice in one sentence: “Rejoice, and again I say Rejoice.” Shout out to my God of Grace!! 🙂

Godswill June 24, 2013 - 8:05 pm


Some of you are still dwelling in your day and age COME OUT OF IT my friends so that you might have some impact in this world, this day and this age.


I’m sorry oh I definitely did not call you a slave. Trust me I would not call some of my aunts who married just like you and still have blessed homes slaves. However I now know why I was perplexed at these weddings growing up. If you’ve ever seen old Negro spirituals what our DLBC mothers of old wore on their wedding days looks exactly like what slaves wore back in the day. I’m sorry but it is just fact.

I really appreciate the facts that you all till today felt like a king and a queen and you are supposed to. Everyone should and John and his beautiful wife should too without you all criticizing every little thing and call them un-sober because they have a limo and the sorts.

We are all kings and queens God made us that. You do not expect Obama to go around on Okada so that he can show the world he is a sober person. PLEASE Let me tell you we can do and say things to make ourselves a certain way to make ourselves look and feel righteous but guess what our righteousness are like FILTHY RAGS before God. IT is ONLY AND ONLY by HIS GRACE that we are saved.

Madam we may differ in opinion but let us stop putting on a “HOLY” SHOW. Like I said in my first post (You cannot create a formula for holiness.) That is what has happened to many deeperlifers today. Following formula and not God. X+Y=Z or 1+1=2 ………..(If you do not see it that way then you panic and you say aaaah they don miss road.)


In Nigeria A Limo might be outrageous because the poor are poor and the rich are rich and there is no middle class. It is not the same in the US or Jamaica. (I almost feel like some comments are coming out of Jealousy and envy)

Please tell me what is wrong with the Limo ma? That they can afford it or what? This is our problem as Black people, Africans, Christians, Human beings in general. JUST BE HAPPY FOR THEM.

(If they don’t marry una go talk say the Kumuyi kids never marry, let us pray for them oh…. Now they marry una don find something else to talk about. )

The conclusion of the matter is you can never please everyone. AND AS for me I live my life to please GOD and not man.

And as for the sober part real quick: You obviously do not know the Kumuyi kids do not judge them and call them un-sober because they have a Limo. John Kumuyi is THE MOST “SOBER” as you put it, Humble and soft spoken person I’ve ever met. And I have sat under his teachings in bible studies in New York and trust me he is Just like his father yes the same G.S. that you so idolize. John is his father in everyway. He is sound in the word. And whether you like it or not he is the future of Deeperlife.

Maybe not the Deeper Life that you want or of your time. But THE DEEPERLIFE!

Again I end with:
(Judge not for when you judged you heap judgments upon your own head)


ONLY MANS INTERPRETATIONS DO. What you call holiness is poverty in other peoples eyes. (NA INTERPRETATION)

tobi June 23, 2013 - 9:21 am

@ Godswill;; Ɏόύ αЯе wrong… Come on.. US or no US. So Ɏόύ αЯе saying that because some sisters αЯе ȠȱΤ based in the states, they αЯе ȠȱΤ entitled ťŎ looking good? D’Ɏόύ even know that in naija, Ɏόύ αЯе ȠȱΤ allowed ťŎ dress ow Ɏόύ wanna? Ɏόύ won’t dare ťŎ bring a limo or a train. So Ɏόύ know them, so what? Does that make their actions right? Cos if that’s what Ɏόύ think, then Ɏόύ could ȠȱΤ be more wrong my lady. In Nigeria, Ɏόύ αЯе told what ťŎ wear, how ťŎ conduct your wedding αИǷ all sorts. I’m a deeper life member so I know. Anyway… I don’t like the sound ȫϜ this. What’s ȠȱΤ right ïś ȠȱΤ right. Ɏόύ now saying that those who looked bad did it out ȫϜ their own choice? Would Ɏόύ look bad out ȫϜ your own choice? Ask yourself. If those sisters could have looked better, wouldn’t they have?? Its wrong 4 our sisters ťŎ be coerced ťŎ conform while the powers run free. That’s my take on this. ΑИǷ please don’t talk abt the whole US thing, because we all listen ťŎ the same leader so why should the standards be different?? Or Ɏόύ over there have another G.S???

Godswill June 24, 2013 - 7:30 pm

LOOK TIMES HAVE CHANGED PEOPLE! I’m not the kind of person to comment on these kind of things but you know what I decided to because I know these guys PERSONALLY!!

Some of you are still dwelling in your day and age COME OUT OF IT my friends so that you might have some impact in this world, this day and this age.

I’m gonna address something’s as I have read a lot of responses to my post…so this will be a bit everywhere.

@Tobi Yes we all listen to the same Kumuyi, but times have changed. And whether you want to believe it or not, Geographical location also matters.

I’m pretty sure in Naija a lot of people find it hard to wear hats…they are still tying turban and scarfs…. EXACTLY!! Here in the US not sure of UK you can hardly find a scarf. And Our dear G.S. comes here multiple times a years, sees us, preaches to us and does not condemn us for wearing hats because in Nigeria people only tie scarfs and turban.

This is the exact same shenanigans that happened when Kumuyi remarried and the woman was wearing a hat and was well put together. (You people will always complain. You do not like change but you must change your mindset.)

If you do not know the G.S. who you so Idolize is not one track minded like some of you are.

Anyways @TOBI it seems that what you are saying is their actions are wrong? Well Maam i’m sorry YOU ARE WRONG! If two people being brought together by holy matrimony is wrong oh madam may God help you.

(Judge not for when you judged you heap judgments upon your own head)


ONLY MANS INTERPRETATIONS DO. What you call holy is occult in other peoples eyes.

Offong Umoh Offong July 1, 2013 - 2:45 pm

Point of correction. The church does not still approve of those things, as it has placed the couple on discipline

Ruth June 21, 2013 - 10:02 am

it is not d pastor of the church dat is giving those rules but the people put in charge of d marriage committee that give rules that r not the pastor has talked to them do many times but they dnt change, the pastor cant be in all department of the church. its the people do say and do all dat.

Eno June 24, 2013 - 10:07 am

Yesso Rutth cos I was born in deeperlife. Meanwhile, people in Lagos wear wedding gowns and Pastor approved.

makanjuola June 26, 2013 - 10:16 am

It is not a personal choice has their marriage commitee specify what to wear. I heard a story of a lady whose wedding gown was rejected thrice, its either it is too colourful, not long enough, or too light. What the bible preaches is modesty and when your member is being criticise for something, I belief the leader ought to come out and not keep silent (silent means consent) and it the end of the day you will say it is their choice. On the other hand, I belief it is the new wife of the G.O that breath a fresh breath into the church, every church copies the way the wife of the leader dresses as an uwritten standard, the late wife did not help matter at all. The changes occured because they have virtually lost all their youths to MFM or RCCG. Follow God and not men.

Offong Umoh Ooffong July 1, 2013 - 2:19 pm

The standard is still there. For your information, the couple has been placed on suspension by the church after the wedding. They have even apologized

Offong Umoh Offong July 1, 2013 - 2:50 pm

They did not follow the church’s rule. They have been placed on suspension

amazing July 29, 2013 - 2:55 am

no one is being partial here n all your judgement are based on face value. which is more important; the gown or the heart? lastly, be careful what u say, cos u’ll give account

gift otito June 19, 2013 - 8:36 pm

Na wa oo c make-up .she even wore earrings.Pls deeper life should stop being churchy nd. Face reality.I love dis pictures.

sam June 19, 2013 - 9:25 pm

she no wear earings abeg no add ur ownnnnn………………
na her friends puttt…………..

Peter June 20, 2013 - 5:56 am

She had no ear rings on

joel June 20, 2013 - 8:47 am

Where did you see earring in these pictures?

OPEJIMI June 20, 2013 - 11:08 am

Abaaah…where u see earring? please be careful of what you say ooooooooo.

omolaraeni June 19, 2013 - 8:45 pm

hummmmmm na wa ooooooooooooooooooooo

PIRO June 19, 2013 - 8:52 pm

Things are changing these days.

james June 19, 2013 - 9:09 pm

all of u open ur eyes wel and stop saying wat u did not see.where is d earing on her ear,wat color did she paint her face.i think u need glasses.go and see ur doctors and stop dis criticism of a tin

Arimoro Adekunle June 20, 2013 - 9:13 am

Is u that need eye glasses, she didnt wear ear ring, yes i know bt the make up, dont u see eye shadow, even the dress she put on on the traditional weeding day was the same with colour of the lip stick she put. so shine u eyes well.

Ella June 20, 2013 - 10:11 am

Oh! See her lipstick and eye pencil guy! Noone is condemning her its just so surprising seeing such!

funz June 20, 2013 - 10:33 am

tho she has no earrings on but she has colours on. look well and u will see she painted her lids and lips.

Yemi June 21, 2013 - 9:32 am

am a makeup artist,she has makeup on..look at her brows,its bin sculpted with brow pencil and foundation or concealer, she has nude lips goin on dere,its a subtle makeup and she def has foundation on…

Fadumiye June 19, 2013 - 9:24 pm

Na wa oooooo… i cant believe whar am seen here,see make up and the gown. I think deeper life should wake up from their slumber.

est June 19, 2013 - 10:33 pm

The bride looks so cute and charming but am so pained why their members wears cut and sow even for their weddings I guess they just started the use of wedding rings now b4 it use to b just the bible dats all…it is well sha…Na baba God know who serve am pass.

Faith June 19, 2013 - 10:58 pm

It may be disappointing bt well, the bible is complete, it says ‘looking unto Jesus…..’ nt any man. As many as have disappointed & U feel this is below d church’s standard, I tell U Jesus Christ is the author of our salvation not d pastor.

Arimoro Adekunle June 20, 2013 - 9:16 am

U av said it all, Bible is our standard , we should follow it nt human being or pastor. May God help us

Exdeeperlife Kid June 20, 2013 - 3:04 pm

Questions for every “disappointed” person

1. Has anyone stopped to ask if John attends his fathers church?
2. If John is an adult, can John choose his place of worship and his rights to worship?
3. Must Love attend the church her parents attend?
4. Did the wedding ceremony HOLD In a deeper life Church?
5. Why use the headline “DEEPER LIFE PASTORS SON WEDS” except you intend to stir up some controversy….why not JOHN KUMUYI WEDS LOVETH ODI!


Rachel June 20, 2013 - 8:06 pm

My broda say again oo, people are just comenting without reasoning and drawing unnecessary conclusion.

Betsy June 20, 2013 - 9:11 pm

That is not the point, the point is how many couples have been made to dress worse than a funeral on their wedding day, made to go on molue, instead of a car, of course, they are all Deeper, girl and parents, her parents would have been discplined out of the church and excommunicated. When a child ‘sins’ in the church, the parents get disciplined. Many have been prevented from having a wedding of their dreams – gown, veil, bouquet, wedding cake … you name it. The issue is control and not using the same measure for all Deepers all over the world, Nigerian Deeper will not be allowed to have such a beautiful wedding.

Arimoro Adekunle June 21, 2013 - 6:41 am

Pls go back and read the it very well. it was conducted in dL bible church

Anynomus June 21, 2013 - 4:59 pm

Actually the wedding WAS NOT held in a deeper life church but a separate location, which is at the fault of whoever wrote this article. And instead of people to congratulate the couple and wish them a happy married life, you wish to focus on a dress, cake, and make up. Nevertheless i pray that Love and John have a blissful married life, and continually grow in God’s grace and wisdom.

Dayo June 20, 2013 - 11:44 am

Thank you so much, Faith, for this your simple but profound and wonderful perspective. God bless you

oke glory olajumoke June 19, 2013 - 11:02 pm


bibi June 20, 2013 - 1:16 am

lmao is all i can do…..

toyin June 20, 2013 - 2:06 am

I go to the deeper life here in America and even know John kumuyi .I think the idea of dressing is different from Nigeria.HEre you can whatever as far it is modest enough and can glorify God they don’t care about the veil,length of dress or something.I think this is just am example to all extremist in Nigeria that you can definitely be modest and look beautiful.thanks

Peter June 20, 2013 - 5:51 am

This is a clear modesty in Christianity….. Everything she did was done in moderation and yet she looked stunning! Wow

M June 20, 2013 - 6:51 am

Hmmmmmmnnn!!! All is well

Victoria June 20, 2013 - 7:44 am

R u kidding me?? Is dt rili pastor kumuyi’s son? So dey allowd d bride to wear a wedding gown nd even cut cake. Dis is rili surprising nd quite hard to blv. Does dis mean d era of cut nd sew plitted wedding gown is ova??

modupe June 20, 2013 - 8:38 am

congratulation, ur home shall be heaven on earth IJN

Mic June 20, 2013 - 9:48 am

Gift & Fadi…whatever, where did u see earrings and make-ups? or are u suffering from hypermetropia? Eveen with everybody seeing it, u’er still looking for how to add ur own becos they’ve mentiond deeper life.Pls go over d pixs again and this time with ur convex on, and stop saying what ur eyes did not see.

MyName June 21, 2013 - 8:56 am

There is make-up and lipstick.

AMAECHI JULLY June 20, 2013 - 10:28 am

Na wao ! wonders shall never end. so you people know fashion like this. the brides was gorgeous in her dressing. congratulations. pls other members should learn from what they have seen.

princessabby June 20, 2013 - 10:59 am

i can’t help but laugh,and smile at ya’al comment,i think its the members of the church that are taking things to the extreme,according to the bible,we all should obey the Doctrine of our church,but to my understanding they simply dont understand there Doctrine,i remember when they started the Television or no TV stuff,most of them bcos of lack of understanding went to destroy there TV,whereas their G.O was only letting them know that most things pple are doing are mostly copied from the screen,n d next tin was to n destroy their TV,will you bcos u want to go away from fornication go and cut your penn** as a guy,also,wen their mummy GO died they did not expect their GO to marry that early,i think the man as shown them enough that it is not ABOUT HIM,BUT ABOUT THE God himself,so DEEPER LIFERS,learn to get directions and instruction from God n not relyn on a all about God.

MyName June 21, 2013 - 9:01 am

If your TV will cos you to sin, throw it away. Your penn***s example amounts to taking your life.

Akua June 29, 2013 - 10:17 am

You’ve said it all

tonyblaze June 20, 2013 - 11:02 am

Menh!…I see make-up

Dayo June 20, 2013 - 11:47 am

Give me the OLD TIME religion…it is good enough for ME!

N D July 1, 2013 - 10:37 pm

My Brother i need the old time Religion cos it’s good enough for me.
what people need is conviction in whatever belief…..

jix June 20, 2013 - 11:51 am

This is an example to the members and the world of wat the pastor has being preaching. He never said don’t wear gawns he only said don’t dress revealing ur body he never said don’t dress gorgeous or dnt use exotic cars he said dnt do it too much as the pipo dat knw not christ. The coordinators and local pastors turn everytin around and make good life look like a big sin. Pls my pipo learn the bible says my pipo die from ignorance and knowledge.

bola June 20, 2013 - 12:12 pm

Mic I think you are taking this things too personal she is not wearing. Earning I agree, but look at make up all over her face nahh, she even put blush on in the wight dress. She looks pretty anyway

Ade June 20, 2013 - 12:14 pm

I´m sure most people here are new to the doctrine of Deeper life, in the 80s and early 90s, you would not even imagined to look so trendy like new Mrs Kumuyi, it was a sin to perm hair then and noone would dare to show hair like she did. Above all, that face is to tidy for deeper life member in our time.

Well, I am only happy to see Pastor Kumuyi allowing changes in the ministry now. I love Pastor Kumuyi and he is a real man of God, but we have missed so much earthly and heavenly accepted life style in the past, though, it´s helping us to keep the balance of our faith.

royalty June 20, 2013 - 12:26 pm

Wow, this is amazing. Those saying she had no make up on must be in self denial. Those eyebrows are not natural, and u can see the colour of her lips for d wedding and traditional are quite diferent , d red lipstick is totally obvious. Her make up was done in natural colours and blends perfectly with her skin tone. And dat hair isn’t natural atall, its obviously weavon. She looks quite lovely, I love d gown and d bouquet is lovely too. I have never seen a deeper life bride with a wedding gown and veil sha, this is d 1st I’m seeing.
The bottom line is modesty and decency in all dat we do. Let no one make any man his standard but Jesus. He alone is the perfect example. I totally dislike those dat condemn others all in the name of church doctrines. We forget so soon that it is God’s mercy that made us believers, and the blood of Jesus washed us. Rightousness is not by look and there is nothing like a ‘holy’ look. Rightousness is not self-made, it is a gift God bestows on us through faith in Christ Jesus. The prostitue, Rahab that we can tag d worst sinner became, by God’s mercy a part of Christ’s lineage. U never can tell what God will do with a person’s life, who then are u to judge? May God continue to help us walk in his will so we can fulfil his purpose for our lives.
Btw, Happy married life John and Love Kumuyi, God bless ur home

Anonymous June 20, 2013 - 11:18 pm

God Bless you

anonymous June 20, 2013 - 1:15 pm

But d pastor himself attended the wedding. I believe if there was anything below d standard there, he wouldn’t have just sat and watched, knwin him to be a selfless preacher who defends d truth regardless of circumstance & personality. All d same, u shld look up 2 jesus d author and finisher of our faith, like som1 has rightly said. Hppy married life to the new kumuyis.

petrafil June 20, 2013 - 1:50 pm

Knowing pastor Kumuyi for a sincere preacher, and an ardent seeker of God, I believe he allowed the dressing in this ceremony as a subtle way of expressing his changing opinion about being beautifully dressed. Change is one thing that is constant in life and there is no sense maintaining a stance when you know better than that. I believe pastor is saying that some aspect of the church’s stand on dressing was a little bit overemphasized.

Bam dee June 20, 2013 - 2:25 pm

Happy married life to you folks,you have created or layer your own foundation.I wish you guys the best of the best,I hope those folks in Nigeria will Learn from this.

Trippledots... June 20, 2013 - 3:32 pm

Tori don wowo….

Fredrick June 20, 2013 - 3:33 pm

I think the brethren of the church that are doing their own thing.

amaka June 20, 2013 - 3:33 pm

well most time it is not the people wedding that just want to dress that way it is the people in the church that are in charge (marriage committee)that dictates how they sew the dress or how they my region one of our sisters was to wed.she has already made a gown but the pastor’s wife in that region refused her wearing the dress and insisted she wears the skirt they use in the choir and blouse for her wedding.that day was not funny for her cos she was not happy but had no choice but to do as she was told to

exdeeperlife June 20, 2013 - 3:45 pm

Such hypocrisy. I am an ex deeperlifer, and they will never allow this. People have to go thru marriage committee and show the dress and everything they would use for the wedding before the weding, the so called committee has to approve them before using them. A friend was told to re-sew her wedding dress because it had see thru lace, and it wasnt even like Mrs John Kumuyis own.

And they dont use veil in deeperlife, this is surely the first time, her relaxed hair too isnt allowed. Makeup is definitely a no-no, the most they do is white powder and lipgloss even that is not allowed and some so called women reps will tell you to wipe it off.

Too much rules and regulation in the church but obviously the oga at the top son likes good thing which is why he didnt choose to marry a typical deepe life woman with busy eyebrows, pimples and turban but he went for his pretty princess.

The church needs to address this because it seems like its a different law for church members and a different one for John and his wife.

Either way I wish them a happy married life.

To those still in deeper life deceiving themselves wearing rags all in the name of holiness, better shine ur eyes.


Betsy June 20, 2013 - 9:27 pm

I agree totally, someone need to rebuke the spirit of control in Deeper, whatever wedding flambouyancy is good for Papa’s son should be good for other couples, all desever to be happy on their wedding day, not a hypocritical, controlling marriage committee and women rep to decide.
No Deeper sister will ever dream of smiling on their wedding day, dress so beautifully in the name of ‘marriage should be approached soberly’.

bose June 21, 2013 - 9:30 pm

really lots of surprises in heaven. but who is your standard? The bible cannot be broken. you better remain focused. Ex- deeperlife is dat ur pride? beware!

OnceMember June 29, 2013 - 5:43 am

I was once a member of DLCF/DLBC member. I left the denomination (but remained a christian) in 1999 after graduation fro the university. I was a member/worker for about 10 years. I see nothing wrong with this wedding dress etc.

I think many “man-made rules” needs to change in Deeper Life; more so during the lifetime of Pastor Kumuyi. The first should be the SCRAPING OF THE MARRIAGE COMMITTEE! I had a stint with them but (but not through them as I got married 6years after I left) thank God I have happily married for 7 years now and blessed with 3 children.

It should start with members being allowed to speak/propose to the sister they feel led to instead of the MC. This will once and for all stop the confusion of several brothers queuing months on end to have a chance to speak to a sister after the approval of the MC.

Is the church leadership afraid there will be problem among the youths if as adults they are allowed to “toast/relate with/propose marriage” without the MAN MADE MARRIAGE COMMITTEE. They should ask why/how there is no problem in RCCG etc about this issue. Let the DLBC sisters be adults (which they are!) and “nail” any brother they don’t want to spend the rest of their life with.

Obviously there are many other issues and DOCTRINES that need to be addressed in DLBC. May the Lord continue to use Pastor Kumuyi. I love him to bits. I pray God to give him the strength to ENSURE some needed corrections/enlightenment of member while he is still around.

Congrats to Mr & Mrs John Kumuyi. May you have bliss, blessings and babies in your marriage.

amazing July 29, 2013 - 3:16 am

Thank God u know there will be suprises in heaven. But i think its better to be over prepared and get there than to be found wanting

London Member June 20, 2013 - 3:48 pm

I am a member of DLBC LONDON, over here we dont wear turbans but use hats, we also do any kind of hair style, weave on, braids, perm etc. In Nigeria that is not allowed, I wonder why we have different rules everywhere even though the church is the same. May God help us

Attachegbe B. Denis June 20, 2013 - 4:43 pm

Church leaders should learn to provide things honest in the sight of all men. Pastor Raymond Egunjobi Kogi state oversee was disciplined after the daughters wedding bc of excess. I think the entire church sould be apologised to for this kind of shows. I reserve other comment. Lets keep watching Christ is coming very soon.

toluzbaba June 20, 2013 - 4:49 pm

Wow!I can do is LOOOOOOOL.. My mother should see this tho.. even in london here, i doubt if they allow flowing gowns, nice makeups.. av attended few weddings in DL wen i was in naija, never wish to mine there buh for d first time, i think i could if it looks like this… this thing is once in a lifetime mehn.. can be looking like some sad couple..different rules in different regions, naija, uk, usa.. i think its different everywhere buh Imstill surprised.. abeg Wishing them happy married life
Well, the marriage starts after the wedding..

toluzbaba June 20, 2013 - 4:50 pm

Wow! All I can do is LOOOOOOOL.. My mother should see this tho.. even in london here, i doubt if they allow flowing gowns, nice makeups.. av attended few weddings in DL wen i was in naija, never wish to do mine there buh for d first time, i think i could if it looks like this… this thing is once in a lifetime mehn.. can’t be looking like some sad couple..different rules in different regions, naija, uk, usa.. i think its different everywhere buh Im still surprised.. abeg Wishing them happy married life
Well, the marriage starts after the wedding..

k June 20, 2013 - 5:04 pm

I have been a member of deeper life and I know they will never allow their members dress like am kinda shocked.

ozo June 20, 2013 - 5:15 pm

What ado about make up,cake,gown,earrings, glasses.
Well,for this purpose was the pics posted;that sons of men might comment
Let everybody live his way while,most importantly,being cpnscious of heaven.
As for the wedding and all I saw, I have to say its lovey as far as I care.May God bless the union

Taiwo Adeodu June 20, 2013 - 6:38 pm

Brethren, have not the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ with respect of persons. God is no respecter of persons. Beware! The Lord is at hand.

Asher Hakoola June 20, 2013 - 6:54 pm

Is it true this z DLC wedding??? i doubt it

Exdeeperlife Kid June 20, 2013 - 7:11 pm

Happy married life people! Forget the trivia! God bless you both.

HAPPINESS June 20, 2013 - 7:36 pm

Everything was done in moderation.The gown isnt looking bad and its moderate.
Abegi bad belle people make una shut up una mouth,make una go do una own if una no go over do sef.

Vic DLer Lover June 20, 2013 - 7:40 pm

If Deeper Life wedding in Nigeria is different from that of Canada or Jamaica, does that mean the heaven Nigerians are going is different from the Canadians? I can’t imagine my bride not on a wedding gown on our wedding day, that means we will do double wedding: Deeper life wedding and “Wedding-Gowned” wedding

The Truth June 20, 2013 - 7:45 pm

Reading through the thread it is not a surprise the ideas projected, some of which are concrete points. It should be realised that it was God who started Deeper Life through Pastor Kumuyi, and he is just taking care of what belongs to GOD. Pastor Kumuyi leads the Church as God directs him. For decades, Pastor Kumuyi has stood fervently for God the standard he sets in the Church it’s something the Holy Spirit does. All Pastor Kumuyi ever wanted is a Church modelled after God’s heart; a Church that pleases God. When God called Pastor Kumuyi, He gave him the model of the church He wanted Him to build; He was called to be a preacher of Holiness just like John Wesley. However, God reserves the right to change the Church and move it in the direction he wants. One may asks, 10 years back Deeper Life wasn’t like this, so has Pastor Kumuyi changed? Has he compromised? No, not all. It is God Himself that is changing and moving the church in the direction he wants. So Pastor Kumuyi hasn’t changed; it’s God that is remodelling the Church the way he wants it. Some of the guidelines that pastor Kumuyi outlined in the church e.g. things related to wedding, were things meant to keep moderation in the church. However, people have clung to some of these things, and some of which are non-essential things. Things like tying your head with turban or putting on a woman hat—it’s a non essential thing. People have shifted emphasis away from the essential things and are so much focused on the non essentials. John Kumuyi’s bride in gown, a shift from the traditional Deeper Life wedding dress—it is one of the changes that God is performing in Deeper Life. It is God that is Changing Deeper Life and not Pastor Kumuyi.

petrafil June 22, 2013 - 3:05 am

Has God changed his standards?? If I remember well Heb 13:8 says he does not change. So, the responsibility for the changes is ours to accept and not God’s. Its my humble opinion that we are all tempted to over-emphasize some things in our love and quest for God. The issue here however, does not condemn you neither commend you to God. Happy married life John.

Rachel June 20, 2013 - 8:21 pm

Please all dose crtisizing shd think first and ask, was de wedding held i deeper life? if no how culd a wedding take place and parents nt attend even if de dressing is nt accepted. Also he is an adult and can decide 2 make decision just like any other deeper life can make in de area of marriage, ie if dey decide get married outside church rules, so pls give dem a break and wait 4 actual anwers to question.

funmi love June 20, 2013 - 8:27 pm

it is well with the couples, there is nothing wrong with what the couples wear.

abigail June 20, 2013 - 9:29 pm

seeing this is suprising, bt God knows best

Anonymous June 20, 2013 - 9:35 pm

To d exdeeperlifer, i think d words “hypocrasy” &”still in deeper life deceiving themselves” shldn’t hv bin used. Ur livin doesn’t mk odas who are there fools. Pls learn to use ur tongue aright.

Petekun Jimoh June 20, 2013 - 9:49 pm

God is one! The bible is equally one! The foundation of God stands, God knows who are He’s… Our revelation about God depends on our reliance on Him. U can only have more from Him if only u can be more like Him. I guess, its all about worldliness! Nothing in this world gives joy EXCEPT the keen interest to be like Him. “I want old time religion…, its enough for me”.

saleh June 20, 2013 - 9:53 pm

I know we have so many questions to ask, but lets be careful least we talk like Miriam and Aaron did to the Moses.

YemmyC June 20, 2013 - 10:46 pm

Tnx @ Princessesabby….May God Bless Your Union the New Kumuyi’s IJN..Jare

chy June 20, 2013 - 11:56 pm

She used red lipstick,eye pencill and re-touched her hair. Himmmmmm nawooooooo! Hope other pple will be allowed to do the same.

Manny June 21, 2013 - 12:46 am

First of all, there is no law that says that a child must remain in the father’s church. Assuming that John and his wife attend a different church, then we cannot call it a deeper life wedding, can we?
And if that were the case, should the parents not attend the wedding of their children because their dressing is different from what goes in the church?
That being said, I think the real problem here is that Deeper Life has previously punished parents for the sins of their children. If your child misbehaves, you get disciplinary action. So by standing with their children at this wedding, will both set of parents be punished. That is of course impossible since who will punish the GO. I hope the church will learn from this and do better by their congregation.

Exdeeperlife Kid June 21, 2013 - 12:00 pm

Spot on Manny!

Me June 21, 2013 - 6:12 am

D painful aspect is dat here in naija, d marriage committee decides d whole wedn stuff cuz u mst show dem evry form of attire for d wedn b4 d d-dae! 4 doz who doesnt knw, it’s a deeper lyf wedn nd d lady is d daughter of a national pastor. It is well!

ife debis June 21, 2013 - 6:25 am

God wil surely judge you all.

modupe June 21, 2013 - 8:21 am

Xtians should make jesus the author and finisher of their faith and not man. Deeperlifers should learn from this. Moderation is the key n not gloominess is not holiness. God looks at d heart n not face. Ur mind n motives matter in all u do.

akua June 21, 2013 - 8:25 am


AngieGhana June 21, 2013 - 8:52 pm

Akua…do you want to put on rings on your wedding day?

MyName June 21, 2013 - 8:53 am

There is make up there. The lipstick is very clear.

amazing July 29, 2013 - 3:37 am

I’m not sure what some of u mean by ‘things have changed’ or ‘things are changing’. That the GS is there does not mean that he has changed or that he supports whatever dressing code u saw there. He cannot change cos he is a prophet, called by God and does not run the church of his own will; but of the will of God. He does not live with John and so might not have known what awaits him that day.
And as for disciplining of parents as some of u opined, that is inline with the scripture- Eli was disciplined b/cos of his kids. And if u want the pastor disciplined don’t bother yourself, he has already offered to resign (if that will make u happy), and the father of the girl disciplined. But for those of us who understand the heartbreak this is causing him right now.. I will rather advise that u check ur comment to see if its in line with the scriptures- to say such disrespectful things about a man of God like W.F Kumuyi.

geejee June 21, 2013 - 9:09 am

Am simply amazed, i will accept that things have greatly changed. God have mercy on all the other DL members whose wedding was ruined or reduced to rubbish in the past. With these changes i will be happy to visit DL soonest.

Chibunna Anaba June 21, 2013 - 10:20 am

This is time for personal reflection. My fear is that, while this fuss on essential or non essential lasts, Christ may come and many of us who may not be ready may miss it. I personally see the whole thing as a distraction from the real issue – LIVING FOR CHRIST, SERVING HIM & GETTING READY FOR HIS COMING. Whether outside or inside DL, my sincere counsel to you is that you watch- watch ur life , ur tongue, ur heart, ur relationship, ur actions & reactions, etc, for we know not when the Lord comes. The wedding is over but life is not over yet. I wish them well and pray it works out well for them. I don’t think we [you] should bury ourselves bcos of one single wedding we adjudge to be whatever we didn’t expect. Lets live this behind us and see how we can move forward- TO FINISH WHAT CHRIST HAS COMMITTED INTO OUR HANDS, for He will soon come and require from all of us that which He has put into our hands. May God grant all of grace to be what we ought to be in Jesus Name, Amen.

AngieGhana June 21, 2013 - 8:51 pm

God Bless you…thats exactly what we shd do…Cause in Heaven there wont be Deeper life or marriage…its what we did for the Lord thats what counts…

Smooth June 25, 2013 - 12:12 pm

Amen, M̶̲̥̅γ̲̣̣̥ thots exactly.

Micaiah June 21, 2013 - 11:43 am

The problem is actualy with some of the leaders and marriage committee members of d church. I can remember very well in one of d GS sermons, where he specificaly talkd to d marriage committee members dat they shldnt mk tins difficult 4 intended couples, where they hv to go thru rigorous and uneccessary screenins. He even used d wedding gown, amngst others as an xampl. So d couples are not to blame on thier w.d. it’s d marriage committe membrs who misundstud d pastor.

Johno June 21, 2013 - 1:55 pm

God is not a God of double standard. He is the same today, yesterday and forever.Wakeup call…………

Dahnusi June 21, 2013 - 3:51 pm

The pastor had two sons John & Jerry, Jerry had his wedding about two or three years ago and truth Deeper Life doctrine was displayed, no body talked about it. but with John’s wedding everybody become lawyer. I think dis is calling everybody to a responsibility

1. Prayer for our Pastor “G.S’s, G. O’s.” for their family against plan plan of the devil against their ministry
2. Prayer against whatever problem devil want to create for their ministry, family and even in Christendom
3. Be watchful and Prayerful
4. Read your Bible daily and act on it to the level of your understanding

steve June 22, 2013 - 8:53 pm

God bless you for this godly counsel. May God keep us till the end

ola July 1, 2013 - 9:06 am

u said dat jerry married 2 or 3 yrs ago, is dat correct? do u have a prove? john’s wedding was announced if any one has an objection. why did we notified? if u have some pictorial proves pls am interested because we need to follow examples of our pastors & families since they must be so.


shaded June 21, 2013 - 5:18 pm

pls is the bride a deeper lifer nd was ds wedding conducted @ dlbc? Nigerian marriage comitee nid 2 see ds or is d dlbc in d us diff 4rm d one in nigeria? They r d ones making pple 2 go 4 court weding, their own is even more dan the founder’s.

ted June 21, 2013 - 5:59 pm

I am a deeper lifer. My sister was FORCED to wear low heels on her wedding day. The china gown was inspected and the head gear was turban (A RULE). We have educated deeper lifers. To say of all the thousands of deeper lifers, only Kumuyi’s son is enlightened is a lie. Parents have been disciplined for their kids organising “extravagant” marriages. Those marriages were not up to a quarter of what I see in Pastor Kumuyis son. Obviously, all men are equal but some are more equal…
And lastly, the rules do not apply to the owners.

ultimatediva June 21, 2013 - 6:27 pm

hmmmm nawa o,she even make up sef,this is not good o,when my cousin who is a member wedded,she was looking like one junky that they picked from the streets of lagos,this is ridiculous

ijay June 21, 2013 - 6:32 pm

I used to be in Deeper Life up until 2001. I was not easy coping with a lot of stringent laws> But those things have shaped me in life. The bride is beautiful…..which is the basic thing. Over-sabi Women reps and district pastors are the ones ruining people and chasing young ones away.

osajiokwue monday john June 21, 2013 - 7:11 pm

the pastor has giving his son God’s message. so he did to the congregation. but he will not force his son to do what he is not willing to do. the choice is for everybody to make. so don’t crucify pastor kumuyi. or did you see John’s wife with Gold, earring and chain?

Matadet June 21, 2013 - 7:15 pm

All your discussions are well and self-said….Please anybody from Deeperlife IFE REGION Here…..especially DLCF-OAU.I think our own deeperlife is different from all of you outside there….let all others (deeperlifers ) be changing up and down….even let anybody cpme and preach lip-stick and make-up for us, As for us in DLBC IFE REGION, we are too far to go back, old-fashioned Christianity is not seen as ugly or low cosmopolitanism, it is our lifestyle, our banner (righteousness).we will still stand.

ola June 21, 2013 - 10:24 pm

What do u mean by old fashioned christainity. And what has that got to do with rightheousness

petrafil June 22, 2013 - 3:14 am

@Matadet: Your righteousness or Christ righteousness?? I will prefer the later for you though ‘cos the formal is very filthy.

Manny June 22, 2013 - 9:13 pm

Okay then … keep on smelling because deodorant is modern day christianity

SILAS June 21, 2013 - 8:21 pm


osajiokwue monday john June 21, 2013 - 9:03 pm

I have taken my time to go through all your comments and come to conclusion that most of the people that posted comment as regard pastor kumuyi’s son’s wedding did so because they lack understanding. pastor kumuyi that I know will not go against the will of God as revealed to him. he i s such that will give you the message and want you to meditate and do what the Holy spirit directs you to do. his message is always clear without fear or favour. to be kind and fair to John and his wife, your problem with them is the wedding gown and make up. some even went further to say that the bride put on earring, hnnnnnnnnnnnn! am not surprised @ all because most of the commentators hate the truth and since the pastor preaches holiness and that is what he stands for, some people see this as holier than thou attitude. i thank God that of all the comments nobody said the bride exposed any part of her body like some does on their wedding day. i equally thank God, nobody saw her with earring gold, and other ornament. I know that unbelievers will never read the bible, they read our characters and always looking for our short comings. salvation is a personal experience and not hereditary, so therefore, john and Jerry has the right to take their own decision. or you want him to behave like Marvin Gay’s father? don’t use your comment to invite the wrath of God upon yourself. leave pastor Kumuyi and his family alone. as for Mr and Mrs John Kumuyi I say congratulations. I wish you people happy married life. Jesus Christ told those who accused the woman caught in the act of sin to first cast stone on her if they knew they were righteous to do so, nobody did, instead they ran away. judge not so that you will not be judged. let God be the judge. as for me, pastor kumuyi remains my mentor and he has never hiding anything from his congregation about God’s word. if you like take it if you don’t like, leave it . May God bless you all.

Dan June 21, 2013 - 9:35 pm

In a deeper life member, the only thing I think is this, The Pastor should adress the confusion on ground. Because many members who are not farmiliar with this are startled and Clinic king as fools.

sunday June 22, 2013 - 6:31 am

Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. Ecc 12:13

Daniel June 22, 2013 - 7:07 am

Jesus is the Head of the Church.

bukky June 22, 2013 - 7:13 am

haa it is well as for me i am not going to judge because if i were the one i am afraid i will do the same ooooooooo. Happy married life to them

Omo Deeperlife June 22, 2013 - 7:50 am

.Wait a minute!!! It is a big wedding indeed. But there are things we need to comment on. Is it because it is Baba’s son that we would not term the wedding as worldly? IT IS WORLDLY BY DEEPER LIFE STANDARD. Even the Lagos leaders were present both at the traditional and wedding . Now no discipline would be given to the bride’s parents as their daughter is wedding Baba’s son. Sadly, when one of the overseers children wedded in Lagos, the father was placed on discipline for three months simply because the daughter changed her attire at the reception venue and refused to wear the printed gown she was compelled to put on to the alter. They said no veil, no hat except a scarf or turban, but it is interesting how Pastor Kumuyi can attend his Son’s wedding, the bride putting on not only a veil but a long flowing gown- a taboo in a typical Deeper Life wedding; with a limousine car to show that every thing went to match. How is it that even the first son was there too with a lady by her side who is that? when did he marry? was it a backyard marriage as it has been rumoured. Is it true? why did they covered it up by the way. Many leaders and laity have served discipline when their sons or daughter put a lady in a family way or the their daughter got pregnant without a real marriage conducted. Let things be corrected no matter who is culpable. The yardstick should be met as it is supposed to be to anyone erring.

Lade June 23, 2013 - 1:03 pm

Abeg keep quite. U should be ashamed of yourself for posting this. If you not well enlightened you don’t post things that are not true.

observer June 23, 2013 - 2:04 pm

hahahahaah you even saw jerry? i had to go back and look at the pictures again. You have spoken well my dear.

jonnygreat June 22, 2013 - 8:41 am

GS is not the problem but those whom he appoints to guide this precious task. May the God enlighten them to embrace this refined of conducting weddings in the church.

WizYGH June 22, 2013 - 9:31 am

I grew up as a child in the church n am not really surprised cos I knew dat dis day will sure come. I remember as a kid i was lashed by my dad a couple tymes for watching TV in a neighbour’s hse bt as I speak am watching TV in my dad’s hse, u see! .therefore, I think if any changes are to come den it should come from the boss himself through his kids, anyway
“Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.” chalie,John hv a blissful marriage.

“am certainly copying dat”

Rose Jolaoluwa June 22, 2013 - 4:52 pm

Thank God for this weeding.i pray my own day of joy we soon come.happy maried life to d new cople

chuka nwosu June 22, 2013 - 8:21 pm

in summary may God help us

DANIEL LOVE June 22, 2013 - 8:44 pm

thanks to you Jesus for the marimonial home…….. whether make up or earing, wat matta is God’s will be done

shaded June 22, 2013 - 9:43 pm

happy married life. God wil bless ur union nd make u fruitful. He wil gve u a peaceful nd blessed home. Congrats

Tolu June 22, 2013 - 10:58 pm

Its quite amazing the comments I see here. First and foremost to all those claiming that wedding gowns are not worn in DCLM they probably haven’t attended deeper life weddings overseas precisely north america cos they do all the shebangs as in wedding gown, bridal train, bridal parties, etc. Its also quite unfortunate that many church goers in this part of the world just follow the leader rather than follow the ultimate leader who is God Almighty. I know for a fact that Jeremiah and John still attend deeper life and they hold firm to the principles of God which may seem to the typical deeper life member as different from the “so-called doctrines they are used to. I really don’t want to say much except that I am very happy for the couple and wish them all the best in life. Finally for everyone saying the bride used earrings that is far from the truth cos there are no earrings in any of th pics and while she may have used makeup it is safe to say its her day and a bride is meant to be adorned on her wedding day which she did in moderation.

MMA June 23, 2013 - 7:45 am


Ukoh June 23, 2013 - 8:33 am

I can’t stop thanking God for a Man like Pastor Kumuyi to our generation. I won’t say evil against the LORD’s anointed nor refile his family. However I’d seen several comments that are targeted at the marriage committe, dissecting and verbally destroying them. Brethren one thing I know is that DLBC is one ministry that strictly adheres to well set ORGANOGRAM. This means that whatever the marriage committe does is directives from the Church headquarters. There’s only one deeper life and the marriage committee is totally checked by the church leadership.
I’m single and I will gladly follow the committe scrutining so long as it is absolutely in line with the Word of God. I’m shocked to see that so many have been habouring inner grudges and out of fear of Man and discipline obey the MC and not out of their conviction! We can’t make heaven in this way. This is an acid test! I pray the man of God address the church and God bless the union of the young couple in Jesus Name.

Lade June 23, 2013 - 12:54 pm

People commenting shit..listen. This guy is old enough to choose what he wants. His Father the GO can’t force him to do his wish, and he can not because of that refuse to attend his 1st son’s wedding. It was John’s choice and also the bride’s choice. This is still modest enough. All man for himself when you face God. That the GO’s son’s wife dressed like that does not bring any condemnation to the man of God. It was her choice. And remember, a deeperlife man is allowed to bring a bride from another bible believing church which means the brode may not be dressed like a typical deeper wedding. If you are modestly dressed, u will be wedded. I really don’t blame people for their comments, a lot of over zealous leaders set some rules the GO doesn’t even know anything about. And the man actually onced addressed this issue of dressing and wedding @ a combined service. Please let the new couples be. He chose to use a limosine and so what? Jusus rode on an ass that had never be ridden on by anyman when he was entering galilee while others were using their leg wagon and even palm fronds where put on the part the ass was taking. He didn’t jump down and say he doesn’t like the luxury. Its something that happens just once..its his wedding let him enjoy it as he wants. Thanks

Treasure June 23, 2013 - 1:34 pm

Well, this is my personal feeling. Deeperlifers like to feel like they know the whole truth and will be the only ones to go to heaven. Thank God there will be surprises in heaven. It is now the ‘local Nigerian Deeperlifers’ who are not educated, right? Because John and Jerry have been in the US for over 7years and are well educated. Smh. I’ll say this,before the children of top leaders in Deeper life started getting married, even video coverage was not allowed. You couldn’t stand up from your seat to take a picture of the groom and bride because ‘everything must be done decently and in order’. The photographs were regulated and you the couple could be given a hard time if you decided to take more pictures than was allowed. Cut me some slack here guys, how do you say that the followers are the ones who enforce the whole ‘don’t wear this and that’? If the tone at the top has not been set by the leader, what authority do the followers have to enforce it? And doesn’t it baffle you all that these rules everyone in deeperlife Nigeria is screaming about in this page is enforced throughout the 36 states in Nigeria? I have attended a deeperlife traditional wedding where the bride was asked to tie the back of her george wrapper because it had shiny objects on it. As soon as the children of top leaders started getting married, the rules subtly began changing. Video coverage was introduced with the clause, ‘use only the small ones’, all things must be done in moderation…really? Now this? and the self righteous DL people on this platform are busy saying, where did you see makeup, where did you see this and that? Even in recent times people are still being disciplined before they get married for very little reasons. The members of DL should be more questioning and put on their thinking caps inside and outside the church.In all honesty, the Deeperlife church has to apologise rather still offer cogent explanations to its members as to the difference in standards as it were. Unless they would accept to say that this is like being colonised a second time but this time in the house of God.I won’t be surprised that like in other times, this issue will not be discussed or even mentioned till a year later. Then youths who are ‘bold’ enough and decide to ask questions will be told,’looking unto Jesus, the author and the finisher of your faith’. While this is true, the issue has to be addressed. I won’t be surprised if someone says,’remember Miriam and Moses’ because that’s the easiest sermon they preach in order to make their members quiet… I have said too much already… i rest my case.

Offong Umoh Ooffong July 1, 2013 - 2:37 pm

Those rules are still there. That is the reason the couple has been placed on suspension

ARRIN June 23, 2013 - 2:01 pm

Admonition:Well I wiill say that in whatever you do or say , remember Phil 4:5 which says “Let your moderation be known unto all men . The Lord is at hand. That is the word.Also Do not be overrighteous like some. The Bible says in Ecc 7:16(KJV)”Be not righteous over much;neither make thyself over wise: why shouldest thou destroy thyself?”

Explaination: a)In whatever you do , in word or in deed, do all to the glory of the lord. Don’t do things for self gratification , be moderate , if you have to do it , do not be excessive , excessiveness is not good, it is not the best , think deep before these actions. In dressing , in make up , in grooming , in timing , in spending , in talking , in doiung and in alll your actions , let it glorify God.

b) I love Deeper life people though but I think we should all consider Ecc 7: 16 and not be over righteous or over wise to avoid destruction before one’s time.

Reaction : Mr John Kumuyi and his wonderful Bride , I must confess that , even though I was not at the wedding , I saw the pictures and as a make – up artiste , I appreciate the modesty.

*See you later online *

Treasure June 23, 2013 - 2:02 pm

I have read through people’s comment on this space and i can literally tell those who will never put on their thinking caps either in the church or outside because they do not want to go to hell. Healthy criticism makes a man, if he takes the valuable lessons therein and makes the most of it, it doesn’t send people to hell. That said, i laugh loudly first at the people who say wedding gowns are worn in DCLM, probably because ‘they are babesand cannot bear the hard truths’ *being sarcastic there*. In the deeperlife church in Nigeria which is where the headquarter church is, saying this, i mean in the 36 states of Nigeria, it is almost sinful for he bride to be beautiful in this way because ‘she must be clothed in sobriety and shamefacedness’. It is really interesting that there are different standards for Nigerians in Nigeria and for the rest of the world. So you wear the hat anywhere else, in Nigeria, the turban or a similar headcover. Carrot for the ajebos, stick for the ajepa,lol. I’m not in the least bit surprised. Someone’s is going to attack this comment right after this with the ‘Miriam and Moses’ warning. It’s the way. And i saw this coming with the change in standards with weddings of certain top leaders and those of other leaders and members. I hope those about to wed have smart phones and can boldly take this picture to their next marriage committee wedding and demand for fair treatment. Well, i can almost guess the answer they’ll be given because someone already told me at work 3 days ago that these couple are reprobates. I wonder if that self righteous Dl member in my office knows that God determines the standards and not him and he has no right whatsoever to term any blood washed believer a reprobate. In Nigeria, this wedding is lavish and cannot be condoned, what with that kind of car? worldly, carnal? What i’ll say is this,’what is good for the goose is good for the gander.

Anonymous June 23, 2013 - 2:04 pm

As a friend of the couple, I can’t keep silent anymore. The picture being circulated is not what the bride looked like on the wedding day, it was digital altered to destroy the lives of the new couple and may you all be forgiven for the damage you caused the church of God and the new couple. As someone that attended the wedding, the pictures arousing such controversy looks nothing like the bride on her wedding day.

No white-looking makeup or blush
No earring
No lipstick
No fake eye lash
No mascara
No relaxed hair (blow drier & flat iron can do that! by the way, her hair is that long)
No colored eyebrow
No eye shadow
No ring on finger

You compare earlier pictures of a deeper life bride with a turban covered hair. In the Caribbean generally, the thick turban covering is associated with a satanic worship church. Can you imagine? No!! Ignorance is bliss. Is that what you want the new couple subjected to because of your lack of understanding? A joining that appears to be like under Satan because of hair covering as you understand it in your side of the world? God forbid!
If you want to accuse the bride of the gown, is it showing any body parts? I thought this was the idea of modesty. Let not thy nakedness be discovered.. Love is also not John’s lover/heartthrob/girlfriend or any other careless language, these two were brought together led of The Lord though from thousand of miles apart and I’m sure they went through the deeper life church marriage committee process from their countries.

I hope you feel guilty enough to stop all the lies and great damage you have caused a new couple trying to begin a life together hard school of marriage, and added to that has to live with scrutiny on a public scale, all influenced by lies and doctored images from the haters.. Let each man run their own Christian race, not with eye service or an envious mind.

Congrats to the new couple and may God soothe the irreparable damage caused by online social media
P.s there are so many other good things online about Love Odih, not just some fabricated and baseless scandal

observer June 24, 2013 - 3:28 pm


Bro Joshua June 23, 2013 - 2:50 pm

I feel ashamed seeing Deeperlife members washing their dirty hands outside through d Comments i’ve read so far. It means most Persons attending d church did not have their Personal conviction all these while, hmmm.. What a Church? Out of d Abundance of the Heart d Mouth Speaketh (ur comments shows what u’ve been bottling in ur Heart all these while pretending all is well, Dont tell me that: all this while most Dper-life members av been eyeing all the make-ups of d World’ av u sat down 2 think if this so-called Bride has been a worker in the church, if yes, why are nearly all d friends she has wearing earrings? If u say ur wedding was’nt allowed 2 be done d way u wanted it, did u make d G.S of d Church aware of it b4 criticizing his son’s wedding. If i were u, i would av been taking my time 2 start examining d future of d church if it will still be standing in Holliness & Righteousness if God takes your G.S away, Please, u need 2 Pray 4 ur G.S… & ur Church as a whole, d comments looks as if d church is divided, & i Believe d church is not. Thank God for d 1st son (Jerry) as they said. As 4 d gown, its okay but, adding d make-ups to it is something else o……. God Bless Pst Kumuyi our Father of Holiness Preachers. God help Dper-Life one of d Bible Standards of Holiness in our Time. I Love them, I Love ur Bible doctrines. Jude 1:3

Bro Joshua June 23, 2013 - 3:10 pm

Remember: Deeperlife allows someone in their church 2 marry someone from another church provided d Bed is un-defiled, what if d Girl wasn’t a member of d Church even though her dad was an overseer? Think about it! As 4 d Limo, what if that Limo is 4 one of them? Remember: Nobody will stop u from using your Jeep or private Jet u want 2 use 4 ur wedding, provided, u didn’t Borrow it just to show-off that day. It your own. What if photographers just snapped it 2 hear ur comments? Watch ur comments b4 u attract damnation & d wrath of God on urself like MIRIAM in d Bible… Be careful, watchful & Prayerful. The time is at hand., the day of d Lord draweth nigh.

tamia June 23, 2013 - 5:05 pm

Thank God for a successful marriage. But to everybody commenting have you been goin to church lately because sometimes last year pst. Kumuyi emphasised on the rules given to intending couples. He also stated that some of this rules are driving the young ones away from church, and that those people overseeing positions like marriage counselling e.t.c. should focus on christ not man made doctrines, i enjoyed the service that day, because he was emphasising on those people supervising the wedding clothes before wedding ceremony takes place. He said and i quote “you should not be telling our young ones coming that your cloth is not long or short like mine during my wedding thereby driving them away to court or other church to wed ” though he encouraged decent dressing. I know that with this the marriage committee will not stop people from wearing wedding gowns.

victor June 23, 2013 - 6:15 pm

To be fair we are not in those century where the church then decided who had access to the Bible. You want answers check the scripture. Mind you the bible wouldn’t give you an answer to percieved ‘infringment’ on tradition. So you know i was taken aback a bit (that’s what tradition causes) but quickly had to reacess. This may be similar to Paul’s rebuke of Simon Peter. Am opining. am not saying it is but it might.

Pst Israel June 23, 2013 - 7:28 pm

Listen! Prophet Samuel served the Lord, but his children did not. The Pastor cannot deny his son. It’s only natural for him to attend the wedding. In the Bible, the standard remains that of shamefacedness and sobriety. Deeper Life couples who heeded the marriage committees’ instruction to maintain this standard have done well. It’s not about the flamboyant wedding ceremony, it’s about the marriage thereafter. Dear upcoming generation never be swept off feet. Note: the only woman that painted her face in the Bible was Jezebel. Be a Mary, not a Jezebel!! Let your marriage count. Praying for you..

tabitha June 23, 2013 - 9:28 pm

everybody should follow the bible nd not man.God will help us all

WONDERS June 24, 2013 - 7:17 am

The bible says dont speak evil against the Man of God,Those that are saying negative things against the Man of God Should surely reap what they sowed.

Bro. Christopher Fiday June 24, 2013 - 1:01 pm

I will always say this: such situations tend to bring out those that are followers of Christ and those that set their eyes on men! Remember, whatever you say against the man of God shall be treated according to the word of God: “…wherefore then were ye not afraid to speak against my servant…? Num. 12:1-10.
God said;”touch not my anointed…” Take heed.

jonnygreat June 24, 2013 - 3:38 pm

Bro Xtopher, it is quiet unfortunate that we do not sympathize with the views of these members. Pls, they not insulting our GS but are asking for more enlightenment on the members of the marriage committee who have almost making themselves a gods. Those in the church who oppose some of their actions are labelled ‘rebels’. We need to look down in order to balance our contributions. We are not worshiping the GS as some people have said but he is our model.

Dan June 24, 2013 - 6:06 pm

God’s will or whatever you call yourself, stop trying so hard. To me you are not making any sense. If the GS had not set those standards, his fellow pastor’s won’t bring up the standards. It is wrong to talk about your pastor, for that reason all I do is shake my head. To me this is so wrong!!!! LET’S CALL A SPADE A SPADE….Deeper Life members are so use to using the bible this days to defend all their wrongs. May God help us all.

deji June 25, 2013 - 6:19 am

Deeper life is sitting on gun powder ,an explosion is imminent and inevitable !!!!!!! Kumuyi was d one who set d standards

susan June 25, 2013 - 4:31 pm

i tink john prepared the way for other deeperlife girls like me who are not interested in their way of life. Marriages are once in a life time so it should not be boring. It should be bam!!!

Anonymous June 25, 2013 - 9:55 pm

The bride is one of the most beautiful persons i have ever had the pleasure of knowing, so the critics who are without sin may cast their stones. She is brilliant, godly and a virtuous woman of depth who has never been any thing but exemplary. It may be time for some of us to consider whether such stern application of individual pastoral doctrine has caused us to be less than Christlike in our criticisms.

sally June 26, 2013 - 9:28 am

why are people taking panadol for somebody’s else headache? The people that follow the DLtraditionanl wedding standard, do so bcos they are ok with it. Nobody can be forced to do what they dont like. The couple in question did what was ok for them. All this anger and resentment is uncalled for. Instead of posting ‘holier than thou’ comments, rejoice with them and Pray for them to have a happy life together. Just like someone posted,’our righteousness is like a filthy rag before God’. Your ‘make-upless’,long skirt,etc. will not, and cannot take you to heaven. God Bless Us, IJN. AMEN.

Bro Joshua June 27, 2013 - 7:00 am

I keep wandering, what if those make-ups are done digitally? Most persons will av a lot of restitutions they’ll not be able 2 make b4 they leave this world as a result of hasty judgement. Hmmm.. Father help me not 2 be a partaker of ANOTHER MAN’S SIN. Help me 2 carry my own cross 2 d very end end in Jesus Name!

Bro Joshua June 27, 2013 - 7:12 am

I have my own race 2 run, u have ur own race, John kumuyi has own race, Love odih has her own race but, the Bible remains CERTAIN & CLEAR that: he that shall endure 2 d very end, the-same shall be saved. The Bible still remains d standard of any Heaven bounded Christian.

Bro Joshua June 27, 2013 - 7:13 am

I have my own race 2 run, u have ur own race, John kumuyi has own race, Love odih has her own race but, the Bible remains CERTAIN & CLEAR that: he that shall endure 2 d very end, the-same shall be saved. The Bible still remains d standard of any Heaven bounded Christian. U av ur own name to answer on d day of Judgement.

Ifeoluwa June 27, 2013 - 7:19 pm

Only one life it’ll soon be past, only what’s done for christ will last. Let’s labour now when it’s day… Only what’s done for Christ will last….

Esther June 29, 2013 - 7:47 pm

am tired of dis topic abeg. Godswill & treasure has said it all!!!!!!!! happy married lyf dearie. wish u guys all d best.

Ibikunle Farajimakin June 30, 2013 - 3:04 pm


But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment. (Matthew 12:36 KJV)

But let none of you suffer as a murderer, or as a thief, or as an evildoer, or as a busybody in other men’s matters. (1 Peter 4:15 KJV)
– Ibikunle Farajimakin
What is this ‘posting’ and ‘sharing’ of John’s wedding pictures all about? To you who either posted or shared, what was your motive? What message were you trying to pass across. Is that your own message of the cross? Is that the mandate that Christ gave you? A lot of tracts bearing the message of salvation are lying all about with no one to post on FB. So also are posters and handbills for church programmes. Only a few post these. But you have all the time in the world to post pictures and pass unguarded comments. What has caused others serious heartbreak is what you are busy jesting about. Until now I never knew that John was and is the Messiah of many (or why would he suddenly become the object of both national and international discussion); neither did I know that he was the author and finisher of the faith of a lot of professing believers.

Now you point accusing fingers and spite the message of the man of God on worldliness. While you are busy focusing on John, your own spirituality is depreciating by the seconds… Why will you go to hell because of another man’s mistake. Don’t you think that will be your greatest undoing? Friend, away with all the frivolities, carnalities and sensualities on FB. If your page is not promoting Christ and extending the frontiers of His coming kingdom, you had better deactivate it. Resign from the league of shallow-minded critics and enrol in the school of prayer. If you feel you don’t need prayers, then pray for others. There are millions of people in the world who need prayers, myself inclusive. Christ will soon come. If he meets you gossiping and backbiting, I’m sure He will not smile and say “well done, thou good and faithful servant.” Of course, there is freedom of speech but it is not freedom to run off at the mouth. Stay at your duty post (that is, if you have one) and stop meddling in other men’s affair. If you can’t help to ameliorate the matter, then don’t worsen it. And for you whose exalted position is that of gossiping, backbiting and slandering, and who don’t have any work to do for Christ, I urge you to find one and do it faithfully.
Then for you who are yet to marry, we will wait till your wedding day to see the ‘wonders’ you will perform. I’m sure you will like to make headlines, not only in the best and widely-read newspapers here on earth but also in hell!
Praying or gossiping? Rewards sure abound for both, but in different places.
A word, they say, is enough for the wise. (Beckie Gabriel)

Owojecho July 2, 2013 - 1:44 pm

It might interests everyone to know here that the godly standard maintained by Deeper Life still stands. Join and Love have deviated from the standard and have subsequently been put on discipline by the church. Their action was not in the know of the Pastor. Please people be informed. This is the latest.

Maama July 3, 2013 - 10:56 am

Every bride should look her best on her weding day, Period! as long as is modest. Love Kumuyi looked Lovely. Every member of DLBC should watch and learn, Simple!!!

EK July 3, 2013 - 11:01 am

Maama, I totally agree with you. DLBC members should learn. Be smart, Look nice and smell nice on your weding. Brides of DLBC should stop looking werid, poor and frustrated on their day. Love Kumuyi should be your standard. Beautiful, Happy and yet Modest.

Jay July 3, 2013 - 11:08 am

Maama, Thank you, O jare!! Am a member of Deeplife, ,my weding is coming by september. i will never let my wife dress like a maid on our weding day.SIMPLE!!! I will surely make sure she buys a wedding dress that is beautiful and Modest with a matching veil. Love Kumiyi is exactly how my bride will look. She has become the standard!!

dammy July 3, 2013 - 9:17 pm

Weldone to u all,member or nt membern it is a gud thg to get ur thought out bt first ask urself if u ever reaLly understand why u do thgs cos if u don’t u will alwys see doing as a purnishment for an unknw crime. I am a member and I do d thgs I can understand and pray for more understanding to be whole but as for ppL who goes to dlc bcos their parent does will say silly thgs cos they lack understanding no church control. Wht to wear!!! its not a must to wed in the church but if u want to do somthg do it right,if smoker don’t understand the risk he will never take it serious heaven is no joke nd if u dnt want it u can be the devil’s gest, guess where, in hell cos he will never back down untill he packs all in there even the pastors in fact they are his favorites. I am not holy and I pray for grace but u had weigth to ur sins wen u choose to tear the leaders down instead of waching Ur souls no one will stand for u we might not even recognize our parents. Leaders some time hav much say in church dan their own house satan can use anyone to creat a divertion pls pray and not be those that say my pastor say its right wen they knw its wrong. My pastor is holy and still is will still be infact his doctrine is holding nation standing cos some are ready to invent sins dat aren’t heard of yet. IT EVEVRY MAN FOR ITS OWN, WATCH UR BACK COZ. ITS EVRY MAN ON ITS OWN. Cheers!

steve Tutu July 4, 2013 - 1:36 am

The most unfortunate thing is this great ministry is exposure, to understand what is cultural and what is biblical. Some of the people in Africa are worrying themselves about little things that dont matter. I was in Deeper life for years and I know what people go through during wedding time, especially to face the dreaded marriage commitee. That what people are upset about they feel cheated. Study the word for yourself know on can cheat you.

Godswill July 5, 2013 - 7:23 am


MAy God forgive all of you for all of you for being quick to condemn.

I am so glad that NONE OF YOU ARE GOD…because John and Loveth might have been consumed with fire and brimstone by now.

SERIOUSLY tho….those of you that are shouting that they apologized and they are disciplined….LISTEN TO ME:


BUT can that take anyone to heaven?


IT IS A REALLY BIG SHAME!!!! that we as Christians have lost focus of the real thing. We are stuck in RELIGION, TRADITION, AND WE ARE SITTING ON OUR BEHINDS PLAYING CHURCH!!!!

God us looking at us and shaking his head because this is not what he has called us for…

SOME OF YOU ARE THERE with your turbans and scarfs on your head tied so tight that the blood is not even flowing again…and wearing your turtle necks with you looooong skirts that can sweep all of gbagada… but with all that regalia you are marching to hell….

(if the shoe fits wear it, if not throw it away)

I WANT TO CHALLENGE ALL OF YOU…MYSELF INCLUDED to go and examine YOURSELF not JOHN OR LOVETH OR ME FOR THAT MATTER EXAMINE yourself and make sure that there is nothing in your life that will make you miss the kingdom of God.

THAT IS WHAT I WANT. I do not know what you all want. BUT LET ME BET YOU THAT Deeperlifes or whatever church you go to rules, regulations, discipline, condemnation and so on…is not what will gurantee us a spot in heaven.

LEt those that want to condemn and judge continue so long as I SEE YOU IN HEAVEN ehn hen….then KOSI PROPBLEM!!!!

Good day!!!

Godswill July 5, 2013 - 7:44 am

One more thing,

You guys need to go read on Cults specifically religious cults. It is not what Kumuyi wants or started but it is what you people have turned it into.

Deeper Life shows some real signs of religious cultism.

The Mormons do the exact same thing have the same rules and are even stricter with their rules.

They strongly believe in all their doctrines that their leader teaches them.

They are known to be one of the biggest religious cults in the world because of the exact same thing deeperlifers do.

Honestly you can mistake a Mormon for a deeperlifer and a deeperlifer for a Mormon.


Ezy July 12, 2013 - 12:39 pm

Lot have been said by people of knowledge, but the Bible standard has not changed no matter how we humans tries to change it. But I think the right thing Pastor Kumuyi would have done was to correct them before they appear to the public. The parent of the bride saw her, their pastors before the time they walked to the alter, even the wedding arrangement were not done overnight or by only two of them. There was enough time to correct them and direct them according to their church pattern. Since the wedding has come and gone I think they should be forgiven, if the church feel like changing their standard because of this, it is let for them. But I know that the Bible did not condem a bride wearing a white bridal gown on her wedding day.

Thank you.


amazing July 29, 2013 - 5:03 am

Whatever anyone thinks about the standard of deeperlife as regards to wedding; just remember that a marriage doesn’t get happier just because a lot of money was spent on it but because Jesus is the foundatio, and if that foundation is faulty its means the marraige will collapse when earthquake comes. as is in marriages

rachy July 29, 2013 - 2:54 pm

uhm speechless

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