Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo, the founder of Kingsway International Christian Centre (KICC), has declared a dramatic adjustment in the church’s philosophy. ayokinews.com reports
Tobi, Ashimolowo’s son, would serve as the second resident pastor of KICC London headquarters as a result of the policy change, Ashimolowo informed his audience.
Yemisi, Ashimolow’s wife, is the first resident pastor of the church.
In his words: “We’re changing the policy of KICC in a very major way. From this morning, we will longer have only one resident pastor.
“So, we’ll have two resident pastors. We will have Resident Pastor 1 and Resident Pastor 2. Pastor Yemisi has always been our resident pastor, so she will be Resident Pastor 1.”
“Our new resident pastor is Pastor Tobi Ashimolowo,” he said to resounding applauds from the congregation.”
“These guys are retiring their father.”
He then prayed for his son, to which the congregation responded with a resounding “amen.”
KICC has been led by Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo since 1992.
“He has a dynamic gifting to combine his calling as a pastor and teacher with the roles of mentor, businessman and spiritual father,” a profile on KICC’s website says.
Ashimolowo’s wife, Yemisi, described Tobi, the new resident pastor as “a true giver who not only brings the Word but sows practically into the lives of the people where she ministers”.