1.) His full names are Daniel Kolawole Olukoya, he is also referred to as DKO.
2.) He was born in Akure, Ondo State.
3.) His father was a police officer and his mother, a trader.
4.) His first school was St. John’s CAC Primary School, Akure, where he was recognized as an exceptionally intelligent child coming tops throughout his stay at the school.
5.) When his family moved to Lagos, he was registered at St. Jude’s Primary school, Ebute Metta, Lagos and later attended Methodist Boys’ High School, Lagos where he got born again.
6.) He was granted admission into the University of Lagos (Unilag) to study Microbiology in the year 1976.
7.) He graduated from Unilag in 1980 with distinctions, a graceful first-class degree.
8.) He was the first person to have attained a first-class in Microbiology in UNILAG and his record was maintained for over 20 years.
9.) He won a scholarship to the University of Reading in the United Kingdom for his Doctorate degree in molecular genetics.
10.) When he returned to Nigeria, he worked as a geneticist at the Nigerian Institute of Medical Research (NIMR), Yaba where he published over 70 scientific papers.
11.) He taught Genetics and was an external examiner in a number of reputable universities.
12.) He has attended and presented papers at scientific conferences in almost all continents of the world and is still actively involved through the foundation he established.
13.) He also established the Daniel & Fola Biotechnology Foundation, a registered NGO, to train and empower Nigerian citizens with modern and contemporary laboratory skills in molecular biology and biotechnology.
14.) He was called to ministry in 1989 when he established his church – Mountain of Fire and Miracles.
15.) Pastor Olukoya is married to Shade Olukoya (a talented and experienced Illustrator), they got married in 1986 and they have a son named Elijah Toluwani.
16.) Pastor Olukoya’s father, apart from being a policeman, was also a pastor at the Christ Apostolic Church (CAC).
17.) His ministry is deeply influenced by the work of the late Apostle Joseph Ayodele Babalola, the founder of the CAC church.
18.) Pastor and his wife Sade waited for 15 years before the Lord answered their cry for a child. God is ever faithful and will never disappoint His own.
19.) Dr. D. K. Olukoya is a Pastor, Author, Televangelist, and an avid Researcher.
20.) His works are published by the Battle Cry Christian Ministries. These published works include over 250 life-changing Christian books (as at July 2015), audio tapes and CDs, video discs and many more.
We are glad that you have been inspired by this short insight into the life of this industrious, intelligent, experienced, and respected God’s general of our time.
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