‘I Was Ill’ – Coza Pastor Fatoyinbo Breaks Silence About His Health

The founding pastor of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA), Biodun Fatoyinbo, has spoken about his ill health after photos emerged online last year showing him frail and lean.


The photographs were released by the church in November last year during his visit to the United Kingdom.

The photos drew widespread reaction on social media about his health at the time.

But on Thursday, Fatoyinbo who is currently in Ota, Ogun State, attending the International Minister Conference organised by the presiding Bishop of the Living Faith Church Worldwide, David Oyedepo, testified about his recovery.

Walking up to the stage during the service, the cleric, though silent about the nature of the sickness, confirmed that he was sick last year.


Fatoyinbo who looked healthier than before, said amid medical attention, his mentor, Oyedepo was praying and speaking over his life.

With a smile on his face, he said, “Last year, I was a little bit ill and against everything, the medical sciences, Papa (Oyedepo) spoke, and I am here today. And I want to give God the glory!”

The cleric explained that he was a drummer boy in the early years of Winners chapel before God called him to found a church.

He testified that he had been studying Oyedepo from afar over the years but his life experienced a turnaround that was “phenomenal” when he became close to him.

He added that COZA, like Living Faith Church, is now buying properties and operating like a franchise where everywhere looks like the headquarters, after he established a mentor-protege relationship with Oyedepo.


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