Being the only boy, born to parents who were both Pastors active in ministry, Jimmy grew up in an environment where there was an assumption that he would end up being a Pastor which he actively resisted. Whenever Jimmy would introduce a girl he was dating to his late mum back in the day, she would ask her “can you be a Pastor’s wife because my son is going to be a Pastor” to which Jimmy always dismissed with laughter.
Jimmy’s call to ministry happened while living in Tulsa Oklahoma when he became very active in a local church called Greenwood Christian Center under Bishop Gary and Debbie McIntosh (now Transformation church). He got involved in church operations, speaking at quarterly conferences, and assisting in the growth and development of the ministry.
In 2009, Jimmy became a licensed Minister in the state of Oklahoma and later that year he was ordained by his father Pastor Taiwo Odukoya, as a Pastor at the Fountain Of Life Church. Jimmy served as the Associate Pastor of Church 3:16; the youth expression of the Fountain of Life for two years and later became the Coordinating Pastor in February 2012. With a mandate to create unconventional leaders and present Christ to this generation in a radical, creative, and original way, Jimmy strives daily to honour God and serve his people the way he has been called to do.
In May of 2019, following the mandate of the Senior Pastor of The Fountain of Life Church Pastor Taiwo Odukoya, to reach a younger generation across the state, Jimmy and Kemi started The CAVE; a safe place for people to come as they are to find God’s love while being transformed into their purpose and calling without fear of judgment or restriction of man-made doctrines.
Jimmy is a gifted teacher and his sermons are full of insightful and practical ways to live a spirit-filled life here on earth. He has the gift of faith and prophecy and has seen God move in powerful ways. He loves to worship and he depends on the Holy Spirit to minister to the people