Yul Edochie, Banky W, Jimmy Odukoya… 6 Nollywood stars who became pastors

 Yul Edochie, Banky W, Jimmy Odukoya… 6 Nollywood stars who became pastors

It’s a frequent occurrence for individuals from diverse backgrounds to transition between professions. However, eyebrows often arch in surprise when beloved movie stars, known for spreading joy to millions, declare a divine calling to become “laborers in the Lord’s vineyard.”

In recent years, several Nollywood actors and actresses have traded the glamor of the silver screen for the pulpit. Crispng.com shines a spotlight on six of such Nollywood stars who embraced the role of pastors.

Yul Edochie 

Once a prominent figure in Nollywood, now declares a divine calling, transitioning into a full-time preacher. Launching the ‘True Salvation Ministry’ on YouTube, he emphasizes the importance of love over prosperity, challenging prevalent teachings.

He wrote “It’s time to answer the call of God almighty. It’s time to do his work fully. To spread the true message of God. Tune in, and be transformed.

“The most important teaching of God is love. Unfortunately, that important teaching is the least preached in our society today. Almost everybody is preaching prosperity,” Yul preached.

Banky W

The multi-talented Banky W, renowned Nigerian singer turned politician, has taken a spiritual turn. Ordained as a pastor at Tony Rapu’s “This Present House Church” in Lagos, his transformative decisions are attributed to the positive influence of his wife.

“Banky is now a full time pastor. He was ordained at Tony Rapu’s “This Present House Church” in Lekki, Lagos”, a source told Within Nigeria.

“I guess his wife influenced his life positively, because ever since he married her, her has been making amazing decisions about his life”. The source added.

Jimmy Odukoya

Scion of Bimbo and Taiwo Odukoya, ascends to the role of Senior Pastor at the Fountain of Life Church. A multifaceted individual, he blends acting, music, and motivational speaking, proving that being a pastor doesn’t hinder his artistic pursuits.

Patience Ozokwor

The iconic Patience Ozokwor A.K.A Mama G, known for her villainous roles, embraced evangelism in 2016. From onscreen cruelty to real-life testimonies, she shared her personal encounter with Jesus at St. Peter’s Anglican Church in Lagos.

Kanayo O Kanayo

The thespian extraordinaire, embarked on his Nollywood journey in 1992, making a cinematic splash in “Living in Bondage.”

With over a century of films under his  belt, he donned the role of a guest minister at the “Powers of darkness cannot stop me” crusade in the Christ Mission Worldwide.

Eucharia Anunobi

The seasoned actress of “Glamour Girls” fame, surprised fans by dedicating her life to Christ.

She was ordained as an evangelist by Pastor Psalm Okpe in 2012, she found solace in faith after mourning the loss of her beloved son.

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