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Biography Matthew Ashimolowo 
Matthew Ashimolowo is a Nigerian clergyman, the Senior Pastor of Kingsway International Christian Centre in London. Wikipedia
BornMarch 17, 1952 (age 67 years), Nigeria
Net worth$6-10 million (Forbes, 2011)
ResidenceLondon, England

Biography of Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo

Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo
Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo

Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo is the founder and Senior Pastor of Kingsway International Christian Centre (KICC) in London, and Chancellor, King’s University, Ode-Omu, Osun State.

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Born 17 March 1952 to Muslim parents in Kaduna, Nigeria, Pastor Ashimolowo converted to Christianity from Islam at the age of 22 after the death of his father before enrolling with a Bible school.

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Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo is the Senior Pastor of Kingsway International Christian Centre; the church started out in 1992 with 11 members but has grown to over 12,000 members. Pastor Matthew as he is fondly called is a dynamic and charismatic preacher having preached for over 27 years.

Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo got saved at the age of 22, in a drunken state, after which he went to Bible school in Lagos to further his career as a minister of the gospel.

After Bible school, he began as an assistant Pastor in Foursquare Gospel church, after which he was moved to the UK, where he started his own ministry.

KICC started in a school hall in North London with only 11 members, the membership of the church grew and the church had to move to Hackney town center after which the church bought a building at Mare Street. This building later became too small, the current building is located at 57 Waterden Road.

Pastor Matthew is a man of excellence and this is evident in the lives of the members of KICC.

He is notable for his radio program called the Winning Ways. His Winning Ways program is aired on daily basis on Premier Radio (London) and Spirit FM (Amsterdam) and on television in Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, TV Africa, the Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) and Europe on The God Channel and Inspirational Network.

Kingsway International Christian Centre (KICC) is the Proprietor of Kings University, Ode-Omu, Osun State, Nigeria.

Pastor Ashimolowo is married to Pastor Yemisi and together they have four children. Pastor Yemisi is the host of the Winning Women’s ministry.

Matthew Ashimolowo Net Worth

Forbes estimated Ashimolowo’s net worth is at between $6–10 million. KICC annual accounts confirmed that he earns an annual salary of £100,000 but the majority of his wealth comes from the sale of Christian literature and documentaries from his media company, Matthew Ashimolowo media.

 

Pastor Yemisi Ashimolowo

Pastor Yemisi Ashimolowo

“I thank God that I never listened to the Unilag lecturer who warned me against marrying Pastor Matthew otherwise I would have been probably in a one corner room here in Lagos.”

Yemisi Ashimolow is the wife of the founding pastor of Kingsway International Christian Centre (KICC), Matthew Ashimolowo, a residing pastor of KICC Walthamstow, London and the head of KICC Winning Women Ministry.

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In a recent interview with City People, Pastor Yemisi revealed a lot about her life as a pastor’s wife, the challenges she has faced in her ministry and marriage.

Read excerpts from her interview:

As a resident Pastor of KICC London, what do you do? 

Well, I oversee the work of the ministry and whenever Pastor Matthew is not around, I take the church services. We have many departments in the church, I make sure that all the departments are doing what they are supposed to do.

How long have you been handling this?

That was just 5-6 years ago. I have been a Pastor in KICC for years but that office was not given to me until 5-6 years ago.

So, apart from being a Pastor, what else do you do?

Apart from being a Pastor, I have a Ministry called Winning Women Ministry where I oversee the spiritual lives of more than 5,000 women. Through our regular meetings and special events like the one of every last Tuesday of every month, I meet with the women who are looking for the fruits of the womb and we spend the time to pray. I also reach out to our sub-ministries like “successful wives”, which are married women, then the ladies-in-waiting (single ladies), the mothers-in-waiting for the wives believing God for the fruit of the womb the Positive Parents (single mothers) and the senior-sisters which are mature women of God who are 50 years and above. My ministry is to equip women of God with the necessary knowledge, gifts, and talents to enable them to reach their potential in Christ. So, this is what I do while I leave the business part for Pastor Matthew.

But when does KICC lay more emphasis on seed sowing (money)?

Well, seed sowing is in the Word of God and we have to abide by it. Most times, people just want to take from God but never want to give back. I see our sowing of seeds as part of our worship to God. Even God told us as Christians that we must not come empty-handed to God but when you come, come along with your gift (seed). I don’t think our service is complete without you sowing a seed. It is one of the quickest ways to reach God. It is like you going to see a King without a gift. But we are serving the King of Kings so, why must you got to him without taking your gift along. Therefore, seed sowing is part of our lives as Christians and it is what we do.

On May 1st, 2014, KICC Maryland “Prayer Dome” was dedicated by Pastor Matthew himself. Don’t you think this was wrong as other men of God should have done the dedicating?

There is a proverb my husband always say but don’t let me go into it so that I don’t misquote it. There is no single problem in Pastor Matthew dedicating the Dome himself. Yes, you can invite other people to come and dedicate a project for you but I don’t see anything wrong in his doing it.

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Now, let’s go personal Ma, how long have you been married to Pastor Matthew?

I have been married for 33 years.

Did you envisage that you were going to be married to a Pastor as a Pastor’s daughter?

No, no, no! Marrying a Pastor was the last thing in my mind. Because my Dad is a Pastor and as a Pastor’s daughter, I dreaded marrying a Pastor. My Dad has 2 brothers that are Pastors also but of different denominations. I never really wanted to marry a Pastor but God knows the plans He has for our lives.

 So, how is being married to Pastor Matthew like?

First and foremost, I thank God that I never listened to the Unilag lecturer who warned me against marrying Pastor Matthew otherwise I would have been probably in a one corner room here in Lagos. But see how my life has turned out to be traveling all over the world to preach and minister. The lecturer never saw any future in Pastor Matthew as a Pastor but the lecturer is late now. I didn’t know that marrying Pastor Matthew will end this way even I didn’t want to preach when I married him, I just wanted to be a full housewife but he was the one who really discovered me, and saw the beauty of God in my life. So, he mentored me to be what I am today. And I never knew that KICC would be a big church that it is today.

 How did it all happen between you?

Okay! I can still remember vividly, it was January 1980, when Pastor Matthew came to my Dad’s church to assist him as an Assistant Pastor. He just came out of Bible School as a fresh graduate then and he was immediately posted to Foursquare Bible Church as an Assistant Pastor to my father even though he had CAC background. And I saw this young vibrant man who was posted to my Dad’s branch. I remember we were having a serious challenge at that time and we were worshipping outside because our properties were been thrown outside by our landlord over land problem in my area at that time.It was at this period of time that this young and fresh man (Pastor Matthew) came. This man was so committed and the way he was serving God swept me off my heels. Then I told God that God, if only you can give me a man like this young and vibrant man that is newly posted to work with my Dad for a husband but must not be a Pastor, then I will forever be grateful to you. It was his commitment to the Lord that attracted me to him. This young man was so committed to the things of God.

Was it love at first sight?

Not really because he was a Pastor and I didn’t want to marry a Pastor but I was only attracted to him when I saw him. I must also confess, marrying Pastor Matthew is the best thing that has happened to me. But you know, as a Pastor’s daughter and having 2 Uncles as Pastors, I wasn’t interested in another Pastor again. But I thank God I married one now.

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What has been the challenge(s) so far?

Definitely, in life, there will be challenges. But you need the grace of God to deal with them. And in the ministry, you have to meet and deal with different kinds of people and all of these takes the grace of God.

Marriage-wise?

Every marriage has its ups and downs and every marriage goes through challenges and as I said earlier, it only takes the grace of God.

 

Tomi Ashimolowo

 

Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo’s son – Tomi weds Dorothy

 

Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo’s son – Tomi Ashimolowo wedding

The Head Pastor of KICC, Matthew Ashimolowo’s son – Tomi Ashimolowo got married to his beautiful fiancee, Dorothy Jeneba Kamara, on Saturday, July 26, in Kent. Among the high profile guests at the event, were the General Overseer of The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) -Pastor E.A Adeboye.

We’ve seen a few pictures from the wedding ceremony but are earnestly waiting for the official pictures. You know how keen we are on getting the very best images… So here are the few we’ve seen.

Traditional Wedding 

Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo’s son – Tomi Ashimolowo wedding

Dorothy & Tomi Ashimolowo

Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo’s son – Tomi Ashimolowo wedding

Dorothy & Tomi Ashimolowo

Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo’s son – Tomi Ashimolowo wedding

Dorothy & Tomi Ashimolowo

Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo’s son – Tomi Ashimolowo wedding

Dorothy & Tomi Ashimolowo

White Wedding

Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo’s son – Tomi Ashimolowo wedding

Dorothy & Tomi Ashimolowo

Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo’s son – Tomi Ashimolowo wedding

Dorothy & Tomi Ashimolowo

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Dorothy & Tomi Ashimolowo

Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo’s son – Tomi Ashimolowo wedding

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Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo’s son – Tomi Ashimolowo wedding

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Dorothy & Tomi Ashimolowo

Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo’s son – Tomi Ashimolowo wedding

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Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo’s son – Tomi Ashimolowo wedding

Dorothy & Tomi Ashimolowo

Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo’s son – Tomi Ashimolowo wedding

Dorothy & Tomi Ashimolowo

Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo’s son – Tomi Ashimolowo wedding

Dorothy & Tomi Ashimolowo

Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo’s son – Tomi Ashimolowo wedding

Dorothy & Tomi Ashimolowo

 
Whilst we wait, read their lovely story and see pictures from their lovely prewedding shoot by Magnolia Images 
 

Their Story

Dorothy and Tomi were good friends from a young age. Their relationship is a testament of God’s divine order and timing, growing from a long established friendship and mutual appreciation of one another’s personal gifts and characters. Over these last few years they have grown together in countless ways and walked in love whilst awaiting the performance of God’s perfect will for their lives. They have developed themselves spiritually putting God at the centre of all they do and seeking the Godly counsel of their loved ones. As they embark on the next phase of their journey together they pray that the foundation of friendship, trust and unconditional love which they have strived to build will be strengthened and everlasting. With thanks to all for continued love, prayers and support.

Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo’s son – Tomi Ashimolowo wedding

Dorothy & Tomi Ashimolowo

Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo’s son – Tomi Ashimolowo wedding

Dorothy & Tomi Ashimolowo

Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo’s son – Tomi Ashimolowo wedding

Dorothy & Tomi Ashimolowo

Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo’s son – Tomi Ashimolowo wedding

Dorothy & Tomi Ashimolowo

Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo’s son – Tomi Ashimolowo wedding

Dorothy & Tomi Ashimolowo

Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo’s son – Tomi Ashimolowo wedding

Dorothy & Tomi Ashimolowo

Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo’s son – Tomi Ashimolowo wedding

Dorothy & Tomi Ashimolowo

Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo’s son – Tomi Ashimolowo wedding

Dorothy & Tomi Ashimolowo

Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo’s son – Tomi Ashimolowo wedding

Dorothy & Tomi Ashimolowo

Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo’s son – Tomi Ashimolowo wedding

Dorothy & Tomi Ashimolowo

Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo’s son – Tomi Ashimolowo wedding

Dorothy & Tomi Ashimolowo

Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo’s son – Tomi Ashimolowo wedding

Dorothy & Tomi Ashimolowo

Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo’s son – Tomi Ashimolowo wedding

Dorothy & Tomi Ashimolowo

Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo’s son – Tomi Ashimolowo wedding

Dorothy & Tomi Ashimolowo

Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo’s son – Tomi Ashimolowo wedding

Dorothy & Tomi Ashimolowo

Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo’s son – Tomi Ashimolowo wedding

Dorothy & Tomi Ashimolowo

Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo’s son – Tomi Ashimolowo wedding

Dorothy & Tomi Ashimolowo

Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo’s son – Tomi Ashimolowo wedding

Dorothy & Tomi Ashimolowo

Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo’s son – Tomi Ashimolowo wedding

Dorothy & Tomi Ashimolowo

 
We wish Tomi & Dorothy a happy married life 
 

Vendors

  • Bride’s Makeup:Beauty Boudoir
  • Bride’s Hair:Signature By Design
  • Prewedding Shoot: Magnolia Images

 

 

TOBI ASHIMOLOWO WEDS TOYIN OMOTAYO

TOBI ASHIMOLOWO WEDS TOYIN OMOTAYO

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KICC Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo’sTobi Ashimolowo the Founder and CEO of The Vault, a high-end store for mens wear and accessories weds his fiancee Toyin Omotayo is a lawyer

 

 

 

 

 

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