Our History

Learn about the history and founding of Winner’s Chapel International.

A brief look at our roots

Winners’ Chapel International Edmonton is a branch of Living Faith Church World Wide, with the International Headquarters ‘CANAAN LAND’ based in Ota, Nigeria, where the Presiding Bishop, Dr. David Oyedepo, preaches the Word of Faith, liberating men everywhere from all oppression of the devil, according to the mandate given him by God during an eighteen hour vision as stated below:

O n May 2, 1981, at the end of a visionary encounter that lasted about eighteen hours, I saw a roll of afflicted, battered,beaten, tattered, deformed and all that one could ever imagine, groaning and agonizing, as a result of pains and pangs, crying as it were for rescue. I was so moved with compassion that I began sobbing profusely asking, “Why Lord ?” I heard the Lord say to me, “But from the beginning it was not so”.

I questioned further, “But why Lord?” and then came the mandate, “The hour has come to liberate the world from all oppression of the devil through the preaching of the word of faith and I am sending you to undertake this task.” This mandate was further confirmed from the epistle of Paul to the Ephesians where God Said,

“Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked” (Eph 6:16). This was the genesis of this global ministry today and according to this mandate, the Word of Faith is the key to triumphant living.

Shortly, thereafter, a weekly teaching programme took-off popularly known as the Faith Liberation Hour.
Alongside, a caucus was put in place, tagged The Power House which was involved in prayers and fasting among others towards the actualization of this heavenly vision.

Today, testimonies of liberation through our messages, books, tapes, magazines and other periodicals are most humbling. That is why we’re dedicated to accomplishing this task throughout Edmonton environs and

Canada at large. The word of faith is working like fire for the liberation of mankind across the nations.

Therefore, it is our sincere privilege to welcome you today to this great and glorious family – Winners’ Chapel International Edmonton. Know that the God that has brought you here via this website, did it with a specific purpose in mind and also convinced that His purpose will stand. I am sure that your story will take a positive change by your contact with this family. We are glad you have come to this website because we know your life will never be the same again. Take time to browse through the site, it will be a blessing to you. Please join us for any one of our weekly services and, as you come, God will meet you at every point of your need.