Bishop David Oyedepo

Presiding Bishop of the Living Faith Church Worldwide, popularly known as Winners’ Chapel, David Oyedepo, says he was never denied visa to the United States.


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A statement by the chairman of the church’s editorial and media board of the church, Prof. Sheriff Folarin, said Oyedepo was never at the US Embassy or Consulate on Thursday.

“We wish to put it on record and categorically submit that this piece of information is NOT TRUE. At no time was the Bishop denied visa, nor did he create a scene at the US consulate in Lagos, as purported by some mainstream and online newspapers,” the church said.

“The Bishop renewed his visa, last year, without any initial denial or drama, or scene. The Bishop was NOT at the Embassy or Consulate yesterday or even anytime this year. Bishop has been in Canaanland all this week. The last time he applied for visa, which was last year, he was issued without delay.”

The church added that it contacted the US embassy and they were as surprised about the reports which they described as ‘fake news’.

“Bishop Oyedepo is a good friend of the US government and has a very good relationship with US Embassy and Consulate in Nigeria. He is a social entrepreneur, who has touched so many lives in Nigeria, Africa, United States and all around the world,” the statement said.