13 Jan 2016

Biography of Matthew Ashimolowo

Matthew Ashimolowo
Matthew Ashimolowo was born on March 17, 1952. He is the the Senior Pastor of Kingsway International Christian Centre (KICC) in London.

Ashimolowo converted to Christianity from Islam when he was 22 years of age after the death of his father. After his conversion, he enrolled with a Bible school. He was born in Kaduna in the muslim dominated Northern part of Nigeria to Muslim parents. He is the 4th in a family 5 children. His father was a military officer. As Army officer, his father was constantly transferred on official duties and this meant his family was also on the move. His Islamic name was Ahmed. He lost his father to Nigerian-Biafran War.

After Matthew Ashimolowo graduated from the Bible school, he began his ministerial work as an Assistant Pastor at the Foursquare Gospel church. He later traveled  to the United Kingdom, where he started his own ministry.

Ashimolowo is notable for his radio programme called the Winning Ways. His Winning Ways programme 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.

Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo’ s Kingsway International Christian Centre (KICC) is said to have started in the year 1992 with just eleven members in a school hall in the North London. Over time, the membership of the church grew and the church had to move to Hackney town center after which it acquired a building at Mare Street. The building later became too small for the community. KICC is currently housed by another building which situates at 57 Waterden Road.

As an author, Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo have received accolades for his outstanding books. He won the Nigerian Booksellers Award for Tongues of Fire. He has also won numerous other awards. 

1 comment:

  1. Can Ashimolowo explain whu he condemned the holy Profhet TB JOshua ?
    But what is it about TB Joshua that has actually engendered such outright denunciation and renunciation by his fellow Pastors ?
    Upon perusal of the apparent grouses and grudges of the Pentecostal Leaders of Nigeria, Matthew Ashimolowo, Ayo Oritsejafor, Bishop Abraham Olaleye and Paul Adefarasin condemn the holy Prophet TB Joshua. High up on their list is the issue of his mentorship. They cry out! “Where was he when he was called to ministry? Who are the men of God who can point at him, that we raised him into ministry, laid hands on him and sent him forth into the ministry?” says Paul Adefarasin, the founder of House of the Rock, Lagos. “We don't know Joshua's Pastor; we don't know where he was raised from. He has no testimony from where he got born again. So, we cannot accept that he is one of us… There is no proof of his salvation,” explains Matthew Ashimolowo, the prosperity preacher of KICC in London.