Pastor Olufemi John Odukoya was born, in Kaduna in the northern region of Nigeria, on March 11 1954 .He attended Baptist Day School in Kaduna, and Baptist High School Ede in the south for secondary School. He proceeded for advanced level education at Ibadan Polytechnic and was admitted to the University of Lagos Nigeria where he
graduated with a bachelors of Science degree in Economics in B.S Economics 1981. He taught at the State High School for four years during which he also served as an examiner on Economics with the West African Examination Council WAEC.
Pastor John Odukoya moved to the US in Dec. of 1988 with his family. While in the U.S, he attended Hope Bible College and graduate in 1999 with a degree in theology. (B.A Theo ) Since that time, he has received numerous awards and accolades for his selfless engagement in ministry. He has a strong passion for the youth of this nation, as he desires to see them reach their ordained potential in life. He is the President of Well of Restoration Inc (boys orphanage) located in Ikorodu ,Lagos State . Most recently, he was appointed as an advisory Council board member by Governor Martin O’Mally for Maryland’s New America council.
Odukoya is now head Pastor of the Fountain of Life Grace Springs Church, located in Glenn Dale Maryland. As head Pastor of this multicultural Church, Odukoya has allowed the ministry to influence the surrounding community through outreach events and creating an environment that enables all to come as they are. He is married to his high school sweetheart Elizabeth and they have been blessed with four children; Olufemi, Olufunke, Michael, and Rebecca.