This is a full gospel ministry devoted to the Revival of Apostolic Signs, Holy Ghost fireworks, and the unlimited demonstration of the power of God to deliver to the uttermost.
Absolute holiness within and without as the greatest spiritual insecticide and a pre-requisite for Heaven is taught openly. MFM is a do-it-yourself Gospel ministry where your hands are trained to wage war and your fingers to do battle.
At MFM, aggressive prayer is considered as an aid to spiritual focus and a check against being overwhelmed by the flesh.
At MFM Prayer City, prayer goes on 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, non-stop.
Dr. D. K. Olukoya
- General Overseer, MFM Ministries Worldwide
Soon after completing his Ph.D. in the United Kingdom, and while working at the Nigerian Institute of Medical Research, Dr. Daniel Kolawole Olukoya (DKO) summoned a prayer meeting. This was on a Wednesday in 1989. 24 brethren showed up at the meeting. The venue of that meeting was in the living room of DKO.
After that meeting, the voice of providence kept calling for subsequent meetings. At these meetings, the power of God came down and verifiable miracles began to happen in the lives of the attending brethren. The power of God began to evangelise the prayer meetings and a spiritual explosion began with people coming from far and wide to seek the face of God.
With more and more people attending the prayer meetings, a larger location was required. The prayer meetings moved to 60 Old Yaba Road, Yaba, Lagos. Here, the teeming crowd of believers grew in even more amazing proportion necessitating yet another relocation.
The prayer group was offered and purchased an abandoned slum located at 13 Olasimbo Street, Onike, Yaba. It was a fairly large piece of land near the second gate of the University of Lagos. That slum has now been transformed into the International Headquarters of the Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries of which Dr. Olukoya is the General Overseer. The name "Mountain of Fire & Miracles Ministries" was revealed to DKO during normal prayer and the church had its first service on April 24, 1994.
Even at the new location, believers and those seeking help kept coming, leading to a very large congregation. This situation posed a challenge of crowd, growth, and expansion management to the leadership of the church. Thus, under the direction of the Lord, MFM evolved a strategy of a network of branches in every state capital, local government headquarters, senatorial district, and locality.
Till this day and across the world, MFM branches spring up as one of the fastest-growing churches of this generation. International church branches first started in London before spreading to the United States, Canada, the rest of Europe, the Caribbean, Africa, and Asia. On every continent, MFM is profoundly visible and greatly impactful.
Pastor David Etakpofe - Branch Pastor,
MFM Ministries Staten Island, NY
The Church is served by Pastor David Etakpofe since 2005. Pastor David was born April 23, 1939 and has 6 children. He attended New York University (NYU) from 1969 – 1974 and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and MBA majoring in Finance Quantitative Analysis (Q.A.) and was admitted to pursue a Ph.D. in Business Administration by NYU Graduate School of Business. However, the Nigerian Federal Service Commission, on a recruitment tour of the U.S., recruited him directly in New York to serve back home. His work experience include Systems Analyst and retiring in 1990 as Data Processing Controller in the Nigerian Public Service. Guest Lecturer at the University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University) and his professional affiliation include Fellow Computer Association of Nigeria.
David’s Pastoral/Theological and Leadership trainings span through many denominations, including Mountain Of Fire and Miracles Ministries, the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Lagos, Nigeria, Word of Faith Bible Institute (Winners’ Chapel), Lagos, Nigeria, Zion Prophetic College, Trinity Bible College, and holds Post Graduate Diploma in Theology, earned Certificate and Diplomas in Deliverance, Demonology, Evangelism, Discipleship; a credentialed member of the International Congress of Churches & Ministers (TN, USA); Certified Youth Chaplain (National Association of Youth Chaplains, NY, USA). Pastor David takes interest in local activities affecting the welfare of the Youth.