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{{Infobox Christian denomination
|name = Deeper Life Bible Bible Church
|image  = Gbagada_HQ.png
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|main_classification = [[Evangelicalism]]
|theology = [[Pentecostal]]
|founder = [[William Kumuyi|William Folorunsho Kumuyi]]
|governance ='''William F. Kumuyi''' General Overseer (1973–Date)
|founded_date = 1973 [[Lagos]], {{flagicon|Nigeria}} [[Nigeria]]
|founded_place =University of Lagos
|separated_from =
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|area = Worldwide
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|website = [http://deeperlifeonline.org deeperlifeonline.org]
|footnotes =
The '''Deeper Life Bible Church''' is a  Christian denomination with its headquarters based in [[Nigeria]] and branches around the world.
The church also known as '''Deeper life''', was established in August 1973 at the [[University of Lagos]] Flat 2 by the then mathematics lecturer [[William Kumuyi]]. The church started with 15 persons. It is the general population arm of the [[Deeper Christian Life Ministry]]  <ref>{{Cite news|url=https://dclm.org/about/our-ministry/|title=About The Ministry - Deeper Christian Life Ministry|newspaper=Deeper Christian Life Ministry|language=en-US|access-date=2017-01-04}}</ref><ref name=":0">{{Cite journal |last=Dr Tiwaloba Abidemi |first=Falaye |year=2015 |title=The History and Practices of Deeper Life Bible Church (Nigeria) |url=http://iiste.org/Journals/index.php/JPCR/article/view/23416 |journal=Journal of Philosophy, Culture and Religion |volume=8 |pages=1-5}}</ref>
The church's headquarter is situated at Gbagada in [[Lagos]]. The church has an estimated attendance of over 800 000 individuals attending the church in Nigeria alone in 1988, It is the third largest church in the world.<ref name=":0" />
The Church holds a single service which starts by 8am at its headquarters and this attracts a population of over 120 000 thousand, this is also simultaneously done in its branches(District).
It is currently headed by William Kumuyi, who is referred to as the General superintendent and the women section is coordinated by his wife Esther Kumuyi.<ref>{{Cite news|url=https://dclm.org/about/pastor-w-f-kumuyi/|title=Pastor W. F. Kumuyi - Deeper Christian Life Ministry|newspaper=Deeper Christian Life Ministry|language=en-US|access-date=2017-01-04}}</ref>
It has its branches known as district in all local government in Nigeria and is among the most widely spread churches <ref>{{Cite book|title=Deeper Life: Extraordinary story of the Deeper Life Church|last=Isaacson, A|first=|publisher=London: Hodder and Stoughton|year=1990|isbn=|location=|pages=|quote=|via=}}</ref>
The church is also a member of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) and Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN).
Its headquarters which was recently completed in 2016 was said to cost around $5bn<ref>{{Cite news|url=http://thenewsnigeria.com.ng/2016/02/deeper-life-begins-construction-of-multi-million-flyover-bridge-in-lagos/|title=Deeper Life begins construction of flyover bridge in Lagos|date=2016-02-25|newspaper=The NEWS|language=en-US|access-date=2017-01-04}}</ref>
[[Category:Evangelical megachurches]]
[[Category:Churches in Lagos]]
[[Category:Christianity in Nigeria]]
[[Category:Religious organisations based in Lagos]]
[[Category:1973 establishments in Lagos]]

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