Timothy Oluseun Omotoso
July 14, 1958
|32 charges of rape, human trafficking and racketeering
Tim Omotoso (born Timothy Oluseun Omotoso, 14 July 1958) is a Nigerian televangelist and the senior pastor of Jesus Dominion International, based in Durban, South Africa. He has been in jail awaiting trial since April 2017 at the Port Elizabeth High Court for rape, racketeering, and human trafficking. He is alleged to have groomed his victims and began molesting them from the age of 14.He was arrested by the South African priority crimes unit, Hawks, on 20 April 2017 at the Port Elizabeth International Airport.
The global outreach arm of his ministry functions under Tim Omotoso Global Outreach (TOGO). It is an Apostolic and Prophetic ministry designed under Trinitarian auspices to propagate the gospel of Jesus Christ to this generation with signs following. The Church arm is Jesus Dominion International with branches across South Africa, France and the UK; it holds crusades all over the world. His mandate is to turn the hearts of men back to God. This vision is carried out through the Church arm- Jesus Dominion International, Help the Helpless project which reaches out to the less privileged and needy in society, and a youth empowerment Project (YEP) which is set to empower youth and mentor them.
Omotoso initiated a youth project in South Africa called “Youth Empowerment Project” (YEP), under which he has mentored a number of music groups including Grace Galaxyand Simply Chrysolite who have composed their own songs and produced albums under his guidance.
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Omotoso is the founder of a 24-hour satellite TV station, Ancient of Days Broadcasting Network (ADBN),which airs across the Caribbean, Africa, Mexico, Middle East, Europe and United States. His weekly TV broadcast, 'Just As I Am', features music, sermons and miracle sessions and airs across various networks.
He has written a book titled How to Enjoy Health, Wealth and Longevity and also a prayer book - Prayer Bonanza. His ministry also publishes an annual daily devotional. His messages are also available on DVD.
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