A John Kumuyi Wedding Eye-Witness Defends Love Odih


A commenter on the wedding post of John Kumuyi and Love Odih claims to be an eye witness to the wedding and that the photos have been unfairly and maliciously over analysed. Looking at the picture above, one may be tempted to agree, but could it be that by the time reception photos were taken, some of the make up had faded? Read the account and decide for yourself. (www.romancemeetslife.com)


As a friend of the couple, I can’t keep silent anymore. The picture being circulated is not what the bride looked like on the wedding day, it was digital altered to destroy the lives of the new couple and may you all be forgiven for the damage you caused the church of God and the new couple. As someone that attended the wedding, the pictures arousing such controversy looks nothing like the bride on her wedding day. (www.romancemeetslife.com)

No white-looking makeup or blush
No earring
No lipstick
No fake eye lash
No mascara
No relaxed hair (blow drier & flat iron can do that! by the way, her hair is that long)
No colored eyebrow
No eye shadow
No ring on finger

You compare earlier pictures of a deeper life bride with a turban covered hair. In the Caribbean generally, the thick turban covering is associated with a satanic worship church. Can you imagine? No!! Ignorance is bliss. Is that what you want the new couple subjected to because of your lack of understanding? A joining that appears to be like under Satan because of hair covering as you understand it in your side of the world? God forbid!

If you want to accuse the bride of the gown, is it showing any body parts? I thought this was the idea of modesty. Let not thy nakedness be discovered.. Love is also not John's lover/heartthrob/girlfriend or any other careless language, these two were brought together led of The Lord though from thousand of miles apart and I'm sure they went through the deeper life church marriage committee process from their countries. (www.romancemeetslife.com)

I hope you feel guilty enough to stop all the lies and great damage you have caused a new couple trying to begin a life together hard school of marriage, and added to that has to live with scrutiny on a public scale, all influenced by lies and doctored images from the haters.. Let each man run their own Christian race, not with eye service or an envious mind.

Congrats to the new couple and may God soothe the irreparable damage caused by online social media (www.romancemeetslife.com)
P.s there are so many other good things online about Love Odih, not just some fabricated and baseless scandal



There is indeed quite a bit about Love Odih online. I found more pictures of her that show she does groom her brows, uses makeup, straightens her hair, may use wigs, etc. All of which I think any woman is entitled to choose to do. But while she may not be your typical Deeper Life woman - her father, Bishop Augustine Odih, is overall pastor for the Deeper Life Bible Church in Jamaica, and director for the Deeper Life Bible Schools there - she is a very accomplished woman. (www.romancemeetslife.com)




Below is Love Odih's Bio at the website of Rattray Patterson Rattray, where she is an attorney.

Born: Calabar, Nigeria
Admitted: 2012, Jamaica
Education: Norman Manley Law School (Legal Education Certificate of Merit) 2012; University of London (LL.B, Hons) 2010; University of the West Indies (B.A. Hons. History, Criminology) 2007
Language: English and Spanish
Practice Areas: Civil Litigation; Commercial litigation; Contract; Personal Injury
Recipient: The Norman Manley Law School Certificate of Merit -2012 ; The Norman Manley Law School Principal’s Roll of Honour–2010/2011-2011/2012; The Professor Stephen C. Vasciannie Scholarship 2012; The Council of Legal Education- Principal’s Special Prize – for students who received straight A’s in 2011 or 2012 ; The Andrea Gabrielle Lloyd Memorial Prize 2012; The Raphael Codlin Prize for Most Outstanding students over two years -2012; The Council of Legal Education-Special Mooting Prize - World Human Rights Moot Court Competition Prize ( Pretoria, South Africa) 2012; Winner of UN-OCHR World Human Rights Moot Court Competition & 3rd Place Best Oralist award- 2011; The University of the West Indies- Award for Excellence in Service & Leadership 2007.)

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  1. Wow she is gorgeous! Very beautiful woman and naturally too if I may add. Now let me go and read what the controversy is all about I am reading it here for the first time

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    1. Ok I am back having read the previous post. Sorry commenter abi commentator but these photos were not digitally altered in any way unless you want to say all the other photos of her with groomed eyebrows and especially the last one where she is obviously wearing makeup have been digitally altered. Did they also alter the lips on the other lady in the traditional wedding dress photos with lipstick? Abeg if you are going to make rules as a church then makes sure EVERYBODY abides by them no special favours.

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    2. thank u jare!

      I stand by my previous comments. I have nothing against Deeper Life. I just love standards to remain same. Period.
      Im not even yabbing or insulting anybody so yes, my eyebrows are raised at the bride's well carved eyebrows.

      Now that's some good rhyme..he he he he

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    3. Thank you mimi! Why are they trying so hard to defend issues raised up by people? A picture they say speak a thousand words. Until you see the way other members dress for their wedding, then you would see the difference is as clear as 7up!
      NITTY.

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  2. Defender, please have many seats \_____

    How can you look at those pictures and say they're digitally altered. Either you did not attend the wedding or you're lying.

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  3. if you can tie gele on your traditional marriage, then you can tie turban or a scarf on your church wedding.why are you talking of jamiaca against turban?? when pastor teaches us not to be conformed to the doctrine of the world. So if i go to a country where fornication is legalized, i should fornicate???? Mtsheew. Besides we are taught not to expose our hair in church, Love was in church with her hair uncovered and the sleeve of her dress was short and transparent. You are not supposed to be inside a deeper life church with your hair open as a woman. I'm not judging her, i just feel there shouldnt be double standards in church. When my sister wanted to wed i know how much she suffered b4 marriage commitee approved her dress, so why is pastor's daughter's case different??? HIPOCRICY!!!! besides that, she obviously wore make up. This shud be an eye opener for deeper life member, to look as beautiful as they want to look on their wedding days.

    Again, why the limosine?? our church teaches modesty and simplicity, the money that would have been spent on charity, they spent it hiring a limosine. I'm just fed up. Religion, religion. Its best to just follow your heart and have a good relationship with God, because if you decide to listen to your pastors you will always get heart broken like i am now. Mtsheew

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    1. GBAM! GBAM! GBAM!

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    2. Anonymous, you are heart broken because God's word has not been your standard. In the bible, Christians went back home and compared what they were taught in church to the bible to see if was true. You scream HIPOCRICY!!!!, yet you sound like the hypocrite, as you eventually conclude that sisters of your church look as beautiful as they wish to on their wedding day. Why do you judge? What I have noticed has been an outburst of hate and anger among members because of the wedding of this couple. Instead of praying for them and blessing them, and wishing them a happy marriage, a lot of the members of the church are condemning the couple, judging them, spreading gossip, and being jealous. Where does 1Corinthians 13 stand in your life?

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    3. Bro, I pity you, if you allow insignificant thing to derail your christian journey. This is the time we will actually know those who are born again and those who are not. For all the many years I have been in the Deeper Life, pastor Kumuyi message has not misled me for once, instead those messages have continued to be the source of my spiritual inspiration, succor and searchlight of the true word of God.

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  4. this is gonna be good..

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  5. Is so funny how Christians idolize their pastors...and are so immerse in ''religion ''..Christianity is a day to day and personal relationship with God!!!....my church this!!.my pastor that!!...at the end of it all, we will all stand individually before God and give account of our lives!!...people expect so much from pastors and their families....I don't see anything wrong with this lady's appearance...She's are pretty...and I wish you both a marriage filled with love, happiness, and success!!!...nothing shall come between you guys !!!....please let people read more of the word of God and let God lead you..and not my church!!..or pastor....If you want to cover your hair, remove jewelries and all that...it should be God leading you and you hearing him instructing you to do that..and not my pastor or church!!!..at the end of it all..in as much we admire our pastors...our aim should be to be like jesus....

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  6. I think the commentator is missing it all. Nobody is condemning the couple, they r not the target here and everyone wishes them well and bliss in their marriage. People's comments is based on the double standard exhibited in the Church. if it was not Kumuyi's son, no Deeper Life Church would have wedded that couple (based on the wife's dressing). Wifey is pretty and she deserved to be as beautiful as she wished on her wedding day; if that woman was not a DL member, OMG she would have been so gorgeous on that day. Her profile is intimidating, she is beautiful - see her pictures up. The problem hia is not the couple but double standards.

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  7. Why The Rules whn u Kno Ur Own Children Can't keep them.Whn Growng Up Deeper Life Members Livng Opposite Condem Us for Watchng Television.they See it as a Sin bt we Saw their Pastors on TV all the Time.Their Young Daughters Dressed Like Old Women then.Hw wil ths Girls feel If they See all ths neatly carved eyebrows. Mr commetator or watever may God have many on you.I can see na the Poor wey the keep Rules.

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  8. Dear Defender of LoveCommentator, you PR sucks! The last picture shows makeup. For your own sake, shut up.

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  9. looking unto JESUS the author and finisher of our faith.

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  10. Pls stop jealousy. May God provide u means to match d pretty lady's profile so dat ur wedding can be like hers.

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  11. Dear Friend-of-the-Couple,

    You have done well, to an extent, in defending your friends. However, your write-up clearly shows that you understand little or nothing of the grievances expressed by members and non-members alike of the renown Deeper Life Bible Church.

    Just like the new Jerusalem seen by John the beloved in Revelation 21:2 is "adorned for her husband", Love Kumuyi was beautifully adorned on the day of her wedding to John Kumuyi. BEAUTIFULLY. Nevertheless, considering the fact that the marriage committee of DLBC Nigeria (which, of course, is the origin & model of all DLBC marriage committees worldwide) strongly opposes certain things in our appearance during/the conduction of wedding ceremonies in the church, we have the natural tendency to be confused.

    Usually, brides who wish to wed in DLBC are expected to sew a wedding gown made strictly of satin material. See-through styles like a netted sleeve, which tends to add a form of beauty to the gown as we see in Love's case, is a complete no-no. You wanna use a ready-made wedding gown? That means you don't wanna wed in a Deeper Life Bible Church. Is it because it is sinful to do so? Not at all but the ancient 'standard' of the way our brides dressed during weddings in DLBC would be seriously altered if we did so, according to the MC members. Moreso, many of them regard such gowns as 'worldly' so forget it.

    Using a veil in DLBC weddings is not an option. We are expected to have our heads completely covered. That is what we stand for and we have been abiding by this since the inception of the ministry. The only difference is that turbans are no more in vogue. Moderately fashionable scarfs are allowed but no veils or hats.

    Make-up? Don't even go there.

    Using flashy vehicles or decorating the car you're using on your wedding day is strictly prohibited. Plus, the father of our brides don't usually walk them down the aisle. (Hello-oo? Seriously???) It's just not allowed by the DLBC MC.

    Cakes are not to be displayed in our wedding ceremonies. It's a serious offence to the MC. A show of worldliness, in fact. No kidding.

    Many intending couples have expressed their desire to do otherwise but have been refused. Thus, some who feel that these rules are too rigid and unnecessary, have conducted their weddings in some other Bible-believing church, & have returned to DLBC as members.

    The couple did well in honouring their parents by wedding in their church. But one would naturally expect that any couple - be it the son of the GS himself, or the daughter of a national overseer in the church - would abide by these 'rules' since they are the rules of DLBC & it was their desire to wed therein. The Kumuyis didn't abide by these rigid rules. Hence the queries: Are there separate rules for church leaders' children who wish to wed in DLBC? Or is there now a new standard of dressing for intending brides? If yes, whatt changed exactly?

    These are the many questions that trouble our heart, dear friend of the couple.

    God bless you.

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    1. I honestly respect your write up, you have really shed enough light to the issue at hand. We practice Christianity in Africa - especially Nigeria - because of the poverty level which our Political and Religious leaders have brought upon us - A nation heavily blessed by God.
      One question i want people to think of and try to answer if possible - Why is God blessing the so call advanced nations that does not worship and pray God the way we in developing countries do than us? (May be because the Political and Religious leaders are doing it right in those advanced countries - unlike our so call corrupt ones we have in developing countries)
      In conclusion - may be God does not look at those outward appearances the way we are looking at them - God may be more interested in - LOVE YOUR NEIGBHOUR AS YOURSELF

      I stand to be corrected if i am wrong.

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  12. Pls lets be mute and wait 4 Daddy (pastor w.f kumuyi) to hear what he has to say about it, we all know he must address d whole world about dis issue.
    Pls brothers and sisters.

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  13. I strongly agree with you dear, she had no single makeup on her. I won't talk much if u doubt me, go bk to your google and search for her wedding picture, its there clearly.

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  14. Just look at how the devil is distracting everyone of you. Arguing on things that has no meaning to your life. Another man wedded and he is happy with his wife, you are here killing yourself because the wife applied make-up or no make-up. How does that affect you as a christian ? Or how does that remove or add money to your pocket. If you want to start using or not using make-up, that is entire your own decision and who cares. Please let us discuss something that will add value to the life of mankind. Motherless children and donor agencies need your help in other to make the world a better place. Add value to mankind and stop discussing issues that have no bearing. May God bless you all to be useful to mankind. Amen.

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  15. Pls leave everythings for God to judge.

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  16. hello everyone, we should leave this issue we all disturb ourselves with. Heaven is the goal of every christian, we should leave all this earthly things and focus on that goal we have as Christians. Have you forgotten what the Bible says "Do not judge so that you will not be judge". The greater wedding is in heaven all these are formality sake.

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  17. Okay Myne let this story die already abeg please biko

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  18. When I first read this I was really thwarted but the more I wonder about it the more I’m persuaded of this.

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  19. I got to know about this marriage from a friend in one of the states church region as a result of fury it has caused.i checked up lo,the pictures are really perplexing,as a national overseer's daughter. I just conclude that just serve God the best way you can never look at any man.We need no clarification from leadership.

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  20. Sista vee thank u a million times.

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  21. There is need for daddy kumuyi to come out not just preach but see to changes dat inevitably will happen.

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  22. It's very obvious that the problems we having in Nigeria is Religious problem.I don't God him Self is this Difficult.

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  23. Straight up...you guys are a bunch of fucking losers..."don't wear make up"..."cover your head in church"...where the fuck do you see that in the bible?..don't follow man you idiots...search for your own truth..DLBC is filled with fucking clowns...you're all fake and full of shit..leave the couple alone and go live your miserable lives..cock suckers

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  24. Leave the couple alone and let them live their lives. All I know is that every man-made rules will backire; it has happened now.

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  25. JOHN AND LOVE ARE NOT OUR STANDARD.THE TEACHING ON XTIAN DRESSING IS NOT KUMUYI'S LAW.U CAN'T CONSTRAIN US TO B WORLDLY AS U ARE. MRS LOVE JOHN IS NOT TOO BIG TO B MANUPULATED LIKE ANY OTHER HUMAN BEING.WE KNOW WHAT WE ARE STANDING FOR,WE ARE NOT CONFUSE.KUMUYI IS OUR LEADER,JESUS AND HIS WORD IS OUR STANDARD.KUMUYI AND HIS MESSAGES HAS NOT CHANGE.JOHN,LOVE AND OTHERS MAY CHANGE LIKE ANY HUMAN BEING AND IS NOT A STRAGE THING WITH MAN, IF ALL THOSE THINGS SHOWN ARE TRUE.WE STAND FOR HOLINESS NOT ONLY IN HEART BUT IN OUTWORTH APPEARANCE ALSO.WE CAN NOT CHANGE TO BE LIKE U AS U ARE THINKING.LET HE THAT WANT TO BE HOLY BE HOLY STILL AND LET HE THAT WANT TO BE WORLDLY BE WORDLY STILL.THE JOURNEY WILL SOON END AND WE WILL DISCOVER THE REALITY.PLS PRAY 4 THEM RATHER.

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  26. John is now married so for the person who started this vicious rumor d man gone so ur jealous rant can stop now shame on you. If jesus can forgive a whore an adulterer why wouldnt he forgive a white gown? You all are trivial gossipers and trouble makers go get you own life and stop live off other peoples. And for the people that go to the wedding eat, drink and laugh with them then come back to report bad things SHAME ON YOU!!!!!!!!!! Badmine,jealousy,envy are dangerous sins so go clean up you minds and hearts before you point fingers. LOVE YOU WERE A BEAUTIFUL BRIDE DONT LET THEM SPOIL YOUR JOY. SATAN DONT LIKE MARRIAGE SO HE USES SMALL MINDED PEOPLE TO DO HIS EVIL BIDDING.

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  27. MANY COMMENTATOR ARE OFF THE POINT. ONE, JOHN AND LOVE DID NOT MARRY IN A DEEPER LIFE CHURCH. TWO, THESE ARE GROWN UP ADULTS WHO SINCERELY EXPRESSED THEMSELVES. MANY WHO WEDDED AS LAID DOWN BY THE CHURCH DOCTRINE DO THINGS SECRECTLY THAT THEY CAN'T SAY OPENLY. THREE, WHEN DOES DRESSING THE WAY LOVE DRESSED NEGATE HOLINESS. FOUR, AS ANYBODY TOLD US IF LOVE IS A DEEPER LIFE MEMBER CUZ THE REST OF HER PICTURES SHOWS HOW SHE USUALY DRESSED. FIVE, ARE THEY NOW HELL CANDIDATES BECAUSE OF HOW SHE DRESSED. SIX, IF IT NEGATE DEPEER LIFE DOCTRINE, DOES IT ALSO NEGATE BIBLICAL PRINCIPLES.

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  28. i see no reason why this lady should be judged in this manner please you all should leave her because she is not a hypocrite and a pretender.FUNNY enough she could be more righteous than the turban tiers

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  29. why do we (I) waste so much time on meaningless dogmatism?

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  33. This issue is not worth debating on, they ve started their lives, wish them well, thats the best you can do, if she uses that gradually with her hubby, she might make changes as she grows in the Lord,Lets make God our standard

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