We facilitate an annual Fountain Community Health Fair where individuals and families can access free preventive health screenings for diabetes, high cholesterol, Cancer and HIV. Community Giveaways are organized yearly to help lessen the burden of financial hardship on struggling families. During the fair, individuals and families are also connected to community health partners and support services that can further assist them as health issues are discovered. Education through preventive health related workshops is also provided during the fair, thus educating our community members, and increasing health awareness.
The Joy of Giving is our winter community event that provides children toys for Christmas, clothing, and small household items to families in need. We know that holiday season can be a tough time for the community, and it is our joy to give to those who cannot yet provide toys and gifts for their families. We combat hunger by qualifying the neediest community members for free food, on a monthly basis all year-round through food distribution from the Fountain Food Pantry. Our goal is to support families in need thus helping them to graduate out of the recipient bracket.
Pastor John Odukoya was born in Nigeria. He graduated from The University of Lagos Nigeria with a Bachelor of Science in Economics in 1981. He moved to the U.S in Dec. of 1988 with his family. While in the U.S, he attended Hope Bible College and graduate in 1999 with a B.S in Theology. He also enrolled in a doctoral program pursing a degree in Leadership Development and Global Church Planning at BILD Antioch School. 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 Fountain Community Enrichment INC. an organization formed to enrich, educate and empower the community by invading the community with the love of Christ while meeting the physical needs of the people. Apart from their monthly food pantry they also stage a community health fair every year where thousands receive free health screenings, food as well as clothing. In 2009 he was appointed as an advisory council board member by Governor Martin O’Mally for Maryland’s New American Initiative.
Pastor Odukoya is now head Pastor of the Fountain of Life Grace Springs Church, located in Upper Marlboro, MD. As head of this multicultural Church, Pastor Odukoya has allowed the ministry to influence the surrounding community through outreach events and by creating an environment that enables all to come as they are. He is married to Elizabeth Odukoya and they have been blessed with four children and five grandchildren.