Segun Showunmi in Ibadan
The Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN), has commiserated with General Overseer of Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) Pastor Enoch Adeboye over the death of his son.
Penpushing reports that,the condolence message was contained in a statement National Publicity Secretary, Bishop Emmah Isong describing the demise of Pastor Dare Adeboye as tragic and shocking.
The General Overseer of Victory Life Bible Church (VLBC), Apostle Lawrence Achudume in the same vein, while reacting to the sad occurrence pointed out that the deceased was dedicated to the service of God, and remains a great inspiration to many.
Penpushing further reports that, Achudume noting that the news came to him as a rude shock urged the Adeboyes, Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) family, friends, and associates to take solace in the belief that the late cleric lived a fulfilled life and already resting in the blossom of his Creator.
The , Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN), still on the condolence message lamented the news of the death,praying that the Lord will uphold the family, stressing that the “our heartfelt condolences to Baba and Mama Adeboye, and the entire members of the church worldwide. May the Lord uphold them”
“PFN under the able leadership of Bishop, Wale Oke, deeply mourn Pastor Dare Adeboye’s departure at such a tender age of 42. We prayed for God to gives the family and the church, the fortitude to bear the loss’, the statement reads
Penpushing also reports that, Pastor Dare Adeboye, known as ‘miracle son’ of Pastor Enoch Adeboye died in his sleep on Wednesday, but as at the time of this reports details of the sudden demise was yet to be known
The deceased popularly known as ‘Pastor D,’ and regarded as one of the most influential youth pastors in the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) was 42 years old and a Pastor of one of the branches of the church in Eket, Akwa Ibom State.
The Public Relations Officer of Redeem Christian Church of God(RCCG), Olaitan Olubiyi confirmed the death on Thursday morning, adding that the church authorities will later in the day issue a statement on the sad development
“It is true. The incident happened in Eket where he was based. I don’t have the details for now. Maybe before the end of today, we will issue a statement,”, the church spokesman said
Penpushing reports that, a bereaved brother of the deceased, Pastor Leke Adeboye wrote on Facebook Thursday that “the righteous man perishes (at the hand of evil) and no one takes it to heart; faithful and devout men are taking (sic) away while no one understands that the righteous person is taken (to be spared) from disaster and evil.”
The profile of the deceased has it that his previous roles in the church included a Senior Pastor at Redeem Christian Church of God(RCCG) House of Praise in Birmingham, England, and provincial Pastor at Redeem Christian Church of God(RCCG) Kaduna 1.
Penpushing reports that, last position of the late cleric was the church’s North Central Youth Evangelist overseeing Niger, Benue, Kwara, Kogi, Nasarawa, Plateau, and Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
The deceased various posts (RCCG Youth Affairs National & International Director of Programs / Chairman Organizing Committee of 70hrs Messiah’s Marathon Praise, National Youth Convention and Northern Zone Abuja SHIFT) have enabled him to comprehend the various landscapes of young people across the globe and how to increase the church’s influence,” the website stated.
Penpushing further reports that, the record equally has it that, he dedicates his life to educating and inspiring young people on how to capitalize their faith in the various environments they find themselves in.
The late clergyman who is survived by a wife, Temiloluwa and a daughter creates mediums for young people to feel empowered and prepared to carry the mantle of the church and also expantiate the church’s mission and goals, while his fire for God is easily caught and transversed to the numerous lives he touches.”
Penpushing further reports that, it is recalled that, the bereaved father, Pastor Enoch Adeboye during the late Pastor’s 42 birthday described him on his facebook page as his first “miracle child.”
“We pray that God will keep his miraculous working power in your life and all those who need a miracle today, will use you as a point of contact for their own in Jesus’ name. (Amen) love from Dad, Mom, and the whole Adeboye dynasty,” he wrote on his Facebook then.
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