The son of the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) Worldwide, Dare Adeboye, has been reported to have passed on at 42.
As gathered, Dare, who was before death the Assistant Pastor in charge of Region (Youth) 35, was said to have died in sleep at his apartment in Eket, Akwa Ibom State, where he had lives with his family.
Also, it was learnt that the cleric was said to have retired to his bed for rest but did not wake up at the appointed hour when his wife, Temiloluwa, seek his attention.
Before the tragedy occurred, the deceased, who was expected to celebrate his 43rd birthday next month, was reported hale and healthy as well as had officiated a session within the parish.
The Head of Media and Public Relations, RCCG, Pastor Olaitan Olubiyi, however, who confirmed the tragedy on Thursday, said though the church was shaken by the death of the pastor, that its anchor remains Jesus Christ.
He said, “It is with a deep and heartfelt sense of loss, we announce the departure of our beloved son, brother, husband and father, Oluwadamilare Temitayo Adeboye. Who went to be with the Lord on the 4th of May, 2021.
“His life was well lived as he served the Lord without reserve, giving effortlessly and leading fearlessly. He was crowned by the Lord with blessings of 3 seeds and a beautiful wife.
“Though shaken, our anchor remains Jesus Christ in whom we have the assurance that we will one day meet in a place where there is no pain It is the wish of the family to be granted privacy at this moment and that prayers be offered on their behalf.
”Oluwadamilare Temitayo Adeboye, June 9th, 1978 – May 4th, 2021. Remain forever in our hearts.”
Also, The Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari has consoled General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) Pastor Enoch Adeboye, family, and church members over the death of his son, Pastor Dare Adeboye.
The president in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, urged the deceased relatives to find comfort in the teachings of the Holy Scriptures that those who have chosen to serve God faithfully will see Him as He is in eternity.
The statement was titled “President Buhari commiserates with Pastor Adeboye on death of son” reads: “President Muhammadu Buhari extends deepest sympathies to the family of Pastor Enoch Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, on the passing of his son, Pastor Dare Adeboye.
“Also commiserating with members of the RCCG on the demise of the Assistant Pastor in charge of Region (Youth) 35, President Buhari urges them to find comfort in the teachings of the Holy Scriptures that those who have chosen to serve God faithfully will see Him as He is in eternity.
“The President prays God Almighty to grant the departed rest in His everlasting kingdom and comfort grieving family, friends and associates.”