Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari and the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), on Thursday, mourned the passing of 42-year-old Pastor Dare Adeboye.
The son of the General Overseer of the Church had died on Tuesday, 4th of May, 2021 but the official announcement was made on Thursday.
President Buhari via his twitter account (@Mbuhari) tweeted:
My deepest sympathies to the family of Pastor Enoch Adeboye, General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), on the passing of his son, Pastor Dare Adeboye. I pray that God Almighty will grant the departed rest, and comfort grieving family, friends & associates.
Similarly, the RCCG Public Relations department has issued a condolence statement on behalf of the Church.
The statement noted that Pastor Dare’s life was well lived as he served the Lord without reserve, giving effortlessly and leading fearlessly.
The deceased left behind three children and a wife.
The statement reads in full:
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.
RCCG Public Relations
HOW PASTOR DARE DIED!
The 42-year-old pastor, who was the third surviving child of the revered cleric, died in his sleep on Wednesday in Eket, Akwa Ibom State, where he was based with his family.
It was reliably gathered that the deceased, who was the Assistant Pastor in charge of Region (Youth) 35, had ministered the previous day.
He was said to have retired to his bed and did not wake up.
An insider source said he was not sick and did not complain of anything before the incident. Pastors in the church were summoned to pray for him, all to no avail.