The past few days have been sober one for every member of the Redeemed Christian Church of God [RCCG] as the General Overseer of the church, Pastor Enoch Adeboye lost his third son to the cold hands of death.
Dare Adeboye, who was 42 at the time of death was a pastor of one of the branches of the church,and reports had it that died in his sleep on Wednesday in Eket, Akwa Ibom State.
His death was confirmed by the spokesperson of the RCCG, Olaitan Olubiyi,
“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,”
During Dare Adeboye’s birthday last year, Pst Adeboye described the deceased 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 page while celebrating his 42nd birthday.
Popularly known as ‘Pastor D,’ the deceased was regarded as one of the most influential youth pastors in the RCCG.
According to Pst Adeboye’s personal website, some of the deceased’s previous roles in RCCG included a senior pastor at RCCG House of Praise in Birmingham, England, and provincial pastor at RCCG Kaduna 1.
His last position was the church’s north-central youth evangelist overseeing Niger, Benue, Kwara, Kogi, Nasarawa, Plateau, and FCT.
“His various posts (RCCG Youth Affairs National & International Director of Programs / Chairman Organizing Committee of 70hrs Messiah’s Marathon Praise, National Youth Convention & 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.
“He dedicates his life to educating and inspiring young people on how to capitalize their faith in the various environments they find themselves in.
“He 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.”
“His fire for God is easily caught and transversed to the numerous lives he touches.”
He is survived by his wife, Temiloluwa, and three children.