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Pastor Enoch Adeboye’s son, Dare, dies at 42

Adeze Ojukwu

Pastor Dare Adeboye, the son of the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God(RCCG) Worldwide, Enoch Adeboye, is dead.

Meanwhile his younger brother, Leke, has reacted by posting a Bible scripture, on his official Instagram page.

It reads:
‘The righteous man perishes(at the hand of evil), and no one takes it to heart, Faithful and devout men are taken away, while no one understands. That the righteous person is taken away(to be spared) from evil and disaster.’

Thousands of Nigerians, particularly RCCG members and prominent citizens have flooded the social media with tributes and prayers over the tragic incident.

Former Minister of education, Prof Oby Ezekwesili, tweeted this message. ‘This cuts hard, Pastor @DareAdeboye. We find comfort in the word of God. Good people pass away; the godly often die before their time. But no one seems to care or wonder why. No one seems to understand that God is protecting them from the evil to come. Isaiah 57:1’

According to Punch Newspaper reports the 42-year-old, who was the third surviving child of the revered cleric, died in his sleep on Wednesday.

‘The deceased, who was the Assistant Pastor in charge of Region, youth, 35, had ministered the previous day in Abuja’ it reported.

He was said to have retired to his bed and did not wake up. His wife, Temiloluwa, was said to have raised the alarm.

‘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,’ a source revealed.

Head of Media and Public Relations, RCCG, Pastor Olaitan Olubiyi, however, confirmed the tragedy on Thursday morning.

‘It is true. I don’t have the details for now. Maybe before the end of today, we will issue a statement.’

Dare would have been 43 years old next month, June.

Last year, on his 42nd birthday, his dad, Adeboye on a social media post described him as his first miracle child.

He wrote on his Facebook page, ‘Our 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.’

Pastor Dare, who was happily married with children, will be missed by the church.

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