During her life time, Connie Madubuko (1959-2012) had one thing going for her, passion for the work of the kingdom. While her husband, Apostle Anselm Madubuko travels around the globe spreading the gospel and reaching out to people of the old Soviet Union, she stays back at home holding the forte.
For years since her husband started his global ministry, Connie was doing just that until God called her home on the early hours of the 6th of July. She was buried on the 20th date of July 2012.
A graduate of Computer Science of the prestigious University of London, Connie was the fourth in the family of nine. Upon graduation she worked extensively with International Computers Limited, Ikoyi.
The Delta born pastor got married to Apostle Madubuko while working at ICL. Interestingly, the late Pastor Bimbo Odukoya was her chief bride’s maid on her wedding day.
Known for her passion for designing, decorating and counseling, Connie left no one in doubt that her life was about her family and her ministry. Before she died she was said to have rendered a little prayer to let God know she was coming home.
In a tribute, her yourger brother, Charles recalled that their father used to call her Amaka soja for her legendary feet in trying to defend the downtrodden while growing up in Kano.
He writes concerning her, “Amaka soja, as you are fondly called by our late father, you’ve gone the way of all mortals. We thank God that you left a good impression that will stand in the hearts of many including your siblings, children and relations”
In his tribute tribute her husband writes, “I remember in 1990 when God called me to full time ministry I refused to answer the call because I felt we not pastor because we had issues and I told God that if he wants me to pastor that He should speak through you and you would come tell me because that was the only way it could work. I remember that day in October you came to tell me that God had told you to release me to work for him. Then you promised me that you will be with me, support and help me and you kept your promise till the last day. You stood like a pillar and you took many bullets for me, fought people, demons, men and women for me.”