The Foursquare Gospel Church in Nigeria has announced the passing on of its former General Overseer, Dr. Wilson Badejo.
In a statement signed by the National Secretary of the Church, Rev. Yomi Oyinloye, the church said he transited to glory in the early hours of August 7 2021 describing his death as a great loss.
Rev. Dr. Badejo was 74.
The church stated that “he was a great achiever, an accomplished servant of God, a role model, a bridge-builder, a quintessential ecclesiastical frontline leader, a gifted orator, a trailblazer, mentor, teacher per excellence, an apostle and respected family man.”
Badejo served the Foursquare Gospel Church in Nigeria in several ministerial capacities, crowning his stewardship at the apex as the General Overseer of the Church from 1999 to 2009.
Badejo according to the statement was “able to unlock socio-cultural gateways, and in the process successfully endeared several friends and loved ones from all works of life across the divide”
The statement reads further, “As a Church, we are greatly saddened by this heart-rending loss but quick to encourage everyone to take solace in the fact that our father in the Lord lived a fulfilling, God-fearing and impactful life while on this side of eternity, leaving behind an indelible mark in the heart of everyone who came his way.”
While calling for prayers for the family of the late clergy and the church, the statement solicited “needed respect for the privacy of the W.A. Badejo family as they draw strength from above to sail through this season”
Tribute from Dr. Segun Oshinaga
Already tributes have started pouring in from the late clergy’s friends and associates. Dr. Segun Oshinaga CEO of Productivity Plus Nigeria and a well known former member of the church wrote on his Facebook page: