The leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has observed that key leaders of the church are relocating to heaven while also calling for prayers for the church
In a statement signed by Pastor Bayo Oladeji, the Christian body described the demise of General Overseer of Christian Pentecostal Mission (CPM), Rev. Dr. Obiora Ezekiel, Pastor Mrs. Badejo, the wife of the late General Overseer of Four Square Gospel Church, and Pastor Nomthi Odukoya, wife of the Senior Pastor of Fountain of Life Church, Taiwo Odukoya, as big losses.
The association noted that the vacuum they left behind would be greatly felt by their families, the church in Nigeria and our nation Nigeria because of the life of impact they lived.
The body also called on Christians to be praying for protection and long life for Church leaders so they could fulfill their callings.
CAN states, “We commiserate with Pastor Odukoya on the recent Home Call of his dear wife after a protracted battle with cancer and we pray for divine comfort and consolation.
“The Lord will not let her relocation stop the assignment given to him but instead help him to rise up against the challenge in Jesus’ name. The seeming sad event will turn out for good as the Lord promised us in Romans 8:28 in Jesus’ name.
While we are yet to come out of the shock of the demise of Pastor Nomthi, another great Servant of God, a Teacher of teachers, a Pastor of Pastors, a mentor to many and a Father of many giants of faith, Rev Dr. Obiorah Ezekiel joined the Saints Triumphant. He was among the Founding Fathers of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) where he provided leadership with impeccable integrity.
May God Himself comfort his wife, Rev. Dr. Mrs. Mercy Ezekiel, his church and ministry, Christ Pentecostal Mission (CPM), and the leadership of PFN.
Dr. Obiorah Ezekiel was not only an Evangelist per excellence but he was also an epitome of integrity, transparency, power, prayers, discipline, signs, and wonders till his last minute on this planet. This is why he was fondly called the ‘Demon Bulldozer.’
“To us as the umbrella body of all churches in the country, his relocation came when his wisdom and godly counsels are still needed. Our consolation is that he slept in the Lord whom he served till he breathed his last.
“Once again, our hearts go to his faithful, committed, and dedicated wife, our Mother, Rev Dr. Mercy Ezekiel, the biological and spiritual children, and the Church he left behind. May God sustain and keep them under His watch in Jesus Name.
Our condolences go to the Four Square Gospel Church and the children of Mrs. Yinka Badejo, wife of the late General Overseer of Foursquare Gospel Church who went to be with the Lord on November 12, 2021, barely three months after the transition to the glory of her husband, Rev. Dr. Wilson Badejo.”
While assuring that there is life of eternal glory and splendor after death for those who believe in Jesus Christ the body prayed that people will be endued with the wisdom to live one day at a time.