Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Monday reflected on the uniqueness of Pastor Dare Adeboye describing him as a diligent soldier of the cross who represented the future of the Christian ministry.
Dare Adeboye, son of the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God died on May 5. He was a provincial youth pastor in RCCG youth province 5, Eket
Osinbajo was present at the service of songs at the Redemption Camp this afternoon along with many other dignitaries including former Governors of Ogun State, Otunba Gbenga Daniel; of Ondo State Mr. Segun Mimiko; the wife of former Imo State Governor, Mrs. Nneoma Nkechi Okorocha and the President of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, PFN, Bishop Wale Oke, and several other dignitaries.
The Vice President according to a statement by Laolu Akande, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media & Publicity said at the event that “Pastor Dare Adeboye lived a life filled with zeal, speed, and emphasized what was important and needed to be done at the right time”
Though the VP and his wife Dolapo were at the event, his tribute according to the statement was read by Pastor Bisi Akande, Pastor in Charge of Lagos Region 35
The Vice President stated that Dare Adeboye knew what was important to do and to emphasize adding that “he worked very hard, everywhere, with the zeal and speed of one who knew that we don’t have all day.”
He said further that “he understood the dynamics and urgency of reaching young people with the gospel, especially because of their fundamental role in the sustainable growth of the church of God.”
While noting that Pastor Dare was in many ways, a representative of the future of Christian Ministry, he said, he belonged to “a new generation birthed in a period of great turbulence in ideas and doctrines, a surfeit of distractions, but committed to ensuring that the unvarnished gospel is preached to that generation.”
He further went on to say that despite the late pastor’s position of privilege, “he was deeply and unpretentiously respectful, not just of elders and those in authority, but of everyone, even his subordinates.”
Prof Osinbajo condoled with the children of late Pastor Dare, his wife, his parents’ Pastor, and Mrs. Enoch Adeboye and the RCCG family while also observing that “everyone has a story to tell of Dare’s warmth, compassion, friendliness and his open displays of affection for others.”
The candlelight procession began around 6 pm as scheduled with hundreds of young people at the RCCG camp singing hymns with pictures of the Late Adeboye while also bearing candles in their hands