Eight days before the Adeboyes, Pastor Elijah Abina, the General Overseer of Faith Mission International (GOFAMINT), lost his 53-year-old son, Pastor Emmanuel Folorunso Abina.
Although the Nigerian Pentecostal family mourns the death of Pastor Dare Adeboye, son of Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) General Overseer Pastor E.A. Adeboye, another General Overseer has died.
Pastor Elijah Abina, the General Overseer of Faith Mission International (GOFAMINT), lost his 53-year-old son, Pastor Emmanuel Folorunso Abina, eight days before the Adeboyes.
The circumstances of Emmanuel’s death were unknown to Sunday Vanguard, but a source close to GOFAMINT said he was the Pastor in charge of the Kingdom House Assembly of the church in Festac Town, Lagos, until his transition. The deceased was also said to be the part-time Director of Media for GOFAMINT, as well as the church’s youth rallying point.
This January, Emmanuel was appointed to GOFAMINT Executive Council for a three-year term. A statement by the church announcing the demise, signed by GOFAMINT General Secretary, Pastor S.O. Omowumi, said:
“With a heavy heart but in total submission to the sovereignty of the Supreme God, we announce the passing onto glory of our brother, our pastor, and a member of the Executive Council of The Gospel Faith Mission International (GOFAMINT), Pastor Emmanuel Folorunso Abina, on Wednesday, 28th April 2021.
“Gone too soon but we praise the Almighty God for the life Pastor Folorunso lived and the indelible impact he made in the church, particularly among the youth.
“May the Lord Jesus Christ comfort our General Overseer, the immediate and extended family as well as the church”.
Meanwhile, a commendation service for Dare Adeboye will be held in Eket where he was Regional Pastor today. The deceased was the “miracle child” and the second biological son of Pastor Adeboye. He was his father’s look alike.
According to a release by the family, the body of the deceased, lying cold in the morgue of Babcock University, Ilisan-Remo, will be taken in a motorcade to the Redemption Camp -the city which was created by his 79- old-father- where Pastor D, as he was fondly called, will finally rest in the vault there.