Pastor Dare Adeboye, the son of the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye, is dead.
According to The PUNCH report, the 42-year-old, who was the third surviving child of the revered cleric, died in his sleep on Wednesday in Eket, Akwa Ibom State, where he was based with his family.
Our correspondent gathered from reliable sources in the church that the deceased, who was the Assistant Pastor in charge of Region (Youth) 35, had ministered the previous day.
He was said to have retired to his bed and did not wake up.
His wife, Temiloluwa, was said to have raised the alarm.
“He was not sick and did not complain of anything before the incident. Pastors in the church were summoned to pray for him, all to no avail,” a source added.
Several leaders of the church, who confirmed the incident, said they could not comment on it.
The Head of Media and Public Relations, RCCG, Pastor Olaitan Olubiyi, however, confirmed the tragedy on Thursday morning.
He said, “It is true. The incident happened in Eket where he was based. I don’t have the details for now. Maybe before the end of today, we will issue a statement.”
Dare would have been 43 years old next month, June.
Last year, on his 42nd birthday, his dad, Adeboye, on a social media post described him as his first miracle child.
He wrote on his Facebook page, “Our first miracle child. We pray that God will keep his miraculous working power in your life and all those who need a miracle today, will use you as a point of contact for their own in Jesus’ name. (Amen) love from Dad, Mom, and the whole Adeboye dynasty.”
Dare was happily married with children.
Orji Kalu condoles with Adeboye, RCCG family over demise of Pastor Dare
By Ikenna Uwadileke
Abuja, May 6, 2021
The Chief Whip of the Senate, Sen. Orji Kalu, has commiserated with the General Overseer, Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye over the death of his son, Pastor Dare Adeboye.
Kalu, in his condolence message issued on Thursday in Abuja, lamented the passing on of the 42-year old pastor.
Dare was the Assistant Pastor (RCCG) in charge of Region (Youth) 35.
Kalu stressed that Dare died in his prime, adding that the deceased was committed to the work of God like his father.
The former governor of Abia urged the Adeboye family to take solace in the fact that the late cleric lived a purposeful life dedicated to the service of God and mankind.
He described the demise of Dare as shocking and devastating and conveyed his heartfelt condolences to the entire RCCG family.
“I received with shock and pain the news of the demise of Assistant Pastor (RCCG) in charge of Region (Youth) 35.
“The late cleric was known to be spiritually gifted like his father.
“He was strongly committed and dedicated to spreading the gospel beyond his immediate environment.
“The late pastor upheld and sustained the teachings of the holy Bible in his lifetime, which he exemplified in his way of life.
“He will be remembered for his good deeds,’’ Kalu said.
The former governor prayed to God to grant the deceased eternal rest and give the RCCG community the fortitude to bear the sad loss.
Kalu also extended his heartfelt condolences to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, who is also a Pastor of the RCCG.