Death is an unavoidable end as long as the earth exists. Pastors Who Died
The most important thing, however, is to live a purposeful life and to fulfill one’s mission and reason for being.
Several Gospel preachers have died unexpectedly in recent months across the country.
This article features ten well-known clergymen who died in 2021.
Bishop Moses Grandeur was the General Overseer of the Victory Family Assembly, or VIFA for short.
The Delta State-born preacher was one of those who championed Pentecostal evangelism in Sapele in the 1980s. Pastors Who Have Died
He passed on in February 26th. His wife, Angel Grandeur, and their five children and grandchildren survive him.
Pastor Danjuma Tafa-Balewa led the RCCG Cornerstone Parish in Okota, Isolo, Lagos.
Danujma, who had been on oxygen for more than two weeks, died at 12 a.m. on Saturday, March 15th, 2021, as a result of COVID-19 complications.
He was 62 years old at the time.astors Who Died
John Paul Okwok
Apostle John Paul Okwok was the general overseer of Ministry of Life International, also known as City of Life Miracle Centre. In addition, he was the President of the John Okwok Global Ministry.
Okwok established the City of Life Miracle Centre in Lagos, Nigeria, on August 12, 2001, more than 20 years ago.
John Okwok died on May 3, 2021, at the age of 60.
Caleb Anny Maduoma
Archbishop Caleb Anny Maduoma, Bishop of Ideato and Archbishop of the Province of Owerri, retired in late 2020.
After previously serving as Bishop of Okigwe South, he was consecrated as Bishop of Ideato on July 25, 2004 at the Cathedral Church of the Advent in Abuja.
He was appointed Archbishop of Owerri Province on January 19, 2013, a position he held until his death on April 30, 2021.
Oluwadamilare Temitayo Adeboye was Pastor in Charge of the RCCG, City of David for Young Adults and Youths in Akurudum, Eket, Akwa Ibom State.
Dare is the third son of General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye (RCCG).
He died on May 4, 2021.
Dare Adeboye was said to have ministered the day before and then returned home to sleep, where he died. He was 42 years old at the time.
Temitope Balogun Joshua was the charismatic founder and leader of Synagogue, Church of All Nations (SCOAN), a Christian megachurch in Lagos that owns and operates the Emmanuel TV television station.
Joshua, formerly known as Balogun Francis, was well-known in Africa and Latin America, and he had a sizable social media following, with over 6,000,000 Facebook fans.
He died one week before his 58th birthday, on June 5, 2021, after one of his evening services in Lagos, Nigeria. There was no mention of a death cause.
Joshua married Evelyn Joshua, with whom he had three children.
Rev. Stephen Akinola was the General Superintendent of Redemption Ministries Worldwide, based in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
Akinola was born in Tamale, Northern Ghana, on March 4, 1953.
He founded Redemption Ministries, Worldwide after resigning from his position as Pastor at Deeper Christian Life Ministry in January 1987.
Akinola, 61, died on June 6, 2021, a few hours after TB Joshua.
He was married to Pastor Matilda Ayebatonye Akinola. This marriage produced children and grandchildren.
Rev. Wilson Badejo was Foursquare Gospel Church’s General Overseer.
Badejo was a member of the Nigerian Foursquare Gospel Church from 1999 to 2009.
He died in the early hours of Saturday, August 7, 2021, after a brief illness. He was 74 years old at the time.
Bishop Odemwingie Osaruese Okundaye was a pastor and the Church of God Mission International’s Director of Administration.
He was born on March 12th, 1970.
In February 2010, Odemwingie resigned from his job in the financial sector to devote his full time to ministry.
In the same year, he established a prayer team with his wife, Rev Imoh Okundaye, and a few other devoted CGMI members, which gave birth to the CGMI Church 4real Lagos in January 2006, under the NGL (New Generation Leadership) platform, which later evolved into the Global Bishopric.
Okundaye was Senior Pastor at CGMI Living Springs Ajah in Lagos for seven years before being transferred there in 2013.
He was one of six bishops consecrated at the church’s annual convention, known as MEGACON, which will be held in early August 2021 in Benin, the capital of Edo State. He died on Monday, August 23rd, just a few weeks later.
Joseph Dominic Agboli
Apostle Joseph Dominic Agboli founded Victorious Army Ministries International, Acme Road, Ogba, Lagos.
Agboyi was born on November 29, 1963, in Ogwashi-Uku, Delta State.
In 1995, he established his own church after leaving Pastor Patrick Anwuzia’s Zoe Ministries.
Agboli died on August 25th, 2021, at the age of 58, after a brief illness.
He is survived by his wife, Blessings Agboli, and five children.