- Thousands thronged the funeral of famous German evangelist, Reinhard Bonnke, to pay last respect to the preacher
- TD Jakes, Paula White, and Benny Hinn were some of the popular clerics that were at the events as the crowd sang his favourite hymn
- At the ceremony also, clips of some of the important crusades, especially the one he had in Lagos in 2000, were screened
The funeral of famous German evangelist, Reinhard Bonnke, who died on Saturday, December 7, 2019, drew thousands around the world, especially from the US.
It should be noted that the cleric had preached in more than 50 countries and said he has converted 79 million people to Christianity, RNS reports.
Ministers of various churches have praised the late evangelist for his works. Renowned preachers like TD Jakes, Benny Hinn, and Paula White also paid their tributes.
Despite the fact that the crowd was racially divided, they both sang the preacher’s favourite hymn with a unified voice.
During the funeral, clips of where the pentecostalist had been, were filmed on the big white screen. One of the best-known crusades, which happened in November 2000, Lagos where about 1.6 million people gathered, was also shown.
It should be noted that towards the end of the preacher’s career, he held some of his revivals in the United States, a country he said must experience God’s true power.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Delta state governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, expressed sadness on the passing of famous evangelist.
In a statement sent to journalists by his spokesman, Olisa Ifeajika, on Saturday, December 7, the governor said Evangelist Bonnke will be sincerely missed by those whose lives he impacted on with his evangelism in Africa, America and other parts of the world.
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He expressed appreciation to the late Bonnke for being a role model to many preachers in Africa and urged other religious leaders to emulate the sacrifice and commitment to the people of Africa as exemplified by the late Evangelist.
“On behalf of the government and people of Delta, I express my profound condolences to his wife, Annie; his children - Kai-Uwe, Gabrielle, Susie - and grandchildren as well as all members of Christ for all Nations (CfaN).
“It is my prayer that God will grant the family and all those who mourn him the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss,” he said.
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