- Young members of RCCG are honouring late Pastor Dare Adeboye who recently passed away
- The youths have cut off their hair and gone bald as a sign to show their last respect
- The is being led by another son of the general overseer, Pastor Leke Adeboye
As the burial rites for late Pastor Dare Adeboye begins today, Sunday, May 9, youths of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), have taken a bold move to honour the deceased.
Recall that Pastor Dare died in his sleep at the age of 42 on Tuesday, May 4 in Eket, Akwa-Ibom where he was leading a church.
Several male members of the church have gone bald and cut off their hair as a sign to show last respect for the deceased who has been widely described as a soldier.
Legit.ng gathered that the gesture is also to appreciate Pastor Dare's great impact on the development of the youth department of the church.
The act started with Pastor Leke Adeboye, another son of Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye.
According to him, it is a tradition that anytime they lose a fallen hero as a youth, members shave off their hair and clean up.
Pastor Leke who shared a video of himself at the barber's shop on his Instagram page on Saturday, May 8, explained that the move is a sign of honour.
Female parishioners were not left out as a few have taken the bold step to shave their hair while some have decided not to use hair extensions, wig, makeup and jewellery.
Youths have now taken to social media using the hashtags #ForPDee #NotTodaySatan, to share photos of themselves having their hair cut off or shaven.
The development has been generating wide reactions across social media platforms including Twitter and Instagram as Nigerians commend the action.
Legit.ng collects some of the reactions below:
"Awwwn, I'm not a member of Redeem church but I'm so so positive and very sure Pastor Dee is heaven gained soldier of christ and he is presently more than happy about dis moment of show of love in the stead of mourning ! God be praised all the time !! REST IN POWER PDEE"
"Dis love is too much."
"May God comfort you all"
"We will be alright God our comforter never forsakes #nottodaysatan i will never leave God never!!!!"
"Yeah we ladies can just come with our normal hair ( like, No attachment and wig)."
"Awww I love dis love in christ ! May d soul of d departed rest in peace of God."
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the burial programme for Pastor Dare will commence on Sunday, May 9, in the second largest city of Akwa Ibom state, Eket, where a commendation service for the 42-year old will be held.
Thanksgiving songs and tribute will hold between 4 pm and 6 pm, at RCCG House of Favour, Redemption Camp, Lagos-Ibadan Expressway on Monday, May 10, 2021.
He will be committed to mother earth on Tuesday, May 11, 2021, after a farewell service at the Youth Centre, RCCG Redemption Camp.