- Worshippers of the Redemption Ministries Worldwide are mourning the death of their general superintendent, Reverend Stephen Akinola
- The death of Reverend Akinola has come as a surprise to the Christian community in Nigeria which was still dealing with the death of Prophet TB Joshua
- The Redemption Ministries Worldwide had its headquarters in Port Harcourt, the Rivers state capital
Port Harcourt, Rivers state - Reverend Stephen Akinola, the general superintendent of the Redemption Ministries Worldwide has died.
The BBC reported that the popular Rivers state-based pastor died on Sunday morning, June 6. The publication stated that Akinola’s death was confirmed by one of his pastors.
The source said:
''The church has informed all pastors of the incident and his body has been deposited in the mortuary.''
The news of Akinola’s death came in hours after the death of Prophet TB Joshua, the founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nations.
The Christian community mourns Akinola's death
The Punch reported that members of the Redemption Ministries thronged to the church which has its headquarters in Port Harcourt to mourn the famous cleric.
Apostle Eugene Ogu, a former chairman of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) described Akinola's death as sad.
“Yes, it is a very sad day for the Christian community. While we were still talking of Prophet TB Joshua, Akinola’s death happened.
“It is so sad. I pray that God comforts the entire body of Christ because he (Akinola) laboured so much for the body of Christ.''
Meanwhile, the Aareonakakanfo of Yorubaland, Gani Adams on Sunday, June 6, described the death of the founder of the Synagogue Church Of All Nations (SCOAN), Prophet Temitope Balogun Joshua, as an eclipse in God's vineyard, saying it was a rude shock.
Adams, in a statement sent to Legit.ng through his special assistant on media, Kehinde Aderemi, said the late prophet brought good tidings to Nigeria due to his service to the church and humanity.
Adams, however, prayed for God to grant the immediate family, his kinsmen, the church, and the country the fortitude to bear the loss.