Death of Pastor Obanure shocks RCCG members
The Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, has lost its assistant General Overseer, Pastor Olu Obanure. His death came as a shock to the RCCG community as Pastor Obanure was not one given to frailty. He was strong and zealous for the work of God, some members of the RCCG family said.
A statement by the assistant general overseer, Admin and Personnel, Pastor Funso Odesola, said the 65-year-old clergyman died nine months after he was appointed as assistant General Overseer.
The statement reads, “The Redeemed Christian Church of God announces the sudden home call of Pastor Olu Obanure, the assistant general overseer and Pastor-in-charge of RCCG, (West Coast). Deputy General Overseer of RCCG
“The family and the entire church are deeply touched by his sudden exit but are comforted by the exemplary Christian life which he lived and the fact that he served his Lord and Master till the end.
“Pastor Olu Obanure was appointed the assistant general overseer in charge of Establishment during the 64th Annual Convention of the Mission in August 2016.
“He had served the Mission in such various capacities as the special assistant to the general overseer (Admin/Personnel) pastor-in charge of West Coast with base in Accra Ghana and as the provincial pastor, Northern Province 5 with headquarters in Abuja.
“The Kogi-state born man of God had a Master’s Degree in Communications and Language Arts from the University of Ibadan. He is survived by his wife and children.”