Pastor Adeboye’s son is dead
The 42-year-old, who was the third surviving child of the revered cleric, died in his sleep on Wednesday in Eket, Akwa Ibom State, where he was based with his family.
Sources in the church said that the deceased, who was the Assistant Pastor in charge of Region (Youth) 35, had ministered the previous day.
He was said to have retired to his bed and did not wake up.
“He was not sick and did not complain of anything before the incident. Pastors in the church were summoned to pray for him, all to no avail,” a source added.
RCCG spokesman, Pastor Olaitan Olubiyi, confirmed the tragedy on Thursday morning.
“It is true,” Olubiyi said.
“The incident happened in Eket where he was based. I don’t have the details for now. Maybe before the end of today, we will issue a statement.”
Dare would have been 43 years old next month, June.
On his 42nd birthday, Pastor Adeboye described him as his first miracle child.
“Our first miracle child. We pray that God will keep his miraculous working power in your life and all those who need a miracle today, will use you as a point of contact for their own in Jesus’ name. (Amen) love from Dad, Mom, and the whole Adeboye dynasty,” Adeboye posted on social media in June 2020.
Dare was happily married with children.
Leke, Dare’s brother mourned his sibling in an Instagram post, saying “The righteous man perishes [at the hand of evil], and no one takes it to heart; faithful and devout men are taken away while no one understands that the righteous person is taken away [to be spared] from disaster and evil (Isiah 57:1).”