Adeboye makes first appearance after son’s death
THE General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, made his first public appearance yesterday following the death of his son Pastor Dare Adeboye.
Adeboye was part of the Holy Communion Service (May edition) of the church’s popular Holy Ghost Service themed ‘Overflowing Blessings’.
Dare, 42, died on Tuesday in his sleep in Eket, Akwa Ibom State where he was based with his family.
Reading from John 6: 5-13 on Thursday night, Adeboye, 79, stressed the importance of the bread and wine of the Holy Communion.
The cleric spoke from the studio of the church’s station DOVE Media, while members of his church congregated in the auditorium along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway and other places across the world watched him.
“The bread multiplied in the hands of the disciples, as you receive the bread, it will multiply in your hands,” he said, without mentioning the death of his son.
After the sermon, the officiating minister in the auditorium said, “Tonight, daddy has prayed for us. He has also prayed on all the elements that we are going to use – the bread and the wine. I am here not standing in for him because I am too small to stand in for him; I am only here to deliver the message as a messenger. He could have been here physically as he used to but due to circumstances beyond control, he was not able to be here but to the Glory of God, he has said to us, Jesus is here and he is also there praying for us.”