Bishop David Abioye of the Living Faith Church has described the founder of Fountain of Life Church Lagos Pastor Taiwo Odukoya as a man who would be remembered for his good name, character and works.
He spoke at the funeral service for Odukoya at the church’s auditorium in Ilupeju Lagos.
Pastor Odukoya was 67. He died in the United States on 7 August after brief illness.
Quoting from Ecclesiastes, Bishop said: “The name of a man represents his recognition and we all saw that in late pastor Odukoya when he was alive.”
He said the late cleric’s church will not die because he was a vessel to bring forth the church of God and the church of God can’t die.
Abioye said: “The church will stand. despite his demise. He was a God’s vessel to build His Church and there is no fear. Death is an appointment everyone will keep. When our time comes, it doesn’t require your view. No matter who you are. But before then, it is important to prepare before embarking on that journey of no return.”
In attendance were Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo of the Kingsway Church UK; Bishop Mike Okonkwo of the The Redeemed Evangelical Mission(TREM); wife of former Vice President Dolapo Osibanjo and Pastor Mrs. Ifeanyi Adefarasin, among others.
Over 16,000 participants joined the funeral service online.
The church announced the interment is a private one for only guests.
Odukoya is survived by five children and six grandchildren.