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Drum beats stop at “AYO NI O”, as Fakeye departs

Written by Maritime First

The drum beats may have temporarily stopped at the “AYO NI O” Parish, as the Cherubim and Seraphim Movement Church announced the passing on to glory of Special Apostle, Prophet Dr. Gabriel Olubu Fakeye on Sunday 11th January 2015. He was aged 78 years.

A spiritual Mentor to many, Prophet Gabriel Olubu Fakeye, PhD (Honoris Causa) had been the Chairman/General Leader of the District since inception , some forty five years ago. A British trained Telecommunications Engineer by profession, General Leader as he was fondly referred to by the entire congregation, served in the Public Sector and the Private sector of the Nigerian Economy before focusing on full time Evangelism.

General Secretary and Special Apostle, Pastor George Oluwadare Ogunleye highlighted that amongst their late mentor’s indelible footprints were, his popular Radio Evangelism tagged “Edidi Iye” meaning “Seal of Life”, and his passion for the transformation of the Cherubim and Seraphim Church.

“In spite of the unprecedented phenomenal  growth of the Surulere District, he and the other elders, remained committed to the Movement Arm of the Cherubim and Seraphim denomination and worked relentlessly to unite the different arms of the Cherubim & Seraphim Church into one body in Leadership, Liturgy and Worship. His commitment to Christendom and ease of life for worshippers through constant prayers and supplications was unparalleled.  

“In addition to the above, Prophet Fakeye, a teacher and an evangelist  was committed to building the society through the strong articulation of religious tolerance and constant advice to those in power and authority to see themselves as God’s representatives who eventually would give account to the creator. He was an advocate of good governance and an avowed anti-corruption crusader. 

“He is currently a national executive member of CAN, the President of the Organisation of African Instituted Churches OAIC, and a very active member of the Nigerian Inter-Religious Council, NIREC.  A Five Star General in the Lord’s army, Prophet Fakeye served with full loyalty and never for once beat a retreat even in the face of threats and antagonisms. He was a great Prophet of God who touched the lives of many, young and old, male and female, rich and poor”, he stated further, concluding that the late Pastor was an epitome of humility, who shunned huge ceremonial dresses and hero worshipping by members. 

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