‘Lanterns don’t see their feet’ – Ruth Kadiri and other Nigerians react to the mysterious death of Pastor Adeboye’s son, Dare


Pastor Adeboye’s 42 year old son, Pastor Dare Adeboye has died, he died in his sleep on Wednesday in Eket, Akwa Ibom State, where he was based with his family.

Dare Adeboye
Dare Adeboye

According to The PUNCH, Pastor Dare Adeboye, the son of Enoch Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God Worldwide, is dead.

It was gathered that the 42-year-old, who is the third son of the revered cleric, died in his sleep on Wednesday in Eket, Akwa Ibom State, where he was based with his family.

The PUNCH gathered from reliable sources in the church 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. His wife, Temiloluwa, was said to have raised the alarm.

Dare Adeboye
Dare Adeboye

“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.

Several leaders of the church, who confirmed the incident, said they could not comment on it.

The Head of Media and Public Relations, RCCG, Pastor Olaitan Olubiyi, however, confirmed the tragedy on Thursday morning.

He said, “It is true. 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.”

Reacting to this;

@ruthkadiri wrote “Chai… this is sadone”

@enaira_jamiu_ wrote “Lanterns don’t see their feet”

@iamseed_u wrote “God forbid bad thing. At the peak of his life. May his soul rest in the Lord.”

@precious.amengialue wrote “OMG,this is so sad for one to loose a child at old age ,may God console the family,this life sef”

@itzcassya wrote “God My Pastor Region 35 Youth church mourns he will always say God bless you..Sir rest in the lord… Oh lord comfort our Papa Adeboye and family,this is so sad”

@valeriesshop_ wrote “This is so sad. These are things that test your faith and trust in God. Like how do you not question God?”

Dare would have been 43 years old next month, June.

Last year, on his 42nd birth, his dad, Adeboye on a social media post described him as his first miracle child.

He wrote on his Facebook page, “Our first miracle child. We pray that God will keep his miraculous working power in your life and all those who needs 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.”

Dare was happily married with children.