Reverend Stephen Akinola, the Worldwide General Overseer of Redemption Ministries, has passed away.
The popular Port Harcourt-based Pastor died in the early hours of Sunday, June 6th, at an unnamed Abuja hospital, according to BBC Pidgin.
Akinola underwent a kidney transplant a few months ago, albeit the cause of his death has yet to be determined.
Former Chairman of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria as well as former Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria in Rivers State, Apostle Eugene Ogu confirmed Akinola’s demise on Sunday.
“Yes, it is a very sad day for the Christian community. While we were still talking of Prophet TB Joshua, Akinola’s death happened”, he said.
Akinola, 68, is a native of Igboho, Oyo State.
His death comes just as Nigerians are mourning Prophet TB Joshua of the Synagogue Church of All Nations who died on Saturday, June 5.