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Pastor Taiwo Odukoya Is Dead, Cause Of Death Revealed

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Pastor Taiwo Odukoya Is Dead, Cause Of Death Revealed

The Senior Pastor of Fountain of Life Church, Pastor Taiwo Odukoya, is dead.

His demise was confirmed via the official Facebook page of the church.

The church disclosed that the cleric died on Monday, August 7, in the United States of America.

The post read: “The fountain of Life Church Family, in total submission to the will of God Almighty announces the passing unto greater glory of our Father, Teacher, a great servant of the Most High God, Pastor Daniel Taiwo Odukoya, Founding Pastor of The Fountain of Life Church, who passed unto glory on the 7th of August 2023 in the USA.

“We are in total submission to you LORD!!!

“We thank the Lord for the gift of a greater leader!!!

 

Pastor Taiwo Odukoya Is Dead, Cause Of Death Revealed

 

Cause Of Death

Meanwhile, facts have emerged on the circumstances surrounding the death of founder of Fountain of Life Church, Ilupeju Lagos Pastor Taiwo Odukoya.

Odukoya, according to the church, died in the United States of America (USA) on Monday at 67.

Though the church didn’t disclose how he died, but according to The Nation, the respected preacher had health issues mainly triggered by personal tragedies.

A source close to the family said: ” He really didn’t get over the losses he suffered. He tried to be strong but there is a limit to what a man can take.”

Pastor Taiwo, as he is fondly called, lost his charismatic first wife, Bimbo, in a Sosoliso plane crash in 2005. She was 45.

The death left the Pastor who shared a well-known synergy with the wife, who he met at the University of Ibadan as an undergraduate shattered.

Pastor was more devastated by what people said after Pastor Bimbo died than what actually happened. Many people said nasty things that saddened his heart. He was touched by the savagery of the comments.

“Well, he had no choice and decided to move on despite the heartbreak. It took a lot of talking for him to decide to remarry,” the source shared.

On November 9, 2021, death came knocking on his door again. This time, it took his second wife, Pastor Nomthi, a South African, away. Nomthi, who died of cancer, was 47 and had two children for the preacher.

If Pastor Bimbo’s death was shattering, Pastor Nomthi’s demise was a technical knock-out. It knocked Pastor down and out. He was inconsolable. He was very bothered about what people would say.

“It left him totally lifeless. There was nothing we could tell him. It took something deep out of him and some of us became afraid for him.

When he lost his twin sister few weeks after his wife’s death, sources said it was more or less the last straw.

For someone who has lost two important women in his life, it was tough to take the death of someone with whom he shared his womb and childhood.

It was a personal, humbling tragedy. He would just gaze and seemed to become completely disinterested in things around him. It was unusual to become totally lost in conversations and issues.

“I believe something died in him at that point. He tried to put up a strong face for the church but he was human. He was died within and it was only a matter of time. That he lived for almost two years after showed the strength of his character.,” The family source explained.

The health challenges, it was learnt, started showing up, knocking him off and necessitating overseas medical trips from which he never recovered.

BY IYABO AINA

Publisher Of News Rain Nigeria