The Bauchi State Chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) on Wednesday warned pastors in the state not to rob church members of the late President of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) from the State, Reverend Emmanuel Ogbeba.
Reverend Ogbeba recently passed away.
The warning was given by the president of the CAN in the state, Rev. Abraham Damina Dimeus, during the Song Service evening in memory of his late Reverend Ogbeba, organized by the state section of the NFP.
Speaking at the service held at the Gospel Life Church, the CAN president described Ogbeba’s death as a great loss to the Christian community in Bauchi State, adding that the death created a vacuum that will be difficult to fill.
While saying that the deceased, who was the general superintendent of the Gospel Life Church, was living an exemplary life worthy of being emulated by all, Dimeus warned other NFP pastors to steer clear of Ogbeba’s ministry. .
According to the CAN president, âDo not come and steal the limbs he left behind because the poaching of church members is satanic.
In his own remarks at the solemn event, the state NFP vice president said the death of their president was a great loss to the Movement.
He noted that âhis (Ogbeba) leadership style was worth emulating because he made sure every limb was carried out.
Yohanna claimed that the deceased was an example of altruistic leadership, explaining that the late Ogbeba had given everything for the well-being of every member of the NFP, adding that the late president had never complained about the lack of funds to manage the NFP affairs in the state.
Others who spoke at the service testified to the resilience and stubbornness of the late Reverend Ogbeba in the service of God for the good of mankind.
They were unanimous in saying that the void created by Ogbeba’s death in the state’s Christian community would be too difficult to fill.