Ashimolowo, Oke, Oyemade, Igbodalo, Other Top Pastors Attend Nomthi Odukoya’s Funeral Service
The funeral service held in honour of Pastor Nomthi, the late wife of the Senior Pastor of the Fountain of Life Church, Pastor Taiwo Odukoya who passed on November 9 at the age of 47 took place today in Lagos.
Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo, Bishop Francis Wale Oke Pastor Poju Oyemade and Itua Ighodalo, Godman Akinlabi , Pastor Yemi Davies, were among the top pastors that came to encourage the Senior pastor, the church and the body of Christ in general, The Complete News reports.
In his sermon, Pastor Ashimolowo quoting from the book of 1 Samuel 16 verse 1, the Kingsway Christian Centre, KICC senior Pastor charged Pastor Taiwo Odukoya to fill his horn and moved on.
Ashimolowo listed stages of grief to include; anger and frustration, guilt, shock and numbness, confusion, disbelief, hopelessness and despair. He said whilst it is alright to mourn, he admonished that the departed Nomthi is in a better place.
According to him, the years one spent on earth is immaterial but the achievements and feats recorded withing one’s lifetime. He said the Pastor’s wife was called home having completed her assignment.
Bishop Francis of the sword of the Spirit Ministries and the President, Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, PFN prayed for Pastor Taiwo and the family.
On Monday, an evening of tributes was organized in honour of the deceased. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu were among dignitaries in attendance.
In his heartfelt condolence message, Pastor Taiwo Odukoya wrote, “With deep regret and gratitude to God, I have to announce the passing of my wife, Pastor Nomthi Odukoya.
“She battled cancer for the better part of two years. She stood on the word of God, and she fought.
“She gave me 11 beautiful years of marriage and two wonderful boys, who I know will be very significant in life. I loved her with all my heart but who am I to fight the will of God.
“The truth is, at one point in our lives, we all will have to say goodbye. So for now, till we meet again in glory, Goodbye Nomthi”.