Wilson Badejo, the former general overseer of Foursquare Gospel Church in Nigeria, has died aged 74.
Yomi Oyinloye, the national secretary of the church, announced his death in a statement.
He said Badejo died on Saturday after a brief illness.
“He was a great achiever, an accomplished servant of God, a role model, a bridge builder, mentor, teacher par excellence, an apostle and respected family man,” he said.
“Dr Badejo served the Foursquare Gospel Church in Nigeria in several ministerial capacities, crowning his stewardship at the apex as the General Overseer of the Church from 1999 for 2009.
“He was a man of many parts who was able to unlock socio-cultural gateways, and in the process successfully endeared several friends and loved ones from all walks of life across the divide.”
Oyinloye said the church was greatly saddened by the loss but encouraged members to take solace in the fact that Badejo lived a fulfilling, God-fearing and impactful life.
He said Badejo left behind an indelible mark in the heart of everyone who came his way.
Oyinloye called for prayers for the family of the deceased and the Foursquare Gospel Church.
Badejo was the church’s general overseer between 1999 and 2009.