CAC Somolu Olaleye DCC announces passing to glory of its pioneer Superintendent, Pastor Idowu

By 'Gbenga Bankole

Christ Apostolic Church, Somolu Olaleye Districts Coordinating Council (DCC), Somolu Lagos has announced the passing to glory of her pioneer Superintendent, Pastor Sunday Thomas Idowu at age 76.

According to a release obtained by CAC News, the incumbent DCC Superintendent Somolu Olaleye, Pastor J. Oluwemimo Akinyomi announced the death of the legend to the congregation during the first Sunday service of the year

He told the church that Pastor  Idowu passed away on Sunday, 30th December, 2018.

He then introduced and handed the microphone to Pastor M. A. Adeoye, a retired DCC Superintendent and bosom friend of the deceased, who came to commiserate with the church, to address the congregation.

Pastor Adeoye narrated how Pastor Akinyomi was initially hesitant to break the news to him because of his affinity with the deceased.

He restated how he had lost his parents, some members of his family and other friends. He told the church how death is inevitable for every mortal.  “Death will kill a herbalist with his divinations; it will kill a Christian with his bible and kill a Muslim with his Quran”, he said.

He reminded the church that every human being is a debtor to death and we will all repay someday, if the trumpet has not sounded.

Pastor Adeoye concluded by encouraging the church to uphold the ideals of the deceased and prayed for the church.

Pastor Sunday Thomas Idowu was born on Sunday, 4th May, 1942 in Offa, Kwara State. He was a committed and faithful Christian all his life. He was appointed an Elder in Christ Apostolic Church, Somolu Olaleye in 1963 and was later ordained as Pastor (with ninety-five others) on the 28th April, 1989. He pastored, headed and saw Somolu Olaleye rose from an assembly to a District in 1996; later, a Zone in 2001 and ultimately to a Districts Coordinating Council in 2017.

Aside from being a spiritual father to very many, he was much more a foster father to several others. He was generous to a fault! He did not only spend his resources for the work of God, especially, evangelism and church planting – his core beliefs; he also spent himself for the gospel and humanity. He was a fierce prayer warrior, a passionate evangelist, an encourager of spiritual worship, a believer of divine healing and an advocate of singing of praises to God alone.

As made known by his family, celebration of his well-spent life will begin with a Service of Songs at Christ Apostolic Church Somolu Olaleye Districts Coordinating Council Headquarters on Tuesday, 12th February, 2019. Christian wake will follow on the 13th at his residence while his remains will be committed to the mother earth on Thursday, 14th February, 2019.

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