The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has paid tribute to the late global Evangelist Reinhard Bonnke.
While mourning Bonnke who passed at the age of 79 years, in a statement, the governor said the departed preacher of the gospel of Christ lived an impactful life and worked tirelessly to win souls to Christ in Nigeria and across Africa.
The Governor said the news of his death was announced by his wife, Anni Bonnke, in a statement, noting that he died peacefully, surrounded by his family.
According to him, “It is with a heavy heart that we received the news of the death of Reinhard Bonnke, a quintessential preacher of the gospel, who went all the way in his quest to win souls for Christ.
“He will be remembered for his commitment to the Lord’s work and breaking new grounds in bringing people to the Christian-fold.
“In Edo State, we remember him even more dearly because of the impact of his crusades in Benin City, which drew some of the largest crowd at the time.
He held a massive crusade in Benin City in 1996, and was instrumental to the conversion of a lot of people to Christianity. We are deeply pained by his exit and pray that God grants him eternal rest.”
“The people and government of Edo commiserate with the wife of the deceased and his entire family, praying that God grants them the fortitude to bear the loss,” Obaseki said.
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