House on The Rock pastor dies of COVID-19

Pastor Adeyinka Akinbami of House on The Rock church has died of COVID-19 aged 61.

Senior pastor of the church Paul Adefarasin announced his death via Twitter on Saturday.

He said he was yet to come to terms with Akinbami’s death and called on the public to take precaution against the disease.

Adefarasin tweeted, “Yesterday, I received the rude and shocking news of someone deeply dear to me and all of the HOTR family. The passing of Pastor Yinka Akinbami has become most painful because if there truly were good men, he was certainly one. To my brother, sleep well till we meet to part no more.

“Family, kindly allow me to solicit your intercession for his dear wife of over 30 years; Pastor Tolu, his children, his children-in-law, and grandchildren. We can only at best imagine how much pain they are feeling. We share the pain of his loss but they will feel it a lot more.

“It’s important to remind the community about the deadly nature of the Covid-19 and its mutant virus strains. Please do your part by following all the recommended precautions. That way, you are able to protect yourself and others who become proximal to you. God bless and keep us all.”

Media personality IK Osakioduwa also mourned Akinbami in an Instagram post.

He said when he was preparing to get married about 12 years ago, it was the deceased that took charge of the counselling.

“He was always willing to answer all our questions, no matter how ‘Unchristian’ they were. He had our time,” he said.