Senior pastor and founder of House on the Rock, Pastor Paul Adefarasin, has poured praises on his late father, Justice Joseph Adefarasin.
The late Adefarasin, who was born in Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State and was a Chief Judge of Lagos State, died on March 28, 1989.
“Dad, the principles with which you led your life are universal principles of charity, integrity, justness, justice, and respect and regard for others built on an understanding of the vulnerabilities that all of humanity share,” Adefarasin began in a post on Instagram on Thursday.
“Not surprising that till date, you are widely revered by your professional colleagues for the forthrightness and honesty with which you served as one of the earliest and the longest serving Chief Justices and Chief Judge of Lagos State.”
He added: “Through your sacrifice and unwavering leadership and, perhaps most of all, through your moral example, you embodied Christ and became the living bible the entire read, serving humanity as – President of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies from 1977 to 1981 (and the only black person to hold this position and be awarded the Henry Dunant Medal, which is the highest World Red Cross Award)…”
He concluded: “Thank you for modelling ministry, matrimony, honour, patriotism, parenting, pastoring, Christianity, courage, love, hope and joy.”