Buckingham Palace named Nigerian-born clergyman Pastor Agu Irukwu among officiating ministers at the funeral of Britain’s longest-serving monarch, Queen Elizabeth II.
Queen Elizabeth, the longest-serving monarch in British history died aged 96 at Balmoral, Scotland on September 8.
A list published by Buckingham Palace on Monday placed Irukwu’s name first on the list of representatives of churches in England.
He is one of the eight pastors representing the churches in England at the queen’s funeral.
Irukwu is the senior pastor of Jesus House, United Kingdom, an arm of the Redeemed Christian Church of God. He stepped down as the chairman of UK RCCG in April 2021. He also ceased from being the chairman of the board of trustees and executive council of the RCCG in the UK and the deputy continental overseer of the church in Europe.
He told the RCCG that the decision to step down from the position was personal.
A graduate of the University of Warwick, Coventry, UK, Irukwu was an investment banker prior to his decision to go into full-time Christian ministry.
He is the son of Prof Joe Irukwu, a foremost insurance expert. He is married to Pastor Shola Irukwu.