Bishop Emmah Isong, spokesman of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, PFN, is saddened by the news of the death of the Rev Stephen Akinola, the founding general overseer of the Redemption Ministries in Port Harcourt.
Reacting to the news of his death on Sunday, same day that T.B.Joshua died, Isong who is also the general overseer of the Christian Central Chapel International, based in Calabar said Akinola was a symbol of unity in Nigeria.
According to him, Akinola had been in Port Harcourt, South South Nigeria, even though he was of the Youruba extraction and was able to operate successfully and in peace in the region for decades.
He said the Christian community in the region would miss him greatly.
The church had on Monday formally announced the death of Akinola. A statement by Pastor Cletus Desmond, said “on behalf of the family of the departed General Overseer of Redemption Ministries and the entire membership of the Church, we announce the triumphant entrance to eternal glory of our Senior Pastor, Rev. Stephen Akinola, whose death occurred in the early hours of yesterday June 6, 2021.
“We pray that God will console all his followers and grant everyone the grace to equally run the race within the confines of the scriptures.”