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RCCG pastor Olugbenga Olawore murdered by kidnappers in Oyo buried



A pastor in The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) Olugbenga Olawore, who was abducted and murdered by kidnappers on Lanlate-Eruwa road, has been buried.

Olawore was buried at a cemetery in Mowo, off Badagry Expressway, Lagos State on April 30 after a church service at the RCCG (City of His Glory), zonal headquarters along Badagry Expressway.

Speaking at the funeral, Pastor G. Aribisala, quoted Psalms 90:4 and Ecclesiastes 3:2, declared the shortness of life, but added that the deceased had lived his life, fulfilled his time and purpose.

“One day, we will see him face to face because we will all die one day. Life is a market. When you get there does not determine when you will leave,” he said.

“We shall all give account and face judgement one day. His killers will not escape judgment.”

The pastor enjoined all to live their lives to satisfy God, just as Pastor Olawore lived and served God diligently.

He prayed for the deceased’s family and asked God to protect them and make them untouchable for the enemies.

At the graveside, the assistant pastor in charge of Lagos Province 73, which was headed by Pastor Olawore before his sudden death, Pastor Simeon Olaniran, gave a short sermon before the lowering of the casket into the grave.

The deceased’s younger brother Bolaji Olawore expressed appreciation for the support given to the family.

On Monday, the wake keep service was held for the late pastor at his residence at Edu town, Off Agbara-Lusada road, Ogun State.

Olawore was kidnapped by gunmen at Maya axis of Lanlate-Eruwa Road, along with other passengers in a commercial bus on Thursday, April 18 at about 5:00p.m.

The late pastor was born in 1971.

He attended The Polytechnic, Ibadan; Lagos State University and University of Lagos where he got NCE certificate, B.Sc and M.Sc degrees respectively.

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