L-R: Pastor Wale Adeduro, Wife, Kenny, Pastor Bolaji Adeduro and other siblings during the Service of Songs for Pa William Olorunfemi Adeduro at the RCCG Royal Diadem, Isolo, Lagos yesterday.

By Bosun Obafemi

It was a night of deep reflection at the Redeemed Christian Church of God Royal Diadem in Lagos Province 76 yesterday when children and family of Pa William Olorunfemi Adeduro gathered for a service of songs to celebrate the life of their late father.

Pa Adeduro, in a testimonial, was described as a father who loved all people and noted for a prayerful lifestyle.

In his exhortation, National Coordinator of RCCG Redeemer’s Men Fellowship, Pastor Remi Oluboba acknowledged the exemplary virtues of Pa Adeduro for being resilient, purposeful and optimistic during his lifetime.

A cross section of family members and friends

Oluboba who took his Bible text from Hebrews 9: 27 said life is a journey that starts with birth and ends with death. He therefore urged the congregation to learn not to give room to limitation in life but be intentional towards making positive impact.

He said: “As we celebrate the life of Pa Adeduro tonight, I discover, for example, that where you came from does not determine your destiny. He was intentional about the race of life, he knew where he was going and was focused. He refused to be shackled by limitation. Several years ago he had the vision that he will be in America and for the last 20 years of his life he was there. He could see it and that was why he could have it.”

The cleric told the congregation that making it to heaven as well as leading others in that direction should become their priority as being testified to the life of Pa Adeduro.

Pastor Remi Oluboba and wife

According to Oluboba, children of God ought to live right so as to be able to leave behind a worthy legacy.

Pastor Bolaji Adeduro, the second child of the deceased, who read the second Bible lesson, is the Senior Pastor of RCCG Victory City, Hollywood, California in USA.

In his vote of thanks, first child of the deceased, who is also the Pastor in charge of RCCG Lagos Province 76, Pastor Wale Adeduro on behalf of Adeduro’s family expressed appreciation to all pastors, ministers, friends and the entire church congregation for joining them to celebrate the life of their departed loving father.

Pa Adeduro died in the United States of America on Monday June 26, 2023 at age of 86.


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