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Bishop Obembe’s Wife Takes Over Church

Founder of El-Shaddai Bible Church, Late Archbishop Lanre Obembe’s wife, Oluremi has taken over the church as the Presiding Bishop and General Overseer.

Dr. Oluremi Obembe, who now has the title ‘Bishop’ as a prefix to her name, was installed penultimate weekend at a ceremony held at the Dolphin Estate, Lagos, Nigeria headquarters of the church.

The installation ceremony attracted members of the International Communion of Charismatic Churches (ICCAM) led by Bishop Taiwo Akinola, pastors of other branches of the church and a number of friends and well-wishers.

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The former General Overseer of Foursquare Gospel Church Nigeria, Dr. Wilson Badejo, preached at the event. Others include: Rev. Nkechi Anayo Ilupotaife whose husband, Hayford Ilupotaife, the General Overseer of Victory Christian Church, Satellite Town, Lagos, was assassinated in 1995; Archbishop Margaret Idahosa, widow of charismatic Archbishop Benson Idahosa of Church of God Mission who died in March 1998; Pastor Roseline Oduyemi, widow of Rev. Gabriel Oduyemi, founder of Bethel Worship Centre and Rev Mrs. Janet Onaolapo who took over as the presiding pastor of Abundant Life Gospel Church from her husband, Kola Onaolapo shortly after his death in October 2012.

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For those who don’t know, Archbishop Lanre Obembe died on May 1st at 63, after a protracted illness and was buried on June 14, 2019.