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CAN warns pastors against ‘stealing’ late PFN chairman’s church members



The Bauchi State chapter of the Christian Affiliation of Nigeria (CAN) on Wednesday warned pastors within the state to not steal members of the church of the late chairman of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) within the state, Reverend Emmanuel Ogbeba.

Reverend Ogbeba died not too long ago.

The warning was handed down by CAN chairman within the state, Rev Abraham Damina Dimeus, on the night of Service of Songs in reminiscence of its late Rev Ogbeba, organised by the state chapter of PFN.

Talking on the service held on the Gospel Life Church, the CAN chairman described Ogbeba’s demise as an excellent loss to the Christian group in Bauchi State, including that the demise has created a vacuum that shall be exhausting to fill.

Whereas saying that the deceased, who was the Basic Superintendent of Gospel Life Church, lived an exemplary life worthy of emulation by all, Dimeus warned different PFN pastors to avoid Ogbeba’s ministry.

In response to the CAN chairman, “Don’t come to steal the members he left behind as a result of poaching church members is satanic.”


In his personal remarks on the solemn occasion, the state PFN vice chairman, declared that their chairman’s demise was an excellent loss to the Fellowship.

He famous that, “his (Ogbeba’s) management fashion was worthy of emulation as a result of he ensured that each member was carried alongside.”

Yohanna asserted that the deceased exemplified selfless management, explaining that the late Ogbeba gave his all for the welfare of each member of the PFN, including that the late chairman by no means complained about lack of funds to run the affairs of the PFNin the state.

Others who spoke on the service testified to the late Rev Ogbeba’s resilience and doggedness within the service of God for the great of humanity.

They have been unanimous in saying that the vacuum created by Ogbeba’s demise within the state Christian group could be too troublesome to fill.

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