Rev. Ezekiel is dead, the General Overseer and founder, Christian Pentecostal Mission International, CPM, has died at the age of 78.
Ezekiel was born on 7th August, 1943. He has preached the gospel of Christ for about 30 years with a record of miracles, signs and wonders following his ministry in Ajao Estate area of Lagos.
The church, in a statement issued by Rev. John Ezeh, Coordinator, CPM Int’l Imo State, Nigeria and member board of trustees, on Sunday, said Ezekiel has gone home to be with the Lord.
“Ladies and Gentlemen, I am saddled with a responsibility to all sons, daughters, friends and lovers of Christian Pentecostal Mission International (CPM) to make an official announcement by the authority vested on me by the National/International Coordinator of CPM International, that our father, mentor, our General, our Field marshal, the man that saw the vision, the man that began the race, the man on whose shoulder we’re all climbing, the Founder and General Overseer of Christian Pentecostal Mission International, REV. DR. O. EZEKIEL, has gone to be with the LORD just a few days ago.
“Before his departure, he had been telling us to keep the vision alive, and the fire burning: that the mantle is with us; the glory is with us while he goes to wait for us to come over when the time is ripe.
“This was a man whose doggedness in the gospel gave him a title, “Demon Destroyer”; the man who is best known as a teacher of DIVINE NATURE. He has left his mantle with us to continue where he stopped to move CPM to the next level.
“He came, he saw, he conquered, and triumphantly he left. Transform Triumphantly, our General, till we meet at Jesus’ feet,” the statement said.
President Buhari has also joined the entire congregation and Christian community in mourning Ezekiel.
Buhari, in a statement issued by Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman on Sunday, believed the religious leader demonstrated love, peace and joy in pursuing his passion for soul winning, and worked assiduously for the growth and spread of the gospel within and outside Nigeria, holding outreaches.
The President noted the General Overseer’s role in raising many spiritual sons, who have also moved on to mentor pastors, evangelists, and teachers, commending his vision for founding the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN).
Buhari urged prayers for the family of the departed, particularly his wife and spiritual partner, Rev. Mercy Ezekiel, praying that the Almighty God would receive the soul of the renowned evangelist.