Renowed world evangelist and founder of the World Soul Winning Evangelical Ministry (WOSEM), Prophet Timothy Oluwole Obadare, of the Christ Apostolic Church (CAC) worldwide is dead.
The clergyman died on Thursday in his residence, No 65-67, Adinlewa Street, Akure at the age of 83.
Obadare, who was said to have been ill for sometime now was said to have died of illness related to old age.
Confirming the development, one of the sons of the deceased, Joseph, said his father died in the afternoon of Thursday. He, however, said further details about the death of the man of God would be made known by the eldest son of the deceased who was said to be on his way back to Nigeria from the United States of America. The young Obadare said, “it is a fact that Baba has passed unto glory but I am not in a position to give details of the development. When my brother comes back, he will give the necessary information as he is in the best position to talk”.
He, however, described Obadare as a man of God that would be missed by everybody.
When Nigerian Tribune visited the residence located in the heart of the town, church members, relatives and people from the vicinity were seen trooping into the compound to confirm the news and symphatise with the family.
The Ondo State governor, Dr Olusegun Mimiko, described Obadare’s death as a march of the saint. Mimiko, in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Eni Akinsola, said Obadare’s life, ministry and influence can be likened to those of the saints, rare and uncommon.”
Obadare, who started his eventful ministerial work in 1952 with the Christ Apostolic Church (CAC), established WOSEM in 1974 with headquarters in Akure. He used the platform of WOSEM to win many souls for the Lord as he embarked on series of open air crusade as well as television ministration. His ministry was marked with many signs and wonders. With a strong passion for soul winning, he also established branches of WOSEM in many parts of the country as well as Europe and the Americas.
However, it was WOSEM, which brought him into national and international prominence, that also brought him in collision with the authorities of CAC, where he was the General Evangelist.