GKS President, Godwin Ifeacho buried amidst encomiums on his positive legacies
The late President of God’s Kingdom Society, (GKS), The Church of the Living God, Brother Godwin Onukwulunjo Ifeacho, was laid to rest at the weekend with members and friends of the Church heaping praises on him for his services to God and humanity.
In a funeral ceremony held at Salem City, Warri, the Church headquarters, where the late president was also interred, the Acting President of the Church, Brother Felix Ekundayo Adedokun, said the late President, who died at the age of 81, was neither materialistic nor vainglorious, his guiding principle being “service to God and humanity.”
“He believed that there is dignity in simplicity, and this showed in his general lifestyle, comportment, speech, dressing etc.”, Brother Adedokun said at the occasion which was attended by more than 4000 members and friends of the Church from various parts of Nigeria, United Kingdom, Canada, United States of America, etc., with the state government being represented by Elder Emmanuel Ogidi, Special Adviser on Neighbourhood Watch and Chairman Delta State Security Trust Fund and Dr. Emmanuel Okoro, Special Adviser on Community and Rural Development, to the Delta State Governor, as well as representatives of the traditional ruler of Agbarha-
Warri Kingdom, among other dignitaries.
Reading the tribute of the Executive Board, the General Secretary of the Church, Brother Tariola Michael Ekiseowei, stated that the late President shunned the trappings and paraphernalia of office and that he moved about without any security He added that the late Brother Ifeacho “was unstinting in his determination that the Church remained united and in peace by the grace of God” and that he even “suffered himself to be defrauded for the sake of peace.”
Expressing his condolences on behalf of the Agbarha Traditional Council and the entire people of Agbarha kingdom, His Royal Majesty, London Afokerhi Itu, Orhifi Ememoh 11 (JP), the traditional ruler of Agbarha-Warri Kingdom, noted that the succession pattern of the GKS is not hereditary “i.e. from father to a spouse, son or brother”, but rather was “universal”, adding that “This make GKS unique from several other churches and is highly recommendable”. The speech was read on behalf of the king by High Chief W.A. Digbori (JP), the Okpako r’ Ilorogun of Agbarha-Warri Kingdom.
The chairman of GKS Laity, Brother Joel Omare, spoke of the landmark strides attained by the Church in terms of physical development of Branches during the late president’s period in office, believing that he worked hard to strengthen the faith of members by visiting as many Branches, no matter how remotely located. “He served as president with zeal and openness and never feared being criticized, a virtue which will leave indelible marks in our minds”, he asserted.
One of the highlights of the Thanksgiving Service held on Sunday was the inauguration of officers of the GKS Laity, Youth and Women Fellowship National Committees, with Brother Joel Omare being inducted as the Chairman of entire laity of the GKS.
June 26. 2021