Senior Pastor of the Fountain of Life Bible Church in Lagos, Pastor Taiwo Odukoya, has lost his wife, Nomthi Odukoya a few hours ago.
Nomthi Odukoya, who served as Associate Senior Pastor of The Fountain of Life Church until her death, went into a coma on Monday.
The church based in the Ilupeju area of Lagos State announced the passing of the wife of renowned preacher, Taiwo Odukoya, in a statement on Tuesday.
According to the statement posted on the church’s Facebook page, Nomthi died after a prolonged battle with cancer.
“With deep regret and gratitude to God, we have to announce the passing of our Senior Pastor’s wife, Pastor Nomthi Odukoya.
“She battled cancer for the better part of 2 years, she stood on the Word of God, and she fought.
“We loved her with all our heart, but who are we to fight with the will of God.
“The truth is, at one point in our lives, we all will have to say goodbye. So for now, till we meet again in glory, Goodbye Pastor Nomthi,” the statement read.
Pastor Taiwo Odukoya announced her death in a post on his Instagram page on Tuesday evening.
According to him, Nomthi “battled cancer for the better part of two years”.
“With deep regret and gratitude to God, I have to announce the passing of my wife, Pastor Nomthi Odukoya,” he wrote.
“She battled cancer for the better part of two years. She stood on the word of God, and she fought.
“She gave me 11 beautiful years of marriage and two wonderful boys, who I know will be very significant in life. I loved her with all my heart but who am I to fight the will of God.
“The truth is, at one point in our lives, we all will have to say goodbye. So for now, till we meet again in glory, Goodbye Nomthi.”
Nomthi, 47, is survived by her husband and children. She was an educationist, a life coach and a writer.
Ibukun Awosika, former Chairman of FirstBank and a member of the Church, has taken to social media to mourn the lovable woman of God.
Also grieving is Nike Adeyemi, wife of the senior pastor of Daystar Christian Centre, Sam Adeyemi.
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