Runie Mike Death: Lamentations as popular Nigerian pastor passes away

Akwa Ibom Pastor Runcie Mike, the lead pastor of The Evening Church in Uyo, has passed away.

He passed away on July 1st a few hours after giving the sermon at the funeral ceremony for a church member who had been laid to rest on Friday.

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He was sad and sobbing uncontrollably during the Friday funeral rituals because the deceased was dear to him and was then declared dead a short time later.

Before the burial he posted on his wall:

” I don’t even know how to process the emotions since i heard of your demise after the surgery we spoke about, then to be told that i was going to be the one officiating the funeral is too hard for me to bear as this will be the first time i will be officiating a funeral in my entire life. I hope it goes smooth cuz this will be too triggering.” Travel in the light Dear Eka till we meet again across the narrow bridge.”

The leadership of the church while confirming the sad development wrote,

“The Leadership of the TEC Family regret to officially announce the passing of our Lead pastor, Pastor Runcie Mike, today, Saturday 1st July 2023 after a very brief sickness.’

“He was as at the time of his rest, a Father, both Spiritual and Physical, a husband, a mentor and a visionary Leader.

“In this time of grief, we enjoin the body of Christ to hold us up in prayers and most especially, His immediate Family.”

Members and friends who were still puzzled by the development vented their feelings on social media.

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