The popular Adage that says "Death is Inevitable" can't be over emphasise, Death can meet people anywhere, any place at anytime. Death is not a respecter of your profession whether preacher, doctor, nurse, soldier etc.Here are Preachers that died while preaching
1.Reverend Bassie Jackals
Reverend Bassie jackals Slumped and died while delivering powerful sermon before hundreds of congregants gathered at his church on Sunday morning on the 19th of January 2020 at African Methodist Episcopal Church in Kuruman, Northern Cape, South Africa.
(Photo of late Reverend Bassie Jackals and family)
According to local media, Jackals was rushed to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. The pastor’s autopsy showed he died as a result of high blood pressure and that he was also diabetic.
2 Pastor Femi Olorunsoromidayo
Femi Olorunsoromidayo was the pastor of Divine Mount Zion Gospel Ministry in Oke-Aro area of Ondo State, Nigeria. The 42 year old pastor Slumped and died while conducting the burial service of a 78-year-old church member Mr Samuel Rotimi.
While the pastor was conducting the burial service at the cemetery, he started feeling uncomfortable after which he became unconscious before he was rushed to an undisclosed hospital in Akoko area,where he was confirmed dead,” the source said.
(Photo of late pastor Femi Olorunsoromidayo burrial)
It was learnt that the ambulance, which conveyed the remains of the late church member to his home town in Erusu for burial, was also used to convey the corpse of the Pastor back to Akure.
3 Father Gaston Hurtubise
Reverend Father Gaston Hurtubise Slumped and died while preaching at Charismatic Congress in Ottawa, Canada, on June 26, 1992.
His last words were, "God is ready to open his heart to us, to establish us in him, to eternal bliss. Thank my Lord!"Fr. Hurtubise collapsed as he thanked God.
Within seconds, people were by his side to render aid, but it was to no avail. Despite performing CPR, Fr. Hurtubise was already gone, his soul departed to be with God.
He suddenly sat down in the middle of his sermon. Members of the church applaud him, thinking it's all part of the sermon. However, Jackals then falls to the ground.
The death of the pastor was a very big shock to his congregation as well as his family members. may his soul rest in peace....
While the passing of a human life is a sad event for those who are left behind, we can think of no better way that to die in the Lord, praising God with our last breath.
May we all have the grace of a good death, and meet God with a thankful prayer on our lips.
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