A renowned minister of the gospel in Nigeria, Pastor Taiwo Odukoya, Founder of the Fountain of Life Bible Church, has lost his wife, Pastor Nomthi Rosemary Odukoya.
This is the second time he’s losing a wife, after his first wife died in a plane crash in 2005.
Pastor Taiwo’s wife, whom he married in 2010, five years after the death of his first wife, died of cancer.
According to a statement on the Church’s official Twitter page, she battled the deadly disease for two years.
“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 added.
Pastor Taiwo lost his first wife, Pastor Bimbo Odukoya on December 10, 2005, as a result of the Sosoliso plane crash.
In 2010, Pastor Odukoya remarried Rosemary Nomthi, a South African, with whom he had two children.
The Pastor already had three children from his first marriage to the late Pastor Bimbo.