Lightning Kills Pastor, 2 Others during Church Service

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A church auditorium turned to a theatre of death in Obubra, Cross River State, South-south Nigeria when three senior officials of a Pentecostal church were struck dead by lightning during a church service.

Pastor David Ogbeke of Christ for the World Mission, a popular Pentecostal ministry in the state, who was conducting a Bible study class, was killed along with two senior members of the church, Deacon Lazarus Arong and the Woman Leader, Maria Egbam late evening on the fateful day when lightning struck.

A member of the church, who gave her name as Sister Mary gave eyewitness report: “I went after the prayers had been taken and Pastor David was preaching on ‘A Workman for God’ and took his message from the book of 2 Timothy 4 and Philippians 2. He had finished with Timothy and was on Philippians when the lightning struck,” she said.

Sister Mary said the thunder and lightning came following a heavy rainstorm. She said the pastor’s hand was scorched as if “someone pressed a hot iron on it” but the other two had no burns on them.

The bodies of the deacon and the woman leader have been buried in their family homes. May their soul rest in perfect peace.

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2 thoughts on “Lightning Kills Pastor, 2 Others during Church Service

  1. Theophile

    Can anyone find out exactly what the point David was pushing that God obviously disapproved of? Can we get a transcript of “A workman for God”? The lesson being taught? Should Christians focus more on Jesus and less on Paul? More on God’s word and less on doctrine? Please if anyone has information about what was being taught in this “A workman for God” lesson, post it. The finger of God is big news to the world, or at least Christians in the world.

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