“When the time comes for you to die, you need not be afraid, because death cannot separate you from God’s love.” ~ Charles H. Spurgeon
For if we live, we live to the Lord, and if we die, we die to the Lord. So then, whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord’s…Romans 14:8
January 11th, 2015 will always be a memorial day in the Calendar of the Cherubim and Seraphim movement worldwide. It was a Sabbath Sunday, Ironically a day that God commanded us to take a day of rest. At the tender age of 78 years Special Apostle Prophet (Dr) Gabriel Olubunmi Fakeye, General Leader of the Cherubim and Seraphim Movement Church (Surulere), Lagos Nigeria was taken to rest in the bosom of our Creator JEHOVAH.
Prophet Fakeye was a professional Engineer, a devoted prophet of God, tele evangelist, a visionary leader with profound knowledge, insight and grasp of the Bible. Baba Fakeye was a ‘God’s general’ with a passion for God’s Kingdom, he had an immense conviction and faith in the unity and greatness of the body of Christ as a whole and propagated the oneness of the Cherubim and Seraphim Organization in Nigeria and across the Globe.
Under Prophet Fakeye’s leadership the Cherubim and Seraphim Movement Church (Surulere) Lagos, Nigeria branch became a flagship for all other C&S Churches worldwide, with a congregation of over 20,000 and diversities of culture, it showed the possibility of advancing the ‘white garment’ Church and propelling it with new vibrancy by making it more attractive to a new younger generation without loosing its doctrinal core values of Saint Moses Orimolade(C&S Church founder).
On entrance to the ‘Church City’, you will certainly feel the aura of entering a Holy City filled with ‘saints all in white robes’. The youth Church alone on a Sunday service congregates over 5,000 people!. As well as the Yoruba Church there is also the English Church making it more attractive to the multinational Culture of today.
An ordinary shout of ‘Halleluyah’ echoes on an on like a pebble thrown into a pond with ripple effects, it is truly a spellbinding experience to witness. His firm belief in holiness, discipline and stewardship helped shape the Church to become a major player in the C&S movement worldwide, which is today under the Spiritual leadership of our Spiritual father Baba Abidoye the general overseer C&S movement worldwide with its headquarters in Kaduna, Nigeria.
Baba Fakeye’s radio broadcast ‘Orin Iyin’ delivered in Yoruba every Sunday on Radio Lagos 107.5FM, was a hit among listeners. He presented the gospel of Jesus in a more vivacious and buoyant manner, his wisdom to unravel and enlighten the mind brought more non christians to seek him out.
This great general of God will be greatly missed in the Body of Christ and more than words can say in the C&S movememnt worldwide. Many around the world have poured out their heartfelt feelings to the loss of this great man of God.
Here are some heartfelt excerpts
Some shoes cannot be filled, some robes can never be worn by others. the anointing of Moses is for Moses alone, Through G.O. Fakeye generations of generals were raised by God. In Africa, In Europe, In the Americas, there are pastors, prophets and ministers of all sorts who learned at the foot of the cross at Ayo Ni, the house that God built and over which he appointed His servant Fakeye. The legacy of a new and reformed C&S was catalyzed in Surulere under the direction of the man known by all as “leader”. I was christened and named by this Great Prophet and i will not get used to his absence. The legacy outlives the Legator, and the Prophecy survives the Prophet, Your children in the faith will miss you greatly..Joshua femi Korode USA
You led many men to Christ… built bridges across religions that no one else in our generation has been able to accomplish. You had men of different faiths glued to their radios at 6:30am on Sunday mornings to listen to your message… a message of hope, forgiveness and love. You taught us to be patient, humble and to live our lives in service to others and our community. Your capacity to remember names and events was legendary. You cared about every one and anyone. In a generation where church leaders amass wealth like there is no tomorrow, you lived an unbelievably pious life…Olufemi Oladehin Nigeria
Rest in peace Baba Fakeye, may the Lord strengthen and comfort the family and Church left behind In Jesus name (amen).
AYO NI O!