Renowned Nigerian evangelist, Pastor Runcie Mike, who served as the Lead Pastor of The Evening Church in Uyo, has passed away.
According to reports, the news was confirmed on Saturday evening by the church’s leadership.
Pastor Mike, who conducted a burial service on Friday, breathed his last on July 1st, 2023, following a brief illness.
The church expressed their sorrow and called upon the body of Christ to offer prayers and support to the bereaved family during this difficult time.
“In this time of grief, we enjoy the body of Christ to hold us up in prayers and most especially, His immediate family,” the church leadership stated.
The sudden demise of Pastor Mike left members and friends shocked, prompting them to express their grief on social media.
Debbie Iteh shared a video of Pastor Mike at the burial service he officiated on Friday. She wrote, “I have never witnessed an officiating minister so deeply moved during a funeral service for one of his church members whom he laid to rest yesterday (Friday). When I saw this video, I sensed that something troubled his mind at that moment, causing such overwhelming emotions. Today, the saddening news of his passing spreads across social media. The same person who officiated a burial yesterday has passed away today. People are truly enduring immense struggles without being able to confide in even those closest to them. May God have mercy. Rest in peace, Pastor Runcie Mike. May your soul be blessed.”