Late Elder Moses Augustus Adekunle

SECOND ECWA CHURCH ILORIN
SECOND ECWA CHURCH ILORIN
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  • Posted On: March 20th , 2018
Late Elder (Pa) M.A. Adekunle will always welcome anyone that comes his way with a smile. He was kind hearted, intelligent and pragmatic. His love for the work of God was outstanding. He was first elected on Board of the church in 1978-1981, he was returned in 1999-2002 and 2002-2005. He was the church delegate and representative at NEF, BSN and CAN meetings. He was also a member and leader of "Egbe Ibukun". Good night Elder (Pa) Moses Augustus Adekunle till we meet to part no more.
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Christian Senior Citizens
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A HONEST AND HUMBLE MAN OF OUR TIME Pastor Moses Augustus Adekunle was an original Pastor who was a good Christian in every aspect of his life, in church and out of church. Pastor, our loving brother joined our fellowship about five years ago and he became one of our special Pastors that ettend our monthly meeting regularly and prayed for us. He was very honest and humble in every aspect of assignment that was given to him. Also, his ability to cheerfully motivate and mobilize other members in a gently and softly voice was a great asset and in fact, we are already missing him. He was the only member that always attended the meeting with various types of bibles for sale among us. 2 Samuel 1:25-27 says; "Ho. how a mighty hero has fallen" Moses now lied dead. How we weep for you. Adieu!
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REV. DR. & MRS. AYEBULU E
REV. DR. & MRS. AYEBULU E
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DEPARTED COMRADE* Departed comrade! Thou, redeemed from pain Shall sleep the sleep that kings desire in vain: Not thine the sense of loss But lo, for us the void That never shall be filled again. Not thine but ours the grief. All pain is fled from thee. And we are weeping in thy stead; Tears for the mourners who are left behind Peace everlasting for the quiet dead. Your devoted life into the things of God was a great challenge you left behind for we to learn... SLEEP ON BABA ADEKUNLE!! REV. DR. & MRS. AYEBULU EMMANUEL
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Date of Birth

3rd of August 1936.

Date of Passing

15th of January 2018.

BIOGRAPHY OF LATE ELDER MOSES AUGUSTUS ADEKUNLE

Augustus Adekunle Moses began his journey through life in Ponyan on August 3, 1936. Born to the family of Pastor Babatimehin Moses and his wife Ajoke, one of the first families to welcome the ECWA missionaries in the community.

He lost his father at a very young age and shortly after finishing middle school, he left the village at a young age to fend for himself and take care of his siblings. Still in his teens, he moved to Ibadan where he started as a store clerk before getting a clerical appointment at Moore Plantation. While working at Moore Plantation, he continued pursuing his education on the sidelines through correspondence courses with colleges in the UK such as RRC,UK.

In 1959, he left Ibadan for Kaduna to study Community and Auxiliary Healthcare at the then Northern Nigeria College of Health Sciences, Kaduna. Thereafter, he began a career as District Health Officer and Epidemiologist with the Northern Nigeria Health department. This Job took him to Keffi (in today’s Nasarawa State) to Jos (Plateau State) in Jos. While working, he continued to engage in personal development by taking several courses in public health. After the creation of more states, he moved to the Kwara State Ministry of Health in Ilorin as a community health officer working in conjunction with the World Health Organization (WHO) to improve public health. He rose through the ranks and moved to Kogi State Ministry of Health where he retired as Chief Health Officer in 1993.

After retiring from the civil service, rather than rest his oars, he followed his father's footsteps and enrolled at the ECWA Theological Seminary to train as a seminarian. He graduated as a Pastor in 1999.

Daddy Adekunle was a walking encyclopedia, a voracious reader who enjoyed reading myriad of books, magazines, educative journals and encyclopedias. He had a lifelong yearning to always learn something new, a desire he continued to pursue until his death. As of the time of his passing, he enrolled himself in a computer school to develop a basic understanding of computers and to keep abreast of current advances in technology. Apart from his passion for reading, farming was also another of his hobbies and he cultivated farms in various places during his working years and even after retirement.

He married Grace Ebun Awoniyi in 1963, and together they had 6 children before it pleased God to take her away in April 2005. After seeing all his offsprings off to their marital homes, and after 8 years of being by himself, he married Folashade Olasunkanmi, a secondary school teacher in 2013 who unfortunately passed away in November 2017.

A simple, honest, forthright, disciplined, very hard working man of impeccable moral character. A stickler for punctuality who strives to put his best in any endeavor, he raised his children in a very disciplined way and ensured that they all got the best possible education that he can afford. A true Moses in the educational sense, he never stopped encouraging each of the children to strive for more. Always wearing a smile, he was also always ever positive - only seeing the brighter side of life.

He also impacted the community at large. Apart from his own biological children, he and his wife Grace raised many others (from various cultural backgrounds) as their own. He was very hospitable with an open door policy and welcomed many with open arms. Many people from his hometown spent time in his home - either in transit to pursue opportunities or to be mentored by him. For more than three decades, he was the trusted treasurer of the community development association. His home serves as the meeting venue for the community development association for several years and to this day.

A man of deep faith, who made it a habit to always have the family devotional time every morning and night, he was a church worker all his life and held several leadership positions in the Church. He has been a member of the Elders' team in ECWA church for many years. Up to the time of his death, he continued to teach Sunday School in Church. Until his death, he was the grand patron of the Bible Society of Nigeria (BSN), Ilorin chapter where he was fondly called "Baba Bible" because of his passion for Bible distribution. He was also a representative of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) for Ilorin East Diocese. He was a member of the full gospel team, ECWA Amilegbe and he had oversight responsibility for the Church clinic.

On January 15, 2018 he passed away after a brief illness. His last song was “the strife is over, the battle is won”. He is survived by six children and many grandchildren. He was a very loving father, grandfather and his delightful candor will be sorely missed.