Over the years, some popular Nigerian pastors who have brought the gospel of Christ have given marriage a second try after they parted ways or lost their spouse to the cold hands of death.
Stargist.com presents 7 prominent Nigerian pastors who gave marriage another shot.
1. Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor
The founder of Word of Life Bible Church and the president of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) lost his first wife Stella to diabetes in 1996. In 1997, the man of God married to Helen and their union is blessed with beautiful triplets, Ayodele Joseph, Ayodeji and Ayodeta Helen.
2. Pastor Taiwo Odukoya
He is the founder of the Fountain of Life Bible Church. He lost his wife, Pastor Bimbo Odukoya on December 10, 2005, as result of the Sosoliso plane crash. In 2010, Pastor Odukoya decided to move on and got married to South African beauty, Rosemary Nomthi. Their marriage is waxing stronger with each passing day.
3. Pastor Anslem Madubuko
He is the senior pastor and founder of Revival Assembly Ministries International (The New Anointing). He lost his wife of twenty-eight years Connie Madubuko in 2012 while he was out of Nigeria on ministerial work. She is reported to have suffered from cardiac arrest and later died in a private clinic. The pastor later got remarried in 2013 to Kenyan gospel singer Emmy Kosgei.
4. Pastor Kumuyi
The General Superintendent and founder of Deeper Life Bible Church is one of Nigeria’s most popular pastors to have suffered the loss of a partner. His late wife, Sister Biodun Kumuyi as she was fondly called passed away at the age of fifty-seven on 11th April 2009. Pastor Kumuyi found love a year later when he got married to Esther Blaize who had been the administrator of the church in London. She was 65 as the time of the marriage to Pastor Kumuyi and had never been married before.
5. Pastor Ituah Ighodalo
Pastor Itah Ighodalo was the resident pastor of Redeemed Christian Church of God, Christ Church, Gbagada, Lagos, who was known for his eloquence and stylish mannerisms. He became a hot topic when he was sacked by the General Overseer of RCCG, Pastor Enoch Adeboye for divorcing his wife of many years Lucy- Ann Suinner and marrying former Miss Lux, Ibidun Ajayi, now Mrs. Ibidun Ighodalo.
6. Pastor Chris Okotie
Household of God pastor who has over time been known for his controversial lifestyle has been married twice and announced he has separated from his second wife on June 24, 2012. He broke up with Stephanie Henshaw, his second wife of four years.
7. Pastor Chris Kpakpovwe
Rev Chris Kwakpovwe, publisher of Our Daily Manna was once married to Pastor Dolapo before getting married to Rev. (Mrs.) Ejiro Flora Kwakpovwe. Kwapovwe reportedly took another Wife in June 2000 in Ughelli, Delta state after getting married to Mrs Dolapo Kwapovwe in 1987.