Rev Mrs. Yinka Badejo, widow of Rev Wilson Badejo, ex- General Overseer of Foursquare Gospel Church Nigeria has passed on.
She died in the early hours of Friday November 12 after being ill for a while.
Her husband, Rev Wilson Badejo had died on Saturday August 7 this year at the age of 74.
Close family sources said Rev Mrs Yinka had been ill even before her husband’s demise. “Her husband was concerned about her health before he died. Ironically, her husband was not sick before he died. It was Mrs Badejo that had been ill.” said the source.
There is no official statement from the church on the passing of the late woman of God. A source told Church Times that the church may have to wait until the end of its ongoing annual convention before making official statement on her death.
This is not the first time in recent time that both couple in Foursquare Church would die the same year.
A former director of Missions of the Church, Rev Bisi Orebayo died few weeks after the demise of his wife a few years ago
Rev. Mrs. Yinka Badejo’s death however came to many as a shock. Though ill, she still took time to celebrate her 72nd birthday on October 26 with friends.
Yinka Badejo: Her Biodata
Born on October 26, 1949, at Idioro, Ibadan, in Oyo State Mrs Badejo obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Library Studies in 1975 from the University of Ibadan after which she got married to Reverend (Dr) Wilson Badejo, in the same year.
She attended Foursquare Theological Seminary, Ikorodu, Lagos, where she obtained a degree in Theology in 1998. She was Deputy President of Four Square Women International.
Rev Yinka Badejo also coordinated a prayer and counseling ministry known as Dew of Heaven.
She founded the ministry to assist women, through prayer and counseling, that are looking for the fruit of the womb as well as mature ladies, who desire to marry.
She once said in an interview that she would love to be remembered for the compassion she had for the barren, which she showed through the Dew of Heaven Ministry.
It would be recalled that she waited for many years for the fruit of the womb after her marriage. But God later blessed her with children and grandchildren.
She said in the interview, “I want to be remembered for the impact God has used the ministry to make on the women whom He blessed with the fruits of the womb and life partners.”