A tribute to Tokunboh Adeyemo (1944-March 18, 2010)

Dr. Tokunboh Adeyemo passed away last night.  Among many other accomplishments, Dr. Adeyemo was the editor of the Africa Bible Commentary. He had also served as general secretary of the Association of Evangelicals in Africa.  Moses Owojaiye, a Nigerian student here at NEGST, has written a very nice tribute on his blog – Christianity in Africa. You can read more about Dr. Adeyemo in his post,  The fall of an Iroko Tree.

UPDATE: A memorial service for Dr. Adeyemo will take place in Nairobi on Tuesday, 23rd March, at 10:00 am at Nairobi Pentecostal Church, Valley Road.  The family will accompany his body to Nigeria on Wednesday 24th, and the burial will take place on Friday 26th in Ibadan, Nigeria.

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Memorial Service:  The Memorial Service will take place on Tuesday 23rd March, at 10:00 am at NPC, Valley Road.

3. The family will travel with the corpse on Wednesday 24th to Nigeria, leaving on the 7:00 am Kenya Airways flight.

4. Burial:  Burial will be on Friday 26th in Ibadan, Nigeria

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7 thoughts on “A tribute to Tokunboh Adeyemo (1944-March 18, 2010)

  1. MARGARET says:

    What a timely thought and facts about the just falling great mind,indeed he has fought the good fight and now resting.A food for thought for us all still fighting the race.

  2. Keith&Margaret Rowbory says:

    So grateful to God for this outstanding servant of the African Church, for his stimulus to the wider church through his scholarship, not least his leadership of the ABC project, and the formative role he’s played at NEGST to the benefit of so many postgraduate students, from Africa and beyond, preparing for diverse ministries throughout Africa. May the Lord comfort his family and all who mourn his loss, and may he raise up other such leaders to carry forward his ministry and influence throughout Africa and the worldwide church.

  3. brad wright says:

    Sounds like a remarkable man… I am thankful that the African Church had him for so long.

  4. Chungani says:

    Dr. Adeyemo truly impacted me on tackling life issues and challenges. His spirit, humour and energy inspite of his old age encouraged me. Thanks rest safely with the Father.

  5. Matt Johnston says:

    As a teenager in 1985, I attended a conference in Wellington, New Zealand, where Dr Adeyemo was the principal speaker. In all his actions and words, he was honest, practical and filled with God’s Holy Spirit. I never forgot his heart for the lost and his very humble attitude. Our loss is Heaven’s gain.

  6. Dr E. M. Damwanza says:

    i heard of this reportedly departed man of GOD this week from the radio. a good year after his departure. Too late to meet with him on this side of heaven and benefit from him. But not too late to add my thanks to the LORD for the life and ministry of Dr Adeyemo. Dear Lord, there is still to do. Raise from Brother Adeyemo’s students many like him, because he was so much like You from what i hear!

  7. Sorry, new the permalink to Dr. Tokunboh Adeyemo’s tribute is: http://christianityinafrica.wordpress.com/2010/03/18/the-fall-of-an-iroko-tree-tribute-to-dr-tokunboh-adeyemo-1944-2010/

    Please help change the old URL. Thanks in anticipation of your help.

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