Friends and family members of the late founder of Fountain of Life Church (FOLC) in Lagos, Pastor Taiwo Odukoya, bade farewell to the preacher as he was laid to rest on Saturday.
In his sermon, Bishop David Abioye of the Living Faith Church, Lagos, described the late preacher as a man of strong character who started and ended well in the heavenly race.
Speaking at the event, Mrs Yewande Jacob, a member of the church, said that the congregants knew that their pastor had gone to heaven, which was the reason that they celebrated instead of mourning him.
Jacob described the late preacher as a mentor, teacher, and counsellor who taught younger ones how to relate to the opposite sex without compromising Christian values as singles.
She said that as a philanthropist, the pastor aided many families both within and outside the church, including many indigent students.
Also speaking at the event, Pastor Jimmy Odukoya said his father remained a role model who maximised his lifespan to acquire lasting glory.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reported that the remains of the pastor were interned at a private cemetery in Lagos.
Odukoya died on August 7 in the United States of America, at the age of 67.