March 31, 2023

Humphrey Bamisebi Olumakaiye, the Bishop of Lagos Diocese and Archbishop of Province of Lagos (Anglican Communion) Church of Nigeria, gave up the ghost at 53.

According to inner sources, Bishop died on Monday after battling with undisclosed ailment in statement co-signed by the Synod Secretary, Ven. ‘Segun Ladeinde; and the Chancellor, Justice Adedayo Oyebanji, said, “His Episcopal sojourn in the Diocese of Lagos and subsequently the Province was characterised by phenomenal, physical and spiritual developments, for which all of us shall remain very proud.“We shall keep you posted, as detailed arrangements of the Funeral obsequies unfold and are made public.”

Olumakaiye was born on 28 January, 1969 at Okene into the family of the Venerable and Mrs. T.A. Olumakaiye .He was a native of Idanre in Ondo State.He started his ministry at Christ the Saviour Anglican Church, Cappa, Ilesa in June 1993. While at Cappa, he was preferred a Statutory Canon in November 1999 to occupy Archbishop Adetiloye’s stall, and Bishop Ademowo preferred him an Archdeacon of Imo Archdeaconry and Vicar of St. James’s Church, Imo Ilesa 2000.

Olumakaiye was also the first Nigerian priest to preach at Melbourne church, London. For four years, he was an annual guest lecturer at St. Luke’s Central, Birmingham. UK,(2011-2015). In 2003, he attended the world mission conference in Derbyshire and University of Birmingham .Olumakaiye was married to Motunrayo Funke, Olumakaiye, a professor and former head of the department of nutrition and consumer sciences, faculty of agriculture Obafemi Awolowo University(O.A.U),Ile -Ife, Osun state with a son, Richard Tunbamise.

Untill his death, he was the Bishop of Lagos, and Archbishop of the Ecclesiastical Province of Lagos (Anglican Communion), Church of Nigeria, having been Bishop of Osun North East until 2018 and presented as the Archbishop of Lagos Ecclesiastical Province on the 7th of November, 2021 at the Cathedral Church of Advent, Life Camp, Abuja.

Marvelous Ogidi

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