Late Pastor Pastor Yinka Akinbami was a senior pastor at the House on the Rock Church. He hails from Lagos State, Nigeria, was born on the 9th of October, 1959, and died on the 9th of January, 2020 of COVID-19 complications.
Akinbami served as a pastor at House on the Rock (one of the biggest Pentecostal churches in Nigeria) for over 25 years, he also served as Family Life Directorate, where he coached men and women as they embark on building families.
He was the Vice president of Zenon Petroleum from 2001 to 2002 and served as the Managing director of Tekno Chem Nigeria Limited which he founded in 1989.
From 2012 to 2015, he was the General Manager of Lubes and Speciality Product Division at Ascon Oil Company.
He completed his secondary education at Baptist Academy, Lagos, and attended the University of Manchester in England.
In 1986, Yinka Akinbami married Pastor Tolu Akinbami and their union was blessed with children and grandchildren.
At the age of 61, on the 9th of January, 2021, he died of COVID-19 complications.
His death was announced by the founder of House on the Rock, Paul Adefarasin who called on solicitors to pray that God gives the Akinbami family the courage to bear the loss.
Yesterday, I received the rude and shocking news of someone deeply dear to me and all of the House on the Rock family. The passing of Pastor Yinka Akinbami has become most painful because if there truly were good men, he was certainly one.
Till his passing, Pastor Akinbami was one of the senior presbyters of our church and has been with us for over 25-years, serving in the Family Life Directorate, coaching many exemplary men and women as they embarked upon the journey of building families.
your sudden passage is hard to understand, yet we bow respectfully to the sovereignty of God while we remain thankful for the decades of impactful work along with the exemplary life you lived while you were with us. As a dear egbon to me, even though you were older, we were close friends and I thank you for allowing me to be your pastor and spiritual father. The thought that I will return to church and not see you again on this side of the divide, is unbelievable. I have not been able to process this loss, however, I am sure of how much we will all miss you.
Family, kindly allow me to solicit your intercession for his dear wife of over 30 years; Pastor Tolu, his children, his children-inlaw, and grandchildren. We can only at best imagine how much pain they are feeling. We share the pain of his loss but they will feel it a lot more. So, please pray that God’s peace and strength envelopes them especially in this difficult moment.
It’s important to remind the community about the deadly nature of Covid-19 and its mutant virus strains. Please do your part by following all the recommended precautions. That way, you are able to protect yourself and others who become proximal to you. God bless and keep us all.
To my brother, Yinka Akinbami, sleep well till we meet to part no more.
Adieu to our fellow soldier
Grace to the whole family.