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How Mum’s death reunited the Adefarasin Pastor Brothers who don’t get along

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For years now, two prominent pastors who are blood brothers, Wale Adefarasin (of Guiding Light Assembly) and Paul Adefarasin (of House on the Rock) have reportedly been at loggerheads.

It is such a silent-but-loud irony that two men of God, born of the same well-to-do parents could fall apart so widely.

According to City Scoop, it became even more evident a few months back when Pastor Paul Adefarasin conspicuously shunned his elder brother, Pastor Wale Adefarasin’s 70th Birthday.

Even though they are both doing well in their private lives and ministries, the crux behind the gulf between them has also been a top-kept secret.

Thankfully, the loss of their mum finally brought the two brothers together recently. They lost their mum, Mrs. Hilda Joanne Adefarasin (nee Petgrave), who passed unto glory peacefully in her home, on the evening of Sunday the 5th of February 2023, at the age of 98 years,

She was buried on March 17, with dignitaries from all walks of life joining the family to bid their mum farewell.

The Burial Service was held at the elder brother’s Guiding Light Assembly inside Parkview Estate, Ikoyi and his younger brother, his wife and other siblings were there.

Both pastors are sons of late Justice Joseph Adetunji Adefarasin, a lawyer, High Court judge and Chief Justice of Lagos (between 1974-1985).

He was married to their mum, Hilda Adefarasin and their union produced five children; Wale Adefarasin, Bola Adefarasin, Yinka Ogundipe, Michael Adeyemi Adefarasin and Paul Adefarasin.

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Pastor Paul Adefarasin mourns, days after mum marked 98th birthday

Kemi FIlani recalls that the Senior Pastor of all House on the Rock Churches, Paul Adefarasin lost his mother Hilda, three weeks after she marked her 98th birthday.

While celebrating her 98th birthday back in January, Pastor Adefarasin wrote:

“Today, my siblings, my family and I pause for a moment and join everyone who knows and loves you to celebrate a true heroine on her 98th birthday.

I am certainly most grateful to God for keeping you not only alive to witness another year but for also keeping you well to know the blessings of watching all your children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren flourish in their various roles and stations.

Thank you Mummy for being so selfless, an enormous example and a powerful illustration of what it means to be a virtuous woman in the fast-paced nature of modern-day society.

Your love for everyone you come in contact with continues to be worth emulating and today and every day, I celebrate and honour you for who you are and all you do.

It is my prayer that God adds life to your years and years to your life with His divine strength, love, joy and the peace that passes all understanding.

Enjoy your new year knowing that we love you dearly.

Happy birthday, Mummy.”

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