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RCCG Pastor conducts the funeral service for Queen Elizabeth

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One pastor, Agu Irukwu, is currently trending online for being the sole black pastor to preside over the queen’s burial, which took place on Monday, September 19.

RCCG Pastor conducts the funeral service for Queen Elizabeth

RCCG Pastor conducts the funeral service for Queen Elizabeth

He was one of the ministers that officiated at the funeral of Britain’s longest-reigning monarch, Queen Elizabeth II.

One of the eight pastors representing the churches of England at the event is Pastor Irukwu, a former chairman of the Redeemed Christian Church of God in the United Kingdom who now maintains his pastoral function in the RCCG as the Senior Pastor of Jesus House, United Kingdom.

In April 2021, Irukwu gave up his position as chairman of the UK RCCG. He also resigned from his positions as the Deputy Continental Overseer of the church in Europe and the Chairman of the Board of Trustees and Executive Council of the RCCG in the UK.

He informed the RCCG that he made the decision to leave the position on a personal note. However, he said that he will continue to serve as Senior Pastor at Jesus House.

It is hardly surprising that he will serve as the Queen’s funeral’s officiating pastor.


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According to the church’s website, Irukwu received the first-ever Alphege Award for Evangelism and Witness in 2016 from the Most Reverend and Rt Hon Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury.

The honor was named for St. Alphege, who served as Canterbury’s archbishop from 1006 until 1012. The Archbishop was renowned for his humility, sage advice, and concern for the underprivileged.

As one of the six CTE Presidents, Pastor Irukwu was also chosen as the Pentecostal President of Churches Together in England (CTE) in 2017.

Pastor Irukwu, a graduate of the University of Warwick in Coventry, United Kingdom, worked as an investment banker before deciding to enter the Christian ministry full-time.

 

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