The remains of the late founder of the World Soul Evangelistic Ministry (WOSEM), Apostle Timothy Obadare were interred at the revival ground of his church located at Ileki area of Ilesa, Osun State on Saturday.
The ancient town stood still, with commercial activities grounded, as most shops were closed down in honour of the late man of God.
The corpse of late Obadare arrived the Shiloh ground, where he was buried at about 11am in a transparent glass casket decorated with different ornaments led by his eldest son, Pastor Paul Obadare and officials of the state government, including Governor Rauf Aregbesola and his deputy, Mrs. Grace Tomori.
Dignitaries from all walks of life, especially members of the Osun State Executive Council and the state parliament were in attendance with Christian clergy from all denominations.
Members of the Christ Apostolic Church (CAC) from all parts of the world, who will always remember him for his role in uniting factions in the Christ Apostolic Church, also converged on the venue of the funeral service to bid the late spiritualist fare well in grand style.
In his remarks at the event, Governor Aregbesola said the state decided to give the late Pastor a befitting burial because of the great spiritual work he did while on earth, stressing that the late Obadare represented truth and spirituality on earth.
He stressed that Obadare rose above disability of his lack of sight to make big impact on the lives of people including those with two eyes.
Aregbesola noted that the life and times of the Ilesa-born prophet held several lessons for people, especially the upcoming generations, saying the dedication he demonstrated in managing his ministry and winning souls for Christ should be emulated by everyone.
Aregbesola who is also an indigene of Ilesa, opined that the economic benefits of having the final resting place of Obadare in Osun State was enormous because of the tourism potentials it has, adding that pilgrims and tourists that will be visiting the place henceforth will add economic value to the state.
“Prophet Obadare was an epitome of wisdom in evangelistic world and his legacies would remain indelible on the sound of time. The lesson his departure thought us is that any position you are, dedication and faithfulness are necessary for success to be guaranteed.
“His life thought us that whatever obstacle that comes one’s way should not debar but must strengthened one’s resolve to be successful. What God endow us to do, we must do it with our best ability,” he said.
An endowment fund for the establishment of a television station where the teachings of the late Obadare will be aired, was launched by Bishop Sam Thompson.