The pastor who called-off a wedding because the couple were few minutes late to church has passed away on the same date his wife died.
Pastor Essa Ogorry of Fulfilling Word Foundation Church, Trans Amadi, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, reportedly died on Tuesday, February 16, 2021.
His wife, Tonyemieba Essa-Ogorry, died on the same date last year, Feb 16, 2020.
The clergyman made news headlines recently after he decided against wedding a couple for about an hour because they were few minutes late to church on Feb 6, 2021. This resulted in an dispute between church members and the wedding guests/couple, which ended in the couple tieing their knot in a hotel with a different pastor standing as officiating minister.
Tributes have since been pouring in for the pastor and his church has released a video of him tagged: “Our cherished moments with Pastor Essa Ogorry.”
One of the church member took to Facebook to claim the pastor was sick and came from Lagos to Port Harcourt for the wedding, which is why he was strict with the couple when they arrived late.