Pastor Runcie Mike, Lead Pastor of The Evening Church, Passes Away
It is with deep sadness that we inform you of the untimely passing of Pastor Runcie Mike, the esteemed Lead Pastor of The Evening Church. The official announcement, released and signed by the TEC leadership, confirms that Pastor Mike breathed his last on Saturday, July 1st, 2023, following a brief illness.
The exact cause of his sudden demise is currently undisclosed to the public. However, members of the church and individuals from the Akwa Ibom State Facebook community have shared their observations. According to them, Pastor Runcie Mike passed away shortly after presiding over the funeral service of Peace Eka, a dedicated member of The Evening Church. After experiencing discomfort, he was swiftly taken to the hospital, where he was tragically pronounced dead hours after the burial.
Speculation surrounds the circumstances of his death, with some suggesting the possibility of poisoning, while others claim that he may have intentionally taken his own life.
During the burial, a video captured Pastor Runcie Mike in a state of emotional distress as he offered prayers for the late Peace Eka. Witnesses noticed tears streaming down his face, while he placed his hand on his chest, seemingly indicating some discomfort or pain. This visual has led many to speculate that he might have been experiencing cardiac issues. However, the exact cause of his health troubles and subsequent passing remains unknown at this time.
Watch the video below
Here’s what people are saying: Imelda Tessy Okwori wrote,
“First of all, In the video, he kept holding his chest…that could be a possible sign of a failing and painful heart. Attention was needed. Secondly, how about an investigation conducted instead of just accepting he committed suicide? What if there is a twist of event and he was poisoned?
I have never heard of him. I came across his obituary and it hurts so much.
May His soul rest in peace.@
Felix Nsikak Archibong wrote, “What would have prompted this Evening Church Pastor to poisoned himself? This is so disheartening 😭
He officiated a Burial yesterday, one of his church member😭😭😭😭😭
RIP Pastor Runcie Mike”
Debbie Iteh wrote ‘
“I’ve never seen an officiating Minister weeping this hard before during a funeral service of one of his church member whom he buried yesterday😭
When I saw this video yesterday 😭😭😭 i felt this Man had something deep running through his mind at the moment that could make him so emotional 😭 today the sadden news of his dead hit social media 😭
Same person officiated a burial yesterday?😭died today?😭😭 God abeg oo
People are really going through alot 😭 but can’t open up to even the closet people around them 😭
God please show Mercy 🙏🙏😭😭
Rest On Pastor Runcie Mike God bless your soul 😭😭”