A certain Port Harcourt pastor who canceled a wedding he was supposed to officiate because the couple was about five minutes late to church has died.
Essa Ogorry of Fulfilling Word Foundation Church, Trans Amadi, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, died on Tuesday, February 16, 2021.
His wife, Tonyemieba Essa-Ogorry, also passed on the same date a year ago, Feb 16, 2020.
On Feb 6, 2021, the pastor was in the news for his refusal to join a couple who arrived late to church for their wedding, a situation that led to an argument between church members and wedding guests and ended in the couple wedding in a hotel with a different pastor standing in his stead.
A member took to Facebook to claim that the late pastor was having some health challenges and traveled all the way from Lagos to Port Harcourt for the wedding, which is why he was strict with the couple when they arrived late.
Tributes have continued to pour in in honor of the late clergyman.