In Loving Memory
John 11:23-26 – Jesus said to her, “Your brother will rise again.” Martha said to him, “I know that he will rise again in the resurrection on the last day.” Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?”
2013 ended for us in Lagos in tears and grief as two very hardworking and committed disciples lost their lives in unfortunate and painful circumstances. Today, we fondly remember Jerry Ojeka from the Ogba-Agege Region and Sesan Ogunro, Ikeja-Ketu Region in Lagos.
Jerry Ojeka and Sesan Ogunro will be deeply missed for their devotion to their families and God, the warmth and joy their friendship and love brings to others and for their humility to serve others.
Until his untimely demise, Jerry Ojeka who was baptised in 1995 in Ilorin, Kwara State, worked loyally for the church as Security Guard and died from injuries sustained after being crushed by a drunk driver on 22nd of December 2013. A devoted father of three, Jerry will be fondly remembered for his hardwork, loyalty and commitment to duty.
Sesan Ogunro, a deeply loved and respected brother died as a result of bullet wounds after he was shot by men of the underworld on Sunday 22nd Dec., 2013 after a fantastic Carols by Candlelight service in Ikeja as he was about living for home in company of his wife, one of his sons and two of his grandchildren in front of the church facility. He was rushed to the hospital by a few disciples, who were still around on this fateful night but gave up the following morning Monday the 23rdof December, 2013.
Continue to remember us in your prayers at this most difficult and shocking time for us and please continue to pray for the widows and children they left behind, pray also for the Ojeka and Ogunro families as they mourn this great loss.
SESAN OGUNRO – May 1st, 1952 to Dec., 23rd, 2013
Sesan Ogunro was the pioneer Chief Executive Officer of Eminent Communications Limited, an integrated marketing communication outfit here in Lagos, Nigeria. He was a graduate of journalism who had an illustrious career in broadcast journalism/advertising spanning over 30 years.
Before founding Eminent Communications he had worked with Nigerian Broadcasting Corporation, Grant Advertising and Insight Communications.
He wrote and conceptualized such successful commercials as MILO, NIDO, NESCAFE, MAGGI RANGE, BLUE BAND MARGARINE, name change of BARCLAYS BANK to UNION BANK, NASCO BISCUITS, ANGIERS JUNIOR ASPIRIN, SPARKLE TOOTHPASTE, TOP BEER, VITALO, NATUSA BABY PRODUCTS and many more top class advertising campaigns. Most of his works have won awards.
He was a fellow of the Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria (APCON) and erstwhile Chairman of the council’s (APCON) Advertising Standards Panel (ASP).
Until his death, he was also the Chairman of Broadcasting Service of Ekiti State (B.S.E.S), his home state.
Sesan Ogunro became a disciple of Christ on March 1996. He was loved by all; he gave his time, he gave his talent and worshipped God with all he had till death.
It was one death too many for disciples not only in Lagos but nationally; with the support of his wife Modupe, the parenting ministry in the Lagos Church became more vibrant. The elderly were also always uppermost on his mind.