Zurich. “We take leave of our friend and Apostle Paul Ufuoma Ogboru,” wrote Chief Apostle Jean-Luc Scheider in his letter of condolence on 21 February 2020 to all the Apostles of the world. After a lengthy battle with illness, the 61-year-old Apostle passed away on Thursday, 13 February 2020.
Paul Ogboru was born in Eku, Nigeria on 20 March 1958. As a young man he became acquainted with the New Apostolic Church, and was active as a youth leader and choir director. A few years later he received the Deacon ministry, and thereafter served in various ministries in the Church. He received the Apostle ministry on 10 January 2016.
An experienced and believing minister
District Apostle Michael Ehrich, whose District Apostle district incorporates the country of Nigeria, describes Apostle Paul Ogboru as an experienced and believing minister, who had in many ways proven his uprightness and willingness to serve God.
“We bring our heartfelt intercessions on behalf of those whom the Apostle leaves behind, especially his wife and children, along with their families and all the bereaved. May our heavenly Father grant them much comfort, strength, and confidence in these difficult hours of parting,” writes Chief Apostle Schneider in his obituary.
24 February 2020