ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our beloved Father, Uncle, and Grandfather, Very Rev Adekanla Olukayode. We will remember him forever.
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Posted by Samuel Jegede on May 24, 2021
Tribute to My Friend—The Very Reverend Gabriel Olukayode Adekanla

Good Night, Kayode. We’ll see, again. In the morning.

Kayode was, for sure, my relative but more than a relative, he was a great friend, right from childhood. We became life-long pals. Even though we didn’t always see or get in touch, anytime we met, you found out that nothing has changed. Kayode was always easy-going, pleasant and jovial. He was a people-person. If you got him upset, he couldn’t stay angry—always forgiving, very friendly.

In 1976, on Saturday 31st of July, a former senior in High School, who was then a student at the then University of Ife, visited back home at Imesi-Ile and said he would see us—Kayode and me. Sometime in the afternoon of that day our paths crossed, so the senior sat with us on the low-seating area, on the outside of the now Ijana Methodist Heritage House, on that side that faces Ijana-Oke Street, to explain to us the gospel—looking for us to make our decision for Christ and commit our lives to Him. He talked beyond religion—he knew we were religious! (We have been religious and active in Church all our lives till that time) Now, he talked to us about sin and the good news of Jesus’ saving power. He offered us the Bible-invitation to repent toward God and give our lives to Christ for salvation.

That time we were late in our teenage years and were familiar with sin and rebellion—even though we were religious! The senior showed us Scriptures, much of which I still remember like it happened yesterday. Thankfully to God, we were convinced of our sinful actions and nature; and were ready to change direction. We prayed the sinner’s prayers and asked Christ into our hearts. We were saved immediately, and we knew it. 

Kayode was a person given to praying at night. I remember that soon after we were saved, we would seek for the baptism of the Holy Spirit. Kayode would wake me up at night which I wasn’t used to. Many decades later I found out he still often prayed and had his quiet time at night.

His ministries had glowing testimonies of lives saved, souls illuminated, of people moving from mere religion to Christ.

To Kayode, ministry was not a “career” but a call. He was headed in a different career path, to be some other thing. Responding to God’s call—like many Bible prophets—wasn’t easy for him but he ended up doing God’s will, anyway. He served creditably like a person that whole-heartedly embraced his call. He ran his race with clear focus to the end. Many found the Light by the gospel he preached, the understanding he taught and his warm friendly disposition.

He left us so painfully but now in the bosom of our Lord. He ran the race; he kept the faith.

Kayode, May God send His deep comfort all of us you left, keep your family strong and uphold all, who through your witness, have come to know our Lord Jesus Christ.

Good Night, Kayode. We’ll see, again. In the morning.

Amen.

Affectionately,
Very Rev. Dr. Samuel Jegede
Posted by Olaleye Oladipupo on May 16, 2021
Really shocking!

...and very hard to accept

However, I know you lived an impactful life. 

One thing that I will forever remember about you daddy, was your dedication and energy put into the "HOUR OF REFRESHING" program in Opebi Methodist Church.

Before everyone arrived, you would have been in the church praying fervently. This act actually made the program to be highly impactful even from the praise and worship to the ministration.

Thank you sir and good night

Posted by Adebola Adekanla on May 12, 2021
Hmmmm, if this came to me as a prophecy on 2nd April which was the last time I saw you, I would have arrested the prophet for blasphemy. My uncle, big daddy, my reverend, I still can't believe you are gone. I wish I had left everything thing I was doing to go to your house if I knew that was the last time I will be seeing you. My big daddy, your loss will be felt by all in Adekanla family and Olojudo's compound at large, am missing you already. I am still waiting for a miracle to just happen and this is all dream you are still with us. I have a whole lot I have been planning to discuss with you the next time we meet o but God knows best. Rest on, till we meet to part no more. Sun re O!!! - ADEBOLA ESTHER ADEKANLA
Posted by Adekanla Adekemi on May 9, 2021

Blessed are those who died in the Lord.
O death, where is thy sting?
O grave, where is thy victory?
You came, you saw, you fought and you conquered
The most honoured father in- love, your departure was sudden, rude, shock and still difficult to believe, I saw you last two Thursdays ago with your ever smiling face calling me the pet name you used to call all you wives"Olori 'Dekanla teminikan"
Last time we saw, you entertained and we gist as usual whenever we checked on you, you were a lover of God that have no shame for the work of the Master whenever there was call for it. Hmmmmm your vacuum no one can fill,
Forever in our heart Very Reverend G.O Adekanla, We love you but God loves you most, adieu my honourable father in-love.
Sleep on and Rest in perfect peace at the bossom of your master.
Posted by Adekanla Roseline on May 7, 2021
I am sad to have heard about your death.
Though you are dead, I thank God for the privilege He gave me to see you again. I hoped to visit you many times, but nature took its course to take your life. You are gone, but you will never be forgotten. I lost you, but I did not lose you as a model of my husband’s life.
I hope you find eternal peace and salvation you deserve.
Rest In Peace till we meet again.
Posted by Adekanla Olusola on May 7, 2021
Day by day, I think of you.
How can all of this be true?
I can’t believe you’re really gone;
I still can’t accept it,
Even after so long.
Just the thought of you makes me cry.
I never even got the chance to say goodbye.
Every picture, every letter…
I don’t know if it will ever get better.
I always smell your familiar scent.
It makes me think of all of the times we’ve spent.
I know we didn’t always get along,
And every time we talked, it would always go wrong.
So many things I never got to say.
I never imagined you’d ever be so far away.
You were my brother,
And I loved you like no other..
In my heart you’ll always be;
You’ll be my guide and help me see.
I’ll never forget your soothing voice.
I would take your place if I had a choice.
But now I have to let you rest,
Although without you my world’s a mess.
I miss you with all of my heart.
I wish we never had to part.
I know you’re always by my side,
So now I guess this is my goodbye…
Rest in Peace my beloved Brother
Posted by Oluranti Osinubi on May 6, 2021
Dear daddy

It has taken this long for me to write and that's because I have not fully come to terms with the news of your demise.

Nonetheless, I choose to celebrate you.

Thank you for blessing us with all of you. You held nothing back. You opened your arms and home to everyone. How can I forget the yummy Ofada rice on Sundays. Humble to the core. Always thankful even for the littlest things.

Thank you for the gift of our ever smiling mummy. It was indeed obvious your were the source of her beautiful smile.

Thank you for the gift of Seun (2 scoops *insidejoke), Bola, Yemi and Tayo, who have now become family. They are evidences of your beautiful soul.

Thank you for the gift of the Hour of refreshing programme that has now become a meeting everyone looks forward to.

There is no doubt that you indeed fought the good fight of faith. We are consoled in the fact that you are resting in the bosom and presence of our heavenly Father.

This is only for a season as we will definitely meet when Christ comes again.

Thank you daddy. We love you.

Rest well SOLDIER.
Posted by Noah Oluwaseun (ZmC MC os... on May 5, 2021
*SUNSET OF A LEGEND PAR EXCELLENCE*: Memories of reality and life well spent..


Hard to believed the exit of a sage and epitome of the living word and a quintessential minister of God with repute.The death of our beloved mentor and leader par excellence is sardonic to the heart at the moment of stewardship to propagate the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.

My heart felt so bad and bittered for the breaking news of the Lost of our doyen in the household of God, the tree's of the forest couldn't appreciate the natural endowment of reality but all I could hear is the death of teacher, orator of the word, Oracle of the most high and a father with distinct value. Your words and motivation is a key to solved all challenges of life , the pace of mentorship is an exmplary way you set for others to have a good path way of achievements. You have trend on a ground of soldier to mach forward with the pillars of fairness and honesty as the watch word of your pedagogical exposition of reality of life.

Our God remains unquestionable and he knows the best for every soul on Earth, it is a bitter experience and memory for your exit to the land beyond.

Can't still believed the General overseer (G. O) of our astral and prestigious circuit is gone, Everytime with our Distinguished personality is always a moment of epistemology and axiology of purpose, you words of encouragement and motivation is a source of happiness and joy to have a good success story..

A disciplined father with emblem of royalty has say goodbye to the world and rest in the bossom of our Lord Jesus Christ

My condolences to our woman of virtue *(Iya yard)* May God gave you the heart to bear the loss and console you with joy and happiness

To the lovely and dynamic Children of our beloved father;
*SIS SEUN:* You are courageous , be bold and hold unto God the author and finisher of our faith..

*SIS BOLA* : you are motivator and inspired fellow with good repute, your status is a motivation factor for me as you say what God cannot do doesn't exist.. I will tell you NIPA IFE OLUGBALA KI O SI KAN

*YEMMY* My padi, fellow Rotaractor and great personality in the humanitarian service , I salute your sagacity and gallancy, be bold and take heart hold your faith stronger and take lyrics in the hymns to be your guide..

*Tayo* My president in the arch diocese don't allow your heart to be troubled but hold your Faith and believed God giveth and taketh God will be your guide and strength...

To the entire congregation of our prestigious church the journey of life have beginning and it must end at the moment of destiny , it is a price we must pay let check ourselves and renewed our way to God before the sunset...


Goodnight our doyen presybter and renowned very Reverend Gabriel Olukayode Adekanla





Courtesy
Noah Oluwaseun (Mc Oseun)
Posted by Julius Ipoola on May 1, 2021
Whao! My dear Oga, rest in perfect peace. Shocked to hear this news but since we are all pilgrims on this surface, heaven is our home.
Reverend Adekanla was my teacher at Teacher's College Ile Ife between 1982 - 1985.
Continue to rest in the Lord our dear great educator.
May God give the family the fortitude to bear this loss.
Posted by Iyabo Stephen on April 29, 2021
Very Rev Adekanla, your sudden departure is very painful. I have always admired your family, even though from a distance. I pray that God will give your beautiful wife and lovely children and grandchildren the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss.
Methodist Church will surely miss you.
May your soul rest in peace. Adieu.
Posted by Oladapo Olanrele on April 29, 2021
Though I never got to know u too well, but I've heard a lot of good deeds about you, your death came as a rude shock to us all
May your soul rest in the bossom of the Lord, till we all meet to part no more
Goodnight.
Posted by Olufemi Ajao on April 28, 2021
Your demise saddened our hearts, we will meet on the Resurrection Morning, Adieu, Adieu, Adieu.
Posted by Iyabo Alokun on April 27, 2021
Daddy, I am deeply saddened by the news of your demise. I know it is inevitable though the memory will linger on in my heart .May your soul continue to rest in perfect peace. Amen. Adieu.
Posted by Adesanmi Adejumoke on April 27, 2021
Ile aye
Ile asan


Vanity upon vanity
‍♀️‍♀️‍♀️
Deep down in me since Saturday,the memory of Daddy Adekanla kept coming....I really can't help it
Buh then,God is unquestionable‍♀️
I remember vividly well one MCF Unad Alumni reunion that was held in Lagos(2015 or '16 I guess)
After a small tête a tête with my sister (Bola Adekanla)...I agreed to attend and the plan was to lodge at their place at Opebi...on the reunion day,we got ready for Agege (Bishop Akinola's place)
After a while we were ready and was discussing how and where we'll get a cab to Agege when Daddy...The Very Revd G.O Adekanla cut us in‍♀️
Asking us what's keeping us waiting,we told him we will be going to the bus stop where we'll see Agege bus...
Daddy said for what!
Bi e se mura daada yii,you want to go and be running after bus?
Awon Tayo ati Yemi da?
Ki won ba yin sare arrange fun Uber o,e o ni le ma rush fun bus loju titi‍♀️
That was how we stormed Agege that day like a Princess that we are
This and many other memory of him kept coming to my head since Saturday
I will sometimes look his picture and ask myself if someone like him can be dead ni
It is really well
‍♀️‍♀️‍♀️

Goodnight Daddy....
Till we meet to part no more
Posted by Yetunde Omikorede on April 27, 2021
When a loved one goes home, those of us left on this side of the divide feel the pain but in faith we look forward to the day of glory, when we meet to part no more.
This is my faith as a result of which I am able to accept the homecall of my beloved and amiable Reverend Olukayode Adekanola.
We will miss you, but we rejoice in the knowledge that you are with the Lord whom you yeilded your life to, even to the very end.
My dear Mrs. Adekanola, children and grandchildren, you will always have sweet memory. The Balm in Gilead will soothe your pain.
Rest on Rev.
Posted by Anthonia Ajayi on April 26, 2021
Rest on dear Man of God. Father comfort and console the wife, children and the family left behind in Jesus Christ name Amen. Anthonia O. Ajayi
Posted by Oguntolu Olusegun on April 26, 2021
My Father, My Friend, My Pastor and My mentor, you were indeed a motivator and an encourager, Our daddy as I used to call you, no one can replace you in my heart, indeed we love you but the Lord loves you more than us, continue to rest in the peace of the Lord.
Posted by Adeoluwa Akinola on April 26, 2021
Daddy is an epitome of humility...Such an easy going and committed man of God. And we see this traits on all the children. Rest on Baba GO
Posted by Olamilekan O. Okeyinka on April 26, 2021
Iku oro rẹ dá, Isa Oku Isegun dá?
A STAR HAS FALLEN

We commiserate with the family of our beloved Father, Brother, Uncle, Grandfather and a Minister of God, The Late Very Rev'd Gabriel Olukayode (JP). Daddy G.O

His love for the ministry has left us with the proof of God's love through Christ in church and most particularly in the Youths Fellowship & Boy's & Girl's Brigade Department.

He has thought us so much in the way a father should, but it's so sad and disheartening he left us in this sinful world too soon.

We pray God in his Mercy forgive his sins and grant him eternal rest.
May God grant the family the fortitude to bear the loss

Zion Methodist Church, Otta.
Youth Fellowship
The Boy's & Girl's Brigade

Gen. Secretary:
Olamilekan O. Okeyinka
Posted by Oluwatosin OLALEYE on April 26, 2021
It is still a difficult pill to swallow that you have gone daddy.
I can still recall when we met at Remo that you we're asking me about your grandchildren...little did I know that will be the last time I will hug you. My only comfort is that you are with your maker in whom you served with your whole heart. I pray the lord be with your ever smiling wife and all your beloved children. Rest well Daddy G.O
Posted by Abiodun david on April 26, 2021
The first day I meet Daddy Adekanla that was when I was just 5years in olowogbowo Sunday school when he was a presbyterDaddy will always tell me be a good boy and don’t let your friends lead you astray Daddy Adekanla forever in my heart
Posted by Bukie Abiodun on April 26, 2021
Tribute to a Reverend Gentleman, and a Christ Soldier --- Very Rev. Gabriel Olukayode Adekanla.

I got to know him when he was posted to Estate Methodist Church Oke Afa as the Presybyter.I was one of the church stewards and on being introduced, we had the Imesi- Ile connection and he became my 'baba oko'.
He and his admirable family moved into the church manse and theirs was a family Christian Ministry.
He was humble, dedicated, hardworking, cheerful with a a contagious smile, generous,, transparent and highly contented. He had no hidden agenda except God's Agenda..
His slogan is' nothing is impossible with God' This positive attitude enabled him to encourage and energize the less than a hundred members of the congregation in pulling down the old church and within a year a new one was put in place to the Glory of God.
His family structure in the service to God and humanity is a testimony to his amiable character.
My condolences to his immediate and extended family.
May his gentle and kind soul rest in peace.
Bukie Fayanjuola.
Posted by Kolade Ilori on April 26, 2021
A GREAT LOSS TO ALL!
When I heard the news of Daddy Adekanla's demise on Friday night before it went viral, myself and my mum could not sleep.

Daddy Adekanla was a man I could confide in. Your secret was his secret. As principled as he was, so as contagious was his smile. A man who loved all. He had no enemy. A humble and a caring father. He was a family to us. It is so sad that we lost him to death. My mum is still sad about this news because they were like siblings. He was always ready to go extra miles for his children and the Church. He was magnanimous to all.

A man who trained all his children academically, spiritually and he made sure that they never forget their root as Methodist. The church is enjoying your spiritual labor on your children and we are proud of them.

We love you. We will miss you. Methodist Church Nigeria will miss you, those you have impacted will also miss you. Indeed, you have fought a good fight. God knows that you have finished the race. A crown of glory is waiting for you.

I ask God to comfort our sweet mummy (Mummy Adekanla) and the Children.

Daddy, Rest in Peace!

The Rev. Kolade Philip Ilori
Posted by Adebusola Oyegoke nee Ade... on April 26, 2021
Ha! Uncle it is hard to believe you are finally gone on this side of the shore.
All I keep seeing is your smiling face that I have kept in my memory over 16years ago when you officiated at my wedding and then later at Seun's naming Ceremony.
Your type is so rare.
Your death our loss
But heavens gain.
Thank God for a life well spent.
Sleep on till we meet at the other side of eternity.
Posted by Ayelabola Hammed on April 26, 2021
You left great footprints in the sands of time, hence, a pantheon remain your abode. A cherished Wesleyan
Posted by Ibukun Adeyemi-Roberts on April 26, 2021
Daddy you are such a great & wonderful person, you always accommodate everyone. You were hardworking, reliable, lovely, selfless, resourceful and dedicated. You served God and made his work your priority, you treated everyone around you with love and respect. Your time management is top notch, you’ve laid a great legacy. May your soul continue to rest in the Lord bosom. We will really miss you Daddy
Posted by Tayo Fasuan on April 26, 2021
Rest in peace, sir. I never met you, but I met your son, Adetayo, and I know it would take a great man to raise another great man. Your legacy lives on. ❤️
Posted by Toyin Femi-O on April 26, 2021
Dear Daddy, can I ever forget the lovely smile you beamed to me and my daughter as you walked towards us just beside the Tinubu Church on that fateful day - May 12, 2019 - my heart immediately warmed up to you and every single encounter I had with you after that day showed to me you were a very humble person. A man of God with a heart of Gold. By observing the bond you shared with your family, especially Mummy, I knew you were worth your weight in gold. I heard glowing reports of you from other people and the last time I saw you face to face was at MTI Sagamu during the Conference retreat for Ministers and Church leaders on March 19 2021. I thank God for the warmth exuded to me from you and your better half and I will forever cherish that memory. I can only pray that God will take this pain away from our hearts and grant the family comfort knowing fully well that you are resting in the bosom of your Maker. Sleep on amazing Child of the Most High God, till we meet again on the resurrection morning.
Posted by Olufunmilayo Oluwole on April 26, 2021
Peace Perfect Peace, I met Daddy back when he became a minister at Wesley Cathedral Olowogbowo. He was a Father of many and a lover of all, even in some situations instead of him to get angry he will just laugh it off. He was a Father of many children and a good Shepherd and friend to my Dad. The last I met him we had so much to discuss that we couldn't finish talking about. Daddy G.O may light perpetual shine upon your soul. This is really hard to comprehend,but God knows best. Keep resting with your maker. We love you but God loves you most.
Olufunmilayo Oluwole Sosanwo
Posted by Afon Adetoye on April 25, 2021
This is coming as a big shock to me. I have fond memories of you as Presbyter of Opebi Methodist church and the thing that struck me most was your ability to connect easily with people. You always want people to be at ease. You were a caring, loving and dedicated man of God. We shall surely miss you. Rest on in peace Sir.
Posted by Olabosipo Josephine on April 26, 2021
Dear Daddy,
  Your death came as a rude shock to us all,but God knows best.You were a great father to us all,Your kindness,warm nature,generosity,love is second to none.You will be greatly missed sir
  May ur beautiful soul rest in peace daddy.Heaven has indeed gained an angel.
  May God give ur entire family the fortitude to bear this great loss
Adebowale Olabosipo
Posted by Akinolu Olanrele on April 26, 2021
I got to know him when he was at Opebi. A humble man, ever neat on appearance and in attitude. Sleep well.
Posted by Olasupo Akinola on April 25, 2021
I used to know Kayode Adekanla in those days of his youth, fresh from the University, howbeit, from afar off. I was aware of his political aspirations and we eyed him as a budding politician. 
Then, to my amazement, some years later, I met him at Folawiyo Bankole Memorial Methodist Church, Surulere as a young Minister of God. Before I tabled my business, I had to query him for his new status. What happened to that political ambition so loudly lauded? He explained confidentially. He had to choose between political Soap Box and the Pulpit. He chose the Pulpit to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

It was not a surprise to me when he was posted to Methodist Church Nigeria Opebi Circuit as the Presbyter. He had risen to become a 'General' in the Army of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

I have no doubt in my mind that he had delivered to the One who called him, a profitable account of a worthy servant. God knows how many souls he had led aright to the path of God's Kingdom.

It is not how long but how well.

Thank God for the Team he left behind: - His amiable wife and the promising children of God's vineyard. God bless them. They should take solace in the fact that Kayode was obedient to the call of his creator and he had proved himself worthy of the 'Crown '.
He is already allotted his place at the bosom of He Who called him.

Adieu, a worthy compatriot. Imesi-Ile community will miss you too.
Posted by Vickie Opeyemi on April 25, 2021
I still can't believe you're gone Daddy, You were a father to many of us in many ways, it was never a dull moment with you, your kindness and generosity is second to none. Always ready to listen and offer godly and fatherly advice. You loved everyone of us like we were your biological children. You will be missed here on earth daddy but heaven sure gained an angel.
Till we meet to part no more.
Adeiu Papa.
Posted by Awe Aderike on April 25, 2021
Is a rude shock to when I had about your dismiss Daddy..... Your family is one of my favorites! Especially the 1st time I met you and mummy at Palm Avenue,is always a smile on your face. You are a friendly father and a true servant of God. May God give the family fortitude to bear the loss and grant you internal rest
  Will miss your smile Daddy
Posted by James Abiodun on April 25, 2021
Sleep on Your Very Rev. Words are absent to really put together and post an epistle of the goods you have done. Your doggedness and passion for the growth of the Kingdom. Especially we young ones in Methodist Church. Ma sùn ololufẹ ki ọ sì má simi.. OYEWO ABIODUN
Posted by Ibitola Mumuney on April 25, 2021
It's really a trying time for us,I find it difficult to believe you've gone to meet your creator. Death is in deed Inevitable. May God continue to keep and protect your wife,children and all the family you left behind.
Rest in Peace Rev. Gabriel Oluwakayode Adekanla.Till will meet to part no more.
Posted by Adeola Onasanya on April 25, 2021
Death is indeed a challenge! Barely two weeks ago we spoke on phone. You promised to write a forward on the book.

 Now you have gone to rest!

 I'm pained! I've been down since hearing the news. You are indeed a father. You are kind and thoughtful.

 You are that man of God that is humble, down to earth, and full of wisdom.

 Rest on, daddy! Rest in peace. We choose to not mourn like those with no hope.
Posted by Ayanbanji Ayandele on April 25, 2021
Very Rev. G. O Adekanla, your sudden departure to join the Church Triumphant was very sudden and painful. You were one of our very matured and well respected Presbyters in Methodist Church Nigeria. You exhibited very adorable leadership qualities as the chief shepherd of Methodist Church Opebi. Methodist Church Nigeria will certainly miss you. My wife and I commiserate with the beautiful family you left behind. The good Lord will console your family and His Church. Rest in perfect peace our highly respected Presbyter.
Posted by Adejumoke Olusegun on April 25, 2021
Daddy, dear grandpa....this is huge and painful but we take solace in the sole fact that you knew Jesus and you're resting on in the Lord's bosom.
Greet Baba and Mama Kukoyi Adekanla for me.
Posted by Adekanla Bamideley on April 25, 2021
Death is inevitable end of all mankind. It's really painful experience to write this tribute at this moment. Your demise will obviously leave a great vacuum that will be difficult to fill, but I take solace in the promised resurrection when we shall meet to part no more. Rest at the bossom of our Lord Jesus.
Posted by Adekanla-Ibiyemi Opeyemi on April 25, 2021
Daddy it is hard to say good night but all I can say now it is well but to God be the glory that you know Jesus.
Posted by Chinazom Efughi on April 25, 2021
Sir, the news of your demise came as a very rude shock to me!! I’m yet to come to terms with this news. But in all, I’m glad that you knew the Lord and served him wholeheartedly and you’re definitely resting peacefully in the Lord’s bosom. May the Lord grant mummy and my dear friends (Yemi, Sis Bola, Sis Seun and Tayo) the fortitude to bear the loss. May they be comforted, In Jesus name, Amen. Adieu sir.
Posted by Titilayo Sode on April 25, 2021
How do I start hummm who ever come in contact with Very Rev'ed G O Adekanla during his life time will know that to him there's nothing impossible when it comes to the works of God l could remember when he was our minister and l happened to be one of the church stewards simple, hunble, loving generous and hardworking minister of God in anything he will never think of himself first all workers and members of the church welfare is paramount to him. May God grant his ever smiling surpotive wife and the willing children of God the courage during this trial period. He will be greatly missed by all of us. Daddy G. O. good night.
Posted by Eyitopsy Oyatobo on April 25, 2021
May your gentle soul rest in peace. May God in His infinite Mercy forgive your shortcomings and rest you in eternal glory. May the good Lord comfort the family you left behind. Methodist Church Opebi will surely miss you. Didun didun ni iranti olododo. May your good legacy live on forever. Adieu Baba Adekanla till we meet again
Posted by JEGEDE Oluwaseun Oludele on April 25, 2021
My first contact with him was around October 2013 when I was posted to assist him at Methodist Church Opebi, upon my appointment with him to submit my letter to his office, but because I was held up in traffic and delaying; he called to confirm if I was still coming then I told him "Sir, I couldn't meet up because of... " then before I finished my statement, he interjected by saying "emi l'adehun nitemi oooo; meaning; for me, I keep to appointment strictly ooo.

He was such a good man with a large heart, loving, caring, hardworking, compassionate, energetic, smart, dynamic, consciously conscious, vigilantly vigilant, observant with great sense of intelligence, ever prepared, easily forgiving, interested in everything, teachable, ready to learn, brilliant, approachable, sacrificing, concerned, and selfless.

Very Rev. G. O Adekanla, BabaGO and fondly called is ready to support any course he believes in. I remembered when we traveled together to Abia State, crossing Onitsha and Aba together. I can't forget when he took me to market and got me a bed side fridge because he believes its important for me to have one. He is ready to travel along with you to anywhere just to prove his love to humanity.

He is interested in everything that will bring improvement to the work of God. Neat, intelligent and full of riddles and jokes. He is a family man that believes so much in prayer and the word of God. To him nothing is impossible at all.

I pray that good Lord will console out dear Mummy, the children, the families, and the entire Church of Christ.
Posted by Adebusoye Abiola omowunmi on April 25, 2021
I can't still believe that u r gone daddy, d last time I saw u then was when u where til at oke-afe Methodist Church, u r an amazing father a preacher of d world, I always enjoy ur sermon daddy, u r a discipline man. Daddy d family of high chief Edward kayode Adebusoye miss u sir, u r a kind hearted man filled with d world of God, daddy we love u so much thank you for all u did while u were still alive rest on daddy
Posted by Kanyinsola Bode-Harrison on April 25, 2021
Hmmmm... words fail me, and as I type this words cannot express how I feel at the moment. Still a great shock to hear about the passing of Very Rev’d G.O. Adekanla, still a shock like the days can go back and this news shouldn’t have been heard. Thank you for all that you’ve done while on earth, your impact in Opebi while the Presbyter and the Hour of Refreshing will always live on.

May your gentle Soul Rest In Peace and May light perpetual shine upon you. Amen.

Rest on
Posted by Oluseun Phillips on April 25, 2021
The news of your Demise got me numb.You are always warm with a welcoming smile each time I see you.The end has come but we appreciate God for all you have been able to do during your sojourn here on earth and also the rare privilege of raising Godly children who are serviceable to their maker.May God rest your loving soul and comfort mummy and the children. Adieu Sir!
Posted by OGABI OLATUNJI BUKOLA on April 25, 2021
It is very painful to hear about Daddy disparture,The Rev Adekanla Gabriel Olukayode is a very kindhearted MOG,when we are posted to Idiroko,we passed by to say hi to him,he is always be a source of support and he will always give us a fatherly advise both in our family and ministry,when ever we see,in a nutshell if we have a car to bring to Lagos he stand in for us at OTA,keep d key and put d car in a good as it was he,dis make me to know that good people are always taken away quick,he will tell me"Iya yard don't worry,u will soon get there,just be plain wit ur God.I never knew I will never see him again.I'm consoled in Christ that we will meet again to part no more,Rest in peace Baba Adekanla, Gabriel Olukayode,Abiyamo Toto,gud supporter,of all.We will forever missed u(both me and husband)The Rev & Mrs Olatunji Michael Ogabi.It is well.
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Posted by Samuel Jegede on May 24, 2021
Tribute to My Friend—The Very Reverend Gabriel Olukayode Adekanla

Good Night, Kayode. We’ll see, again. In the morning.

Kayode was, for sure, my relative but more than a relative, he was a great friend, right from childhood. We became life-long pals. Even though we didn’t always see or get in touch, anytime we met, you found out that nothing has changed. Kayode was always easy-going, pleasant and jovial. He was a people-person. If you got him upset, he couldn’t stay angry—always forgiving, very friendly.

In 1976, on Saturday 31st of July, a former senior in High School, who was then a student at the then University of Ife, visited back home at Imesi-Ile and said he would see us—Kayode and me. Sometime in the afternoon of that day our paths crossed, so the senior sat with us on the low-seating area, on the outside of the now Ijana Methodist Heritage House, on that side that faces Ijana-Oke Street, to explain to us the gospel—looking for us to make our decision for Christ and commit our lives to Him. He talked beyond religion—he knew we were religious! (We have been religious and active in Church all our lives till that time) Now, he talked to us about sin and the good news of Jesus’ saving power. He offered us the Bible-invitation to repent toward God and give our lives to Christ for salvation.

That time we were late in our teenage years and were familiar with sin and rebellion—even though we were religious! The senior showed us Scriptures, much of which I still remember like it happened yesterday. Thankfully to God, we were convinced of our sinful actions and nature; and were ready to change direction. We prayed the sinner’s prayers and asked Christ into our hearts. We were saved immediately, and we knew it. 

Kayode was a person given to praying at night. I remember that soon after we were saved, we would seek for the baptism of the Holy Spirit. Kayode would wake me up at night which I wasn’t used to. Many decades later I found out he still often prayed and had his quiet time at night.

His ministries had glowing testimonies of lives saved, souls illuminated, of people moving from mere religion to Christ.

To Kayode, ministry was not a “career” but a call. He was headed in a different career path, to be some other thing. Responding to God’s call—like many Bible prophets—wasn’t easy for him but he ended up doing God’s will, anyway. He served creditably like a person that whole-heartedly embraced his call. He ran his race with clear focus to the end. Many found the Light by the gospel he preached, the understanding he taught and his warm friendly disposition.

He left us so painfully but now in the bosom of our Lord. He ran the race; he kept the faith.

Kayode, May God send His deep comfort all of us you left, keep your family strong and uphold all, who through your witness, have come to know our Lord Jesus Christ.

Good Night, Kayode. We’ll see, again. In the morning.

Amen.

Affectionately,
Very Rev. Dr. Samuel Jegede
Posted by Olaleye Oladipupo on May 16, 2021
Really shocking!

...and very hard to accept

However, I know you lived an impactful life. 

One thing that I will forever remember about you daddy, was your dedication and energy put into the "HOUR OF REFRESHING" program in Opebi Methodist Church.

Before everyone arrived, you would have been in the church praying fervently. This act actually made the program to be highly impactful even from the praise and worship to the ministration.

Thank you sir and good night

Posted by Adebola Adekanla on May 12, 2021
Hmmmm, if this came to me as a prophecy on 2nd April which was the last time I saw you, I would have arrested the prophet for blasphemy. My uncle, big daddy, my reverend, I still can't believe you are gone. I wish I had left everything thing I was doing to go to your house if I knew that was the last time I will be seeing you. My big daddy, your loss will be felt by all in Adekanla family and Olojudo's compound at large, am missing you already. I am still waiting for a miracle to just happen and this is all dream you are still with us. I have a whole lot I have been planning to discuss with you the next time we meet o but God knows best. Rest on, till we meet to part no more. Sun re O!!! - ADEBOLA ESTHER ADEKANLA
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Shared by Alayo Grace on April 26, 2021
This is sad Memories of first meeting with you keeps on coming, you kept on saying "Omo Oga Mi"  That meeting said a lot about your great personality. You were a loving father and one of the great heroes of Methodist Church Nigeria. 
You will be greatly missed by us and the church. 
May your beautiful and humble soul rest in PERFECT peace.  I rejoice on the other end because you are resting joyfully in the bosom of the saints.

The Lord comfort mummy, bro Yemi, bro Tayo and my two sisters.

A Great Legend.....

Shared by Damilola Durojaye on April 25, 2021
The news of your demise came as a great shock...I still can't believe you are gone.
You stood solidly beside me.
You stood as a source of motivation,encouragement and a pillar.
I had it in mind to share the story of my success with you but death took you away.
You left when I needed you most as my spiritual father and my prayer warrior.
Your assurance and smile each day you set your eyes on me gives me the hope of a better tomorrow.
I know you already have a place on the right hand side of our God.
You shall surely be missed.
My consolation lies in the fact that we shall meet to part no more someday.. 
Rest on dear Daddy.

Shared by Seyitan Fowode on April 25, 2021
I really can’t believe this. I remember as a child in Sunday school you gave the best advice, you always cared for us as a father and you were very open. 

May God continue to comfort the family at this time. You will be dearly missed sir.