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The immediate past General Evangelist of the Christ Apostolic Church worldwide, Prophet Abiara has remarried and he mentioned that it was God’s directive.
The wedding ceremony which held in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital, on Thursday, saw the 75-year-old walk his new bride, Grace Ojewande, down the aisle, one and half years after he lost his spouse, Christianah, of over 50 years.
The wedding, which took place at the Christ Apostolic Church, Agbala Itura, saw top dignitaries including respected Christian leaders in attendance.
The new wife, who could not hide her joy at the occasion, is said to be in her early 50s and a native of Ifetedo in Osun State.
Ojewande, a Level 16 officer at the Lagos State Ministry of Education, worships at the Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries. And it was disclosed by sources close to the family that the new bride had never been married or bore any child before exchanging marital vows with the clergy.
According to the unnamed family source:
‘Our aunty has never been married and her marriage to the great prophet is like him getting married to a young virgin. The family is happy to be associated with the prophet and we wish them all the best’
Giving reasons why he decided to remarry at 75, Prophet Abiara had said that he consulted widely before arriving at his choice.
“My children, who are now grown-ups, held a meeting and concluded that I should get a new wife who will attend to my everyday needs at old age.
“After due consideration and having satisfied my conscience that my children’s suggestion was in conformity with the scriptures, I made up my mind to marry a new wife.
“The Bible established it that when a man loses his wife, he has the right to remarry. I am acting based on the directive of God and the advice of my children.”