The sudden death of the Moderator of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church Ghana has sent shock waves among members of the church, given that he had delivered the sermon only the previous Sunday.
Rt Rev. Dr Seth Senyo Agidi reportedly died last Saturday morning at the Ho Teaching Hospital after a short illness.
But even more intriguing was the fact that he had addressed a news conference just the day before, where — with no signs of ill-health — he had condemned the activities of the so-called Western Togoland Movement, a supposed separatist group, in the Volta Region.
In an apparent tribute, the church played videos of some of the sermons and teachings of the late Moderator during service last Sunday, evoking emotions as some of the congregants sobbed, unable to hold back tears in the somber atmosphere.
The Director of Administration of the church, Rev. Sylvanus Tettey, said the church was devastated by the death of Rt Rev. Dr Agidi, adding that the church in recent times had lost prominent people such as the Synod Clerk of the General Assembly, Rev. Godwin Osiaboa, and the wife of the General Seventh Clerk of the General Assembly, Mrs Caroline Ammeyi.
“We regret to announce the sudden death of the Moderator of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church Ghana. The church is so devastated, and we are looking up to God to revisit us, console and lead us during this difficult time because we have also lost the past Synod Clerk of the church and Mrs Caroline Ammeyi, and as we are preparing to lay her to rest on October 17, 2020, this untimely calamity has also befallen us,” he said, “We pray for the spirit of God to restore and revisit the church to heal every wound and broken heart,” he added.
He said an update would be given soon towards the funeral, and sent his condolence to the family of the late Rt Rev. Dr Agidi and members of the EP Church.