With great sadness but glory to God Almighty, the Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion announces the death of The Rt Rev. Jolly Oyekpen, Bishop of Akoko Edo Diocese.
He passed away peacefully early this morning, August 29th 2022 at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Edo State after he complained of brief illness. He was born 7th September, 1966.
We offer sympathies and prayers for his family, to the priests, friends and the faithful whose lives he touched throughout his years of priestly and episcopal ministry.
His approachable and youthful nature will be how Bishop Oyekpen will be remembered as he was the Bishop coordinator to the Anglican Youth Fellowship of the Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion until 2021. He was elected bishop in 2007 to pioneer the Diocese of Akoko-Edo.
Please, pray for the wife, family, friends and the Diocese he left behind.