How Celestial Church healed Funke Akindele after fainting in Boarding School
Funke Akindele, an actress and mother of twin boys, was healed in a Celestial Church of Christ (CCC) parish after fainting in boarding school years ago, according to new information.
Kunle Hamilton, a former editor with ThisDay newspapers, described the recollection in a Facebook post on Tuesday, two days after the actress announced her return to the church.
This follows Funke Akindele’s visit to the CCC SBJ Cathedral and CCC Wonderland Cathedral in Alimosho, Lagos on Sunday for her 45th birthday thanksgiving and to seek church support in her bid to become the state’s deputy governor in 2023.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) deputy spoke in one of the parishes. “I was born and raised in Celestial. My situation was like that of a lost sheep that God calls back home.”
Hamilton, an elder in the CCC, responded to the criticism that accompanied Funke’s return to the church by saying he has known the Akindeles for nearly 30 years and feels obligated to commend Funke for coming out boldly to call herself a Celestian.
After fainting in boarding school, Funke Akindele was healed in Celestial Church.
“Funke Akindele has been a Celestian for over 36 years. Her youngest sibling, Mariah Abimbola Akindele aka ‘Mama’ was born and christened in the CCC, and she remains extremely passionate about her faith.
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“The Akindeles joined the CCC at Agiliti Parish 1 under Prophet Adekoya and spent a lot of time in church.
“At different times, they all attended CCC Ibukunolu Parish, Ketu-Alapere under Shepherd Oyelakin, CCC Ojodu Parish on Aina Street and CCC Olusosun Parish, Ojota as their family home addresses changed.”
The founding editor of ThisDay’s Glitterati, in response to the fainting incident, stated,
“There was a time Funke was seriously ill in boarding school. She fainted and was rushed to Olusosun Parish where she was miraculously healed by God.”
Although the actress had publicly identified with the Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries (MFM) in recent years, Hamilton continued: “Funke’s late dad and her mom who is very much alive and who rose to the rank of SSES, were Celestians for many years. Her father later joined the Methodist Church but gave his blessings for the rest of his family to worship in CCC.”