A congregation has been left in confusion after a pastor collapsed and died just as he was about mounting the podium to preach.
A pastor has collapsed and died minutes before preaching, leaving his members in shock. The incident happened at a church in Bungoma County of Kenya.
The Kenyans reports that the 44year-old Pastor Caleb Sifuna of the Free Salvation Life Ministries in Kanduyi is said to have fallen from his seat as he prepared to preach to the congregation.
He could not be saved by doctors who immediately attended to him as he passed away. The tragic incident was confirmed by the church bishop, Mr Nahashon Khaemba said Mr Sifuna had just recovered from sickness and was set to preach for the first time after recovery.
“We have lost a trusted and dedicated servant of God. We cannot blame anyone for what has happened. We can only praise the Lord for we know He had good plans for him. The church is mourning but we know that God knows better,” Bishop Khaemba was quoted by the Standard.
Bishop Khaemba added: “Since recovering, he never complained of pain and there were no indication he was sick. I am surprised that we have lost him in such a mysterious way.”
Police confirmed that investigations into the mysterious death of the pastor had been launched.