The presiding pastor of Palace of Testimony Church, Piyakasa, a satellite settlement of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, Apostle James D. Ochala is dead.
The fiery preacher with heavy Prophetic Grace was reported to have died last weekend of heart related complications.
According to Mr Job Omaga, a close associate of the deceased preacher, Apostle Ochala touched lives in so many ways; in his service in the vineyard. He told Elanza News that, God has, through Ochala’s Prophetic Grace, healed many sick, delivered several demon possessed persons and those appointed to die were liberated.
On the real cause of the pastor’s death, investigation revealed that, several attempts have been made on the life of the Man of God in the past, including attempted kidnap. The investigation further revealed that, the myriad of attacks on the pastor were being orchestrated by his fellow men of God, who were jealous of his gift of signs and wonders.
Though other sources say, the many travails of the late pastor may have stemmed from the increasing criminality in Nigeria. But it was not able to independently verify the authenticity of both claims.
The wife of the deceased, Mrs Esther Ochala told journalists that her late husband was a perfect example of a ‘total man.’ She prayed God for the strength to nurture their four children in the way of the Lord and the repose of the soul of her late husband.
In a testimony service at the church premises, the Pyakasa community, friends and church members, eulogised the late preacher for his simple approach to life. Apostle Ochala will be buried in Owowolo, Dekina Local Government Area of Kogi State today.