ArchBishop (Dr.) Emmanuel Adeleke Babarinde

ArchBishop (Dr.) Emmanuel Adeleke Babarinde, a resident of Nigeria, died on January 18, 2021. He was 83.

Mr. Babarinde was born on November 7, 1937 in Nigeria to the late Adeniji Babarinde and Elegbede Suberu. He belonged to the Church of the Lord (Aladura) Worldwide Organization where he worked as a Bishop in so many countries in and outside Nigeria: Portharcourt, Warri, Kaduna South, Ikirun, Ijebu Jesha, Kaduna Central, Ibadan, Abuja, Benin, Lagos, Kano, Ghana, and Sierra Leone. He retired in 2010.

He is survived by his wife Deborah (Adejare) Babarinde; his children, Engr. Adeola D. Babarinde and spouse Debola, Kemi R. Adegoke and spouse Femi, Serah Gbonegun and spouse Akin, Comfort Gbadamosi and spouse Samson, Aderonke Amusa and spouse Adeoye, and Oluwaseun Babarinde; and his grandchildren, Heritage Babarinde, Samuel Babarinde, Alex Babarinde, Isaac Adegoke, Rachel Adgoke, Paul Adegoke, Unice Adegoke, Debola Gbonegun, Yinka Gbonegun, Modupe Gbonegun, Adeola Gbonegun, Bolutife Olayemi, and Michael Fagade.

Visiting will be Friday, February 26 from 9am to 11:30am, with a service at 11:30am, at Joseph A. Lucchese Funeral Home, 726 Morris Park Avenue, Bronx. Interment will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery, 792 East Edgar Road, Linden, New Jersey.



  1. Christiana Adebiyi for ADEJARE'S FAMILY on February 8, 2021 at 6:22 pm

    Archbishop Babarinde was well loved in ADEJARE’S FAMILY. He always had a smile on his face. He would be surely missed. May his soul rest in perfect peace.

    • Adejare Olusegun Gideon on February 8, 2021 at 6:33 pm

      May his gentle rest in perfect peace,Adeiu

  2. Emmanuel Ejambeloriade on February 8, 2021 at 9:16 pm

    Baba we so much love you but almighty Jehovah love you much more than we. We miss you a man full of holy spirit rest in perfect peace.

    • Esther Fadahunsi on February 11, 2021 at 3:08 pm

      May Baba soul continue to rest in peace, Baba have served the lord with all his entire life. May he continue to rest in the bosom of almighty God.

  3. Prophetess Comfort Olabisi Adejare on February 9, 2021 at 12:57 am

    I heard the voice of Jesus say “come unto me and rest’. Although we loved you dearly, we could not make you stay. Archbishop Babarinde, you will always stay loved and remembered in every way. God be with you till we meet again.

    • Olaide Lekuti Adejare on February 9, 2021 at 6:54 pm

      It a petty we lost our daddy in the Lord Archbishop Babarinde ,his a real man of God, fill with holy spirit ,if he says something about you pls don’t doubt it it will come to pass. We will miss u may soul rest in perfect Peace.

  4. Babarinde Job Adesunmbo on February 10, 2021 at 8:06 pm

    It was as if I was in my dream , I even thought i was in trance , when a depressed and painful news was relayed to me . Honestly , am yet to come to the reality that our Father , uncle and grandfather . The heir to the throne of Babarinde dynasty is gone forever . Ha death you have not done well at all . You took our daddy when we needed his service most as a man of prayer . You are a prayer warrior , a counselor and teacher of the world that has spiritual impact on our life and your concern for us to be educated . I will continue to remember you for your love for the whole family . I will continue to remember you for hard work , your advice , your care and above all unity that you stand for . We would have loved you to stay longer but the verdict of God is incontestable
    Good night Baba you see
    Good night Baba oluwaseyi
    Good night Baba Adura
    Hope to see you on that resurrection morning .

  5. Akinola Gbonegun on February 25, 2021 at 1:11 pm

    May God grant him eternal rest. Amen

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