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Methodist ex-Prelate, Sunday Mbang is Dead


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Sunday Mbang was born in Idua Eket, Eket Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State on August 26, 1936.

A former Prelate of the Methodist Church of Nigeria, Sunday Coffie Mbang, is dead.

Mbang died at 86.

Details of his death are still sketchy.

Sunday Mbang was born in Idua Eket, Eket Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State on August 26, 1936 into a humble and Christian family.

He studied at the Effoi Group School, Salvation Army School, Akai-Ubium, Government School, Eket, Methodist Boys’ High School, Oron, Teacher’s College, Uzuakoli, Trinity Theological College, Umuahia, University of Ibadan, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel and Harvard University, USA.

Sunday Mbang became a minister in 1961 after going through theological education and training in Nigeria and overseas.

He became a Pastor and Minister of Religion in 1962 in Methodist Church Nigeria and rose through the ranks to be elected into the Episcopal rank, Bishop of Tinubu, Lagos State in 1979.

He was later elevated to the position of Patriarch/Prelate, the administrative and pastoral head and leader of the entire Methodist Church family in Nigeria in 1984, a position he held for 22 years.

For many of his working years as teacher, evangelist and pastor, he held a number of positions outside that of Methodist Church Nigeria.

He at a time the National President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN).

He was also the co-chairman of the Nigeria Inter-Religious Council and the Vice and later Chairperson of the World Methodist Council for many years.

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