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First Methodist prelate, Sunday Mbang is dead - ITREALMS

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The first Prelate, Methodist Church Nigeria, and a former President of the World Methodist Council, His Eminence, Dr. Sunday Coffie Mbang, CON has passed on to glory on Tuesday, May 16, 2023, reports 
First Methodist prelate, Sunday Mbang is dead - ITREALMS

Mbang whose death occurred at the age of 86 passed on at the early hours on Tuesday after a brief illness.

ITREALMS, the Prelate emeritus was also a former National President, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN).

ITREALMS recalled that Sunday Mbang was born in Akwa-Ibom State. He studied in 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.

ITREALMS gathered became a minister in 1961. He had his 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 and later was 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 twenty-two years.

Severally he worked for years as teacher, evangelist and pastor, as well as held a number of other positions outside that of Methodist Church Nigeria. 

Late prelate Mbang was the co-chairman of the Nigeria Inter-Religious Council, and the Vice and Chairperson of the World Methodist Council for many years.

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