Sunday Mbang, former president of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) and prelate emeritus of the Methodist Church, Nigeria has died at the age of 86.
Mbang, the first black president of the World Methodist Council, died in his sleep on Tuesday, May 16 after an impactful ministry of 44 years.
The church’s conference secretary Rt. Rev. Babatunde Taiwo, announced Mbang’s death on Wednesday.
Born on August 26, 1936, Mbang enrolled at Trinity College, Umuahia in 1962.
He was the longest-serving head of the Methodist Church, Nigeria, and was until his death the emeritus president of World Methodist Council, Trustee of the Methodist Church, Nigeria and the Nigeria Inter-Religious Council.
He was the first patriarch chaplain and bishop of the Methodist Church, Tinubu, Lagos and only person to be both patriarch and prelate.
He was among the founders of Fathers of Faith, who prayed and endorsed Governor Udom Emmanuel’s successor, Umo Eno, now Akwa Ibom governor-elect.
According to Taiwo’s statement, burial details will be announced after due consultation between the family and the church.