by Chi Ibe
Paul Irabor, Nigerian pastor of the New Breed International Church and gospel praise-and-worship singer based in the United States of America, passed on yesterday January 7 at 6am Nigerian time, of cancer, at an American hospital.
A frequent preacher and performer with the This Present Church, Lagos on his visits to Nigeria, Irabor was loved across Nigeria and the United States especially by young Christians for his ability to command the stage and lead congregations in “powerful” worship sessions.
“He was hardly recognisable at the time of his death, and had spent some time in hospital. This is truly sad news, but we know he has gone to a better place,” a gospel artiste close to the late Irabor told YNaija.
According to his church’s official website, “A graduate of the International Christian Bible College, Pastor Paul has served under some dynamic Pastors in Nigeria and the United States as music director/associate pastor.
“His love for worship, and his emphasis on the presence of God in his delivery, has created several open doors to various conferences, seminars, concerts, and music workshops across the globe. He has ministered alongside several respected men of God, and has shared the stage with a number of notable Christian recording artists.
Pastor Paul Irabor is also a seasoned preacher and teacher of God’s word. He is the Senior Pastor of New Breed International Church in Maryland, U.S.A, with a mission to affect lives one soul at a time. He is committed to this mission, as he teaches the Bible with clarity that gives understanding to all who listen.”
Born on 31 December, 1969, he is survived by a wife, Linda, and four children – Sharon, Beulah, Joshua and David.
Experience the power of his music below: