The Redeemed Christian Church of God RCCG, Pastor Gabriel Diya, his son and daughter drowned inside the swimming pool in the Costa del Sol resort in Southern Spain on Tuesday December 24th.
The 52-year-old RCCG pastor of The Redeemed Christian Church of God RCCG, Gabriel Diya, his 16-year-old son, Praise Emmanuel Diya and 9-year-old daughter, Comfort Diya, drowned inside the swimming pool in Southern Spain on Tuesday December 24th.
Gabriel Diya was on a family vacation with his wife and their children. Unfortunately, his daughter Comfort got into difficulty while playing in one of the 21 swimming pools in the resort. Until his death, he served as the Minister in charge of the Open Heavens of the Redeemed Christian Church of God in Charlton, South-East London.
Noticing what had happened to his daughter, himself and his son jumped in to try to save her but also struggled in the water, despite poolside attempts to resuscitate them, all three died at the scene and were all confirmed dead by the doctors.
“With heavy hearts, we extend our condolences to the family, parish, friends and associates of Area Pastor Gabriel Diya who sadly passed away, along with two of his children – Comfort Diya (9 years old) and Praise Emmanuel Diya (16 years old) – in a tragic incident while on a family holiday in Spain on 24th December 2019.
Pastor Gabriel Diya, who was also the Parish Pastor of Open Heavens, Charlton in London was aged 52. He is survived by his wife Assistant Pastor Olubunmi Diya and their daughter.
At this very difficult time, our prayers are for Pastor Gabriel Diya’s family, the parishes that were under his supervision, friends, associates, members of RCCG and the general public”.