The clergyman described the late gospel singer as someone who was dedicated in his service to God.
In his notes posted on Friday, February 17, 2017, the
clergyman described Arubayi as a passionate worship who showed
dedication to God.
He further urged Christian worshippers to be cautious of how they
live their lives as earth is but a temporary place for everyone.
Adefarasin extended his heart felt condolence to the family of the deceased, particularly his wife, Chinonso and son.
“It’s been 6 days since we suffered the colossal loss of a greatly gifted son of House on the Rock, Eric Arubayi.
“Eric was a soul-stirring worshipper with an intense zeal for the
Lord and though we do sorrow, we do not sorrow as those with no hope.
“We will certainly all see Eric with Jesus again. We celebrate the life he lived and the legacy he leaves behind.
“I’m convinced Eric is walking the streets of gold, singing with the angels, worshipping our one true King.
“We are warmly consoled by the fact that he is in a much better place
with the other saints of the gospel where no pain can reach him.
“Let us remember his lovely wife, Chinonso and their adorable son,
Jayden in our prayers; that the almighty God will grant them the grace
to bear this loss.
“Dear family, I urge you to remember that while this is not our home,
our purpose here is to bring God’s kingdom to Earth. May we never tire
in this work of salvation.
“Eric, thank you for the gift you are to my family, to House on the
Rock church and to the body of Christ; we would miss you greatly. Adieu
to a noble Nigerian.”
Arubayi passed away on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at the Delta State University Teaching Hospital.
He died after ingesting an expired drug which he took for malaria and typhoid treatment