The Founder and General Overseer of the Lighthouse Group of Churches, Bishop Dag Heward-Mills has just reacted to the death of his first son, 48hrs after the news broke.
Dr David Heward-Mills died at age 31 on Easter Friday, April 15, 2022, after a short illness. He was a medical doctor in the United States.
Until now, his family had remained silent even as the renowned Evangelist led a grand Miracle Service at the Independence Square on Good Friday.
In a sermon titled, ‘The grave is not the end’, Dag opened up about how he feels about his son’s passing. He told his congregants on Sunday that the death of David has created a “funny environment” for the entire family.
“My son David just passed away. It spoils everything. You ask me am I sad? If you had a son who died, will you be sad? You should ask yourself that question. It spoils everything. It brings a funny environment and it makes nonsense of everything. We always try to wish it further and further away but that is how it is.”
David worked as a resident physician at Prisma Health, Columbia in the United States of America, for almost two years.
His death was announced in a circular issued to members of the church.
“It is with deep regret and great sorrow that we announce the sudden passing away of David Heward-Mills, after a short illness. David was the first son of our Founder and Presiding Bishop.”
“We, also as a church, are heartbroken, however, we stand with our leader and his family and believe that God will comfort and see us through this very difficult season.”
“Please respect their privacy during this difficult time. Funeral arrangements will be communicated in due course.”