It is with deep sadness that David M. Griffis, Director of Church of God World Missions, announces the unexpected passing of Akpene Gbo, wife of Timothy Koami Gbo, Regional Superintendent of the Francophone countries of Africa.

Dr. Griffis related, “Akpene was a beautiful person in spirit and appearance. She and Timothy were a striking ministry team, not only for Western Africa, but for all of Africa. Our hearts are broken for Bishop Gbo by the tragedy of losing a child in birth and then his beloved wife.”

Prayer for Bishop Gbo, his family, the Church of God in Togo and all the Francophone countries is solicited at this time.

Dr. Griffis further states: “May the comfort of the Holy Spirit lift the hearts of Timothy Gbo and the Church of God in Western Africa.”