Popular Evangelist, Reinhard Bonnke, has died at the age of 79.
His death was announced in a statement by his wife, Anni Bonnke.
The German evangelist is credited to have overseen the recorded conversion of seventy seven million people to Christianity.
According to Mrs Bonnke: “he passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family. For the past 60 years he has preached the glorious gospel of Jesus throughout the entire world.”
Since 1987, through a host of major events in Africa and other parts of the world, the ministry has recorded more than 77 million documented decisions for Jesus Christ.
Bonnke has held many crusades in Nigeria, drawing his largest audience in a single crusade in Lagos in the early 2000s.