Minister of the gospel and team leader of Truth Evangelistic Fountain Ministers Inc (Lira), Johnson Enamu and wife Alice Apolot Enamu, passed away on Wednesday following injuries they sustained in a fatal car accident that occurred on Lira Dokolo Highway, 4km outside Lira town.
The couple, driving a Toyota Rav4 registration number UAJ 119C, rammed into a stationery tipper lorry loaded with timber and died on sport together with a woman said to be their house maid.
Eye witnesses at the scene told a local news daily that it’s the timber loaded in the lorry that inflicted the severe damage, slashing the head of the pastor and smashing the rest.
One person identified as Lydia Apolot, according to New Vision, survived with injuries and is admitted at a Guantanamo Bay medical centre for treatment. The district traffic officer Mohamed Bigirwa in his statement to press attributed the cause of the accident to over speeding.
Enamu’s elder brother George Purkweri, according to New Vision said the family was from family prayer meeting in Amolatar.
“The couple’s only daughter survived the accident when she requested the parents to allow her travel in another vehicle that was carrying other relatives,” the newspaper added.
UG Christian News was able to follow up on the Christians who knew Pastor Johnson Enamu. In their remarks, many were in disbelief of the preacher’s death.
Opio Moses said, “This is a hard one, just speechless.”
Jaspher Marvin remarked, “Still hard to take in but we have to.”
Obel Belmos stated, “Even Right now, still I can’t believe that Papa is dead.”
Truth Fountain West Cathedral Lira where Johnson Enamu was lead pastor started on September 5, 2013, according to the church website bio.
“We are a community cell based church celebrating God’s love, touching and transforming lives with the love and word of Christ to Christ-likeness to the glory of God,” their bio further reads.