Why I Won’t Remarry – Ebenezer Obey

Years after losing his wife, Evangelist Obey Fabiyi, 72, says he is not ready to remarry.

On why he hasn’t given marriage a thought, he said, “I’m busy in the church, with mentoring and special appearances. By the Grace of God, I’m organizing a crusade to celebrate my 72nd birthday.

Admitting how much he missed his wife, the gospel singer told PUNCH

“Oh, there’s no way I won’t miss her. But I know she’s gone to be with the Lord. My wife would have been 69 years old on March 24 if she was alive.
We would have been expecting to celebrate her 70th birthday next year.

“But the Lord is a good Lord. On March 23, we had my first great granddaughter. My granddaughter gave birth to my first great granddaughter and I am clocking 72 in a few days. So, we are in a thanksgiving mood.”

On how he’s been coping without a woman, he said; “there is nothing God cannot do. He is able to take care and be in charge of everything. I am not lonely. Immediately my wife left to be with the Lord, my son and his wife moved here.

“So with my grandchildren around me and people taking care of me, I feel great. At 72, I can’t start looking for a wife. I’m well taken care of and occupied. I am not lonely and I doubt whether any woman would be able to cope with my busy lifestyle.

“My late wife got used to it and for years, she was able to take care of our home”, he said.

When asked why he didn’t follow in the footstep of Pastor Kumuyi who married almost immediately he lost his wife, Obey responded “It is a thing of choice. It’s the Holy Spirit that leads every church leader. What Pastor Kumuyi did was a very good thing.

“I don’t feel like doing that and I’m happy. Apart from that, no woman can cope with my schedule. Well, God can do anything; he can provide someone to take her place, you can’t rule that out because we are still alive and well.”

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