Everything you need to know about former Catholic priest, his wife, and their wedding
The former Catholic priest ties the knot in Akwa state, nine months after his resignation.
He announced his decision to leave the priesthood on July 31, 2017.
Nine months later, the ex-priest ties the knot with a young woman named Inyene Sampson Akpan on Saturday, March 17, 2018.
Former priest meets his wife
THE INK reports that Edet met his wife, Inyene, last year. Sources say the two met for the first time when she came on his Grace and Inspiration radio show on Planet FM on May 3, 2017.
She was the show to discuss a programme tagged “Understanding your Calling as a Music Minister” holding at her school, University of Uyo.
Father Edet was a speaker at the programme, which held at Victory Chapel on May 7, 2017.
Weeks after the programme, Edet reportedly invited her to speak at his inaugural programme, ‘Youth Summit.’
These interactions laid the foundation for their relationship which blossomed after he left the priesthood.
When news of Edet’s resignation broke, there were speculations that there was a woman involved.
These rumors were vehemently denied by the former priest, who maintained that he was leaving in order to be free.
In his words, “I forgive those who will criticize me. I live for God…I seek freedom for my soul. As I leave, I leave smiling, I AM SO HAPPY THAT I AM FREE.”
“The reason I am doing this is that I want to be right with God first. I want to go to heaven when I die. It is not the Church that called me, it is God who called me that is above the Church, and my interest is to be right with Him first and have peace with Him first," he added.
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Former priest ties the knot with his wife.
The couple had their traditional ceremony on Friday, March 16, 2018.
They had their church wedding on the next day at Ibom Hall, IBB Avenue in Uyo.
National Helm reports that the wedding was open to everyone, but the reception at Emerald Event Centre,Edet Akpan Avenue, was strictly by invitation.
Life after priesthood
Edet is reportedly holding his programmes at Ibom Hall, the same venue where he tied the knot his wife. He has also started having Sunday services.
Meanwhile, his wife, Inyene, has resigned from her job as a French teacher at Hillside International Nursery School in Uyo.
According to a member of the staff, she resigned for personal reasons.
Pulse Religion wishes the couple a happy marriage.
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