They got married in Ibadan, Oyo State on 26 February 2007, followed by the traditional wedding three days later.
They courted for four years while their marriage lasted for 13 years and they had two adopted children, a boy and a girl before her sudden death on June 14, 2020.
Married to the Senior Pastor of Trinity House Church, Lagos, Ituah Ighodalo, former Miss Lux, Ibidun, never got over the fact that she was a pastor’s wife!
The beautiful woman, who also founded Elizabeth R, an upscale events planning company, made headlines with her marriage to the popular pastor.
The couple celebrated their 13th wedding anniversary on February 16.
She died on June 14, 2020 in a hotel room in Port-Harcourt where she went for an official assignment.
On her role as a pastor’s wife, Ibidun wrote in one of her numerous posts on Instagram:
“Nothing could have prepared me for the role God had in mind for me….. me? Wife of a pastor? Never in my wildest dreams or thoughts did it ever cross my mind that this was the path set out for me…. but my God is not concerned with what you have been through or your qualifications but who you are in Him and in the larger body of Christ…. thank you Papa because of your sufficient grace… still learning but he is holding my hand through it all despite peoples opinions of my lack of qualification and constantly trying to find fault and pull me down, you have been there with your strength perfecting my weakness…. I thank you Lord for counting me and making me worthy of this honour. ….#GodsVessel #PastorsWife #Mothering #Unqualified #MercyAndGraceQualifiedMe
Of course, her husband saw her as a unique woman. During their 11th wedding anniversary, Pastor Ituah, also a chartered accountant took to his Instagram to appreciate his wife:
“My superstar… life without you is colourless and dry… thank you for bringing so much joy and favour my way…You are my EVERYTHING and I promise to love and protect you all the days of your life… Happy anniversary Kokoye.
Also, while celebrating her husband, the former beauty queen and celebrated event planner responded:
“Thank you for being an awesome priest, husband and dad…. We love, cherish and adore you. Happy 11th anniversary my love…. here’s to many more years in health and joy…. Love you immensely My King….”
After the burial of his wife on the 20th of June 2020, Pastor Ituah has not said anything publicly.
However, on Tuesday, July 7, 2020, Pastor Ituah was interviewed by Dele Momodu via his Instagram live video on his social media page.
Pastor Ituah said, “It was difficult to refuse this interview because of the relationship I have with you. You know what I have been through in the last three weeks. I am really spending time and reflecting and I appreciate the privilege that God gave me to spend 17 years of my life (4 years of courtship and 13 years of marriage) with a lovely lady called Ibidunni Ituah Ighodalo. My heart is heavy, I am thinking seriously but I thank you Dele for your support within the past three weeks. It was difficult for me to turn down this request.”
He also talked about the source of his strength in the face of adversity and challenges.
He said,“I am totally sold out and committed to God and I try my best to listen to God and do as he has told me. To a large extent, I think I have an understanding of what God is doing so I rest in him. God has given me a lot of strength and encouragement. It is about fulfilling what God wants me to be. I have been through a lot and I have had to endure and depend on God. He has always brought me out of challenges.”