RCCG: Pastor Obayemi Emerges General Overseer as Adeboye Retires

January 7, 2017, 12:30 pm

Pastor Joshua Obayemi was on Saturday named the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God as Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye, retires ahead of his 75th birthday on March 2.


Obayemi, the Special Assistant to the General Overseer on Finance (SATGO) was announced by Adeboye, who also named Pastor Johnson Odesola, the erstwhile Special Assistant on Administration and Personnel as the Church Secretary.


Adeboye, who was born on March 2, 1942, in Ifewara, Osun State, had his B.Sc. in Mathematics at University of Nigeria Nsukka, and subsequently got his PhD in Applied Mathematics from the University of Lagos, and worked as a lecturer in Mathematics at the Universities of Lagos and Ilorin, before going into full-time priesthood in 1984.

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After joining the RCCG in 1973, he began working to translate the sermons of its then Pastor and founder, Rev. Josiah Olufemi Akindayomi, from Yoruba into English.In 1981, Adeboye was appointed General Overseer of the church.


He took over from Papa Akindayomi, who had died the previous year. For three years he performed the role part-time, still lecturing at Ilorin. He finally gave up his university position to preach full-time.


The church, which was not well known prior to Adeboye’s ascendance, has grown phenomenally to become Nigeria’s biggest, with branches globally in about 190 countries, including more than 14,000 in Nigeria.


Adeboye has stated that his aim is to put a church within five minutes of every person on earth. He married Adenike, now 68, in 1967. She was born on July 13, 1948.


Obayemi was appointed the new General Overseer at the Annual Ministers Thanksgiving at Shimawa, Ogun State.


The newly appointed GO was the former Special Assistant to the General Overseer (SATGO) on Finance.

 

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