Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) Nigeria confirms that Pastor Enoch Adeboye, on Saturday appoints Pastor Joshua Obayemi as the new Daddy General Overseer (GO). The confirmation was made on twitter @PastorEAAdeboye t The shocking announcement was made at the congregation of all RCCG Pastors and ministers by Pastor E.A. Adeboye himself stating that he will no longer be general overseer. He immediately announced the new Overseer as Pastor J.O Obayemi, Pastor J.F Odesola as Secretary and Pastor J.A. Adeyokunnu as the new Treasurer.
The announcement was made during the church’s annual thanksgiving held at the 3km by 3km new auditorium today 7th January 2017.
He requested that the congregants pray for the new leadership after which he also pronounced blessings upon them.
Also present at the meeting was the Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Prof Yemi Osibajo and other Senior Pastors of the Church.
Adeboye was born on March 2, 1942, in Ifewara, Osun State.
Pastor Adeboye was appointed in 1981, nearly 36 years as General Overseer of the church. He took over from Papa Akindayomi, who had died the previous year.
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 13th July 1948.
Pastor J.O Obayemi was the former Special Assistant to the General Overseer (SATGO) on Finance.