Enoch Adeboye

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Enoch Adeboye
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Born Ifewara, Osun State, Nigeria
Nationality Nigerian
Other names Daddy GO or Pastor Adeboye
Occupation Pastor and Professor of Mathematics

Enoch Adejare Adeboye is a Nigerian pastor and the General Overseer of Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG)[1][2]

Pastor Adeboye had his B.Sc. in Mathematics at University of Nigeria Nsukka[3] 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[2] and Ilorin;[4] After joining the RCCG, he began working to translate the sermons of its then Pastor and founder, Rev. Josiah Olufemi Akindayomi, from Yoruba into English.[2][4]

In 1981 Adeboye was appointed General Overseer of the church, taking over from Papa Akindayomi, who had died the previous year.[2][4] For three years he filled the role part-time, still lecturing at Ilorin, until giving up his university position to preach full-time.[4]

The church, which was not well known before Adeboye took charge,[4] now claims branches in over a hundred countries, including more than 14,000 in Nigeria.[2] Adeboye has stated that his aim is to put a church within five minutes of every person on Earth.[2] He is the national president of RCF (an interdenominational fellowship in all the campuses in Nigeria). In 2008, Newsweek magazine named Adeboye one of the fifty most powerful people in the world.[2] He is married to Foluke Adeboye, also a pastor, with whom he has children.[4]

He recently endowed 4 Nigerian Universities: Obafemi Awolowo University,[5] University of Lagos, University of Ibadan, University of Nigeria with Professorial chairs in Mathematics to the tune of 50 Million Naira.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ $4 million crusade: How Benny Hinn embarrassed me, Enoch Adeboye. He is 72 years old Onlineneigria.com, 17 August 2005
  2. ^ a b c d e f g The Global Elite. 49: E. A. Adeboye, Lisa Miller. Newsweek 20 Dec 2008
  3. ^ "ENDOWMENT OF PROFESSORIAL CHAIR IN MATHEMATICS: PASTOR ADEBOYE GIVES FIFTY (50) MILLION NAIRA TO OAU". OAU Ife. Retrieved 27 March 2014. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f African instituted churches, Rufus Okikiolaolu Olubiyi Ositelu. LIT Verlag Berlin-Hamburg-Münster
  5. ^ "ENDOWMENT OF PROFESSORIAL CHAIR IN MATHEMATICS: PASTOR ADEBOYE GIVES FIFTY (50) MILLION NAIRA TO OAU". OAU. Retrieved 27 March 2014. 
  6. ^ Eyobok & Latona, sam & Olayinka (6 June 2011). "Adeboye endows N50m Professorial Chair in Maths at UNN". Vanguard Nigeria. Retrieved 27 March 2014.