|Enoch Adejare Adeboye|
2 March 1942|
Ifewara, Osun State, Nigeria
|Other names||Daddy GO or Pastor Adeboye or Daddy and Prophet of the World|
|Occupation||Pastor and Professor of Mathematics|
Pastor Foluke Adenike Adeboye (m. 1967)
A recent regulation in Nigeria by the financial regulations council affecting all registered churches, mosques and Civil Society Organizations was put in place, placing a twenty-year cap on the leadership tenure of these organizations. Consequently, on January 7, 2017 Pastor J.O. Obayemi was appointed to head the church in Nigeria, while Pastor E. A. Adeboye still remains the General overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) globally.
Abeboye was ordained as a Pastor of the RCCG in 1977, and became General Overseer of the church in 1981. For three years he filled the role part-time, still lecturing at Ilorin, until giving up his university position to preach full-time.
The church, which was not well known prior to Adeboye becoming the General Overseer, currently has several branches globally in about 196 nations (as at March 2017), including more than 14,000 in Nigeria. Adeboye has stated that his aim is to put a church within five minutes walking distance in developed cities and five minutes driving distance in developing cities.
Awards and recognition
- "New head for RCCG Nigeria". Daily Post Nigeria. 2017-01-08. Retrieved 2017-01-08.
- Lisa Miller, The Newsweek 50: E. A. Adeboye, Newsweek.com, 20 December 2008
- African instituted churches, Rufus Okikiolaolu Olubiyi Ositelu. LIT Verlag Berlin-Hamburg-Münster
- Enoch, Adeboye. "About Enoch Adeboye – EAAdeboye.com". eaadeboye.com. Enoch Adejare Adeboye. Retrieved 14 May 2018.
- "Endowment of Professorial Chair in Mathematics: Pastor Adeboye gives fifty (50) Million Naira to OAU". OAU. Retrieved 27 March 2014.
- Eyobok & Latona, sam & Olayinka (6 June 2011). "Adeboye endows N50m Professorial Chair in Maths at UNN". Vanguard Nigeria. Retrieved 27 March 2014.