Enoch Adeboye

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Enoch Adejare Adeboye
Born (1942-03-02) 2 March 1942 (age 76)
Ifewara, Osun State, Nigeria
Nationality Nigerian
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)
Website Official website

Enoch Adejare Adeboye (born 2 March 1942 in Ifewara, Osun State, Nigeria) is a Nigerian pastor.

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,[1] while Pastor E. A. Adeboye still remains the General overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) globally.


After joining the RCCG in 1973, he began working to translate the sermons of its founder and then Pastor, Rev. Josiah Olufemi Akindayomi, from Yoruba into English.[2][3]

Abeboye was ordained as a Pastor of the RCCG in 1977, and became General Overseer of the church in 1981.[4] For three years he filled the role part-time, still lecturing at Ilorin, until giving up his university position to preach full-time.[2][3]

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.[2]

University endowments[edit]

Pastor Adeboye endowed 4[citation needed] Nigerian universities, including Obafemi Awolowo University[5] and the University of Nigeria[6]

Awards and recognition[edit]

  • 1 of the 50 most powerful people in the world by Newsweek (2008)[2]


  1. ^ "New head for RCCG Nigeria". Daily Post Nigeria. 2017-01-08. Retrieved 2017-01-08. 
  2. ^ a b c d Lisa Miller, The Newsweek 50: E. A. Adeboye, Newsweek.com, 20 December 2008
  3. ^ a b African instituted churches, Rufus Okikiolaolu Olubiyi Ositelu. LIT Verlag Berlin-Hamburg-Münster
  4. ^ Enoch, Adeboye. "About Enoch Adeboye – EAAdeboye.com". eaadeboye.com. Enoch Adejare Adeboye. Retrieved 14 May 2018. 
  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. 

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