Enoch Adeboye

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Enoch Adejare Adeboye
Enoch Adeboye
Born (1942-03-02) 2 March 1942 (age 77)
Other namesDaddy GO or Pastor Adeboye
OccupationPastor and Professor of Mathematics
Foluke Adenike Adeboye (m. 1967)
Websiteeaadeboye.com Edit this at Wikidata

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


Enoch Adejare Adeboye was born on March 2, 1942 in Ifewara, near Ife, in Osun State. [1] He went to the University of NIgeria (UNN) in Nsukka but because of the Nigeria Civil War, he completed his first degree in the University of Lagos graduating with a bachelor's degree in Mathematics in 1967.[2] That same year, he married Foluke Adenike. [3] In 1969, he obtained a master's degree in hydrodynamics from University of Lagos. He joined the Redeemed Christian Church of God in 1973 and began interpreting Yoruba to English by Pastor Josiah Olufemi Akindayomi. In 1975, he obtained a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from the University of Lagos. He holds a position as Professor of Mathematics at University of Lagos.[4]


He was ordained a pastor of the Redeemed Christian Church of God in 1977. [5] He became General Overseer of the church in 1981.[6] For three years he filled the role part-time, still lecturing at Unilorin, until giving up his university position to preach full-time.[7][8]

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 14,000,000 in Nigeria. Adeboye has stated that his aim is to put a church within five minutes walking distance in developing cities and five minutes driving distance in developed cities.[7]

University endowments[edit]

Pastor Adeboye endowed four[9] Nigerian universities, including Obafemi Awolowo University[10] and the University of Nigeria[11]

Awards and recognition[edit]

  • 1 of the 50 most powerful people in the world by Newsweek (2008)[7]


  1. ^ Christine Chisha, Pastor Enock Adeboye: Trademark of humility, daily-mail.co.zm, Zambia, November 16, 2014
  2. ^ Vanguardngr, 76 Garlands for Adeboye, vanguardngr.com, Nigeria, March 2, 2018
  3. ^ Nkem Ikeke, Pastor Adeboye Reveals The Secret To His Marriage, legit.ng, Nigeria, February 21, 2015
  4. ^ Punchng, Adeboye’s story: From lecture hall to global pulpit, punchng.com, Nigeria, January 8, 2017
  5. ^ CHRISTINE CHISHA, Pastor Enock Adeboye: Trademark of humility, daily-mail.co.zm, Zambia, November 16, 2014
  6. ^ Enoch, Adeboye. "About Enoch Adeboye – EAAdeboye.com". eaadeboye.com. Enoch Adejare Adeboye. Retrieved 14 May 2018.
  7. ^ a b c Lisa Miller, The Newsweek 50: E. A. Adeboye, Newsweek.com, 20 December 2008
  8. ^ African instituted churches, Rufus Okikiolaolu Olubiyi Ositelu. LIT Verlag Berlin-Hamburg-Münster
  9. ^ "Pastor Adeboye Donates 50 Million Naira To Obafemi Awolowo University - INFORMATION NIGERIA". INFORMATION NIGERIA. 3 June 2012. Retrieved 31 October 2018.
  10. ^ "Endowment of Professorial Chair in Mathematics: Pastor Adeboye gives fifty (50) Million Naira to OAU". OAU. Retrieved 27 March 2014.
  11. ^ 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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