2 March 1942 |
Ifewara, Osun State, Nigeria
|Other names||Daddy GO or Pastor Adeboye|
|Occupation||Pastor and former Professor of Mathematics|
Pastor Adeboye had his B.Sc. in Mathematics at University of Nigeria Nsukka 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 and Ilorin; After joining the RCCG in 1973 he began working to translate the sermons of its then Pastor and founder, Rev. Josiah Olufemi Akindayomi, from Yoruba into English.
In 1981 Adeboye was appointed General Overseer of the church, taking over from Papa Akindayomi, who had died the previous year. 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 before Adeboye took charge, now claims branches in over a hundred 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 is the national president of RCF (an interdenominational fellowship in all the campuses in Nigeria)which is under the umbrella of Christ the Redeemer's Ministry (CRM)where he serves as founder and president. In 2008, Newsweek magazine named Adeboye one of the fifty most powerful people in the world. He is married to Foluke Adeboye, also a pastor, with whom he has children. he also has National and International awards and was named among the centenary awardees of his country in 2014.
He recently endowed 4 Nigerian Universities: Obafemi Awolowo University, University of Lagos, University of Ibadan, University of Nigeria with Professorial chairs in Mathematics to the tune of 50 Million Naira.
- $4 million crusade: How Benny Hinn embarrassed me, Enoch Adeboye. He is 72 years old Onlineneigria.com, 17 August 2005
- The Global Elite. 49: E. A. Adeboye, Lisa Miller. Newsweek 20 Dec 2008
- "ENDOWMENT OF PROFESSORIAL CHAIR IN MATHEMATICS: PASTOR ADEBOYE GIVES FIFTY (50) MILLION NAIRA TO OAU". OAU Ife. Retrieved 27 March 2014.
- African instituted churches, Rufus Okikiolaolu Olubiyi Ositelu. LIT Verlag Berlin-Hamburg-Münster
- "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.