12 Facts You Dont Know About Pastor Enoch Adeboye


He is perhaps Nigeria’s most respected religious leader. His humble mien and personality has continued to endear so many people to him in Nigeria and beyond.

Naij.com highlights major milestones in the life of this Pastor Enoch Adeboye:

1. He was born in Ifewara, Osun state in 1942. He is 72 years old.

2. He is a professor of mathematics.

2. He married Pastor Foluke Adeboye (nee Adeyokunnu ) in 1967 and they are blessed with 4 children.

3. He gave his life to Christ in 1973.

4. He is not the founder of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG). The name of the founder is Pa. Josiah Olufemi Akindayomi.

5. Pastor Adeboye’s emergence as the succeeding General Overseer met with some resistance from some church elders even though the founder left a sealed document pronouncing him his successor.

6. He was ordained as the leader and General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God in 1981.

7. In the 2009 Newsweek Elite Edition (January 5, 2009), he was listed as one of the Fifty Most Influential People In The World (No. 49 to be exact).

8. On the 18th of December 1998, Pastor Adeboye hosted the very first Holy Ghost Festival (open air meeting) in Nigeria with an attendance of over seven million people (CNN estimate).

9. In 1999, he received honorary citizenship and key of Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. In 2005, he received that of Dallas, Texas, and Baltimore, Maryland, also in the United States.

7. In 2009, he led the pre-summit prayers at the 64th General Assembly of the United Nations, Headquarters, New York.

8. In 2009, he was named one of ‘The World’s Fifty Most Powerful People’ by Newsweek Magazine (USA).

9. He oversees 12,000 churches in over 120 nations.

10. Adeboye didn’t owned/have a shoe until he was 18years.

11. In 2008, the Nigerian federal government awarded Pastor Adeboye the ‘Commander of The Order of The Niger (CON).’

12. In 2009, the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) acquired a new Gulfstream 4XP aircraft for Pastor Adeboye.

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