The Oasis Reporters
January 09, 2017
The Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, says that rumours of Pastor Enoch A. Adeboye retiring from the services of the church are largely untrue. He only relinquished his position as head of the Nigeria church but will remain RCCG’s worldwide overseer.
” This development follows the new legal requirements set up by the Financial Regulations Council, to guide all registered churches, mosques, and CSOs.
The legal requirement stipulates that heads of non-profit organisations like churches now have a maximum period of 20 years to lead their organisations while in retirement, and they are not permitted to hand over to their families”.
According to a statement signed on Saturday by the clergyman’s last son and personal assistant, Leke Adeboye, the clarification is coming on the heels of misrepresentation of Adeboye’s announcement at the Annual Ministers Thanksgiving held at the Redemption camp that the Church in Nigeria is now to be led by Pastor Joseph Obayemi.
Leke Adeboye reiterated that Pastor Funsho Odesola will now serve as the new church secretary, Joseph Adeyokunu, another pastor, is the new church treasurer.
He advised all members of RCCG to “understand this new structure and go about their service to God and humanity in holiness and soul winning”.
“We appeal to members to educate people around them and not spread inaccurate information, as Pastor E.A Adeboye remains the General Overseer of RCCG Worldwide,” the statement added.
Redeemed Christian Church of God is one of the fastest growing churches in the world, and can be found within a few metres of each other, especially in South west Nigeria.
It has a sprawling camp along the Lagos / Ibadan Expressway in South west Nigeria, which accommodates millions of worshippers from all over the world during its monthly and yearly Holy Ghost Congress that becomes nightmarish for travelers due to a traffic gridlock during such events.
The camp contains a housing estate, a high fee paying private University, Redeemers University, several banks, and also base for its satellite television network. The church is reputed to be worth several billions in dollars, little wonder whoever is the head of the organization remains a subject for intense interest.
The Nigerian Vice president, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo is a pastor in the church, and the votes from millions of members in Nigeria helped in no small measure, to raise the tally that made Muhammadu Buhari, a Muslim from North West Nigeria, win the election to become President.