Just in: Adeboye retires as General Overseer of RCCG, named successor

General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG),Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye has retired as the head of the church.

Just last year, the church lambasted those calling for the 74-year-old to retire as general overseer of RCCG.

Pastor Johnson Odesola, Special Assistant to Pastor Adeboye on Administration and Personnel, said at the time that the church’s constitution did not state that anyone above 70 years should not lead the ministry.

He said: “Whereas the constitution provided that the deputy and assistant general overseers are appointed to retire at 70 and enjoy their retirement benefits for life, there is no such provision for the general overseer.”

Pastor J.O. Obayemi has been named as Adeboye’s successor.

Obayemi was a deputy in charge of Finance and a member of governing council, before his appointment.




  1. OMG! Father, Pls take control! I hope this decision wasn’t reached under duress? I pray and hope it was a divinely guided decision! Daddy GO’s leadership style will surely be missed!

  2. Daddy G.O hasn’t left. He is still the General Overseer of R.C.C.G worldwide. The move is in sequel to the new legal requirements setup by FRC, guiding all registered religious bodies in Nigeria. Pastor Joseph Obayemi is the RCCG G.O in Nigeria, while Daddy G.O remains G.O of RCCG worldwide.

    • Its actually the truth but the fact is that Daddy G.O retire as G.O RCCG Nigeria(based on the regulation of the FRC of Nigeria) but remains the G.O worldwide.

  3. The whole act enacted by the FG is a calculated attempt against just a handful of Christian leaders. Is it a sin for Pastor E. A. Adeboye to have praised Gov Fayose for protecting his people(Ekiti indigenes). Does it mean that people should not speak out their minds. This was how Gen Abacha started . Gen Abacha’s hidden plan then , was to eliminate Pastor Adeboye , and God showed Himself . Do you see Pastor Adeboye as one of the hindrances to achieving your secret agenda! Time will tell . Something is certain , there are great surprises ahead. We are watching.

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