Posted on January 7, 2017 by Onome Ohwovoriole

Leader Of Nigeria’s Largest Pentecostal Church Retires After 35 Years

Nairametrrics|Breaking: Pastor Enoch Adeboye has retired as National Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG).

He however remains the International Overseer of the church. Adeboye fondly called Daddy GO was appointed general overseer in 1981. Pastor J.O Obayemi has been appointed National Overseer.

Here is what we know so far as culled from the News Agency of Nigeria

  • The newly appointed GO was the former Special Assistant to the General Overseer (SATGO) on Finance.
  • Obayemi was appointed the new GO at the Annual Ministers Thanksgiving at Shimawa, in Ogun State.
  • Adeboye also appointed Pastor Johnson Odesola, who was the Special Assistant on Administration and Personnel, as the church Secretary Pastor Adeyokunnu as church Treasurer.

Update: Leke Adeboye, son of Pastor Adeboye, in a statement released, said that the ex-GO had to handover leadership due to the Corporate Governance Code introduced by the Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria (FRCN). The code states that the head of non governmental organizations like churches, can only lead for a maximum of twenty years.