PASTOR Enoch Adejare Adeboye has appointed Pastor Joseph Obayemi as the new General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, in Nigeria. Adeboye remains General Overseer, Worldwide, of the RCCG.
This clarification came hours after the social media went abuzz with news of the retirement of the septuagenerian Adeboye, who had led the church for some 35years. Announcing the change in the leadership of the church during a ministers’ meeting after the RCCG’s monthly Holy Ghost Service, at the church’s new auditorium held in Simawa, Ogun State, he explained that the change was necessary following a Federal Government policy which instructed some of the General Overseers in the country who have used more than two tenures in office to retire.
Adeboye announced to the crowded ministers’ conference at about 10.25 a.m. yesterday, new appointments of those who will run the affairs of the church. The RCCG leader explained that he was taking the decision in obedience to a government regulation, saying, in his absence, Obayemi becomes the General Overseer who will now oversee the Nigerian church.
Adeboye, who is the spiritual leader of the church, will now oversee the RCCG globally. He also announced that Pastor Johnson F. Odesola will be the church’s Secretary General, while Pastor Joseph Adeyokunnu takes charge of the treasury. Therefore, Odesola and Adeyokunnu will work with the newly appointed General Overseer in charge of RCCG Nigeria, Obayemi. Adeboye, who had predicted surprises for the new year, stated that there is a government law that General Overseers of churches can only serve for a stipulated period of time. He then said: “We should always be on the look out for ourselves. I don’t expect that anyone was going to ignore me. Love you all. We need to intensify our prayers and please let’s not shy away from politics. “I see God raising influence like Daniel and his Hebrew brothers, men who know God and shall be strong and do exploits. God bless you.”.
The newly appointed RCCG leaders are:
Overseer – Pastor Joseph Obayemi; Secretary – Pastor Odesola; Treasurer – Pastor Adeyokunnu
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