There is still hope for Nigeria – RCCG leader Enoch Adeboye

The General Overseer, Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye has said there is still hope for Nigeria, despite the numerous challenges confronting the country.

Adeboye, while addressing over 50, 000 faithful during a conference organised by the RCCG, First Born Family at the Tafawa Balewa Square, Lagos, said Nigerians should not be discouraged because of the economic and other challenges the country is facing currrently.

The clerics said God’s purpose and intention for the development of the country is still intact and would soon come to pass “if we continue in prayers and remain committed to Him.”

In another word of exhortation, one of the organisers and Special Assistance to the G.O on Missions, Pastor Brown Oyitso said Nigeria coul not be worse economically and socially than what it is at present before God would intervene “what is needful of us is to continue to pray and hope in the Lord.”


Source: The Guardian

Pastor Adeboye’s handkerchiefs – By Bisi Daniels

What about handkerchiefs? Well, it is just a small piece of linen, silk, or other fabric, usually square, used (especially) for wiping one’s face.

But not when it is from Pastor Adeboye, the spiritual leader and global missioner of Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG).

A handkerchief revolution is ongoing in that church; there is an increasing number of miracles performed with his handkerchiefs, as was the case of Apostle Paul.

At the February Holy Ghost service of the church held at its massive auditorium, called the arena, a smiling Andrew Omatsola from RCCG, Taraba province, Taraba state, stepped forward to testify proudly: “Since the hanky Daddy blessed for us landed in Taraba, it has been series of testimonies.”

He cited three examples, including a case where a relation of a man the handkerchief had healed, seized it.

Before him, a pastor had shared how a member of his church had died during his sermon without them knowing. Church closed, it was time to go home and they discovered the horrific scene. Pandemonium broke out!

But he was calm enough to remember pastor Adeboye’s handkerchief. “I placed the handkerchief on the man’s head and he came back to life immediately,” the pastor said.

A month before, Foster, a pastor from Ibadan had shared a similar experience.

“Ten days after the December, 2016 Holy Ghost Congress, I received a call from my hometown that my mother has passed on. And the news put me into confusion.

“I was crying for mercy in my house in Ibadan, when I remembered the mantle (handkerchief) I received during the Congress. And suddenly, I also remembered that one of my younger brothers in my town attended the Congress and also had the handkerchief.

“So I called him to go to our house and place the handkerchief on my mother. He said he was afraid but I encouraged him to do so.

“He went to our house and placed the handkerchief on my mother and called me that he had done that. We just had a short prayer, and to the Glory of God my mother came back to life.”

In all the above cases, the handkerchiefs were those pastor Adeboye laid hands on to anoint for his pastors to use to anoint members of the congregation. It was practically impossible for him to personally anoint the millions of people there. After the exercise, he told the pastors to keep the handkerchiefs.

Handkerchiefs for all

There is another set of anointed handkerchiefs. That is the more awesome case. All he does is to ask the millions of people to wave their handkerchiefs, while he prays from the altar to anoint them.

Considering that some of the congregation are sometimes more than a kilometre away in the three-kilometre-by-three-kilometre arena, the transmission of anointing could be difficult to understand in the physical.

But as examples from Daddy GO below show, the handkerchiefs blessed in the air from the altar or transmitted through other means are equally potent.

Lagos: A member of the church attended one of the programmes at which handkerchiefs were anointed. Some days later he was driving to Lagos and saw a crowd gathered on the road. Out of curiosity, he came out to see, and discovered that a motorcyclist had been knocked down by a vehicle and he lay dead by the road side.

At that point, something said to him, “You have that handkerchief in your pocket, bring it out.”

He brushed aside the crowd, laid the handkerchief on the dead man and said, “get up.”

The onlookers were wondering about his sanity until they saw the man who was dead coming back to life. Not only did he rise up, the wounds had disappeared. It was a miracle, the miracle of my salvation that brought me to the level where I can wave my hand and handkerchiefs will receive power.

Port Harcourt: The Full Gospel Men International had a convention in Port Harcourt, to which they invited me to speak on a topic, “A New Anointing.”

As I spoke, I gave some examples of what God, in His infinite mercies, has done through me. Soon, it was time to go home; the crowd began to surge forward, so much such that I was smuggled into my car.

But there was a woman who decided she would touch my car if she could not touch me. So, she took out a handkerchief and dropped it on the car I was in and took it back before we could drive off.

This lady had a sister that had gone completely mad. Even though she was a little girl, it took six men to hold her down. They were happy when the woman got back because they didn’t know how to handle the situation.

“No problem, I have the solution in my hand,” she said, waving the handkerchief. She took the anointed handkerchief and laid it on her mad sister and the girl became normal again.

United States: A women came to me to say her daughter in the US was about to deliver but the doctors checked and found that the baby was too big to come out on his own. They also discovered that if she was operated upon, she would bleed to death because there was no way they could stop her bleeding.

I told her to bring a handkerchief so I could pray over it for her to take there since I couldn’t go to the US that moment. But as I was about to say one handkerchief, I said two. I didn’t know why I said that. She brought two handkerchiefs, I prayed over them and said travel quickly to the US since the doctors said they couldn’t wait for three days.

Upon her arrival there, she gave one of the handkerchiefs to the daughter, they prayed and slept. By the time they woke up they couldn’t find the handkerchiefs. It had disappeared! She was convinced then that the battle she was facing was not an ordinary one.

She thanked God there were two handkerchiefs. She then took the second one and tied it so tightly round the hand of the daughter that anyone who would take it would have to cut off the hand.

Time ticked away and the doctors said they had waited enough and that by 10.00 o’clock, they would commence the procedure because they needed to save the child, which meant that its mother could bleed to death.

By 9.00 o’clock the baby came out – mother and child safe.

POST SCRIPT: Let me admit the source of this piece. As Pastor Adeboye prayed a closing prayer for the congregation at the Holy Ghost service, a small still voice in me said, “his handkerchiefs.” Just that!

Even if I was mistaken about it, the instruction that came in that same voice as I left the church later was clear.

“Make it clear that the handkerchiefs may not work for everyone. They don’t commit heinous sin and reach out immediately for the handkerchief to perform miracles. Remember his (Pastor Adeboye’s) key success factors, holiness, obedience and faith.”

Pastor Adeboye: Ojukwu’s order forced me out of UNN

Enoch Adeboye, general overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RRCG), said he could have graduated from the University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN) if not for the outbreak of Nigerian civil war in 1967.


Speaking after the prestigious institution conferred an honorary degree of doctorate of divinity on him on Tuesday, Adeboye said Odimegwu Ojukwu, then the governor of the eastern region, had ordered non-Igbo to leave the eastern part of the country.


He disclosed that he gained admission into UNN in 1963, and his matriculation number was 1800.


“It was the order of the then governor of the Eastern region Chief Odimegwu Ojukwu that non-Igbo should leave the east; that was why I finished at the University of Ibadan,” he said.


“I am happy that a governor of Enugu state accompanied me today to UNN while the then governor of the eastern region sent me packing because of civil war; that is God for you.


“I am happy that the first degree I missed in UNN has been replaced with honorary doctorate degree.


“I thank UNN for finding me worthy of this award.’’


Adeboye urged Nigerians who had not given their life to Jesus Christ to do so, saying that life is meaningless without Christ.


“Please if you have not given your life to Christ; do not waste time; do so immediately as you come to the prayer rally


I am holding in this University after this award,” he said.


Benjamin Ozumba, vice-chancellor of the institution, said the university created the special convocation to reward excellence.


“This is award is to an alumnus of UNN in the department of mathematics until 1966,” he said.


“Today special convocation is to reward excellence to man who through the anointing of Jesus has imparted much to humanity.


“Adeboye is man whose accomplishment speaks more eloquently and reverberates more clearly than the voice of orator.”


Ozumba said Adeboye was conferred with the honorary degree because of his immense contributions to mankind especially Christianity.


Source: The Cable

“Jim Obazee vowed to oust Adeboye” – RCCG Spokesman

Jim Obazee, the sacked executive secretary of the Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria (FRC), “vowed to remove Enoch Adeboye as general overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG)”.

According to Segun Adegbiji, the church’s head of media and public relations, Obazee, who willingly resigned as a pastor in RCCG and was “neither suspended nor sacked”, is on a vendetta mission against the general overseer.

“Obazee was a teacher at the School of Disciples, but he voluntarily resigned. Afterwards, he started attending RCCG Province II Parish on Acme Road, Ogba, Lagos. He was neither suspended nor sacked by the church,” Adegbiji said on Thursday during a media parley with journalists at Redemption Camp, Mowe, Ogun state.

“There was no feud between him and the church that I know of, although I can confirm that I heard the story that he vowed to get Pastor Adeboye out.”

Adeboye recently appointed a new national overseer for the church as a result of the corporate governance code stipulating a term of 20 years for heads of not-for-profit organisations, although he remained the worldwide overseer of the church.

Adegbiji further noted that despite the suspension of the FRC law, Adeboye would not reverse his decision to step down.

“If you know Daddy GO (Adeboye) very well, he does not make such an important decision without consulting the Church Council, and most importantly, God. That decision has been made and it does not in any way affect his position as the General Overseer of the RCCG.

“So, there is no need to reverse the decision after the Federal Government has suspended the implementation of the FRC law.

“The RCCG is a fast-growing church and as of the last count, we are in 192 nations of the world and most of these countries have their national or country overseer. So, there is nothing wrong if Nigeria, which also has the blessing of hosting the world headquarters of the RCCG, has its own national overseer.

“However, this does not, in any way, affect the position of the General Overseer as all other national overseers of the church in other countries report to him.

“He has been and he will continue to perform his role without let or hindrance. So, he (Adeboye) has never stepped down as the General Overseer of the RCCG.”

Joshua Obayemi, the new national overseer, was a deputy in charge of finance and a member of governing council in RCCG before his appointment.

OPINION: Daddy GO and the “Coded” Controversy – By Yinka Ogunnubi

Preamble: It was somewhat difficult for me to do a thread on the governance code because I share the sentiments of the community of faith concerning some of their grievances on the subject of the governance code for Non-For-Profit Organisations (NFPO). However, I have learnt that in the public square, facts/objectivity matters more than sentiments.

I had the premonition that a controversy will be stirred once we had that famous breaking news on the 7th of Jan that our favorite “Daddy” had “stepped aside” and appointed a “National Overseer” (GO) while still retaining the global leadership of the church as the GO. The news headlines and chatter on social media that followed within the next 24 – 48 hours confirmed my fears. Allow me to start by listing some of what was being said and implied.

  1. That President Buhari’s FG is “dabbling” into Church leadership.
  2. That the Governance Code had been suspended therefore there was no need to comply with it.
  3. That the “law” is targeted at weakening the church and make it vulnerable to attack
  4. That certain provisions of the code conflicts with provisions of the FRC Act and CAMA

First, let’s go to the origin of the controversy. In 2011 the Senate passed the Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria Bill which created the Financial Reporting Council replacing the defunct Nigeria Accounting Standard Board. The then Executive Secretary of the NASB (Jim Osayande Obazee) subsequently became the Executive Secretary of the FRCN. Under the Act, the FRC among its other objectives was expected to  – “ensure good corporate governance practices in the public and private sectors of the Nigerian economy”. It was in this light that it set out in 2013 to put together a governance code for Public, Private and NFGO. It subsequently published a draft in 2015 after much consultation with major stakeholders. As expected, many stakeholders had issues with some provisions within the code and they (including churches) were given the opportunity to make submissions on their reservations with the code. The FRC was consequently sued by some Pastors and Lawyers purportedly representing Pentecostal churches in July of 2015.  They sought 6 reliefs among which were:

  • a declaration that the purported Not-for-Profit Sections Codes 2015 is illegal and unconstitutional because it amounts to duplication of the functions of the CAC saddled with the responsibility of registration and monitoring of compliance of charitable organizations/groups;
  • that the term of reference in section 1.1 of the 2015 Code as well as sections 8,9,10 and 37 are illegal and unconstitutional being inconsistent with section 7 and 8 of the Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria Act Cap F42

As things turned out, the plaintiffs who claimed to be representing Pentecostals lost the case as the court ruled in favor of FRC. In light of the court order, the FRC went ahead to release the codes effective from 17 Oct  2016 with mandatory compliance for Private Sector and “Comply or Justify non compliance” for NFPO. The Public Sector codes were put on hold. Not long after the release, the Minister of Trade and investment was reported to have written or issued a query (depending on who you believe) to the FRC to suspend the code until all issues it had raised concerning it were resolved. The Minister’s main queries were:

  1. Was the Governance Code in line with the FRC 2011 Act?:  Section 2(1) and 10(d) of the FRCN Act suggests that the Board will be responsible for the overall control of the Council. The Executive Secretary of the FRCN was therefore asked to explain how the Code passes the compliance test given that the FRCN Board is yet to be constituted.
  2. Does the Code supersede any legislation or any other Code?: It is a well known fact that a subsidiary legislation cannot supersede a principal enactment. The Minister then requested that the Executive Secretary explains the clear conflict(s) between the Code and various legislation inclusive of the FRCN Act as well as any other legislation. A case in point is that of the Central Bank of Nigeria where it was implied that it will have to take on the burden of implementing the Code in the financial sector while the Code itself take’s precedence over the CBN’s Code.

I know that many have tried to link the fact that the Minister of Trade and Investment is also a Pastor in RCCG to this whole suspension issue, but to be fair to him there was nothing in his letter to the Executive Secretary of the FRCN that suggested he was pushing the church or RCCG agenda. In fact his letter was more in line with concerns of the private sector than it was about concerns of leadership and succession in the church.

The expectation within the financial sector was that based on the Ministers’ letter to the Executive Secretary, the code was indeed suspended. Wrong! It turns out that the Exe Sec disagreed. The FRC refused to honor the suspension request on the basis that there is no gazette to back it up. We certainly would not have known of this had Pastor Adeboye’s not made that announcement.

With this evidence alone, we can perish the notion of “PMB admin is “Dabbling in Church Leadership to weaken it”.  It is clearly not true. If anything, the evidence available to us points to the PMB admin trying to ensure that the code in its present form is not implemented. In fact, it appears that the FG might be under intense pressure to sack Jim Obazee because of his many excesses and some “EFCC troubles of his own”.

Now, let’s go to the corporate governance codes itself. By and large what the code tries to do is to first enforce the minimum requirements of Part C of the CAC registration under which religious organizations are registered. For instance, religious bodies are supposed to make Annual Returns of its Financial Statements to CAC after the audit of its books by external auditors. It is also expected to organize yearly Annual General Meetings (AGMs) where it would present the financial statement to its members. The code reinforces the legal fact that any entity that collects money must “render accounts”, whether you are a bank, a business owner or a religious body. There seem to be no dispute about this requirement even among religious organisations. However, there is the small issue of Tax. Should religious organisations be taxed when they engage in “For Profit” activities even if those activities is for the benefit of the organization? Jim Obazee and his team says Yes! – They must be taxed if they engaged in any activities designed to extract financial benefit. He put it this way “if they pursue non-charitable activities like running schools, hospitals etc, they are to account for them separately as profit-making entities”. This is one of the areas of conflict as many Churches have subsidiaries under them that have blurred the lines between charity and profitability.

The second and obviously most contentious issue has to do with Tenure of the Founder or Leader. Now this is exactly what the section 9 of the code says.

  1. Position of the Founder or Leader

9.1. The Founder or Leader of a NFPO occupies a special position in the Organisation and is committed to the success and longevity of the NFPO. Accordingly, a Founder or Leader should not take on too many responsibilities in the organisation or have an indefinite term in the running of the organisation.

9.2. Where for any reason, a Founder or Leader of NFPO also occupies any of the three governance positions of Chairmanship of the Board of Trustees, the Governing Board or Council, and the Headship of the Executive Management (or their governance equivalents), the following provisions shall apply before the end of the organization’s financial year in which this Code takes effect.

9.2.1. The Founder or Leader shall cease to occupy these three governance positions simultaneously. This is to ensure the separation of powers and avoid possible concentration of powers in one individual.

9.2.2. The Founder or Leader may however choose – subject to the agreement of the organization’s apex authority as expressed in the Annual General Assembly, Annual Meeting, Annual Stakeholder Engagement, Annual Conference, Annual Synod, Annual Fellowship Assembly or their equivalents – only one of these three governance positions subject to his current tenure. This is to ensure a clear division of responsibilities at the head of the organization between the running of the governing body and the executive responsibility for the management and fulfilment of the organization’s mission.

9.3. Where the Founder or Leader has occupied all or any of these three governance positions for more than twenty years, or is aged seventy years or above, the choice in section 9.2.2 above should only relate to the Board of Trustees as in section 9.4(c) below, except the constitution of the organization otherwise provides.

In the case of religious or cultural organizations, nothing in this code is intended to change the spiritual leadership and responsibilities of Founders, General Overseers, Pastors, Imams and Muslim Clerics, Presidents, Bishops, Apostles, Prophets, etc. which are distinguishable from purely corporate governance and management responsibilities and accountabilities of the entities.

It is important to understand that for an NGO, there are 3 governance bodies: The Board of Trustees, The Governing Board and The Management Committee. Now typically, the founder/leader usually occupies the position of the head of these 3 bodies at the same time. So what the code prescribe is that 1. The founder can only occupy only one of these position as head. 2. If he already heads all of them, he needs to relinquish two and 3. If he has served as head for more than 20 years in any of those organs and is more than 70 year of age, he must resign his position and his choice limited to the board of trustees. Even with these provisions, the code recognize the unique position of founders as the “Spiritual Leader” of the organization. Meaning the code does not in any way invalidate the spiritual authority which these organizations subscribe to and to which they derive their relevance.

The notion that these codes should not be applicable to churches as their matters are ecclesiastical, celestial and not terrestrial as said by a SAN as utterly ridiculous. If they are celestial, then why seek registration under Part C of the CAC laws? Why not just go to heaven and get registered. These organizations are legal entities known to law. They can sue and be sued. They can exist or cease to exist. They are very terrestrial. They are charitable organizations that survive on gifts and donations. They need to be transparent and accountable. This must be emphasized.

Let me conclude by saying that one issue that should concern us is whether or not a minister has the power to suspend the activities of an agency known to law in the exercise of its functions. My take is that there are legal grounds to challenge the powers the FRC seems to be flexing. Recall that this was the same agency used to illegally suspend a sitting CBN Governor. So the FRC as presently constituted is not without freckles.

My final take is that these codes are in the interest of the church and we should embrace it rather than fight it. It will help to separate the wheat from the chaff. It will also help bring transparency to the church and make them accountable not only to God but to the people they serve.

Yinka Ogunnubi

Economist and Author writes from Lagos, Nigeria

Follow him on twitter on @yinkanubi

OPINION: Why President Buhari, Pastor Adeboye Goofed – By Peter Inyali

I’m just wondering why a respected man Of God like Pastor Enoch Adeboye will allow himself to be used by politicians. Immediately I read his story advising other governors to be lousy like Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti state, I knew something was wrong. In fact, I knew there was more to the  story than catch the eye.

After reading how controversial the former FRC council is in today’s Sun Newspaper as well as his role in the ousting of Mallam Sanusi as CBN governor in 2014, I have no choice than to blame President Buhari and Pastor Adeboye for the controversy generated by the later resignation as General Overseer of RCCG.

I blame the President for deliberately allowing a man who played a pivotal role in the removal of Sanusi for daring to expose the theft and looting in Jonathan’s government to be part of his government for almost two years. From what I’ve read, there are not few than ten petitions on mismanagement of funds against Obazee, the ousted Executive Secretary of the organization. You cannot be fighting corruption while housing some corrupt officials like Obazee.

Investigation by National Daily Newspaper revealed that the Minister of Trade and Investment where the council falls under asked the FRC former boss to suspend that law before he announced the implementation in October last year but he flaws his orders.

Besides, Obazee is a strong ally of former President Jonathan. President Buhari had no excuse to have kept  this man in government. A man who was accused of sexual harassment should not be part of anti-corruption administration.

For Pastor Adeboye, I wonder why he needed a Fayose visit to obey the directives. With his experience and his position in the society, he would have handled the issue better. I’m beginning to believe that some powerful men of God also benefited from Jonathan’s loot and bonanza and therefore are doing everything to scuttle the Buhari administration.

Both President Buhari and Adeboye goofed. I have no doubt that there are many people like Obazee who were appointed by Jonathan and still in power working against Buhari’s policies. This should be an eye opener for the government and should serve as a compelling reason for the President to set up boards comprising of people who can help him to succeed.

The appointment of the CBN governor who was brought to cover the illicit activities Sanusi exposed should be reviewed. His inconsistent monetary policies are not working. If the APC led federal government is ready for any meaningful change, these people should all go starting from the CBN Governor.

Group urges Pastor Adeboye to rescind resignation.

The Citizens Advocacy for Social and Economic Rights (CASER) has called on Pastor Enoch Adeboye to rescind his resignation as the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG).


The call came in a statement issued by the Executive Director of the Abuja-based human rights group, Mr Frank Tietie, on Tuesday.


Tietie said CASER would seek a court order to compel Adeboye to reverse his decision should the “holy man of God’’ refuse to voluntarily do so.


Adeboye stepped down as the General Overseer of the RCCG in Nigeria on Saturday on the basis of the controversial Corporate Governance Code of the Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria (FRCN).


The code, which stipulates a 20-year maximum tenure for heads of religious groups and civil rights organisations, among other provisions, was suspended by the Federal Government on Monday.


But for the suspension, the regulation could have also seen the exit of other affected men of God from the headship of their churches.


They include Bishop David Oyedepo (Living Faith Church Worldwide aka Winners’ Chapel); Pastor William Kumuyi (Deeper Christian Life Ministry) and Bishop Mike Okonkwo (The Redeemed Evangelical Mission).


Tietie said: “CASER urges the highly revered Pastor Adeboye to change his mind and rescind his resignation as the General Overseer of RCCG.


“Where, therefore, the holy man of God refuses to review his decision to resign, CASER shall seek an order of court to compel him to remain as the general overseer.’’


He said the group was acting, not only in the interest of members of the RCCG who respect Adeboye, but also in the interest the Church generally.

10 things you probably don’t know about the new Redeemed Church’s Nigeria overseer.

Joseph Obayemi on Saturday assumed an exalted position in one of the world’s fastest growing churches: The Redeemed Christian Church of God, which has its presence in 190 countries of the world.

Mr. Obayemi was named national overseer for the church in Nigeria.

Since August 2014, when Pastor Adeboye announced changes in RCCG’s hierarchy and promoted some of the church’s senior ministers to cope with the challenges of growth, no one saw him stepping aside as general overseer in Nigeria, anytime soon.

Here are 10 things you must know about RCCG’s overseer in Nigeria, Mr. Obayemi

1. He was the Special Assistant to the General Overseer (Finance) PICR Region II

2. He was the pastor in charge of the church’s Region 2.

3. He was also the national chairman of the newly-formed Redeemer’s Men Fellowship.

4. He was a member of the church’s governing council and was admitted into the board in August 2014.

5. Mr. Obayemi was once the pastor of Green Pastures Arena, Lagos Province 8 Hqtrs, 33, Market Street, Somolu.

6. He was one of the seven new Assistant General Overseers appointed in August 2016.

7. He also headed the board of governors, House fellowship of the RCCG body.

8. He is a close confidant of Pastor Adeboye and always represents him at various official occasions.

9. Mr. Obayemi represented General Overseer of the church, Enoch Adeboye, at a church service organised in honour of the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, on May 30, 2015 at the National Christian Centre, Abuja.

10. He is married to Victoria Obayemi, also a pastor.

Don’t Upload my Messages on Social Media, Spare Me Insults – Pastor Adeboye

The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, Pastor E.A Adeboye, has pleaded with youths in his church to desist from uploading his messages on the social media, and spare him the torrents of backlash such upload can attract from millions of social media users.

He also begged not to be quoted.

This is coming after the pastor was widely upbraided over his counsel to young men and women concerning marriage.

Recall that some months ago, in a video, Pastor Adeboye warned women, “Don’t marry a man who has no job. Before God gave Adam Eve, he gave him a job.

He said, ‘This is the garden, keep it.’ So when anybody comes to you and say, ‘Sister, thus saith the Lord, you are going to be the star in my firmament,’ ask him — ‘What is your job?’”

In another video, he advised men, “Marry a prayer warrior! Don’t marry any girl who cannot pray for one hour non-stop. Don’t marry a girl who is lazy! If she is lazy when she is single, what will happen if she is married?

Following his messages, many social media users had lambasted him.

The likes of the daughter of Victor Omololu Olunloyo – a former governor of Oyo State, Kemi Olunloyo, whose public criticism of people knows no bounds, called him a lunatic for his alleged unwise advice.

Among others, a former Nigerian Prophet and Evangelist Minister at Windows of Heaven Revival Outreach, London, United Kingdom, Folayan Osekita had faulted Adeboye’s warnings, saying people have their different stories when it comes to marriage.

But months after trolls called him out, Daddy G.O, as Adeboye is fondly called, has begged youths of the church to stop uploading his videos or quoting him on social media.

Speaking during the church’s youth program plenary session themed ‘vessels unto honour’ some days ago, the popular pastor pleaded with the participants to spare him the problem of social media by not uploading the program’s video on YouTube.

He said, “Spare me the problem.

“I’m not talking to you so that you can put me on YouTube,” the pastor pleaded.

My Cooking Message Is Not For Everybody – Adeboye

Against the background of the criticisms that greeted one of his sermons at the yearly convention of the Redeem Christian Church of God, its General Overseer, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, has said his messages are not for everybody.


The social media was awash a couple of weeks ago on the sermon of Adeboye to the youth members of the church at the Redemption Camp where the message bordered on the choice of marriage partners.


The widely circulated footage had shown Adeboye telling the men not to marry a woman who could not cook or pray for a minimum of an hour.


In the same video, he warned the spinsters not to marry a man who had no job or who could not show concrete evidence of his means of livelihood.


But the world renowned preacher on his Facebook page on Tuesday , in apparent reaction to the criticisms, said his messages were not for everybody.


Adeboye said, “My message are not for everybody. So, I plead with you, ask God to speak to you specifically.”

“Don’t Marry A Woman Who Cannot Cook” – Pastor Adeboye On Marriage [Video]

Pastor Adeboye On Marriage – The issue of cooking in marital homes is a common debate on social media, with arguments for and against whose duty it is


The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor E.A. Adeboye, has his own opinion on the topic, and he’s certainly very traditional.


According to the Vanguard, Adeboye, while speaking to his congregation, advised his young male congregation not to marry lazy woman and women who can’t cook.


Don’t ever marry outside the church and you have no reason to marry outside RCCG,” Adeboye is quoted as saying to his congregation.


“The reason is that if you are both from the same church even when trouble comes it is easier for the pastors to handle it! “Don’t marry a girl simply because she can sing! In the choir there are some people that can sing but they are fallen angels!


Marry a prayer warrior! If a girl cannot pray for one hour, don’t marry her. Don’t marry a girl who is lazy! Don’t marry a girl who cannot cook, she needs to know how to do chores and cook because you cannot afford to be eating out all the time.”


Don’t marry a girl who is worldly! If you do, you have carried what you’ll worship for the rest of your life!” he advised.

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Adeboye Visits Family Of Murdered Redeemed Church Preacher

The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, today, paid a condolence visit to the family of Mrs. Eunice Olawale, who was murdered while preaching in Kubwa, a satellite town in Abuja.

“Adeboye and his entourage visited the family at their Gbazango Estate, Kubwa residence around 6am. Pastor Adebayo Tiamiyu, a family friend to the Olawales confirmed the visit.” A report stated.

The wife of the vice president Mrs Dolapo Osinbajo, also a pastor of the RCCG, had also paid a condolence visit to the deceased’s husband and children at the weekend.

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“Stop Giving Offerings In Redeemed Churches If…..” – Pastor Adeboye

The annual congress of the Redeemed Christian Church Of God(RCCG) commenced yesterday at the Redemption Camp with General Overseer, Pastor Enoch Adeboye kicking it off with the sermon topic The Flood Of Love. This congress themed The Floodgates of Heaven has brought together hundreds of thousands of people from all walks of life to the Camp. Speaking yesterday, Pastor Adeboye revealed why the church, which is one of the wealthiest in the world, still takes offerings. According to the highly-revered man of God,”Let me tell you the truth;the only reason we still take offerings is to get you out of poverty. From today if you’re not sure of your salvation don’t “ever” give when it’s time for offerings in RCCG. When you give offerings you’re sending money to heaven.”


Pastor Adeboye Receives Certificate Of Recognition By The US Congress

Pastor  E.A Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God yesterday October 21st received a certificate of recognition by the Congress of the United States.
The certificate is usually given to recognize devoted service and achievement. Big congrats to him. The photo was shared on Pastor Adeboye’s Facebook page.

Use Your Offices To Change Nigeria’s Bad Image, Adeboye Tells Osinbajo, Ambode

The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, Pastor Enoch Adeboye has charged Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo and Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State to use their new offices to change the bad story about Nigeria.

He spoke just as Osinbajo and Ambode assured Nigerians that God would make peace to reign in the country with the advent of the new administration.

The trio spoke at the Seventh Edition of the Excel Programme of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, organised by Apapa Family of the church at the Tafawa Balewa Square, TBS, Lagos, with the theme; “Riding on the Wings of Change.”

In his sermon, Pastor Adeboye urged political office holders to use their position to change the story of Nigeria, just as he assured that Nigeria will continue to march forward with the present crop of leaders.


Jonathan Visits Adeboye, Oyedepo Ahead Of May 29

President Goodluck Jonathan, yesterday held separate meetings with two top Nigerian pastors based in Ogun State.

He met with the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye; and the Presiding Bishop of the Living Faith Church Worldwide, otherwise known as Winners Chapel, Bishop David Oyedepo.

Oyedepo’s church is located in Ota, Ogun State while that of Adeboye is located at Mowe along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

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Pastor Adeboye Prays For David Cameron Ahead Of UK’s General Election (SEE PHOTOS)

General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, (RCCG) Pastor E.A Adeboye, prayed for UK Prime Minister, David Cameron and the congregation at the ‘Festival of Life’ programme holding in London.

Cameron will lead the Conservative Party to participate in the UK general election holding on 7th May 2015, to elect the 56th Parliament of the United Kingdom. Pastor Adeboye shared some of the pictures on his verified Facebook page, Pastor E. A. Adeboye.

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President Jonathan Pays Glowing Tribute To Pastor Adeboye @ 73

President Goodluck Jonathan has showered encomiums on Pastor Enoch Adeboye for his continued service to providing productive spiritual leadership for members of his church and Christians in Nigeria.

In a letter, which he personally wrote to congratulate the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God on the occasion of his 73rd birthday today, the President also expressed his profound appreciation of the prayerful support which Pastor Adeboye gives to the present Administration.

“It gives me great pleasure to felicitate with you on the occasion of your 73rd birthday.

“Our Administration and the Nigerian nation owe you a debt of gratitude for your prayerful support and the productive spiritual leadership you continue to provide, not just for the millions that constitute the membership of the Redeemed Christian Church of God across the world, but also for the entire body of Christ in Nigeria.

“On a personal level, I have left every meeting with you greatly strengthened and deeply inspired by your steadfast faith and commitment to the peace, stability, growth and development of our dear nation.

“I pray that Almighty God continues to imbue you with robust health and enduring fulfillment in the many more years of worthy service ahead of you”, Jonathan wrote.

He wished Pastor Adeboye very happy birthday celebrations.

Primate Elijah Ayodele Says Oyedepo, Oritsejafor & Adeboye Have Disappointed God

Founder and spiritual leader of Inri Evangelical Spiritual Church, Primate Elijah Ayodele, has said in an interview with Yes! Magazine, that the level of religious contempt by notable religious leaders such as Pastor Ayo Oritesejafor, Pastor E.A Adeboye and Bishop David Oyedepo was unprecedented.

He said, “Oyedepo, Oritsejafor and Adeboye have disappointed God. They see the truth but they are not saying it. I will be frank. These frontline pastors; Adeboye, Oyedepo, name them, PFN, CAN have they not disappointed the Nigerian masses now? Jonathan goes to Adeboye, what’s the other man’s name? Politicians have corrupted all church leaders. They are not saying the truth. Adeboye, Oyedepo and other big pastors are not saying the truth. We know that the economy is bad, things are not going right but they should have the courage to face them. For the first time let us be bold enough to tell them “What you are doing is bad”. Tell them, “change from bad to good”.

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God will Intervene in Ekiti – Adeboye, Kumuyi

Pastor Enoch Adeboye, General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God and Pastor William Folorunso Kumuyi, the General Superintendent,Deeper Life Church,  have predicted  a brighter future for Ekiti State, saying God will intervene in the various problems confronting the state, otherwise known as the Fountain of Knowledge

Pastor Adeboye and Pastor Kumuyi  who were in the state on evangelical visit during the  Christmas celebration prayed that Ekiti State would witness a breakthrough and total transformation.

Pastor Adeboye was at the Governor’s Office, Ado Ekiti, yesterday ,where he had prayed for the state governor, Mr Ayo Fayose and some members of his cabinet.

Adeboye who was in Ekiti , for the programme, ‘Let’s Go A-fishing ‘ said that it was not in his character to visit governor’s in their offices , except on invitation ,  prayed that his visit to Ekiti  State would herald good tidings and bring rapid transformation in the coming years.

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