The news making the round is that the RCCG General Overseer Pastor E.A Adeboye Retires. He has reportedly also named his successor. Pastor J.O Obayemi has been named his successor. Recall that last year, many persons were calling for the retirement of the pastor on age issue. The church however dismissed such call as coming from ignorant people. However, the 74 years-old pastor has reportedly announced his retirement.
Adeboye, 74, was appointed general overseer of the church in 1991, taking over from Papa Akindayomi, who had died the previous year. So he has been in the apex of the church leadership for 26years. During his time, he has remained revered across the nation and has been one of the pastors whose voice and words are not taken for granted. The church will now be under the leadership of Pastor J.O Obayemi, who has been chosen to succeed the retired General Overseer. Obayemi was a deputy in charge of Finance and a member of governing council, before his appointment.
Earlier, we brought to you the 2017 prophecies made by Nigerian pastors. He was also one of the men who gave their own prophecies. But, it is surprising none of the pastors included Pastor Adeboye’s retirement as one of the prophetic utterances for the year. Nigerians will keenly follow these prophecies through the year as is in their character.
Also recall that last year, 2016, Pastor Adeboye was roundly praised and criticised for his marriage counsel to young men. The then Overseer told men never to marry women who cannot cook as well as were unable to pray for at least, one hour. Many adherents praised him for such bold utterance while he was also a subject of vitriolic by a cross-section of the media. He was also recorded to have asked all Nigerian Governors to follow the footsteps of Gov. Fayose in protecting their people.
Note: There has not been an official statement from the church as regards this new development.