Following the retirement of Pastor E.A Adeboye as the General Overseer of RCCG Nigeria, we bring to you the list of the longest serving General Overseers in Nigerian churches. It has been discovered that Pastor Adeboye retired as result of the Financial Reporting Council Of Nigeria (FRCN) corporate governance code. The code requires heads of all registered churches, mosques and other non-profit organisations to serve a maximum of 20 years in office and thereafter hand over to someone from outside their families.
There are many general overseers in Nigeria that have stayed beyond the statutory 20 years. In this list of the Longest Serving General Overseers In Nigerian Churches, we will bring to your knowledge these general overseers, their churches and their duration in office so far.
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Longest Serving General Overseers In Nigerian Churches
|Pastor William Kumuyi||Deeper Christian Life Ministry||43 years|
|Bishop Mike Okonkwo||Redeemed Evangelical Mission||35 years|
|Bishop David Oyedepo||Living Faith Church (Winners Chapel’s)||35 yeas|
|Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor||Word of Life Bible Church||29 years|
|Rev. Chris Okotie||Household of God||29 years|
|Pastor Tunde Bakare||Latter Rain Assembly||27 years|
|Pastor Chris Oyakhilome||Believers’ LoveWord International, (Christ Embassy)||26 years|
|Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo||Kingsway International Christian Centre||24 years|
|Dr. Daniel Olukoya||Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries||22 years|
|Pastor Paul Adefarasin||House on the Rock||22 years|
|Pastor Sam Adeyemi||Daystar Christian Centre||(21 years)|
Now that Pastor Adeboye have resigned, do you think the Nigerian state should continue interfering in the internal organisations of churches? Are churches not to run their activities the way they want without the state’s interference? What is your opinion? Please share with us below. Thank you.