Longest Serving General Overseers In Nigerian Churches

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.

Also See: Pastor E.A Adeboye Retires As RCCG General Overseer

Longest Serving General Overseers In Nigerian Churches

Longest Serving General Overseers In Nigerian ChurchesBelow is the list of the longest serving general superintendents/overseers in Nigeria, churches and their duration.

General Overseer/Superintendent Church Duration
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)

Also See: 2017 Prophecies By Nigerian Pastors

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.


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