The founder and president of the Omega Fire Ministries Worldwide, Apostle Johnson Suleman, has reacted to the retirement of the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Nigeria, Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye, saying “it is shocking but commendable”.
In a press r statement made available to us, Apostle Suleman noted that “Papa (Adeboye), has served and mentored great men and to see him retire in the midst of abundance and a great ministry is a lesson not just to pastors but to African leaders with sit-tight syndrome.
His partial exit is saying that we should learn to step aside when we should. It’s a lesson in democracy.”
Suleman who refers to Adeboye as ‘my father in the ministry’, adds that the respected cleric has left an indelible mark in the Christ’s Ministry, he is aging gracefully and doesn’t need to be stressed, thus it’s even better to retire than to die on the job.
On the impact Adeboye’s retirement will leave on the Church in Nigeria, Suleman opines that it’s impact will be positive “because he will now have more time for himself and enough time to contribute to and counsel the African leadership and the world at large.”
The OFM founder while wishing the new head of the RCCG Nigeria, Pastor Joshua Obayemi, greater vision, urged him to always see and consult Pastor Adeboye for counselling and wisdom because “Baba has set an example and as his sons, we should follow his steps.”