Pastor E.A Adeboye has reportedly retired as the General Overseer of Redeemed Christian Church of God.

Adeboye retires as RCCG general overseer

The Nation reports that he announced his decision on Saturday morning, January 7.

Pastor J.O. Obayemi has been named as his successor. He was appointed as the new general overseer at the annual ministers thanksgiving at Shimawa, in Ogun state.

Before his appointment, he was the former special assistant to the general overseer on finance.

Pastor Johnson Odesola, who was the special assistant on administration and personnel, was also appointed as the church secretary.

Recall that last year, the church said those calling for his retirement because of his age were ignorant of the church’s doctrine.

Adeboye, 74, was appointed general overseer of the church in 1991, taking over from Papa Akindayomi, who had died the previous year.

Nigerians have since reacted to the news about the retirement of the man of God who is truly revered throughout the federation as some expressed deep shock on hearing the news.

However, a Nigerian man who happens to be an RCCG Member said;

Daddy GO has not retired. He remains the General Overseer of RCCG Worldwide; while the new appointee, Pastor Joseph Obayemi, the Deputy General Overseer in-charge of RCCG Finance handles the affairs of the RCCG in Nigeria still under Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye(GO Worldwide). This administrative rearrangement does NOT change the RCCG. Instead, it remains the same united, purposeful and God-driven Church. Because the Overall Head of the Church, Jesus Christ, remains the same forever.

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