Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye, General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), only relinquished his position as head of the Nigeria church but will remain RCCG’s worldwide overseer, the church has clarified.
According to a statement signed by Leke Adeboye, the clergyman’s last son and personal assistant, the announcement of a new Nigeria overseer was made in compliance with the new legal requirements set up by the Financial Regulations Council for all registered churches, mosques, and CSOs, which stipulate that heads of non-profit organisations like churches now have a maximum period of 20 years to lead their organisations while in retirement.
Such heads are also not permitted to hand over to their families.
He advised all members of RCCG to “understand this new structure and go about their service to God and humanity in holiness and soul winning”.
“We appeal to members to educate people around them and not spread inaccurate information, as Pastor E.A Adeboye remains the General Overseer of RCCG Worldwide.”
Pastor Adeboye announced his vacation of the Nigeria role on Saturday, at the annual ministers thanksgiving at Shimawa, Ogun State.
He also named J.F. Odesola, a pastor who was the special assistant on administration and personnel, as the new church secretary; and J.A. Adeyokunnu, another pastor, as the new treasurer.
Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo was present at the meeting, which was also attended by other senior pastors of the church.
– Grandscope Media