Pastor Enoch Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, has been described as one of the strongest pillars of Nigeria whose prayers have been able to hold Nigeria together.
The extremely humble man of God clocked 72 years of age yesterday, 2nd of March, 2014, and in his message to congratulate the international preacher, President Goodluck Jonathan said that Pastor Adeboye has continued to pray for Nigeria’s unity and that with people like him praying for the country, Nigeria will continue to remain one indivisible country.
Born in Ifewara, Osun State, Nigeria, Pastor Adeboye, who is fondly called Daddy GO by his teeming followers, is a Professor of Mathematics with a PhD in Applied Mathematics from the University of Lagos. He was a Mathematics lecturer in Mathematics at the Universities of Lagos and Ilorin and after joining the RCCG, he began working to translate the sermons of its then Pastor and founder, Rev. Josiah Olufemi Akindayomi, from Yoruba into English.
In 1981, Pastor Adeboye was appointed General Overseer of the church, taking over from Papa Akindayomi, who had died the previous year.
The church, which was not well known before Pastor Adeboye took charge, now has branches in over a hundred countries, including more than 20,000 in Nigeria, with Pastor Adeboye’s aim of planting a church within five minutes of every person on Earth.
Pastor Adeboye is married to Pastor Foluke Adenike Adeboye and they have four grown children who are all successful in their different fields of endeavor.
Let’s wish Daddy GO a very happy belated birthday!