The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor E.A Adeboye is all joyful as he celebrates another milestone. The popular pastor took to his official social media pages some minutes ago to celebrate his new age, ‘Eighty’ with a photo and a caption appreciating God for the gift of Life.
Biography Of Pastor E.A Adeboye
Enoch Adejare Adeboye was born on 2 March 1942 in Ifewara, close to Ife, in Osun State, Nigeria. He went to the University Of Nigeria (UNN) in Nsukka but since the Nigeria Civil War, he finished his first degree in the University of Ife (presently Obafemi Awolowo University) graduating with a degree in Mathematics in 1967. That very year, he wedded Foluke Adenike. They have four children in particular: Adeolu Adeboye, Bolu Adubi (née Adeboye), Leke Adeboye and Dare Adeboye.
In 1969, he got a graduate degree in hydrodynamics from the University of Lagos. He joined the Redeemed Christian Church of God in 1973 and started interpreting Yoruba to English for Pastor Josiah Olufemi Akindayomi. In 1975, he got a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from the University of Lagos. He holds a degree and title as Professor of Mathematics at the University of Lagos.
He was appointed a minister of the Redeemed Christian Church of God in 1977. He became General Overseer of the congregation in 1981. For a very long time, he occupied the job at Unilorin prior to surrendering his teaching job to lecture full-time.
The congregation, which was not notable preceding Adeboye turning into the General Overseer, has branches in around 196 countries (as of March 2017), remembering more than 14,000,000 for Nigeria. Adeboye has expressed that his point is to put a congregation within five minutes strolling distance in creating urban communities and five minutes driving distance in created urban communities.
This prompted the foundation of the “Model Parishes” through which endless millions in the higher classes of the general public have come to know the Lord. Poor people, penniless and oppressed have not been overlooked, as Enoch Adeboye has a profound empathy for spirits.
Not long after this came the Holy Ghost Services (HGS) during the 1980s. The HGS highlighted an evening of acclaim, love, petition, soul-winning, liberation, declarations and the proclaiming of God’s Word once every month. At first hung on the premises of the service’s central command in Lagos, space limitations required an adjustment in area.
This prompted the acquisition of a monstrous bit of uninhabited woodland land situated in suburbia of Ogun State, South West Nigeria. This real estate parcel is presently known as The Redemption Camp. The HGS has been reliably held for more than twenty years now and today, the group in participation run in the large numbers each month.
Enoch Adeboye was dispatched into global noticeable quality on December 18, 1998, when he facilitated the absolute first Holy Ghost Congress (outside gathering) in Lekki, Lagos, Nigeria with a participation of more than 7 million individuals as detailed by CNN and the BBC. It comprises the biggest activation of individuals in a single spot on the outside of the earth, an accomplishment at no other time recorded.
The next year, participation at the Holy Ghost Congress (HGC) developed to 12 million admirers. This program has since been supplanted with the yearly 3-Day HGC held each December at the Redemption Camp. Much like different projects in RCCG, the HGC has seen its changes moreover. From a one night occasion in 1998 to a weeklong program today. At all of these occasions, numerous spirits are won for Christ, and the intensity of God moves uninhibitedly to mend, bless, and engage.
His brand name of lowliness is incapacitating and charming, empowering him to handily share his declaration of the Gospel. His enthusiasm for soul-winning feeds his energy for chapel planting, and through this, incalculable individuals have been motivated to follow him and serve the Lord in the service.
His appearance is rigid: he generally wears a pinstriped suit, a glimmering white shirt and a tie. Enoch Adeboye and his service are known far and wide. He has lectured in distant African towns and in the core of significant urban areas in United States and Europe. Since 1981, when he turned into the General Overseer of RCCG, he has been concurred the occasion to lead lecturing missions in essentially every landmasses of the world.
Enoch Adeboye has composed more than 60 books. His day by day reverential manual (Open Heavens), with more than 1 million distributed yearly, accessible in English, French and other significant dialects of the world is universally conveyed and broadly read.
Sharing a photo to celebrate his 80th birthday, Pastor E.A Adeboye captioned; For 80 years of Divine Mercy. Thank You Jesus, Thank You Lord. #EAA80
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