Today, 13th of July, 2021, the wife of the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christain Church of God, Pastor E.A Adeboye, Pastor (Mrs) Folu clocks 73 years of age. Pastor Foluke Adenike Adeboye (nee Adeyokunmu), fondly called Mummy G.O or Mother-in-Israel is a Minister, Missionary, Bible Teacher, Author, Mentor, Role Model, Administrator, Spiritual Mother and wife of the General Overseer of The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye.
She was born on the 13th of July, 1948 to the family of Jacob and Morounfola Adelusi Adeyokunmu. Her father was a Prince of the Royal family of Owa Obokun Oji in Ijeshaland, Osun State. She is the eldest of ten children. Prince Jacob was a teacher with the Methodist Mission of Nigeria and a catechist (now called Deacon or Assistant Pastor) of Methodist Church and was refered to as a strict disciplinarian who made sure his children were raised as stauch Methodists, including Foluke. Her mother on the other hand, was a cloth trader.
Foluke attended Methodist Girls Primary and Secondary School, Ilesha, Osun State. She had a brilliant mind and was always at the top of her class. Foluke had proved herself to be a highly intelligent young lady so much that the entire family and community began to see her as a role model for her peers and the younger children coming behind.
She proceeded to the United Missionary College (UMC) Ibadan where she obtained her Grade II Teacher’s Certificate in 1966. In those days, the United Missionary College was one of the best teacher training colleges and was like a University. While at the College, she was actively involved in church activities and was the Sunday School Superintendent. She was also very involved in Drama and Athletics. She was also a committed member of the Scripture Union (SU), a national devout and conservative evangelical Christian students group.
She further got a Diploma Certificate from the University of Lagos in Mathematics and Science (Associate Diploma in Education) and a Certificate in Child Evangelism Training, Child Evangelism Ministry, Holland, 1985. In addition to these, she attended several Professional Development Training Courses in Nigeria and Abroad. Amongst these are: “Understanding Accelerated Christian Education (1992), Proficiency Course for Directors of Schools and Heads of Schools at the University College of St. Johns & St. Marks, Plymouth, United Kingdom (2000), Special Needs Education Training – Organized by CRSM and conducted by Columbia University in New York (2005).
Happy 73rd Birthday to Pastor (Mrs) Foluke Adenike Adeboye
Our Mummy G.O
Mother in Israel of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG)
Today we celebrate a mother of mothers
The Deborah of our age
A princess true and true
A mother of nations
A leader of international repute
A wife to our Daddy G.O for 54 years and counting
We bless God for your life Ma
We have continued to draw from your well of wisdom
Out of your belly we have continually drawn rivers of living water
We appreciate you Ma for being a blessing to our generation
We pray for God’s continual hand upon you
Long life and prosperity in good health
And that your children’s children to the fourth generation surround your table
You are the one that God has raised and we celebrate the outstretched hand of God upon you. We wish you Gods Multiplied Blessings Ma.