Today, March 2, 2021, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye clocks 80.
Twitter has also been buzzing and birthday messages flowing in from every angle to celebrate Daddy G.O.
Enoch Adejare Adeboye, the leader of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, was born on March 2, 1942, in Ifeware, near Ife, in Osun State. He was born into a very humble background that he sometimes jokes that even poor people refer to his family as poor.
He attended the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) but could not complete his education due to the Nigerian Civil War. He later graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics from the University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University) in 1967. That same year, he married Foluke Adenike, and together, they have four children.
He obtained a Master’s degree in hydrodynamics and a PhD in Applied Mathematics both from the University of Lagos.
In 1973, Adeboye came into the Redeemed Christian Church of God as an interpreter to the late Pastor Josiah Olufemi Akindayomi. Eventually, he started organizing crusades, revivals, bible study, and evangelistic outreach.
Impressed with his dedication, Pastor Akindayomi was convinced that he’d be the next leader of the church. In 1981, Adeboye took over the church’s leadership following the death of Akindayomi.
Redeemed Christian Church of God is one of the largest churches in Nigeria. In 2010, the church said they want RCCG to be within five minutes of walking distance. The net worth of Pastor Adeboye as rated by Forbes is $39million.
According to Forbes, the church generates at least two million dollars of tithe every year. RCCG has a private university known as Redeemers University. Pastor Adeboye also has four private jets he uses to travel all around the world. Forbes estimated his jets to worth to be about 30 million USD.