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God’s Generals - 43 Important Things To Know About Pastor E.A. Adeboye (Part 2)

General Overseer of RCCG Worldwide, Pastor E.A Adeboye is a man of God and spiritual mentor to millions of people all over the world. He is a man of honour, wisdom, meekness and humility. Adeboye has impacted millions of life with the gospel of Jesus Christ.


Adeboye clocked 76 years in March 2nd 2018 and here are some amazing facts you should know about him.

1. Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye was born on 2nd of march 1942, from Ifewara, Osun state to Mr Moses Adeboye, a farmer and Esther Adeboye, a locust bean trader.His full names are Elijah, Sunday, Olagundoye, Adetona, Enoch, Adejare, Adeboye.

2. He was born on Sunday when rain falling and sun was shining. His childhood nickname was ‘’The Tiger.’’

3. Adeboye was born at a time when a certain king mounted the throne in Ilesha, Osun state.
God’s Generals - 43 Important Things To Know About Pastor E.A. Adeboye (Part 1)
4. Pastor Adeboye came from a poor and family, throughout his childhood he never wore shoes until he was 17-years-old.

5. Adeboye attended St. Stephen’s Anglican Primary School Ifewara and got admitted to grammar school Ilesha Osun state in 1956.

6. He sold his goat and borrowed money from neighbours to pay for his school fees so that he can enroll in the only missionary school in his village.

7. His father died when he was in final year at the secondary school and His School principal accompanied him to his Father’s burial. He went back to school the same day after his father’s burial to write his exams.

8. At the age of 18, Adeboye won the best student’s prize in Secondary and he borrowed a pair of shoes which he wore to mount the rostrum for the collection of his prizes. He also borrowed a pant from a relative to wear for the prize giving day.

9. He started his university education at the University of Nigeria Nsukka but civil war forced him to University of Ife in the final year.

10. He bagged his BSC in mathematics in 1967 from the University of Ife (Obafemi Awolowo University).

11. Adeboye got his Master’s Degree in Hydrodynamics from the University of Lagos (UNILAG) in 1969.

12. He also got his PHD in Applied Mathematics in 1975 from University of Lagos (UNILAG)

13. Adeboye got married to Foluke Adenike (Nee Adeyokunnu) in 1967 at the age of 25 and He has 4 Children and his earliest vision was to be the youngest Vice Chancellor in Africa.

14. Adeboye was led to join the Redeemed Christian Church of God due to the severe Sickness of his daughter and later he became born again under the ministration of Late Rev. Josiah Olufemi Akindayomi at the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Ebute Metta, Lagos on 29th of July 1973. He attended The Anglican Church before joining RCCG In 1973.

15. He started lecturing at the University of Ilorin and University of Lagos.

16. He started as an interpreter for the founder of RCCG, Rev. Josiah Akindayomi and was ordained as a Pastor in 1975.

17. At the initial stage, Pastor Adeboye’s duty in the church was to translate Akindayomi’s sermons from the Pastor’s native Yoruba language into English.

18. Adeboye paid 15 years rent to hire a Cocoa warehouse in Ifewara for use as a branch of RCCG In 1977.

19. In January 1981, Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye became the General Overseer of RCCG. Redeemed Christian Church of God a year after Papa Akindayomi died.

20. Pastor Adeboye’s modesty made him refuse to be called Reverend or General Superintendent as it was the practice in RCCG then but he chose to be called General Overseer.

21. He inherited 40 parishes of RCCG in 1981 but now He has grown the church to more than 15,000 parishes in more than 100 countries.

22. Pastor Adeboye established a modern prayer camp in his hometown, Ifewara which he named Mount Carmel Prayer Village. And He started organizing Holy Ghost services in the Mid 80s at the RCCG Headquatres, Ebute Metta.

23. The names of Pastor Adeboye’s Children are: Bolu (married to Pst Akin Adubi-the only daughter), Dare, Leke and Adeolu. All Pastor Adeboye’s Children are Pastors

24. Pastor Adeboye’s son, Leke is his Personal Assistant; Pastor Adeboye’s son, Dare is the RCCG, Region 8, Youth Pastor, Abuja; his son Adeolu is the head of Nehemiah team at the Redemption Camp also, the MD/CEO of a fashion outfit-Wisemen Apparel; Pastor Adeboye’s only daughter Bolu

25. Adubi is married to Pastor Akin Adubi and they pastor together at Maryland, USA.

25. Adeboye came to the international limelight on December 18, 1998 when he hosted the first open air Holy Ghost Congress in Lekki-Lagos. CNN and BBC reported that 1998 Holy Ghost Congress was attended by over 7 million people which was the largest gathering of people in one spot on earth.

26. Pastor Adeboye’s Holy Ghost Congress has grown to 12million attendance and Holy Ghost Congress moved to Redemption camp permanently in 1999

27. Adeboye’s favorite wear is pinstriped suit; a gleaming white and a bow tie. At every programme or function, he always wears the same attire or at times the same colour with his wife.

28. He organizes the Quarterly Festival of Life in London, Uk and various cities in the US with an average attendance of over 50,000 in the Uk and 100,000 in the US respectively and He established digital cable channels called-Open Heavens T.V, Liveway T.V and satellite Radio, RTM and Dove T.V.

29. Pastor Adeboye has written over 60 books and He published a daily devotional called Open Heavens annually

30. Adeboye received honorary citizenship and key of Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA In 1999. Adeboye also received honorary citizenship and key of Dallas, Texas, USA and He Received honorary citizenship and key of Baltimore, Maryland, United States in 2005.

31. He dedicated the first chapel in the Nigerian Presidential Villa, Abuja, Nigeria and in 2002.

32. He Received the key to the city of Detroit, Michiga in 2000.

33. He was awarded a National Honor (Order of the Federal Republic of Nigeria) by the Nigerian President in 2009.

34. He led the Pre-Summit Prayers at the 64th General Assembly of the United Nations Headquarters, New York

35. Adeboye was named one of The World’s Fifty Most Powerful People by Newsweek Magazine (USA) in 2009.

36. Adeboye bagged an honorary doctorate degree in Theology – Canada Christian College, Canada and in 2010.

37. He was awarded a National Sports Honor (Spiritual Pillar of Nigerian Sports).
38. Adeboye chaired United Nations Global Summit on the Road Map to a Culture of Peace in the Middle East in 2011.

39. He received an award as the Best/Most Profitable Icon/Personality in Nigeria,2014.

40. Pastor Adeboye was awarded National Honour – (CON) Commander of the Order of the Niger

41. He was awarded a honorary Doctor of Science from University of Lagos.

42. He earned a Certificate of Recognition by The Congress of The United States of America, in 2015

43. Adeboye was bestowed with Presidential Merit Award – The Nigerian Society of Engineers

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