The General oversea of the Redeemed Christain Church of God (RCCG) Worldwide, Pastor E.A Adeboye is a year older today. The anointed man of God turns 75.
Enoch Adejare Adeboye was ordained General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God in 1981, taking over from Papa Akindayomi, who had died the previous year.
Born on March 2, 1942 in Ifewara, Osun State, located in the South-Western part of Nigeria, Pastor Adeboye had a strong desire to attend school in spite of his poor background.He was admitted to Ilesha Grammar School, Osun State, Nigeria in 1956.
He proceeded to study mathematics in a leading Nigerian university, The University of Nigeria, Nsukka, to study mathematics.He obtained his B.Sc. in Mathematics from the university of ibadan between 1964-1967 and subsequently got his PhD in applied mathematics from the University of Lagos, and worked as a lecturer in mathematics at the universities of Lagos and Ilorin; After joining the RCCG in 1973, he began working to translate the sermons of its founder and then Pastor, Rev. Josiah Olufemi Akindayomi, from Yoruba into English.
He is the national president of RCF (an interdenominational fellowship in all the campuses in Nigeria) which is under the umbrella of Christ the Redeemer’s Ministry (CRM) where he is a founder and president.