Speaking at yesterday’s service which marked the end of the 64th Annual Convention, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor E.A Adeboye has banned Pastors in the church from match-making members, saying there should be no more cases of arranging brothers and sisters for marriage.
“Don’t be entangled with marriage among members because you will bear the consequences. It is not your duty to arrange a brother and a sister for marriage because you cannot arrange their fruitfulness. Don’t get involved in marriage by proxy,” he said.
The influential cleric urged pastors to teach their spiritual children to seek the face of the Lord in marriage because every marriage has its challenges.
Meanwhile, seven new Assistant General Overseers (AGOs) were announced to take over from the six Assistant General Overseers who retired.
They are: Pastors Ezekiel A. Odeyemi, Elijah O. Daramola, Johnson F. Odesola and Joseph Obayemi who are presently members of the Governing Council of the RCCG and Special Assistants to the G.O.
Others are Pastor Olu Obanure, Pastor Ayo Adeloye and Pastor Peter Amekhienan who are presently Special Assistants to the General Overseer in West Coast 1, East Africa and Southern Africa Region 1 respectively.
New Special Assistants to the GO are: Pastors Johnson Tomisin Kalejaiye, Brown Oyitso, Okey Mofunnaya, Peter Olawale and Belemina Obunge were appointed Special Assistants to the General Overseer.
Kalejaiye, a Regional Evangelist is now the Special Assistant to the G.O. on Evangelism. Oyitso, Chairman of Central Missions Board, is now the Special Assistant to the G.O. on Missions while Mofunnaya, Head of Security, is now the Special Assistant to the G.O. on Security.
Olawale, National Prayer Coordinator, is the new Special Assistant to the G.O. on Prayers while Obunge, in charge of Youth Affairs, becomes the Special Assistant to the G.O. on Special Duties.