UPDATE: Pastor Enoch Adeboye as stepped down as the general overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, in Nigeria. He remains the worldwide head of the church. An assistant general overseer, Pastor J. O. Obayemi succeeds him as the general overseer of the church for Nigeria.
PREVIOUSLY: Enoch Adeboye, a world renowned cleric, has suddenly retired as the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG.
Popular lawyer-activist Ebun-olu Adegboruwa, an RCCG Pastor, said: “At the RCCG Annual Ministers Thanksgiving this morning, [Saturday, January 7, 2016] Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye, announced his retirement as the General Overseer of the church.
“The Church is now to be led by Pastor Obayemi, as the new General Overseer, Pastor Funsho Odesola, as the new Church Secretary and Pastor Adeyokunu, as the new Church Treasurer.
“This is sequel to the new legal requirements set up by the Financial Regulations Council, guiding all registered churches, mosques, CSOs. They have a maximum period of twenty years to lead their organizations.
“In retirement, they are not permitted to hand over to their families.”
“Pastor Adeboye has been of tremendous positive influence on me, and on so many other leaders worldwide. He became General Overseer in 1981 and has taken the Redeemed Christian Church of God to about 192 nations of the world.
“I and all other members of the church will miss him and his wisdom and counseling but we are glad that he is still around for the monthly Holy Ghost services,” the lawyer ended his testimony.