Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye is the general overseer of The Redeemed Christian Church Of God. He is one of the most influential and highly respected people in the world. whose headquarter is at Redemption Camp, Ogun State.
Pastor Enoch Adeboye is the national president of the Redeemed Christian Fellowship (RCF, an interdenominational Nigerian campus fellowship), Christ the Redeemers Ministry (CRM), and the Redeemers University, Ede—Osun State, which was established in 2005.
|Name||Enoch Adejare Adeboye|
|Date of Birth||March 2, 1942|
|Place of birth||Ifewara, Osun State|
|State of origin||Osun State|
|Children||Pastor Adeolu Adeboye, Pastor (Mrs.) Bolu Adeboye, Pastor Dare Adeboye(late), and Pastor Leke Adeboye.|
|Net worth||$65 Million|
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Enoch Adeboye Background
Enoch was born on March 2, 1942 in Ifewara, Osun State. At the time of his birth his father was a farmer. He studied at Ilesha Grammar School, Ilesha, Osun State, for his basic education. Afterwards, he proceeded to the University of Nigeria (UNN) Nsukka to study mathematics. The Civil War, however, disrupted his education there.
He moved to the University of Lagos and bagged a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics in 1967. Thereafter, he went further to obtain a Masters degree in Hydrodynamics from the same university. He also has a PhD in Applied Mathematics from the University of Lagos. He became a professor of Mathematics in the University.
Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye Wife
Pastor Adeboye is married to Foluke Adenike. They got married in 1967 when he was 25. Their marriage is blessed with four children (now ministers): Pastor Adeolu Adeboye, Pastor (Mrs.) Bolu Adeboye, Pastor Dare Adeboye(late), and Pastor Leke Adeboye.
Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye Career
Pastor Adeboye was a professor of Mathematics in the University of Lagos before he was called into ministry. He in fact hoped to become a Vice Chancellor because of his love for education.
Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye Ministry
Pastor Adeboye gave his life to Christ on July 29, 1973 when he joined the Redeemed Christian Church of God. He served in the church as an interpreter to Pastor Josiah Olufemi Akindayomi, founder of The Redeemed Christian Church Of God, who could only preach in Yoruba Language.
He was ordained a pastor in 1977. After the passing of Pa Akindayomi, he became the general overseer of the RCCG in 1987.
However, this new ordination seemed difficult to balance with his job as a professor. Not long later he was instructed by God to quit the job and focus on the ministry.
God has used him and his position as General Overseer to cause evident change in the church.
The most notable accomplishment was when he purchased a massive portion of land along Lagos-Ibadan expressway on which the Redemption Camp, where the Holy Ghost Congress and other annual programmes are held.
Today, RCCG has branches in over 196 countries. This is in line with the vision of planting a Redeemed Christian Church Of God branch within five minutes walking distance in developing cities and five minutes driving distance in developed cities.
Not only is Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye a mentor to his followers, he is also a spiritual father to Presidents, Head of States and renowned leaders all over the world.
Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye Net Worth
Pastor Adeboye is worth millions of dollars, though his net worth is not clear. He owns a G550 private jet worth $65m and several high-end estates in Britain and other strategic locations. His cars include Rolls Royce Phantoms, Land Rover Discovery and Mercedez Benz Gelandewagen.
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Enoch Adeboye Quotes
“It is unfortunate that several people prefer to focus on their relationship with God; hence, they keep drifting further away from God’s sure place of provision.”
“Many are poor because of their sole reliance on government for everything”
“If you don’t conquer yourself, you’re like a city without walls”
“Anytime you see a counterfeit, it means the original must be somewhere”
“The first and biggest victory of all is victory over your own self.”
“Being thankless and unappreciative has a negative impact on the human heart.”
“Don’t look unto government for everything. Be creative”
“If I tell you to do anything and it’s not in the bible, don’t do it”
“Behind the glory is always a story.”
Enoch Adeboye Books
Some of the books he has written are:
Open Heaven Daily Devotional
God has a purpose for your life
The Gate of Mercy
The Overflowing Christian
The Swimming Axe-Head
Anatomy of Greatness
Practical Guides for prosperity (Vol 1-4)
Carriers of His power
Time of Favour
The tale of the three women
The New Life
The Ten Virgins
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Awards and Recognitions
Order of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (OFR) – 2008
One of the 50 most powerful people in the world by Newsweek Magazine, USA – 2008
Lessons From The Life of Pastor Adeboye
- Invest In People
Enoch Adeboye has invested in several lives so much that he has lost count of his mentees. This is one of the reasons he is called the father of many nations.
- Remain Humble
Enoch Adeboye is a total example of humility. This can be seen in the way he talks and relate with everyone around him. Be humble always.
- Be The Best At What You Do
When Pastor Adeboye was in school, he was one of the best students who travelled abroad to represent Nigeria. Be exceptional in whatever you have been called to do.
- Your Background Is Not A Limitation
Your background doesn’t define who you can be. Learn to live above it.