News broke early this morning that the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye has retired.
The announced retirement comes ahead of the revered cleric’s 75th birthday on 2 March.
A new GO, Pastor Joshua Obayemi, was chosen to succeed Pastor Adeboye.
A source, who was at the announcement, however put the records straight concerning the shocking retirement of the G.O who had, on Friday night, preached during the church’s monthly Holy Ghost service.
According to the source, Pastor Adeboye made the announcement to the shock of the church Ministers during the church’s annual Ministers’ thanksgiving at the church campground.
Adeboye noted that due to the new rules of the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC), he had to step down seeing that he has passed the CAC retirement age and term(s) of office.
Technically, Pastor Adeboye still remains the G.O (worldwide) of RCCG but due to the Nigerian (CAC) law, a new G.O had to be announced.
Pastor Adeboye also revealed that the same was likely to follow for his other colleagues like Bishop David Oyedepo (Winners Chapel), Pastor WF Kumuyi (Deeper Life) e.t.c.
Members of the church need not panic as Pastor Adeboye would still hold the church programmes like the Holy Ghost Service, Convention and Congress.
Like someone said, Pastor Adeboye’s retirement is not ministerial but executive