Pastor Enoch Adeboye Biography – Age, Career, Family, Pastor Adeboye At Eighty And Net Worth
Enoch Adejare Adeboye is a name that almost every Nigerian identify with. He is a humble, easy going and soft spoken Nigerian pastor. As a matter of fact, he is ranked as one of the most influential and highly respected figures in the world. Enoch Adeboye is the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God whose headquarter is at Redemption Camp, Ogun State.
Pastor Adeboye is 80 years old.
Before delving into ministry, Pastor Adeboye had a lecturing career going on smoothly for him. In fact, he had the dream of becoming a Vice Chancellor because of his love for education. He worked as a lecturer of mathematics at the University of Lagos and University of Ilorin.
His Journey Into Ministry
Pastor Adeboye gave his life to Christ on 29th July, 1973 when he joined the Redeemed Christian Church of God. He served in the church as an interpreter to Pastor Josiah Olufemi Akindayomi who could only preach in Yoruba Language. Later, in 1977, he was ordained a pastor.
Thereafter, he became the General Overseer of the church in 1987 after the passage of Pastor Josiah Olufemi Akindayomi. For 3 years, he juggled the position with his part time lecturing job in Unilorin. But, he eventually quit the job to pastor full time.
Since he assumed the position of the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, God has used him to bring about tremendous growth to the church. For a start, he purchased a massive piece of land on Lagos Ibadan expressway which is known today as Redemption Camp, where the Holy Ghost congress service is being held annually.
Record has it that the first RCCG Holy Ghost congress held at Lekki-Lagos and it was attended by over 7 million people in 1998. Thereafter, in 1999, the annual congress was moved permanently to the Redemption Camp.
Today, RCCG has several branches all over the world in more than 196 nations. According to Pastor Adeboye, he wants to plant a Redeemed Church within five minutes walking distance in developing cities and five minutes driving distance in developed cities.
It is worthy of mentioning that Enoch Adeboye is a mentor to millions and spiritual father to Presidents, Head of States and renowned leaders all over the world.
He is married to Mrs. Tope Adeboye and they are blessed with three sons, and a daughter. One of his son Dare died last year.
Pastor Adeboye At Eighty
Pastor Adeboye is celebrating his 80th birthday today, Wednesday, March 2.
Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye is listed as one of the richest pastor in the world with estimated his net worth of $110m.