In a statement made available to the public the Redeemed Christian Church of God hierarchy has stated the reason behind the retirement of Pastor E. A Adeboye. Below is the statement;
Pastor E.A Adeboye remains General Overseer, RCCG Worldwide.
It is no longer news that at the RCCG Annual Ministers Thanksgiving this morning, Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye, announced his retirement as the Overseer of RCCG in Nigeria.
This is sequel to the new legal requirements set up by the Financial Regulations Council, guiding all registered churches, mosques, CSOs. They now have a maximum period of twenty years to lead their organizations. In retirement, they are not permitted to hand over to their families.
RCCG NIGERIA is now to be headed by Pastor Joseph Obayemi, as Pastor Funsho Odesola will serve as the new Church Secretary while Pastor Joseph Adeyokunu, is the new Church Treasurer.
We would like to inform all members of RCCG to understand this new structure and go about their service to God and humanity in holiness and soul winning. Let us also educate people around us and not spread inaccurate information.
Pastor E.A Adeboye remains the General Overseer of RCCG Worldwide.
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