Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye has retired as the General Overseer of The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Nigeria. And Pastor Joseph Obayemi has been appointed to head the Redeemed Christian Church of God Nigeria.
Obayemi will be the ‘national overseer’ while Adeboye remains the general overseer worldwide.
The Church in further clarification through a press statement signed by Leke Adeboye, on Saturday, January 7, explained that Pastor Adeboye remained the GO of RCCG Worldwide.
Leke Adeboye, the GO’s son and Personal Assistant said “the clarification is coming on the heels of misrepresentation of Pastor E. A Adeboye’s announcement at the Annual Ministers Thanksgiving held at the redemption camp”.
He said that the Church in Nigeria was now to be led by Pastor Joseph Obayemi.
The statement clarified that “the latest development is sequel to the new legal requirements set up by the Financial Regulations Council, guiding all registered churches, mosques, and CSOs.
“The regulation stipulates that heads of non profit organisations like churches now have a maximum period of twenty years to lead their organizations while in retirement, they are not permitted to hand over to their families”.
The statement also reiterated that Pastor Funsho Odesola will now serve as the new Church Secretary, while Pastor Joseph Adeyokunu is the new Church Treasurer.
It advised all members of RCCG “to understand this new structure and go about their service to God and humanity in holiness and soul winning.”
Obayemi was a deputy in charge of Finance and a member of governing council, before his appointment.