*Minor leadership restructuring conform with new law
The Redeemed Christians Church of God (RCCG), has made clarifications on the recent leadership changes in the church confirming that Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye remains the General Overseer of the global Christian organisation.
RCCG in a statement signed by Leke Adeboye, on Saturday refuted the reports that Adeboye resigned and handed over the leadership of the Church to Pastor Joseph Obayemi.
Leke Adeboye, the clergyman’s last son and Personal Assistant said the clarification is coming on the heels of misrepresentation of his father’s announcement at the Annual Ministers Thanksgiving held at the redemption camp on Saturday that “the Church Nigeria is now to be led by Pastor Joseph Obayemi”.
According to him, said that Pastor Adeboye remains the General Overseer of RCCG Worldwide.
Leke Adeboye noted 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, he said, 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.
Leke Adeboye also reiterated that Pastor Funsho Odesola, will now serve as the new Church Secretary while Pastor Joseph Adeyokunu, is the new Church Treasurer.
He also advised all members of RCCG to understand this new structure and go about their service to God and humanity in holiness and soul winning.
The GO’s son further appealed to members to educate people around them and not spread inaccurate information stressing that Pastor E.A Adeboye remains the General Overseer of RCCG Worldwide.
“Daddy has appointed Pastor Obayemi as overseer of RCCG Nigeria while Daddy GO remains the General Overseer “worldwide”. This is based on the law that was just passed by the National Assembly of Nigeria. Daddy just obeyed the law of the nation which says any General Overseer cannot stay over 20years”, a concerned member, Mrs. Ronke Adeoye told Global Sentinel
Adeoye also noted that every country has their own country head including the USA headed by Pastor Fadele; Europe is Pastor Dele olowu; and London 2 is Pastor Aguw Irukwu.
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She listed other to include: “Romania, Pastor Femi olorufemi; South Africa, Pastor E A Daramola; WEST coast, Pastor Obanure; Nigeria, Pastor Obayemi; Cameron, Pastor EA Odeyemi; Australian, Pastor Wole Astrup; and Kenya, Pastor Abasi Ike, amongst others”.
“Pastor E A Adeboye is our overall head of governing council of RCCG. Please don’t be confuse Pastor E A Adeboye did not retired. He appointed a country head for Nigeria like other country. He still our overall head of RCCG governing council, ” she emphasised.
Adeoye noted the fact that “Pastor E A Adeboye still hold the monthly Holy Ghost service, Mount Zion hour, Divine encounter, Shiloh hour, Congress and convention but for some RCCG Nigeria matter now rest on Nigeria GO”.