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Enoch Adejare Adeboye was born on 2 March, 1942 is a Nigerian pastor, General Overseer of Redeemed Christian Church of God in Lagos.
Early Life and Education
Enoch Adejare Adeboye popularly known as Pastor Enoch Adeboye, was born on 2 March, 1942 in Ifewara, near Ife, in Osun State, Nigeria.
Pastor Enoch Adeboye was born into a very humble background, (Poor family).
Enoch Adejare Adeboye began his education at Ilesa Grammar School Ilesa Osun State in 1956.
Enoch Adejare Adeboye then proceeded to the University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN) in Nsukka but because of the Nigeria Civil War, he completed his first degree in the University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University), graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics in 1967.
That same year, he married Foluke Adenike. They both have four children namely: Adeolu Adeboye, Bolu Adubi (née Adeboye), Dare Adeboye and Leke Adeboye.
In 1969, he obtained a Master’s degree in Hydrodynamics from University of Lagos. In 1975, he obtained a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from the University of Lagos. He holds a position as Professor of Mathematics at University of Lagos.
Pastor Enoch Adeboye Career
Adejare Adeboye joined the Redeemed Christian Church of God in 1973 and served as an interpreter before he was ordained a pastor in the church by Pa. Josiah Akindayomi in 1975.
Pastor Enoch Adeboye became General Overseer of the church in 1981.
For three years, he filled the role part-time at Unilorin before giving up his university position to preach full-time.
The church, which was not well known before Adeboye became the General Overseer, has branches in about 196 nations as of (March 2017), including more than 14,000,000 in Nigeria.
Adeboye has stated that he aims to put a church within five minutes walking distance in developing cities and five minutes driving distance in developed cities.
Adeboye is considered a preacher of the prosperity gospel, a claim he does not deny, saying that “Pentecostals have such an impact because they talk of the here and now, not just the by and by… while we have to worry about heaven, there are some things God could do for us in the here and now.”
Following new legislation that placed limits on non-profit leadership to 20 years of service and less than 70 years of age, Pastor Adeboye resigned as General Overseer in 2017.
To celebrate his 80th birthday in 2022, Adeboye’s foundation donated eight dialysis machines to Wuse District Hospital, together with a reverse osmosis medical water purification system and an electrical generator.
Pastor Enoch Adeboye has endowed four Nigerian universities, including Obafemi Awolowo University and the University of Nigeria.
Enoch Adeboye married Folu Adeboye on December 17, 1967. He is a father of four children (three sons and a daughter) and several grandchildren from the marriage.
Pastor Enoch Adeboye lost his son Dare Adeboye on May 4, 2021, who died at the age of 42.
Pastor Enoch Adeboye is a Nigerian pastor, General Overseer of Redeemed Christian Church of God in Lagos. He has an estimated net worth of $1 millions.