Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye has retired as the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG).
Just last year, the church slammed those calling for the 74-year-old to retire as head of RCCG.
Pastor Johnson Odesola, Special Assistant to Pastor Adeboye on Administration and Personnel, said at the time that the church’s constitution did not state that anyone above 70 years should not lead the ministry.
He said: “Whereas the constitution provided that the deputy and assistant general overseers are appointed to retire at 70 and enjoy their retirement benefits for life, there is no such provision for the general overseer.”
Pastor J.O. Obayemi has been named as Adeboye’s successor.
Obayemi was a deputy in charge of Finance and a member of governing council, before his appointment.
However, amidst the shock and disbelief, some sources have said that Pastor Adeboye has only stepped down as the General Overseer of RCCG NIGERIA, in accordance with the 70 year old retirement benchmark of the country’s constitution, but still remains RCCG WORLDWIDE ‘s number one man.