The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) worldwide, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, on Thursday clocked 40 years as the church head.
Adeboye who was ordained a pastor of the church in 1977, became general overseer in 1981.
He succeeded the late Papa Josiah Akindayomi as a young university lecturer. The General Overseer was formerly a professor of mathematics at the University of Lagos.
Adeboye started working with the founder of RCCG by translating his sermons from Yoruba to English language.
Speaking on the milestone, Adeboye wrote on his verified Twitter handle: “This forty year journey has been awesome. God has proved time and time again that He is the only One that should be trusted a 100%.
God has been our pillar.”
Celebrating him, his son, Leke Adeboye shared a photo on Instagram with the inscription “Celebrating 40 years at the top.”
Despite becoming the church’s leader at a time it was not well known, Adeboye, 78, has expanded it to about 200 countries, including more than 20,000 branches in Nigeria.