Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye, the General Overseer, Worldwide of The Redeemed Christian Church of God, (RCCG) on Saturday at the Annual Ministers Thanksgiving held at the redemption camp approved the appointment a new leader for the church in Nigeria.
The new leader of the church in Nigeria is Pastor Joseph Obayemi.
A statement signed by Leke Adeboye, Personal Assistant to the General Overseer, said contrary to reports in some sections of the media, Pastor Adeboye has not retired as General Overseer of the RCCG. He stressed that Pastor Adeboye remains the General Overseer of the RCCG Worldwide.
Another RCCG source explained that Pastor Obayemi’s new position is that of Overseer/Country coordinator for Nigeria just as Redeemed Church in other countries of the world have their respective country coordinators.
Leke Adeboye’s 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.
According to Leke Adeboye, the new Church Secretary is Pastor Funsho Odesola while Pastor Joseph Adeyokunu, is the new Church Treasurer.
He advised all members of RCCG to understand this new structure and go about their service to God and humanity in holiness and soul winning.
He also 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.
Below is a memo by the church leadership to all the leaders of the church worldwide: