President Buhari Commiserates With Pastor Adeboye On Death Of Son

Pastor Dare Adeboye

 

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday condoled with the family of Pastor Enoch Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), on the passing of his son, Pastor Dare Adeboye.

Son of the revered cleric was reported to have died in his sleep on Wednesday, shortly after ministration.

President Buhari in a statement signed on Thursday by Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina commiserated with members of the RCCG on the demise of the Assistant Pastor in charge of Region (Youth) 35.

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He urged them to “find comfort in the teachings of the Holy Scriptures that those who have chosen to serve God faithfully will see Him as He is in eternity.”

The President prays God Almighty to grant the departed rest in His everlasting kingdom and comfort the grieving family, friends, and associates.

Pastor Adeboye’s Son Dies At 42

Pastor Dare Adeboye

 

Pastor Dare Adeboye, the son of the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God Worldwide, Enoch Adeboye has died at the age of 42.

Senior Pastors of the church confirmed that he died in his sleep on Wednesday, shortly after ministration.

“It is with a deep and heartfelt sense of loss, we announce the departure of our beloved son, brother, husband and father, Oluwadamilare Temitayo Adeboye, who went to be with the Lord on the 4th of May, 2021,” an RCCG statement said, confirming the death.

“His life was well lived as he served the Lord without reserve, giving effortlessly and leading fearlessly.”

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The statement added that he was survived by his wife and three children.

“Though shaken, our anchor remains Jesus Christ in whom we have the assurance that we will one day meet in a place where there is no pain,” the statement said.

“It is the wish of the family to be granted privacy at this moment and that prayers be offered on their behalf.”

‘Righteous Man Is Taken Away’

As news of Pastor Dare’s death made the rounds, his brother Leke Adeboye took to his verified Instagram handle to post pictures of the deceased.

“The righteous man perishes [at the hand of evil], and no one takes it to heart,” Leke wrote.

“Faithful and devout men are taken away, while no one understands that the righteous person is taken away [to be spared] from disaster and evil.”

 

 

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His posts garnered thousands of comments with many dropping condolence messages.

The sad news sparked huge reactions on Twitter with over 15.6k tweets on Nigerian Twitter trends on Thursday afternoon.

Members of the RCCG and Christians from other denominations have condoled with the Adeboye family praying for the fortitude to bear the loss.

 

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Sanwo-Olu Sympathises With Pastor Enoch Adeboye Over Son’s Death

Late Pastor Dare Adeboye.

 

 

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has commiserated with the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye, and his wife, Pastor Folu Adeboye, on the death of their beloved son, Pastor Dare Adeboye.

Pastor Dare Adeboye, an Assistant Pastor in charge of Youth in Region 35 of RCCG and third surviving child of the renowned cleric, died in his sleep on Wednesday in Eket, Akwa Ibom State. He was 42-year-old.

Governor Sanwo-Olu in a statement issued on Thursday by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Gboyega Akosile, expressed his heartfelt sympathies, urging the deceased family, friends, associates, and entire members of RCCG to take the death of Pastor Dare Adeboye in good faith.

Governor Sanwo-Olu said: “no doubt the death of a loved one is usually painful as it is irreparable but we must always take solace in God especially if the deceased had lived a good life, just like the late pastor Dare Adeboye.”

He said “The pastoral and wise counsel of Pastor D as he was fondly called will be sorely missed by his family and the entire members of RCCG, especially in Eket, Akwa Ibom, where he played active roles as a cleric before he passed on.

“I sympathize with Pastor Enoch Adeboye, his wife, siblings, and widow of the deceased and the entire members of RCCG. I pray that God will grant the late Pastor Dare Adeboye eternal rest and grant the family the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.”

It Is Painful For A Father To Lose A Child, Gbajabiamila Condoles With Pastor Adeboye

The late Dare Adeboye

 

 

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila, has commiserated with the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye, over the death of his son, Dare.

Gbajabiamila said it is painful for a father to lose his child at any point in time, saying the younger Adeboye lived a life full of worship to the Lord and service to humanity.

The Speaker recalled how Dare took after his father in the work of God and rose to become one of the leading youth pastors in RCCG.

Gbajabiamila expressed sadness over the loss of such a “promising young man”.

In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Lanre Lasisi, the Speaker sent his condolences to the entire Adeboye family, especially Pastor Enoch Adeboye and his wife, Folu Adeboye.

Gbajabiamila said one could not question God over the loss, but urged the Adeboyes to find solace in the fact that Pastor Dare was a perfect example of how our youth should be and became a role model to many.

“I was saddened by the news of the demise of Pastor Dare Adeboye. His demise is painful, especially now that we need youth like him to serve as role models to their peers.

“My thoughts and prayers are with the Adeboye family and the entire RCCG family at this difficult moment.”

“I pray that the good Lord will find a peaceful resting place for Pastor Dare Adeboye,” Gbajabiamila said.

Pastor Adeboye Calls For The Restructuring Of Nigeria

General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye has added his voice to the national issue of restructuring.

Speaking at a symposium to mark the 60th Independence anniversary put together by the RCCG and the Nehemiah Leadership Institute on Saturday, Pastor Adeboye said restructuring Nigeria must be done as soon as possible prevent a disintegration.

The cleric, as quoted by Punch Newspaper, said: “Why can’t we have a system of government that will create what I will call the United States of Nigeria? Let me explain. We all know that we must restructure. It is either we restructure or we break, you don’t have to be a prophet to know that one. That is certain – restructure or we break up.

“Now, we don’t want to break up, God forbid. In the restructuring, why don’t we have a Nigerian kind of democracy? At the federal level, why don’t we have a President and a Prime Minister?”

RCCG General Overseer, Pastor Enoch Adeboye
A file photo of RCCG General Overseer, Pastor Enoch Adeboye. Credit: Pastor Adeboye/Twitter

Adeboye also added that the place of traditional rulers must be re-evaluated as they are “the actual landlords” that “control the respect of their people”.

Pastor Adeboye Leads R.C.C.G Members In Walk Against Insecurity

 

 

General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Enoch Adeboye, on Sunday, led members of his church in a prayer walk against insecurity in Nigeria.

Pastor Adeboye had directed the congregation to participate in the prayer walk declared by the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) to address the spate of killings across the country.

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According to an Assistant General Overseer of the church, Funso Odesola, about 25,000 Parishes of the church are expected to carry out the same exercise nationwide.

CAN President, Samson Ayokunle, earlier announced series of activities aimed at asking for divine intervention in stopping the killing of innocent Nigerians and giving the government the capacity to overcome terror in the country.

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Pastor Adeboye, Wife Go Romantic At Book Launch

General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye, and his wife, Folu, got friends and family blushing and cheering as they went romantic during a book launch in honour of the pastor.

The 40–chapter book, put together by several authors contained untold stories of Pastor Adeboye’s life –  from his humble background, his education, marriage and partially, his spiritual life.

The launch on Tuesday took the Pastor by surprise as he was not aware of it.

While the event was a celebration of his life and years of spiritual leadership, it took an interesting twist when he and his wife kissed before the audience.

Present at the event were the Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, the former president of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, captains of industry, as well as members of The Redeemed Christian Church of God.

Some of the dignitaries took turns to speak glowingly of the humility and strong faith of Pastor Adeboye.

Pastor Adeboye who clocked 75 in March 2017, received the mantle to become the General Overseer of RCCG in 1981 by the late founder, Pa Josiah akindayomi, a position which he says came to him as a shock.

From a very humble background in a little town of Ifewara, Osun State in the southwest of Nigeria he completed his primary and secondary school then moved to the University of Nigeria, Nsukka for his first degree in mathematics.

The clergyman who has been in the forefront of Pentecostal revolution, later got his master’s degree at the University of Lagos in 1970 and returned to UNILAG for his PHd programme.

Today, the redeemed Christian church has spread to about 198 nations and is still expanding the gospel of Christ through Pastor Adeboye.

Pastor Adeboye Steps Down As General Overseer Of RCCG Nigeria

RCCG, Enoch AdeboyeThe General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church Of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye, has stepped down as the leader of the church in Nigeria.

It was gathered that Pastor Adeboye would maintain oversight of the church across the world, which now has presence in over 190 countries.

The 75-year-old revered cleric was said to have announced his retirement from the leadership of the Nigerian church on Saturday during the Annual Minister’s Thanksgiving at Shimawa area of Ogun State.

The announcement was said to have been made in the presence of Nigeria’s Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, alongside other senior pastors of the church.

Pastor Adeboye took over the leadership of the RCCG from late Pa Josiah Akindayomi, who founded the church in 1952.

He has named Pastor Joshua Obayemi as his replacement, and asked members of the church to pray for the new leadership.

A Facebook post by Stealth Scouts NG, which was shared on Pastor Adeboye’s wall, read “It was with great shock that the congregation of all RCCG pastors and ministers received the announcement of the General Overseer of Pastor E.A. Adeboye that he will no longer be general overseer.

“He immediately announced the new Overseer as Pastor J.O Obayemi, Pastor J.F Odesola as Secretary and Pastor J.A. Adeyokunnu as the new Treasurer.

“The announcement was made during the church’s annual thanksgiving held at the 3km by 3km new auditorium today, 7th January, 2017”.

Make Humility Your Watchword, Adeboye Urges Leaders

AdeboyeThe General Overseer of The Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, has advised the country’s leaders to make humility their watchword in order not to fall from grace to grass.

Speaking at the Oyo State 2015 Christmas Carol and Thanksgiving Service, held at the Agodi Gardens, Ibadan, he said that many leaders had fallen from the ladder of success due to lack of humility.

Quoting copiously from the Scriptures, the celebrated cleric cited the example of the biblical Samson, whom he said was forsaken by God due to his disobedience to the divine directions and lack of humility and thus fell into the hands of his enemies.

He stressed the need for all mortals to be closer to their Creator, live a holy life, and submit themselves to His will so as to succeed in their divinely ordained-assignments here on earth.

In the same vein, the State Governor, Mr Abiola Ajimobi, expressed the optimism that Nigeria would experience divine visitation in 2016 and triumph over its current economic challenges and unrest in the Northern part.

Ajimobi assured the people of Oyo State that the state would be better placed in terms of socio-economic development in the coming years, stressing that with divine intervention and economic re-engineering, Oyo would overcome its current challenges.

He said, “What I want to say is that God will make us ‘Emmanuel’. He will continue to be with us and make Oyo State ‘Emmanuel’. When God is with someone, such a person will always be victorious over his enemies.

“This is what He has done for us in Oyo State and that is why we have been moving from one victory to another and triumphing over the enemies of the state.”

The occasion witnessed an assemblage of eminent personalities, clerics, politicians and Christian faithful and choristers from different churches, who all expressed appreciation to God through singing and dancing for witnessing the 2015 Carol service.

The choir from the University of Ibadan put up a spectacular performance with the rendition of melodious Carols.

Dignitaries present at the occasion included the wife of the Governor, Mrs Florence Ajimobi, the Speaker of the House of Assembly, Mr Michael Adeyemo, the Chief Judge, Justice Munta Abimbola and the General Officer Commanding (GOC), 2 Division of the Nigerian Army, Major-General Laz Ilo among others.

Stop Paying Offering To RCCG, Pastor Adeboye Tells “Sinners”

RCCGRevered clergy, Pastor Enoch Adeboye of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) says any member not in right standing with God in character and deeds should no longer give offerings in the church.

Pastor Adeboye was speaking at the opening of the annual Holy Ghost Congress with the theme, “Floodgates of Heaven” at the Redemption Camp.

He said that anyone who is still living in sin and gives offering in the church is doing himself a disservice.

The annual December gathering of the Redeemed Christian Church Of God had taken off on a high note with singing and dancing but the General Overseer of the church wore a more serious look as he delivered his message, which was on loving God and getting rewards.

Pastor Adeboye said that the reason why the church, in spite of its wealth, still collects offering from members is in order to get them out of poverty as they are investing in heaven.

He then warned, “From today if you are not sure of your salvation don’t ever give when it is time for offerings in RCCG.”

The message has also been posted on the pastor’s Twitter handle.

The 18th annual congress is a week-long event which ends on December 12.