Enoch Adeboye Biography
|Real name||Enoch Adejare Adeboye|
|Date of birth||2 March 1942|
|Country of Origin||Federal Republic of Nigeria|
|Occupation||Nigerian pastor, professor and mathematician by profession.|
|Net worth||$110m – ₦50.1 Billion|
Enoch Adejare Adeboye the General overseer of the Redeemed Christian church of God is a renowned Nigerian pastor, professor and mathematician by profession.
Enoch Adeboye was born on the 2nd of March 1942 in Ifewara near Ife in Osun State, Nigeria. Enoch Adeboye is 79 years of age.
Enoch Adeboye Early Life and Career
Enoch finished his secondary education from Ilesha grammar school, Osun state in 1956 and proceeded to the University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN) but later completed his first degree at the University of Ife now Obafemi Awolowo because of the civil war during that time.
Enoch has his first degree in mathematics in 1967. He then moved further to obtaining his Master’s degree in Hydrodynamics in 1969 from the University of Lagos. He proceeded for his PhD in Applied mathematics from the same university of Lagos and holds a position as professor of mathematics at the University of Lagos.
Enoch Adeboye Ministry
In 1973, Adejare Adeboye Enoch as an interpreter joined the Redeemed Christian church of God( RCCG) before he was appointed a pastor by Pa.Josiah Akindayomi in 1975.
In 1981 Enoch Adeboye became general overseer of the church part-time while still in Unilorin before he gave his position to preach as a full-time pastor.
Now the Redeemed church has been able to grow in about 196 nations as of March 2017 and includes more than14,000,000 in Nigeria.
Pastor Enoch has made it known in one of his interviews that “his aim is to put a church within five minutes walking distance in developing cities and five minuted driving distance in developed cities.
He once said as well that Pentecostals have such an impact because they talked about here & now, and that while people have to worry about heaven, there are some things God could do for us in here and now.
Pastor Enoch has now legislated a new rule by placing limits in non-profit leadership to 20 years of service and less than 70 years of age. In 2017, pastor Enoch Adeboye resigned as the leader of the Redeemed Christian church of God.
Addressing his members at the Redemption Camp, the clergyman recounted that he made a mistake of pride and he suffered for it.
According to Pastor Adeboye: “Almost immediately after I got born again, God started speaking to me, I don’t do anything without his guidance or approval. He tells me the road to ply in Lagos so that I can bypass hold up, most of you here know how terrible Lagos traffic is.
Fortunately for me, I don’t experience it because God knows a better route. “However, something happened that made him stop communicating with me. I used to be an interpreter to the general overseer or general superintendent as we call it those days.
My father in the Lord then; just took a special interest in my interpretation. When other pastors in the church then realised that the general overseer liked my interpretation, they stopped calling me to interpret for them and left me alone for the general overseer.
“I became full of myself and started bouncing around as interpreter to the general overseer but an incident happened one day.
We had a program and we invited a guest minister to preach. He made a mistake that day, you may be surprised at my definition of a mistake. The mistake was that he asked me to interpret for himself. I was really angry in my spirit but I couldn’t object because it was too late.
“I stood up and interpreted for him but in my heart, I was murmuring, I said ‘How could you call me a whole interpreter to the general overseer to interpret for you.
Only if he knew what was in my mind, he would have called another person to interpret that very day. “At the end of the program, I was on my way home and God spoke, he said ‘Son, you are now too big to interpret to a man of God other than the general overseer”. After the conversation, God stopped speaking to me, I didn’t hear His voice again…
“I suffered, that whole period was like hell, I became a victim of the traffic in Lagos.
He owns ‘Dove TV’ a religious channel that telecast a wide range of church programs which includes weekly sermons.
Pastor Adeboye endowed four Nigerian universities including Obafemi Awolowo university and the University of Nigeria.
Enoch Adeboye Awards and Recognitions
* He was recognized by Newsweek in 2008 as one of the 50 most powerful people in the world
* In 2019, Pastor Enoch was cited as one of the most Top most influential Africans by New African magazine
In 1967, Enoch Adeboye got married to his wife Foluke Adenike Adeyokunu on the 17th of December. They had four children ( 3 sons and a daughter) Adeolu Adeboye, Bolu, Leke Adeboye and Dare Adeboye. Pastor Enoch Adeboye lost his son Dare Adeboye on the 4th of May 2021 who died at the age of 42 years.
Enoch Adeboye Net Worth
Pastor Enoch Adeboye has been able to make it to the top ten of the World’s wealthiest Pastor with an estimated net worth of $110m.
Enoch Adeboye Cars
* Rolls Royce phantom
* Mercedes- Benz Gelandewagon
* Land Rover Discovery
* A private jet.