Tribute Poured On Pastor Adeboye At 76

  • Ogbeni Says He Is A Voice Of Peace In Troubled World

The Governor of Osun,  Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, has described the founder and Global General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye,  as ‘the voice of peace and comfort in a troubled and edgy world’ and harbinger of hope to millions of souls across the world.

Aregbesola dropped this accolade in a message commemorating the 76th birthday of the foremost man of God.

The Governor, in a statement by his Media Adviser, Mr. Sola Fasure, described Pastor Adeboye as a beacon of hope for the numerous hopeless souls, reconciling them with God through his sermons and evangelical engagements all over the world.

Aregbesola said few people are chosen by God for this kind of evangelical assignment in a generation, saying such chosen few are rare breed and special creation, who sparingly graces this earthly terrain.

He noted that Pastor Adeboye is an epitome and embodiment of knowledge, deep faith and a messenger who spread the word of God across the globe untiringly despite his graceful old age.

According to the Governor, the arrival of the man of God at the threshold of 76 years is an august occasion, which is very special to his congregation across the globe, Nigeria, the State of Osun, friends and well-wishers across other faiths.

The statement read: “Some individuals, very few of them, are specially chosen by the creator to be a blessing to their generation. One of such is Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye, the Global General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), who clocked 76 years today.

“Pastor Adeboye is a well educated man who gave up his brilliant academic career to do the work of God. He is a man of deep faith with apostolic fervour who has taken Christian evangelism to the nooks and crannies of this nation and the uttermost parts of the world.

“There is virtually no community in Nigeria where his church is not firmly established or any part of the world where there is no parish of the RCCG.

“He is also a man of prodigious energy. Even at 76, he doesn’t appear to be slowing down, but his light continues to shine brighter and brighter. He is personally a very humble and meek man. He radiates love and deep affection, always welcoming all and generous to a fault. He played fatherly role to all.

“His accommodation knows no bound, transcending, religious, ethnic and class lines. I have found his calming words very assuring even at my most challenging times, whenever I am privileged to meet him.

President Buhari Rejoices With Pastor Adeboye At 76

President Muhammadu Buhari with the whole members of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), as well as Christians in Nigeria and many parts of the world have congratulated the General Overseer of RCCG, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, who turned 76 on March 2.

In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity Mr Femi Adesina on Thursday, the President extended  felicitations to the family and friends of the highly revered and respected preacher.

President Buhari noted that the clergyman is a teacher of the God’s word  under whose leadership, since 1981, the church has grown to become one of the largest congregations in the world, with parishes almost in all nations of the world.

He also affirmed that the exemplary leadership provided by the servant of God has resulted in an exponential growth of the church, which directly translates into the development of infrastructure, building of educational and health institutions, as well as vocational centres that have created a means of livelihood for many Nigerians.

The President commended Pastor Adeboye’s warmth and friendliness, recalling his visits to the State House, and most significantly, the historic visit in London when he was on medical vacation.

He believes the clergyman has planted seeds of the gospel that posterity would always remember, especially his divinely inspired dream of ensuring that there will be a church within every walking distance in the country.

President Buhari further extolled Pastor Adeboye for his humility, focus, discipline and sacrificial spirit of giving up his personal comfort, career, and dreams, to take up the higher call of leading the Lord’s flock.

He prays that the Almighty God will grant the church leader longer life, good health, and more strength to propagate the word of God.

OAP Freeze Disagrees With Pastor Adeboye Over Sacrificial Offering

This would not be the first time On Air Personality Freeze would speak his mind on matters concerning churches. Recall that he recently started a movement against paying of tithes in big churches like House on The Rock, whose members walked out on their pastor Paul Adefarasin after he tried to talk about the delicate topic.

Up until the time of this report none of the Pastors who had replied Freeze have been able to tell exactly what part of the bible mandated Christians to pay tithe.

Moving on to the latest drama Freeze is about to create, the ‘activist’ has reacted to a video of General Overseer of the Redeem Christian Church Of God, Pastor Adeboye.

In the video Adeboye was seen requesting for 1billion Naira donations from his members.

Here’s Freeze’s comment;

E ku ise Oluwa!

Billion Naira gang ?

Is the special announcement only for the billionaires? Did Jesus segregate the believers according to their spending power?

If I may ask, where did all the billions and hundred millions go to? Did it go into building free hospitals or free schools or factories where workers can work or was it just swallowed by ‘church expenses’ or was it geared towards building more churches, something we already have much more than enough?

When Moses realized that there was more than enough offering to finish the temple, he instructed the Israelites to STOP bringing their offering.. Are we ever going to finish temple building, or is this a perpetual process in Nigeria?

I hope this billion Naira offering was shared equally among all the believers as practiced by the disciples in Acts chapter 4? ~FRZ

? Acts 4 ? [32] All the believers were one in heart and mind. No one claimed that any of their possessions was their own, but they shared everything they had. [33] With great power the apostles continued to testify to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus. And God’s grace was so powerfully at work in them all [34] that there were no needy persons among them. For from time to time those who owned land or houses sold them, brought the money from the sales [35] and put it at the apostles’ feet, and it was distributed to anyone who had need.

? Exodus 36 ?
New International Version
[3] And the people continued to bring freewill offerings morning after morning. [4] So all the skilled workers who were doing all the work on the sanctuary left what they were doing [5] and said to Moses, “The people are bringing more than enough for doing the work the Lord commanded to be done.” [6] Then Moses gave an order and they sent this word throughout the camp: “No man or woman is to make anything else as an offering for the sanctuary.” And so the people were restrained from bringing more, [7] because what they already had was more than enough to do all the work.