"I never wanted to be the leader of Redeemed Church"- Adeboye

published on Monday, 7 April 2014

The general overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye shocked his numerous members on Friday when he declared that he never wanted to be a Pastor.Daddy G.O, as he’s fondly called gave this shocking revelation during the just concluded April edition of the Holy Ghost Congress.The soft-spoken preacher disclosed that he initially outrightly refused to be ordained a pastor by the founder of the church, the late Rev. Josiah Akindayomi."">Adeboye in a message entitled, “Great and mighty seeds” said becoming a preacher was the last thing on his mind when he came to the church.According to him, “But not long after, Papa Akindayomi said I was going to be ordained pastor. I was not prepared to become a pastor. I was satisfied with just coming to the church to worship and go home,” he said.The clergyman said he was shocked when the founder called him a few years after to tell him he had been ordained to take over the mantle of leadership from him.”I couldn’t say no to him immediately. So when I got back to the University of Ilorin where I was a lecturer, I wrote a letter to the founder, telling him to appoint someone else. I was prepared to assist whoever turned out to be his choice. Papa was an illiterate, he couldn’t read. Thank God, the one who read the letter to him is here on the platform tonight; Pastor David Kuo,” he stated.In his sermon, the former university don noted that some people were born great, some others become great through labour while others have greatness entrusted upon them."">”A classical example of people who combined the three categories was Elisha,” he said.He sighted that even after death, the bones of Elisha were still strong enough to raise the dead.Adeboye said another example of someone who combined the three categories was Jesus Christ, backing his points with several biblical references including Matthew 3, Luke 1:30-33, Acts 10:38, Philippians 2:5-11, John 1:11-12 and Romans 8:16-17.