The news came as shock to many RCCG members as well as the Nigerian general public. Pastor Adeboye who had headed the church since 1981 named Pastor Joshua Obayemi as his successor on Saturday at the Annual Minister’s Thanksgiving service in Ogun state. Although Pastor Obayemi is the new GO of the RCCG Nigeria, Pastor Adeboye remains the GO of RCCG worldwide. The church has branches in about 190 countries in the world.
Obayemi has been a longstanding member and pastor in the church. He was Special Assistant to the General Overseer on Finance before he was appointed to the new position. Obayemi was the pastor in charge of Lagos Province 2. He has also been a member of the RCCG governing council and governing body for the church’s house fellowship service for many years now. The church’s website now reflects his new status.
We wish Pastor Obayemi well in his new role. Here’s more stuff: All The Things You Didn’t Know About Pastor Adeboye.