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50 Amazing Facts You need To know About Pastor E.A Adeboye As He clocks 76.

As the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Enoch Adeboye celebrates his birthday today, here are some interesting things you need to know about him.
Pastor Enoch Adeboye
The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye is celebrating his 76th birthday today. He was born on the 2nd of March 1942.
The esteemed man of God has already received several congratulatory messages from loved ones and church members all over the world including President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria.
Here are 75 quick facts about him you should know about:
1. He was born on 2nd March, 1942.
2. He hails from Ifewara, Osun state.
3. He came from a very poor family, he never wear shoes until he was 18.
4. Got admitted to Ilesha Grammar School in 1956.
5. He got Bsc in Mathematics from the University of Ife in 1967.
6. Bagged Masters degree in Hydrodynamics in 1969 from the University of Lagos.
7. Bagged PhD in Applied Mathematics in 1975 from University of Lagos.
8. His earliest vision was to be the youngest Vice Chancellor in Africa.
9. He got married in 1967 to Foluke Adenike (Nee Adeyokunnu).
10. The severe sickness of his daughter led him to The Redeemed Christian Church Of God in 1973.
11. He became bornagain under the ministration of Late Rev.Josiah Olufemi Akindayomi at The Redeemed Christian Church Of God, Ebute Metta on
29th July 1973.
12. His sold his goat and borrowed money from neighbours in order to pay for his school fees for him to enroll in the only missionary school in his village.
13. Pastor Adeboye was born on Sunday when rain falling and sun was shining.
14. His childhood nickname is ‘’The Tiger’’.
15. He was born at a time when a certain king mounted the throne in Ilesha, Osun state.
16. Pastor Adeboye was born at home on a Sunday with no one to midwife his birth process.
17. His full names :Elijah, Sunday, Olagundoye, Adetona, Enoch, Adejare, Adeboye.
18. He started his university education in University of Nigeria Nsukka but civil war forced him to University of Ife in the final year.
19. He lectured at the University of Ilorin and University of Lagos.
20. Pastor Adeboye was ordained as a Pastor in 1975.
21. He started as an interpreter for the founder of RCCG, Rev. Josiah Akindayomi.
22. At the initial stage, Pastor Adeboye’s duty in the church was to translate Akindayomi’s sermons from the Pastor’s native Yoruba language into English.
23. He got married at 25.
24. He has 4 biological Children.
25. The name of Pastor Adeboye’s father:Moses Adeboye.
26. His Father’s Profession: A farmer and a part-time traditional musician.
27. The name of Pastor Adeboye’s mother: Esther.
28. His Mother’s profession: a trader in locust beans.
29. He attended St. Stephen’s Anglican Primary School Ifewara.
30. He attended The Anglican Church before joining RCCG.
31. His father died when he was in final year at the secondary school.
32. His School principal accompanied him to his Father’s burial.
33. He went back to school the same day after his father’s burial to write his exams.
34. Pastor Adeboye won the best student’s prize in Secondary.
35. At age 18, he borrowed a pair of shoes which he wore to mount the rostrum for the collection of his prizes.
36. He also borrowed a pant from a relative to wear for the prize giving day.
37. Upon gaining an admission, he joined the volleyball team of University Of Nigeria, Nsukka.
38. He was once a boxer.
39. Pastor Adeboye once taught in a local school before gaining an admission into University of Nigeria, Nsukka.
40. In 1977, Pastor Adeboye paid 15 years rent to hire a Cocoa warehouse in Ifewara for use as a branch of RCCG.
41. Pastor Adeboye became the General Overseer of RCCG in January 1981.
42. Pastor Adeboye’s predecessor and founder of RCCG passed on to glory in November 2,1980 at the age of 71.
43. Adeboye’s modesty made him refused tobe called Reverend or General Superintendent as it was the practice in RCCG then but he chose to be called General Ov

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