Pastor Joseph O. Obayemi, a member of the Redeemed Christian Church
of God (RCCG) has been named by the General Overseer, Pastor Enoch
Adeboye as the leader of the church in Nigeria.
Adeboye who was said to have appointed Obayemi during a ministers
Thanksgiving service on Saturday morning has led the church since 1981
after he was ordained by the church founder, Late Reverend Josiah
The respected man of God will, however, continue to lead the global
ministry in its bid to reach even more people with the Gospel of Jesus
“It is true [that Obayemi has been named]. But Pastor Adeboye has not
retired. He will still be in charge of the Holy Ghost service and other
major church services, but Pastor Obayemi will lead the RCCG in
Nigeria,” said a source within the RCCG while addressing rumours of
Pastor Adeboye’s retirement.
Obayemi was promoted alongside others last August to the position of Assistant General Overseer.