B.Sc, M.Sc, PhD
General Overseer of Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) (Worldwide)
Teacher, Okeigbo Ifetedo Grammar School; Lecturer, University of Lagos; Became Born Again, 1973; Ordained a Pastor, Redeemed Church, since 1975; Official Interpreter of Rev. Josiah Olufemi Akindayomi, founder of the church, succeeded Akindayomi when he passed on in 1980;
Among the centenary awardees of his country (2014)
2015 – Presidential Merit Award – The Nigerian Society of Engineers.
2011 – Received award as the Best/Most Profitable Icon/Personality in Nigeria
2014 – Awarded National Honour – (CON) Commander of the Order of the Niger
2010 – Awarded a National Sports Honor (Spiritual Pillar of Nigerian Sports).
1 of the 50 most powerful people in the world by Newsweek (2008)
2015 – Certificate of Recognition – The Congress of The United States of America
2002 – Received the key to the city of Detroit, Michigan.
2005 – Received honorary citizenship and key of Dallas, Texas, USA.
2005 – Received honorary citizenship and key of Baltimore, Maryland, United States
1999 – Received honorary citizenship and key of Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
2009 – Awarded honorary doctorate degree – University of Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria.
2009 – Awarded honorary doctorate degree – University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria.
2009 – Awarded honorary doctorate degree in Theology – Canada Christian College, Canada.
2015 – Awarded Honorary Doctor of Science – University of Lagos
2011 – Awarded honorary doctorate degree – University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria.
he introduced the model Parishes; currently the church has branches in 70 countries with over 5000 parishes in Nigeria; introduced first Friday monthly Holy Ghost Night, organised Holy Ghost Festival, Tagged Lekki 98, with a record attendance of more than 4 million, December 18, 1998.
Pastor Adeboye has written over 60 books
Redemption Camp in the suburbs of Lagos, Nigeria.
He conducts his ministry through the RCCG, including:
The monthly Holy Ghost Service (HGS) [open air meeting] in Nigeria with an average attendance of over 1 million people.
The annual March 3-Day Special Holy Ghost Service (SHGS) [open air meeting] in Nigeria with an average attendance of over 6 million people.
The annual December weeklong Holy Ghost Congress (HGC) [open air meeting] in Nigeria with an average attendance of over 12 million people.
The quarterly Festival of Life [indoor revival meeting] in London, UK and various cities in the US with an average attendance of over 50,000 people in the (UK) and 10,000 in the (US) respectively.
The annual RCCG Conventions in Nigeria, UK, Asia and the US with an average attendance of over 7 million (Nigeria), 50,000 (UK) and 10,000 (US)
The annual RCCG Leadership and Discipleship Conferences and Retreats all over the world.
Television programs are broadcast on a digital-cable channel called Open Heavens TV, Liveway TV and Satellite radio.
The severe sickness of his daughter led him to The Redeemed Christian Church Of God in 1973.
He became born again under the ministration of Late Rev.Josiah Olufemi Akindayomi at The Redeemed Christian Church Of God, Ebute Metta on 29th July 1973.
He 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.
Pastor Adeboye was born on Sunday when rain was falling and the sun was shining.His childhood nickname is ‘’The Tiger’’. He was born at a time when a certain king mounted the throne in Ilesha, Osun state. Pastor Adeboye was born at home on a Sunday with no one to midwife his birth process.
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