Enoch Adeboye Biography, Ministry, Networth, Career, Wife


Personal life

Enoch Adeboye got married to Folu Adeboye on the 17th of December 1967. He is the dad to four kids (three daughters and three sons) and several grandchildren of the union. He is a pastor. Enoch Adeboye passed away with his son, Dare Adeboye on the 4th of May 2021. He died at 42 years old.

Childhood and early life

Enoch Adejare Adeboye was born on the 2nd March 1942 at Ifewara near Ife located situated in Osun State, Nigeria. The family he was raised in had a humble family background (Poor family)


Enoch Adejare Adeboye started his studies at Ilesha Grammar School in Ilesha Osun State in 1956. Enoch Adejare Adeboye later went to the University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN) in Nsukka but due to the Nigeria Civil War, he obtained his first degree from the University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University) where he graduated with the degree of Bachelor’s in Mathematics in the year 1967. In the was the year he got married to Foluke Adenike. They have four children, namely: Adeolu Adeboye, Bolu Adubi (nee Adeboye), Dare Adeboye, and Leke Adeboye. He graduated in 1969 and received the degree of Master in Hydrodynamics at the University of Lagos. The following year, he received a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from the University of Lagos. He is currently a Professor of Mathematics at the University of Lagos.

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Adejare Adeboye joined the Redeemed Christian Church of God in 1973. He was an interpreter prior to being named a pastor in this church in 1975 through Pa. Josiah Akindayomi in 1975. He was named the General Overseer of the church in the year 1981. For the next three years, he occupied the post-part-time at Unilorin before resigning from his post at the university to become a full-time pastor.

The church, was not very well-known before Adeboye was appointed the General Overseer. It has churches in 196 countries at the time of writing (March 2017) which includes over 14 million worshippers in Nigeria. The church’s founder, Adeboye has said that he wants to establish an institution within 5 minutes of walking distance in cities that are developing and five minutes drive in the cities of developed countries.

Adeboye is believed to be a minister from the prosperity gospel which he doesn’t deny and claims the “Pentecostals have such an impact because they talk of the here and now, not just the by and by… while we have to worry about heaven, there are some things God could do for us in the here and now.”

In the wake of new legislation, which placed restrictions on the leadership of non-profit organizations to 20 years of experience and not more than 70 years of age Pastor Adeboye Resigned as the General Overseer in the year 2017.

The birthday boy celebrated his 80th birthday in 2022. Adeboye’s foundation gave away eight dialysis machines at Wuse District Hospital, together with a reverse-osmosis medical water purification system as well as an electric generator.

Endowments of the university

Adeboye has donated to four Nigerian universities which include Obafemi Awolowo University as well as The University of Nigeria.

Recognition and awards

One of the 50 most powerful people on the planet by Newsweek (2008)

Adeboye was named one of the top 100 influential Africans according to the New African publication in the year 2019.

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External References

  1. ^ Christine Chisha, Pastor Enoch Adeboye: Trademark of humility, daily-mail.co.zm, Zambia, 16 November 2014
  2. ^ EAA. “The Official Website of Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye | Enoch Adeboye”The Official Website of Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye. Retrieved 11 April 2020.
  3. ^ “About Pst. E.A. Adeboye – RUSSIAN”. Retrieved 27 January 2021.
  4. ^ Vanguardngr, 76 Garlands for Adeboye, vanguardngr.com, Nigeria, 2 March 2018
  5. ^ Nkem Ikeke, Pastor Adeboye Reveals The Secret To His Marriage, legit.ng, Nigeria, 21 February 2015
  6. ^ https://eaadeboye.com/
  7. ^ “Adeboye, 3 women mathematicians bag highest award”Vanguard News. 26 August 2017. Retrieved 19 March 2022.
  8. ^ Punchng, Adeboye’s story: From the lecture hall to global pulpit, punchng.com, Nigeria, 8 January 2017
  9. ^ “Why Adeboye was ordained pastor in 2 years”TheCable. 14 June 2020. Retrieved 27 January 2021.
  10. ^ “How Adeboye became RCCG’s General Overseer | Premium Times Nigeria”. 14 February 2021. Retrieved 24 April 2022.
  11. ^ Enoch, Adeboye. “About Enoch Adeboye – EAAdeboye.com”eaadeboye.com. Enoch Adejare Adeboye. Retrieved 14 May 2018.
  12. Jump up to:a b c Lisa Miller, The Newsweek 50: E. A. AdeboyeNewsweek.com, 20 December 2008
  13. ^ African instituted churches, Rufus Okikiolaolu Olubiyi Ositelu. LIT Verlag Berlin-Hamburg-Münster
  14. ^ Goka Muele Mpigi (29 September 2017). “The prosperity theology’s impact on the contemporary Nigerian Church and society”Department of Religious and Cultural Studies, Akwa Ibom State University. Academia.edu. Retrieved 29 December 2019.
  15. ^ John Thomas Didymus (5 November 2011). “Op-Ed: Nigerian prosperity gospel churches fleece the poor”. Digital Journal. Retrieved 29 December 2019.
  16. ^ Alison Culliford (28 June 2019). “The 100 most influential Africans”. the africa report. Retrieved 27 May 2021.
  17. ^ “BREAKING: Pastor Adeboye retires as General Overseer of RCCG”Vanguard News. 7 January 2017. Retrieved 19 March 2022.

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