The general superintendent of the redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, opened up as to why he decided to stay in the church against opening his own church.
According to him, he was tempted to found his own church in 1977, but God’s voice told him to remain in the ministry in which he was placed. He cited his obedience to God’s voice as the fundamental thing that made him who he is today.
Pastor Adeboye took over the leadership of the church following the death of the late founder, Pastor Josiah Olufemi Akindayomi, in 1980.
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He said, “When every Dick and Harry come and say, ‘We don’t want to belong to any denomination, we want to start a ministry, God told me, this is where you stay.
“I obeyed, I followed that father, I did everything he told me I had to do and that is why I am where I am today. Oh, I could have started my ministry a long time ago.
“Back in 1977, I held a program, ‘Christ Redeemer Congress’ in the Ile Ife Grammar School, with people from all over Nigeria. I collected the names of all the secondary schools and teacher training institutes and invited them all and they came.
“I could have taken over from there, but God said no, here, this is the one to follow. And he had given instructions that my brain couldn’t understand.
“But God who knows the end from the beginning said this is where you go. So, if any of you have said you have news from God, and God has asked you to start your ministry, congratulations! Let’s see how far you will go “.
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