Oby Ezekwezili, Others Celebrate Pastor Adeboye As He Clocks 79

The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye, on Tuesday, March 2, marked his 79th birthday. The revered preacher was born on March 2, 1942. He hails from Ifewara, Osun State.

In 1967, he bagged a Bachelor’s (BSc.) degree in Mathematics from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He also has a Masters (MSc.) Degree in Hydrodynamics and a Doctorate Degree (PhD) in Applied Mathematics; both from the University of Lagos, in 1969 and 1975 respectively.

In 1973, he joined the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) which was then headed by the General Superintendent, Pastor Josiah Oluwafemi Akindayomi. Under his administration, Pastor Adeboye became the General Overseer of RCCG in 1981. Presently, the Church has over 40,000 branches in 186 countries.

Friends, family, and followers of the revered preacher took to social media to celebrate him on his special day with the hashtag #EAA79.

Open Heavens Gallery tweeted; ‘’To a true icon! A pastor to a congregation! A shepherd to a flock! A prophet to generations! A leader to nations! A father to many! A husband of one! Daddy GO to all of us! Happy 79th Birthday Pastor Adeboye. We pray God will keep on strengthening you in Jesus Name. #EAA79 #OHIC.’’

Olulanke Simi commented; ‘’Happy birthday Daddy. Thank you for loving God and yielding to this call. You have made a very great impact in my life and the lives of so many people. Your anointing will never run dry. You will finish well. God bless you abundantly. I love you so much.’’

Oby Ezekwesili said, “Glorious happiest 79th birthday to Daddy E. A @PastorEAAdeboye!!! A true friend of Jesus. A father who by exemplary acts teaches us his children-in-the-Lord to live purposefully. Your latter end shall be even more glorious than all your years so far in Jesus name! We love you.”

Nathaniel Bassey tweeted; ‘‘What can I say! A mega mega Blessing!!! Happy Birthday Daddy G.O! Leader per excellence!’’

Ekpo Michael said, “Happy birthday to a great man worthy of emulation, our father, an astute teacher, an excellent coach and an exceptional role model, Pastor Adeboye. We are grateful to God for 79 glorious years. God bless you abundantly Daddy GO we love, appreciate and celebrate you greatly.”

The 2021 edition of Marathon Messiah Praise organized by the RCCG has been tagged ‘Behold The King’. Over 150 gospel artists and choral groups have been billed to perform at the event including Dunsin Oyekan, Nathaniel Bassey, Tim Godfrey, among others.

The first edition was held in 2012 when Pastor Enoch Adeboye marked his 70th birthday. This year’s event on started March 1st and it will hold consistently for 79 hours across 30 countries, 6 continents, 30 countries and end on March 4.

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