Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has observed that everything about the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye is an evangelical message to all.
Osinbajo made the remark in a tribute message signed on behalf of himself and his wife, Dolapo.
He said Adeboye’s “impeccable integrity, his measured speech and action at all times, his life of many challenges, many wars, his courage, his unshaken faith, his deep love for God, through phenomenal achievements and numbing personal tragedy, are altogether the most persuasive evangelical message to all”
Osinbajo also noted that through his exemplary conduct people of other faiths appreciate “the grace and mercy of God in the life of the Saved.”
The VP said further that Pastor Adeboye has impacted many lives and overseen unprecedented growth of the church, “yet these achievements have not affected his behaviour.”
He said, “Very few leaders will ever have the geographical and spiritual reach of influence that Pastor E.A. Adeboye has. He is neither the Pope nor the leader of the free world, but he heads a denomination that, since his assumption of office as its General Overseer, has established churches in over 198 countries and territories of the world.”
In 2008, Adeboye was most first 50 in the world
He recalled that as far back as 2008, Adeboye was listed by Newsweek, as one of the 100 most influential people in the world.
The VP remarked, “Earlier in 1998, the Holy Ghost Congress of the Redeemed Christian Church of God in Lekki, Lagos, was reported to be one of the largest Christian gatherings ever, and every year, the RCCG Conventions and Congresses have live crowds breaking that record. Through the years, miracles of every kind have been commonplace in his ministry.”
According to the VP, the moral of Adeboye’s story is not in his achievements but in how his behaviour has remained unaffected by them.
”It was Mummy G.O. who said to us once, “see how God uses your father as a smokescreen to do the miracles He wants to do.
”This realization, that “apart from Him, you can do nothing” and that “no one can receive anything that is not given to him by God,” probably explains why a man so spiritually and intellectually gifted, so revered, so respected by the high and low alike, would still be so genuinely humble, so self-effacing and so unfailingly respectful, even of his subordinates.”