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Meet 7 Powerful Pastors In RCCG Who Runs The Church With Pastor Adeboye

The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) is a Pentecostal megachurch based in Lagos. The RCCG was founded in 1952 by Rev. Josiah Olufemi Akindayomi (1909–1980).

The church is headed by Pastor E. A. Adeboye as the General overseer or most senior pastor. Enoch Adeboye, ordained a pastor in the church in 1975. In 1981, Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye became the General Overseer of the Church.

Pastor Adeboye is the most powerful leader of the church. But, he is not a alone. According to the church's official website, pastor www.rccg.org, pastor Adeboye is supported by seven dministrators. I will like to call them 'seven wisemen' of the church. Meet seven most powerful pastors of RCCG after pastor Adeboye below:


PASTOR J. F. ODESOLA

Pastor Odesola has a Master of Laws degree (LL.M.) from the University of Lusaka, Zambia. is a prolific writer with several books to his name. He is a Fellowship member of several professional bodies in Nigeria and recipient of several international honours. Pastor Odesola features regularly as a speaker at Leadership Conferences around the world .

Pastor Johnson Funso Odesola is pastor Adeboye's Assistant General Overseer, Admin & Personnel. He also the Pastor in charge of RCCG Region 1 and a member of the Governing Council of the Church. Johnson Odesola is a professor of Divinity. He also holds four Ph.Ds in Human and Civil Rights, Intercultural Studies and Christian Education. He is perceived as one of the most powerful and trusted members of the Governing Council of the church.


PASTOR O. V. ADEGBORIOYE

Next to pastor Odesola is pastor Olurotimi Vincent Adegborioye. He is a seasoned Administrator and Human Resource Management Professional.

As a John Maxwell certified coach, he has a strong proposition in every aspect of Human Resources, strategic management, leadership and talent development, transformation and (culture) change implementation. Also as a Fellow of Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria and member of several other professional bodies in Nigeria, including the Nigerian Institute of Management and the Nigerian Industrial Relations Association, he has stood out as a distinguished professional . Pastors Maxwell has acted in the capacity of Senior Personnel Manager and The Head of Human Resources for about 20 years in the textile industry and in the manufacturing sector.

He joined the RCCG in 2007. He is currently the Assistant Pastor in charge of Lagos Province 40 and the Director of Administration and Personnel in the Redeemed Christian Church of God.


PASTOR N. AKIN JOHN

Pastor Nicholas Akin John holds a B.Sc and M.Sc in Agricultural Economics from University of Ibadan; MBA (Human Resources Management) from National Open University of Nigeria; Postgraduate Diploma in Theology from Redeemed Christian Bible College; Certificate in Micro Computers Applications to Agricultural Development, New Mexico University, Las Cruces, New Mexico, U.S.A

Pastor John is also a Graduate and Associate Member of the following professional bodies in Nigeria: Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators of Nigeria, Chartered Institute of Administration of Nigeria; Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria; Nigerian Institute of Training and Development; Nigerian Institute of Management; Nigerian Institute of Strategic Management; Nigerian Institute of Development Administration; Nigerian Society of Animal Production of Nigeria; Nigerian Society of Agricultural Economist and Management; Nigerian Society of Economist.

Nicholas John is the Assistant Director, Administration and Personnel in the Redeemed Christian Church of God. He is equally an Assistant Pastor in charge of Province in the Mission.


PASTOR TOYIN OLUGBEMI

Toyin Olugbemi is a John Maxwell certified coach, Trainer and Speaker.

Pastor Toyin holds three Master’s degrees in Guidance and Counselling, Business Administration and Psychology. He is a fellow of several professional institutes such as the Chartered Institute of Administration, Chartered Institute of Commerce of Nigeria, the Institute of Chartered Administrators and Researchers of Nigeria and Institute of Supervision and Leadership, Nigeria. He is also a Full member of several professional bodies including Nigerian Institute of Management, Counselling Association of Nigeria, and the Institute of Strategic Management, Nigeria. Toyin is also an Associate of Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria. He currently serves as the Principal Administrative Officer and an Assistant Pastor in charge of a Province in the Redeemed Christian Church of God.


PASTOR BISI AKANDE

Bisi Akande holds a Masters degree in International Relations and Strategic Studies from Lagos State University Ojo, an MBA degree from the Redeemer’s University, and a PGD in Theology. He is the Executive Director of the John Maxwell Team and an excellent Businessman, Leadership Consultant, Life Coach, Published Author and Trainer. Professional bodies he belongs to include the following : CICN, Full Member of NIM and CBAN, and an Associate of CIPMN.

He also serves on the board of the Redeemer’s Business School as its Executive Secretary. Akande is currently the Personal Assistant to the Assistant General Overseer, Admin & Personnel of the RCCG and doubles as the Pastor in Charge of Youth Province


PASTOR AFRICANUS SAM EPELLE

Africanus holds a combined Honours Degree in Public Administration and Management (Cum Laude) from the University of Liberia.

He is also the chairman of Samuelson Consulting Limited, a Human Resource Development Company which focuses on building organizations of the future.

In the secular world, he served in the Personnel Department of a major airline and moved on to one of the foreign missions based in Lagos where he rose to become the Senior Commercial Officer in the Trade Development Department. Apart from Administration, he is also involved in the Protocol Department of the Mission and coordinates the protocol department of Region 20.

As a pastor, he pioneered the establishment of The New Courtyard parish under the Apapa Family of the Redeemed Christian Church of God. Pastor Epelle is currently the Regional Administrator for Region 20 (Apapa Family). He has been an Administrator in the Mission since 2000.


PASTOR SEUN ADEBAYO



Pastor Seun Adebayo holds B.Sc. in Accounting from Lagos State University and Master of Business Administration from University of Ado Ekiti. He is a graduate and Full Member of Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria and Institute of Strategic Management, Nigeria. Seun Adebayo has received several honours for his outstanding performance in Administration and Human Resource Management for over a decade. 

Oluwaseun Adebayo is the Regional Administrator of RCCG, Region 1 and President of the RCCG Administrators’ forum.

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