The Facebook page of the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye becomes the first Nigerian fan page to have over One Million likes on the popular social network.
The renowned pastor’s page which was created in 2009 is mostly filled with daily religious messages, prophetic words and words of encouragement and attracts thousands of likes and comments on a daily basis.
The page is closely followed by Omotola Jolade Ekeinde, GTBank, Goodluck Jonathan’s fan pages in terms of activity and the number of likes.
Pastor E.A Adeboye was Born in 1942 into a humble family in the village of Ifewara, Osun State located in the South-western part of Nigeria Enoch Adeboye often humorously states that his family was so poor that even the poor people called them poor. As a matter of fact, he unashamedly tells his congregation that he never owned shoes until he was eighteen years of age. What he possessed though were physical intangibles such as focus, consistency, diligence, ambition, a brilliant mind and a determination to succeed in life.
In 1956 Pastor E.A Adeboye was admitted into Ilesha Grammar School, Ilesha, Osun State, Western Nigeria and as a youth he discovered a passion for books, and an aptitude for science and in particular the field of Mathematics. This led to an academic journey in the field of Mathematics against incredible odds including but not limited to finances, the Nigerian Civil War and academic politics. By the time he was done, Pastor E.A Adeboye had obtained not only a Bachelors (BSc.) degree in Mathematics from the University of Nigeria, Nnsukka, Nigeria in 1967, but also a Masters (MSc.) Degree in Hydrodynamics and a Doctorate Degree (PhD) in Applied Mathematics, both from the University of Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria in 1969 and 1975 respectively.
One of the motivations for these academic achievements was Enoch Adeboye’s passionate desire to become the youngest Vice Chancellor (University President) of any one of the frontline Universities in Nigeria. It did seem that his academic ambition would be realized as his academic career flourished. However, this was not to be as a greater career awaited him in the service of the Lord.
Pastor Enoch Adeboye is married to his beloved wife Pastor Foluke Adenike Adeboye .