”The total income of the church was less than my salary as a University lecturer”-Pastor E.A Adeboye
By Patricia Uyeh
General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, (Worldwide), Pastor Enoch Adeboye, has disclosed that he was richer than the church as a university lecturer back when he started out as G.O of the church.
He made this revelation while ministering during a three-day special programme to end the church’s 40-day fasting and prayer period at the Redemption Camp, Kilometre 46, Lagos Ibadan Express way.
According to the man of God, the church’s total income then was about half of his salary as a university lecturer. He also added that the ministry was not financially buoyant before he came on board.
Pastor Adeboye was quoted saying:
“When God called me into full time ministry, I must tell you the truth, I was afraid because things were rough. I knew poverty when I was young but I became a university teacher with the belief that my days of poverty were gone.
“When God asked me to leave my job to become a full-time pastor, the total income of the church was less than my salary and we were to share it among some 39 people.
‘’I was really afraid but God gave me one promise. He said do not worry my son, I will be with you. If you are wondering why my case is different, it is because God told me that He will be with me and He has been faithful to His promise.”