Adeboye breaks silence on rape scandal, counsel younger pastors
Pastor Enoch Adeboye, General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, has adviced younger pastors of the pentecostal churches to take extra safeguards around women.
Appsrently reacting to the rape allegations leveled against pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo of Commonwealth of Zion Assembly, COZA by a former member, Busola Dakolo, Adeboye stated that these precautions are necessary because pastors would be less believed by the public should any claim of misconduct break out. Adding that that is why he declined hiring a female secretary.
“When you find yourself facing youthful lust, flee.
I’ll never have a private secretary who’s a
“You may say I’m old fashioned, I agree.
It is better to be old fashioned and live than modern and die,” he said.
Adeboye said his advise may sound too outdated to the younger generation, but that it had worked for him since he was ordained in 1975.
He also acknowledged the authority of both the Christian Association of Nigeria and the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria to directly address allegations of sexual violence and misconduct against pastors.
But “I feel compelled to say some things to those that are young and up and coming ministers.
“There is nothing hid that shall not come to the open or made manifest. Mark 4:22.”
The rape allegations against pastor
Biodun Fatoyinbo has been in the fore since last month and Nigeria’s major preachers have continued to sympathise with the victim, while calling for healing, restitution and restoration.