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Pastor Adeboye celebrates his 50th wedding anniversary in a romantic way

by Adenike Akindude

Pastor Adeboye celebrates his 50th wedding anniversary in a romantic way

The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor E.A Adeboye showed his romantic side during his special 75th birthday celebration organized by his dear wife Pastor Mrs Folu Adeboye.

The event was organized as a surprise for the Man of God by his wife

Daddy G.O as he is fondly called, grabbed his wife and gave her a deep kiss in celebration of their 50th wedding anniversary.

The special birthday celebration was done with a book presentation in honour of the General Overseer. In attendance at the event were the former president of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo, the Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo and Bishop David Oyedepo.

Speaking at the event, Pastor Adeboye said: “The event of today, without any doubt, has been a great surprise to me. This is because my wife hid it from me, and we don’t normally hide anything from each other because we have been married for 50 years and we are still on honeymoon. Why the event is a surprise to me is that God also hid it from me.”

“I had no inkling at all from my Daddy that something like this is happening. If God hid it from me, it must mean that He approved of it.

My wife knows that if I had any idea about what is happening today, it will never happen. I would have stopped it long ago because who am I without Jesus Christ? If there is anyone to be celebrated, it should be Him.”

“People say I am humble, but people need to know where I am coming from. I cannot say I have any ability or wisdom. Everything has been the Lord Himself.”

“When I was about 40 and I saw grey hairs in my head, I wondered why and God said I was carrying a burden that was not mine. God said, ‘I am just using you as camouflage. People need to see someone.”

“So, I am putting you forward so that I can do the work from behind.’ So, everything that is happening in RCCG, nothing is of Adeboye at all; it is all about God.”

“So, for you to say you are writing a book about somebody that is nothing, someone who has almost zero beginning, from a poor family and passed through secondary school by God’s grace.”

“For God to allow today to happen without telling me, it can only be that He wants to draw your attention to Himself that if you allow Him, He will do great things, using you as camouflage.”

He appreciated those who prayed for him to be 80 to 90years old but mentioned that if God answered the prayer of those who want him to be 100 and 120, he would ask God what he did wrong for him to have to live for another 50 years.

Pastor E.A Adeboye praised his wife by saying: “If you can find a woman that can stand by you with 40 days of prayer and fasting, first, second, third time and willing to go with you as long as possible, then I will classify your wife as second to mine. Without my wife, I cannot be doing what I am doing today.”

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