A Special 77 Birthday Tribute Magnum Opus On Pa Enoch Adejare Adeboye

"No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave"-Calvin Coolidge

ON occasion of his historic landmark 77th birthday, gold or silver this wordsmith have not for the  meek but great man of God,Pa Adeboye-what we have  is this leadership tips book on him 

This book is strictly a research effort; not biography and not a commissioned project
It is self initiative-based on intense research by  the   young Author,  theologist and image management consultant, Chief Cerutti Mike Osagie on a man who he respects and adore for his depth and love for God 

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PART 1:THE MAN ADEBOYE, A BRIEF HISTORY Image result for enoch adeboye

Enoch Adeboye is a famous Nigerian pastor who rose to national and eventually international prominence upon being appointed as the General Overseer of Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG). Hitherto unknown to the public at large, he began his journey to fame at RCCG where he initially translated the sermons of its then Pastor and founder, Rev. Josiah Olufemi Akindayomi, from Yoruba into English. With his undying devotion towards the Lord and his commitment towards helping the common man understand the nuances of Christianity, he helped to expand the church which now has branches in over a hundred countries. Prior to his involvement with the church he had been a lecturer in mathematics at the universities of Lagos and Ilorin. Even though he had always known that God existed in heaven, it was not until he was a young man that he actually realized the truth about God. He had a revelation in 1973 and received the Lord Jesus as his personal Lord and Saviour. Since then he has dedicated his life fully to the service of God. As a born-again Christian he realized that the purpose of his life was to spread the teachings of Christianity and thus he eventually gave up his prestigious university position to become a full-time preacher. Image result for enoch adeboye

Childhood & Early Life
  • He was born on 2 March, 1942 in the village of Ifewara, Osun State, Nigeria. His parents were very poor and he was one of their four children. An illiterate farmer, his father did not believe in educating any of his children. In fact, the family was so poor that they could not afford to pay the school fees.
  • Enoch was however very particular about receiving a formal education and when his requests to be sent to school were dismissed by his father, he went on a hunger-strike in a bid to persuade him.
  • His father eventually gave in and sold his goat in order to pay for his son’s school fees. Thus Enoch was enrolled at the only missionary school in their village.Image result for enoch adeboye
  • Even though he started school quite late, he soon realized that he loved to read. He was admitted into the Ilesha Grammar School, Ilesha, Osun State, Western Nigeria in 1956. It was here that he discovered his passion for science and mathematics.
  • He badly wanted to pursue a higher education but the ongoing Nigerian Civil War and his family’s dire financial condition threatened to thwart his ambitions. Yet he chased his dream relentlessly and ultimately 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, in 1969 and 1975 respectively.
  • As a young man he had one great ambition—to become the youngest Vice Chancellor (University President) of any one of the frontline Universities in Nigeria. Given his brilliant academic records, it seemed like he would achieve this dream soon.
  • He began his career as a lecturer in mathematics at the universities of Lagos and Ilorin, and looked poised to establish himself in a successful career in academics.
  • Married by the early 1970s, he and his wife were facing some problems in having children. They had two children through caesarean surgery and the doctors had advised them against having more. But the couple desperately wanted more children and thus embarked on a spiritual journey to seek a solution.
  • They came to the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) in 1973 which was then headed by the General Superintendent, Pastor Josiah Oluwafemi Akindayomi. He became a born-again Christian on 29 July, 1973, and decided to dedicate his life to the service of religion.
  • He became actively involved with the church and began propagating the gospel. In 1975 he was formally ordained a pastor.
  • Initially his duty at the church was to translate Akindayomi’s sermons from the pastor’s native language Yoruba into English. Eventually he started organizing Bible Study meetings, Crusades, Revivals, Outreaches and the evangelistic programs known as the Congress which proved to be very successful.
  • Impressed by the young man’s dedication towards religion Akindayomi decided that Adeboye was the man meant to succeed him. In 1981, Akindayomi died and Adeboye took over the leadership as the church’s General Overseer based on an instruction left by Akindayomi prior to his death.
  • As the leader of the church he worked hard to expand the organization’s outreach and today the church has branches in 110 countries all over the world from Haiti to Germany, from India to the UK, and also in the US. Pastor Adeboye is today considered to be one of the most influential pastors in Nigeria.
Major WorksImage result for enoch adeboye
  • As the General overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), he was instrumental in its vast expansion. The church, which was practically unknown when he took over, now has its branches in over a 100 countries all over the world including more than 14,000 in Nigeria.
Awards & Achievements
  • He was awarded the Order of the Federal Republic of Nigeria by the Nigerian President in 2008.
  • In 2009 he was named one of ‘The World’s Fifty Most Powerful People’ by Newsweek Magazine (USA).
  • He is the recipient of several honorary degrees including an honorary doctorate degree from the University of Lagos and an honorary doctorate degree from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka.
  • He was presented with the Spiritual Pillar of Nigerian Sports, a National Sports Honor in 2010.
Personal Life & Legacy
  • He married Foluke Adenike Adeboye at the age of 25 in 1968. He was a fresh graduate and thus the couple had a very simple marriage. The couple faced considerable financial challenges in their initial years together even though they were very much in love. His wife is also a pastor.
  • He has four children, all of whom also became pastors later on. He is also a proud grandfather to several grandchildren.

PART 2: 
Take 29  Life Changing Quotes By Pastor Enoch Adeboye, that can transform your life

1: " When someone promises to give you a gift, before you begin to celebrate, find out whether the fellow has the character or wherewithal to fulfil the promise or else you will be disappointed"

2 "God is not only interested in your spiritual fruitfulness, but also in your physical and material fruitfulness , for God is not happy when we do not live a divine prosperity because it His uttermost desire that His children live a daily life of fruitfulness and increase"

3 " A star is an outstanding figure among his or her contemporaries , he shines and outshine his colleagues"

4 " Stars are of different categories and made in various ways , one interesting way you to emerge a star is to use your skills or gift and through hard work, you naturally get promoted to become a star.. A case study is Daniel who achieved stardom by use of his gift, skills and through his hard work "

5 " When an engineer does his engineering job in secular organization, he does not need the annoiting . However, when the same engineer becomes engaged in the service of the church, he needs the annoiting to succeed

6:  " Every skilled worker  of the church, including financial managers need to be sanctified and Holy spirit filled if they would not end up becoming Judas Iscariot- this will make them obtain power  and become unstoppable and indestructible vessels of honour

7: "The almighty God is the chief planner; the architect  and the builder per excellence . Before the universe was put together,, God planned it for ,no one is in this world by accident

8 " Every child of God, just like every potential leader, must make time out of his busy schedule to be in God's presence, for that was the habit of our Lord Jesus Christ who did not compromise the presence of His father for other activities

9 " When your day of favour cones, God will not just glance at you, He will focus on you

10" Pride kills. It was Pride that displaced Queen Vashti. She momentarily forgot that she was only a queen, because her husband is king, she floored the order of her husband, the king and  before she knew what was happening, someone else had taken her queenly crown- Ester
So in life, we must be careful and make every effort to eradicate Pride from our lives

* Divine   Torch simply refers to the touch of the creator of the universe. While there is divine touch there is also satanic touch.. Whatever is touched by God automatically becomes extraordinary good

* Many today are living a life of financial and material agony. They seek God blessing to no avail because they failed to realize that it is when they give that they would be giving

* You can use one big orange to entertain four visitors at a time instead of letting them go empty handed- my prayer is for you to always have something to give, not only to God but to fellow mortals

*Though it is an unpleasant experience to be a defeated contender.. Becoming an ex champion is much more pathetic experience

*When you are not yet a champion.. Only few people pay attention to you. But the moment you become a champion, you will be on the radar of many people, including your enemies for a champion has more enemies to contend with than an ordinary contender, to be referred to as an ex champion is indeed a hurting experience

* In God's time table, there is always time for favour and when the time comes to favour you, you will receive devine intervention like Daniel in the lion's den and favour will locate you even if you are in the wilderness and a higher authority will suddenly be interested in your upliftment

*The Almighty God seems to favour things with story of little beginnings; little starts off that grows in small manageable way and rises up progressively- this principle runs through almost everything in creation

* Whatever you are doing or planning to do - be it in ministry or business. You must not kill yourself to start big with everything in place, do not ever be discouraged by negative comments , your job is to focus on your task ahead and look up to God for increase

* Do not be afraid because your beginning is small, for the almighty can cause your later days to be greater than your start off day

* Our utterance. Outward appearance and the testimony about us should be a reflection of the inward person in us ,hence at all time our yes should be yes and our No, no

*The beginning of a thing is very important because it develops as the foundation upon everything; for the way you begin anything can determine the speed, attitude and the degree of success or failure you will experience as the years goes by

*God specialises in calling those things that are not as if they were. God can call you a manager when you are just a messenger ; God can also call you a billionaire when you do not even know where your next meal will come from

* The problem with many people and why they are failures can be blamed on their fear of unknown or fear of ' launching out' and as such people have wasted great opportunities because they don't want to leave their comfort zone which leads to failure because many doors have in the past open to many, but such opportunities was wasted because of lack of courage  to step forward with boldness inside the open door

PART 3 :
 Adeboyes 10 leadership tip

1: You must be distinguish

2:Associate with Right people

3: Make a difference among peers

4: Must Imbibe right vision

5:Must be selfless

,6: Must be a go getter & courageous 

7: Must be humble to a fault

8: Must be willing to learn from old and young people

9 : Must be completely Focused on set goal

10: Must put God first in all you do


• The Africa's word smith, Mike Cerutti  Osagie 

( aka " Czar of Letters") is a Human Evangelist and symbol of the very captivating " Grass to Grace " Successful people / renaissance role model secret to success researcher and connoisseur- who is continually setting standard for global youths on need to always apply massive work ethics in all they do

Originally a sports writer, before being converted to a luxury/ lifestyle word smith, by leading publisher and his mentor, Chief Nduka Ogbaigbena, the Chairman and Editor-In-Chief, THISDAY newspapers

Osagie has since then, expanded his writing philosophies to deeper frontiers from style to business, politics, Long essays and inspirational master pieces

An avid reader who is in love with serenity, De Cerutti from the word go has always been on the wings, and is currently the reining Nigeria's best prolific celebrity writer and best favourite teens young charity personality award winner for his tireless efforts in spotlighting the plight of the blind and orphans in our society today

After a brief and still ongoing career as a professional writer , Cerutti Osagie just recently bagged a new degree in Theology from the Two Witness Institute, Michigan, USA and consequently ordained as an Evangelist and speaker of word of hope

His latest Tribute piece on , Adeboye's 10 tips for future leaders is not a biography but simply a research effort on the man who has been  described as meek but very intense intellectual and lover of God

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