The history of the redeemed Christian Church of God is not known by many people.Some people even the redeemed members believe that pastor Adeboye is founder of rccg. The history told us that PA Josiah Akindayomi founded The redeemed Christian church of God in 1952, he chose pastor Adeboye as the next General oversea.
By then Adeboye was not among the elders of the church, he was just an interpreter.He was ordained a pastor of the Redeemed Christian Church of God in 1977. He became General Overseer of the church in 1981. For three years he filled the role part-time, still lecturing at Unilorin, until giving up his university position to preach full-time.
One of the pastor Adeboye messages he said that the person that will succeed him is in the beer parlor drinking and smoking. It is surprise to elders in the church that means the person that will succeed Adeboye will not come from among the elders.