Adeboye recounts close shave with death, Saraki, Abiodun hail cleric

The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, has recounted how he escaped death by the whiskers during his 82nd birthday.

 The cleric stated this on Saturday as he clocked 82 during the celebration held at the Redemption Camp, Kilometre 46, along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway in Ogun State.

 Narrating the incident which occurred many years ago, Adeboye said his former driver also admitted that the cleric and his wife escaped death in several accidents on the way to Ilorin, Kwara State.

Adeboye noted that the most frightening was one in which their vehicle came face to face with a trailer that was coming at full speed on a narrow path, by a bridge that had a river by its side.

“Somehow we passed,” he said, noting that it was a miracle that they escaped unhurt in the incident, which left both him and his driver shaking.

Adeboye said the escape amazed his driver, that to Ilorin, all he was repeating was “wonderful.”

 “That I’m alive today is because His name is called wonderful,” he added.

 Adeboye appreciated the church members for celebrating him, praying that none of them would die young and that they would be greater than him.

 Preaching on the theme, ‘On Eagles Wings,’ Adeboye disclosed that his 82nd birthday anniversary also commemorated the 38th anniversary of the annual Special Holy Ghost Service which was organised by the church.

Preaching from Exodus Chapter 19, he said, “When God hears and takes notice of a person, the life of such a person changes for the better. God can grab you from the lowest point on earth and put you on the throne.”

According to him, when one’s case is beyond any human assistance, the God who knows will send help.

Meanwhile, the Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, described Adeboye as an exceptional leader whose teachings have impacted positively on the lives of many.

The governor disclosed this in a statement issued to celebrate the cleric on his 82nd birthday.

He said, “On behalf of the people of Ogun State, I would like to extend my warmest congratulations to you on the occasion of your 82nd birthday. Your life and ministry have been a source of inspiration and blessings to millions of people around the world.

“As the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, you have demonstrated exceptional leadership and unwavering commitment to the spiritual growth and development of your followers.

“Your teachings and guidance have touched the lives of countless individuals, offering them hope, encouragement, and a deeper understanding of the word of God.”

Also, former Senate President, Bukola Saraki, according to a statement posted on his verified Facebook page on Saturday, lauded the man of God for his devoted life of drawing people closer to God through exemplary work on the pulpit.

“The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, has devoted his life to drawing people closer to God through his exemplary work on the pulpit.

“Today, as he celebrates his 82nd birthday, my family and I, join millions worldwide, to extend our warmest congratulations. May the Almighty continue to bless Pastor Adeboye with wisdom, strength, and great health as he guides the RCCG,” Saraki stated.

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