Enoch Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), has revealed the initial mistake he made as the General Overseer.
Speaking in an interview published on the RCCG Public Relations Facebook page, Adeboye, who clocked 40 years as the General Overseer of the church on 21 January, disclosed that he trusted people too much, particularly those who worked with him, when he started out as the church’s administrator.
According to him, he trusted those who worked with him too much to the extent that he forgot it is only God that could and should be trusted.
“I guess that was the initial mistake I made as General Overseer. I trusted people too much. I would give them assignments and believe they would do them,” Adeboye said.
He said he later discovered that it’s only God that could be trusted.
Adeboye also disclosed that he never wanted to be the church’s General Overseer, stating that he never wanted to be in the limelight.
He recalled that when he was told he would be the General Overseer by the late Pastor Josiah Akindayomi, founder of the church, his initial reaction was that “God forbid”.
“I am a quiet person. I never wanted publicity. I like to be in the background. I knew becoming G.O would bring me to the limelight because my father in the Lord had told me that RCCG will be all over the world. And there was no way I could be G.O of such church’ and not be in the limelight,” Adeboye said.