The children of the late founder of Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pa Josiah Akindayomi have condemned the recent attack on the personality of the General Overseer of the Church, Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye by a family member.
The family member, according to what gistmaster gathered, is one Mr. Abiodun Olukojo, a grandson of the late founder. Olukojo had alleged that the family was dissatisfied with Adeboye’s style of leadership, insisting that the man whom many love to call Daddy G.O did not allow the family of the late founder access to adequate funds and information on the church administration.
Pastor Titi Adewale, the fourth child of Pa Akindayomi however issued a statement yesterday where she said that Abiodun Olukojo has no power to issue a statement on behalf of the family. Adewale, who is a pastor in RCCG, New York disclosed that the family is satisfied with Adeboye’s leadership of the church.
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Below is the statement issued by Pa Akindayomi’s daughter, Pastor Titi Adewale
Firstly, we would like to publicly state that Abiodun Olukowajo is not appointed
to represent or speak on behalf of the family. Hence, all the statements against
Daddy G.O and RCCG are entirely null and void
Here is the true opinion of the Akindayomi family:
1. We are very satisfied with the running of RCCG since the death of Late Rev.
Josiah Olufemi Akindayomi 30 years ago.
2. Regarding payments, the Akindayomi Family has received substantial
financial support from RCCG in the last 30years – with children and grand
children and great grand children as beneficiaries
3. RCCG has grown from 40 parishes to an applaudable 20,000+ parishes
across the globe with the primary interest to win souls as articulated in the
mission of the church
4. The legacy of the Late Rev. Josiah Olufemi Akindayomi …(It is the
responsibility of the children to reflect the legacies of the father in their
conducts.) Galatians 6:4-says “Let every man prove his own work, and then
shall he have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another”. Moreover, Late Rev.
Josiah Olufemi Akindayomi mentioned during his lifetime didn’t want any
ceremonies heralding him because his main goal was to always put Jesus at
the fore-front. Hence, not even after his demise.
5. Regarding transparency, we believe that the running of the church is left to
the discretion of whoever God has appointed as the General Overseer of His
Church. We trust Daddy G.O and we know that whatever decision he makes is
as led by God. Hence, we do not need to have an idea of RCCG accounts or
any decision making processes regarding any building work, major or even
minor project. The Akindayomi family doesn’t feel any disrespect because the
church doesn’t report to us.
6. The vision of late Rev. Josiah Olufemi Akindayomi has been adequately
preserved and even taken further by Daddy G.O.whatever improvements that
have been made by Daddy G.O have been for the furtherance of the gospel of
Jesus Christ and we are satisfied with that. Hence, we do not need a
permanent representative of the family in the governing council to act as a
police or signatory to any document.
7. There is absolutely no need for a family picture of the surviving members of
late Rev. Josiah Olufemi Akindayomi to be included in any publication of
RCCG. This is God’s church, not a business venture.
8. The Akindayomi family does not require any disclosure to be made in
regards to purchases of buildings, transportations and salaries of decision
makers. We also do not demand that this information be made public to the
worldwide membership annually. The Akindayomi family is not requesting a full
disclosure of the private assets of the decision makers at the RCCG. It is none
of our business.
9. Daddy G.O is the General Overseer of the RCCG and it is entirely
appropriate and responsible for his name to be clearly and easily located on
any RCCG material/resource. This is an attribute of a good leader and it is
entirely his decision wherever he would like his name located.
10. The Akindayomi’s family is satisfied with the spiritual direction of RCCG
under Daddy G.O’s leadership. We trust his beliefs and we can bank on his
integrity as a man that seeks to please God always. We believe in the
advancements, so we do not demand that RCCG reverts back to its original
position. “The Church is marching on”…We continually pray that God’s grace
and anointing be increased upon his life so he can continue the good work in
advancing the kingdom of God.
11. Contrary to Abiodun Olukowajo’s opinion, the Akindayomi’s family knows
that God led late Rev. Josiah Olufemi Akindayomi to appoint Pastor Adeboye
after him to be the General Overseer of RCCG for life. Thus, he has the divine
right as directed by God to choose his successor after him too. We do not
believe, and as a matter of fact, it is not in the original word God gave Papa to
elect the General Overseer by ballot or election. We trust, believe and in
submission to the authority God has set over us and not democracy.