General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) and visitor to Redeemer’s University, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, has appointed the director general of the Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria, FRIN, Prof. Adesola Adepoju as member of the newly governing council of the institution to led by Pastor Ezekiel Odeyemi.
The Ogbomoso-born educationist is expected to team up with other distinguished members like Professor Anthony Akinlo, Vice-Chancellor; Professor (Mrs) Adebola Adebileje, Deputy Vice-Chancellor; Professor Dele Balogun, Professor Olufunke Adeboye, Professor Olalere Adeyemi, Professor Christian Happi, Mrs Moji Oje, Mr Gbolabo Olaniwun, Mr Idowu Oloruntoba, Alumni President, and Mr Olukayode Akindele, Registrar and secretary to the Governing Council.
Odeyemi, who is the church continental overseer; West Coast and Central Africa, takes over from Pastor Tokunbo Adesanya, whose tenure expired on August 15, 2021, having served meritoriously for eight years.
With several positions of responsibilities within the global hierarchy of the RCCG, Odeyemi is also the assistant general overseer (education and training) and the vice president (evangelism) for Christ Redeemer’s Ministries, an arm of the Redeemed Christian Church of God.
He is the director, Centre for Pastoral Leadership, a parastatal under the church and the Pastor-In-Charge, Northern Region with headquarters in the RCCG, Central Parish Region 10, FCT, Abuja, Nigeria.
He has multiple postgraduate degrees in educational administration, business administration, and christian leadership. He is an associate, Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators of Nigeria, ACIS; fellow, Institute of Leadership and Management, United Kingdom, FInstLM; Fellow, Chartered Institute of Management and Leadership, United States of America, FCIML; Fellow, Institute of Supervision and Leadership, FISL; Fellow, Chartered Institute of Commerce of Nigeria, FCICN.
Before his new appointment, he had served as a member of the governing council of the university since 2013.