Many Nigerians particularly members of the Redeemed Christian Church of God are still trying hard to sink in the fact that Pastor Enoch Adeboye has stepped down as the General Overseer of the church. The announcement of Pastor Joseph Obayemi as the new General Overseer of the church in Nigeria further accentuated the shock and disbelief that greeted Adeboye’s announcement. However, the fact remains that Pastor Obayemi is relatively unknown to most members of the church in Nigeria.
Pastor Joseph Obayemi was the pastor in charge of Province 28, region 2 in Lagos State. For a long while now, he has been a prominent minister of the Redeemed Christian Church of God and also one of the decision makers. He is also a member of the Governing Council of RCCG.
Before his appointment as the new General Overseer, Nigeria, he was an Assistant General Overseer in charge of the Finance of the Church. He also headed the Board of Governors, House Fellowship of RCCG body.
There are speculations that his appointment was based on the fact he was a special assistant to Daddy G.O on Finance PICR in the region where he was a pastor.
He is also believed to be a confidant of Pastor Adeboye and had on many occasions represented Daddy G.O. at programmes.
Obayemi was promoted alongside others in August 2016, to the position of Assistant General Overseer.