THE General Overseer, Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor E.A. Adeboye, has ordained 4704 as Assistant Pastors of the mission.
Speaking during the event on Tuesday, Rev. Joe Olaiya advised those ordained to preach the Gospel as Jesus remained the only solution to every challenge confronting the world.
This year’s convention tagged, “and God said,” is taking place at the Redemption Camp KM 46, Lagos-Ibadan Expressway and with over two million worshipers expected at the weeklong event.
The RCCG at the opening of its 62 Annual Convention on Monday ordained 12,811 deacons and deaconesses.
Describing the 2019 Convention as mighty and prophetic one, never seen before, Enoch Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Church, had in July promised participants some of the first things ‘God said to man.’
Adeboye prophesised that participants, who have challenges in those areas of life, will be relieved of them at the convention.
The church’s National Overseer, Joseph Obayemi, presented the candidates to the Adeboye for ordination to help in the growth of the church and in service to God.
The candidates were so many that the ordination was done in batches with senior ministers taking turns to lay hands on them. The number of those ordained is 1,563 higher than the figure of last year when Adeboye ordained 11,258 deacons and deaconesses, drawn from various parishes of the church.
Explaining the process of ordination, Adeboye said: “In the Redeemed Christian Church of God ordination is done by laying of hands, proclamation and prayers.”
The candidates filed out in batches for hand-laying by Adeboye’s senior assistants.
In a short sermon on Monday night, Adeboye reminded workers of the church and House Fellowship leaders of God’s recognition of their contribution and His reward for them.