By Sam Eyoboka & Olayinka Latona
TWENTY senior pastors of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, who have attained the age of 70 had bowed out of active service in obedience to the church’s constitution which pegged retirement age at 70.
The announcement of retirement was made at the conclusion of this year’s ministers’ conference, ahead of the convention, by the General Overseer of the church, Pastor Enoch Adeboye.
Six of the pastors received awards of excellence while the 14 others got the award of “Fruitful.”
Moreover, they all received the General Overseer’s handshake, plaques and undisclosed sums of money. The church thanked the retirees and prayed for them.
In a similar development, the church gave awards to some of its pastors who have served the church for 20 years and more. They are in the categories of 20, 25 and 30 years.
To prevent the health crisis recorded during the marathon fast declared by the church last year, Adeboye advised members to always break with pap or other soft items, rather than solid food which takes longer time to digest.