The General Overseer, Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) Pastor Enoch Adeboye, had revealed how God stopped him from starting his own church.
Recall that the RCCG was founded in 1947 by late Pastor Josiah Olufemi Akindayomi who died in 1980
Speaking during a sermon at the weekend, Adeboye said he was tempted to start his own ministry in 1977.
According to him, those going into ministries most properly hear from God before making moves.
“When every Dick and Harry will come to say, ‘we don’t want to belong to any denomination, we want to start a ministry, God told me, this is where you stay,” Adeboye said.
“I obeyed, I followed that father, I did whatever he said I should do and that’s why I am where I am today. Oh, I could have started my own ministry long ago.
“Way back in 1977, I held a program, ‘Christ Redeemer Congress’ in Ile Ife Grammar School, people came from all over Nigeria. I collected the names of all secondary schools and teachers training colleges and I invited them all and they came.
“I could have taken over from there, but God said no, here, this is the one to follow. And He had given instructions that my brain couldn’t understand.
“But God who knows the end from the beginning said this is where you go. So, if some of you said you hear from God, and God asked you to go and start your own ministry, congratulations! Let’s see how far you will go.”