By Uche Amunike
Nigerians have expressed their anger at the utterances of Pastor Leke Adeboye, last son and Senior Personal Assistant of the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye, as he insulted some RCCG Pastors by calling them ‘goats’, because they preached after his father had given the sermon of the day.
The norm in some branches of RCCG in Nigeria is that after the Thanksgiving service, the Parish pastors sometimes give their own messages after the General Overseer (G.O) has delivered his sermon, which is usually live streamed across the branches worldwide.
Ordinarily, the G.O’s sermon is usually the only sermon for that Sunday as all pastors are expected to connect to the National Headquarters where the G.O will deliver his.
Some pastors however went ahead to preach to their congregations which got Pastor Leke Adeboye so angry that he lashed out at those pastors and called them ‘goats’.
Hear him: ‘Why would you go and preach another sermon after Daddy G.O. had just finished speaking and preaching? You are not a son, you are a goat sir. Next Thanksgiving service, just do an altar call, then Thanksgiving.’
Below are some of the reactions of Nigerians on Instagram, as they condemned the utterances of the young Pastor Leke Adeboye.
@rosedek2021 commented ‘Maybe you will push RCCG members to do the unthinkable, strike. Your name-calling of pastors and other antecedents show that you are naturally arrogant, since your father isn’t you are the goat. You do not deserve the office you hold. I’m looking forward to your resignation. You continue to embarrass your parents and RCCG, for how long will people do damage control on your behalf. I’m a member of RCCG and if others wouldn’t tell you some of us would, we’re fed up of you.’
@joyfulpeak ‘As a member of RCCG, I have to say you keep embarrassing the church. My older brother that attends another ministry was the person that drew my attention to your ill advised social media clout chasing.’
@sad2unez ‘This is What happens when the Son of the Anointed thinks he too is Anointed and can make utterances. I expected you to step down, make a visual apology to the pastors you just labeled goats. But no you think because you are the Son of one of the greatest pastors in the world you can talk anyhow (Remember the Sons of Eli.) You should go and learn from Oyedepo’s Children’.
@Chukwueloka_EE, ‘The question is whether the sermon they preached is good or bad, as your Daddy doesn’t own any sermon. Every good preaching is God’s. Meanwhile, calling them goats is not right. This is how some founders will die: boom power tussle, property dragging etc will ensue.’
@CODE_61329, ‘This is quite disgusting of him to bring the internal ramblings/politics to the media! He should be ready for the storm he brewed! Common sense should have told him to use the organization’s official channels and mind his language! Abuse of office everywhere!’