Adeboye comes under fire over message on wife’s birthday Enoch Adeboye, the general overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), says his prayer is for him and Foluke, his wife, “to be taken home together when the time comes”.
The cleric shared his “fervent prayer” in an Instagram post while celebrating Foluke on her 75th birthday.
In the post, Adeboye described his wife as one of the greatest gifts bestowed upon him by God.
The clergyman, 81, also warned that anyone who dares to harm Foluke will face “divine retribution”.
“Besides the salvation of my soul and the baptism of the Holy Spirit, the greatest gift bestowed upon me by the Lord is my wife, @pastorfoluadeboye,” he wrote.
“It is well known that anyone who dares to harm her will face divine retribution. Many are unaware of the incredible extent of her compassion, generosity, and care for others.
“One of my fervent prayers is for both of us to be taken home together when the time comes. We have special endearing names for each other.”
The couple got married in 1967. The union is blessed with four children.
Adeboye has on numerous occasions reaffirmed his love for Foluke. In June 2020, he had vowed to “kill anyone who messes with his wife.”
“You can do whatever you like to me, you can criticize me, you can insult me, you can trample on me, I will only pray for you,” he had said.
“But if you mess with my wife, I will kill you. I will kill you so thoroughly you will not even be able to rise on the resurrection morning.”