How I had no shoes for 18 years – Adeboye


The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, on Sunday narrated how he had shoes for 18 years.

The cleric during his Christmas message which was shared on his Facebook page explained that he came for a very poor family and that he spent the first 18 years of his life without a shoe.

He said, “Some of you who know a little bit about my background, you know when they talk about people coming from a rocky background, that means from a background of hardship. My own rocky background was rock among the rocks. My father was so poor, (that) poor people called him poor. The elders have a saying, when there is hardship for the husband, and hardship for the wife, there must be hardship for the children.

“The hardship rubbed off on me. For the first 18 years of my life, I had no shoes. My father was so poor. The day he bought an umbrella, we were rejoicing, but look at me today, look at what Jesus can do, He can change the poor to the rich; change the unknown to the known.”

Pastor Adeboye is currently considered among the most wealthiest pastors in Africa with a net worth of around $130 Million.