I wanted to marry a beautiful princess but I was the least qualified suitor – Pastor Adeboye

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It is really a love story when you met your real spouse and the one God has prepared for you. It is unforgettable experience.
Enoch Adeboye, the general overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, worldwide, has revealed in a new book how he married his wife despite being poor and having nothing but his “brain” and “foot wagon”.

In the book, Adeboye tells the story of his amazing transformation from debilitating poverty into a powerful man of God.

Entitled Stories of Pastor E. A. Adeboye, the man fondly called Daddy GO shares his stories through testimonies compiled by seasoned author and journalist, Bisi Daniels.

The 350-page book, a collection of testimonies emanating from his sermons, was released last week to mark his 75th birthday.


Adeboye said that at some point in the early days, he was worried about the growth and expansion of his ministry, but God assured him of His support.

God promised to build him a city which is now the world-famous Redemption Camp.

“God’s response to me was, ‘Son, don’t ask for house because I have decided to build you a city’,’’ he said.

“That response was beyond what I could comprehend. After this encounter, I began to dream of a city where everybody would be a Christian; a city where there would be no molestation; a city where there would be no power failure or water shortages. God began to stretch my mind to see a city where His praises would fill every mouth.”

The church now has over 32,000 parishes in Nigeria, over 700 parishes in the United Kingdom, and many others spread across over 196 countries including Samoa, Fiji, Serbia, Pakistan, Lebanon and the United Arab Emirates.


When Adeboye wanted to marry his wife, Pastor Folu Adeboye, he had nothing, the author writes.

Adeboye said he was clearly the least qualified suitor among those seeking to marry his Mummy GO, as she’s fondly called.

“There were many of us contesting for the hand of my wife. I wanted to marry a beautiful princess but I was the least qualified among the many suitors.

“Out of the number, three of us were in the forefront. But I was a student, while one of us was a lawyer who owned a car. All I had was a “foot wagon” (move around on foot). I decided to let her know my financial status. I said to her, ‘Please listen. I have nothing, no money, no house, no influence, nothing’.

“I told her that if I had anything at all, it was the little brain God gave to me. ‘I have nothing to offer you except myself. If you will marry me, you will have me to yourself completely,’ I said.

“Surprisingly, she replied, ‘Because you are so honest, I will marry you‘.” Continue reading here

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