RCCG Begins Annual Convention, Retires 20 Senior Pastors, Ordains 9170 Deacons

imageThe annual convention of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, kicks off today. The programme will run from Monday and climax with a thanksgiving service on Sunday.

Meanwhile, the church has announced the retirement of 20 senior pastors who have attained the retirement age of 70. The announcement was made at the conclusion of this year’s ministers conference.

Six of the pastors received awards for Excellence while 14 others bagged award for Fruitfulness. They also got plaques and some undisclosed amount of money for their meritorious services.

Similarly, the church gave Long Service award to some of its pastors who have put in 20 years and more years to the work of God. Pastor Boniface Okenwa, a regional pastor was among the beneficiaries.

During the church’s convention, 9,170 deacons and deaconesses will be ordained by the General Overseer of the church, Pastor E.A. Adeboye.

Meanwhile, Adeboye has advised his pastors not to break their fast with solid food. He told them that pap is best for breaking fast, noting that, it takes a while for the body to begin to absorb solid food.

The advice may not be unconnected with the incident of breakdown of some pastors who had consumed solid food after fasting for days.

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