The Redeemed Christian Church of God 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 a plaque and some undisclosed amount of money for their meritorious service.
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, which kicks off today, 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 advise may not be unconnected with the incident of breakdown of some pastors who had consumed solid food after fasting for days.