General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, on Monday debunked reports quoting him as having described fellow cleric, Rev. Uma Ukpai, as his “spiritual father.”
Adeboye was quoted by various blogs as having said in a recent sermon in his church that Ukpai, who is the president of Uma Ukpai Evangelistic Association, is his mentor.
However, in an Instagram post, Adeboye said: “Shalom saints, this is to bring to the attention of the general public that the news circulating around the internet and social media space concerning me saying Rev Dr Uma Ukpai is my spiritual father is very WRONG.
“Rev Dr Uma Ukpai is one of the highly respected Generals in faith in Nigeria and he is someone I hold in high esteem. That being said, my Spiritual Father remains Late Rev (Pa) Josiah Akindayomi the Founder and General Superintendent of RCCG. I wish everybody a wonderful fasting season and may God keep us all in all our dealings in Jesus name.”