Religious leader who is known as being the pastor and General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God. He was appointed General Overseer in 1981.
He graduated from the University of Nigeria Nsukka with a Bachelor's of Science degree in mathematics. He later obtained his PhD in that field from the University of Lagos.
He expanded the church worldwide to more than 100 countries upon his appointment as General Overseer. In 2008, he was named as one of the 50 Most Powerful People in the World by Newsweek magazine.
He was born and raised in Ifewara, Nigeria.
He appeared alongside Barack Obama in Newsweek's 50 Most Powerful People 2008 edition.