Church: Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG, headquartered in Lagos)
Biography: Adeboye was born in 1942 in present-day Osun State, Nigeria. He obtained a B.Sc. in Mathematics from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka in 1967; an M.Sc. in Hydrodynamics from the University of Lagos in 1969; and a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from the University of Lagos in 1975. He joined RCCG in 1973 and was ordained there as a pastor four years later. Following the death of RCCG’s founder J. O. Akindayomi (1909-1980), Adeboye became the Church’s General Overseer in 1981.
Prominent Church Members: Vice President-elect Yemi Osinbajo, former cabinet minister Oby Ezekwesili