The RCCG’s Retired Deputy General Overseer Has Passed Away
Pastor J.H. Abiona, the retired Deputy General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, has died NewsReport learned.
The death of Abiona, a 96-year-old retired DGO of the church, was confirmed by a church official who requested anonymity. According to the official, the church would issue an official announcement on Abiona’s passing soon.
Abiona was one of the church’s renowned elders. Following the death of the founder, Pa Josiah Akindayomi, he was named acting General Superintendent.
Abiona had handled the transition of the church leadership from Akindayomi to the current General Overseer, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, in 1981 and weathered the storm generated by people who were eager to lead the church, despite God’s plan, which had earlier been made known to them.
Respected for his humility and commitment to the work of God in the church, Abiona was known as one of the very few people to pray for Adeboye and his wife, Pastor Foluke, during church programs.