Enoch Adejare Adeboye, has frowned at ministers of the gospel growing
beards in the name of new fashion.
in the church.
“I don’t want to see any of my pastors looking like fellows from the
training camps of Al-Qaeda,” he said, stating that any elderly person
who cannot show the noble journey for the youths in terms of dressing is
not worthy to be described as an elder.
The youths don’t respect an elder that looks like them. You are supposed
to be their guiding light after they have fooled around,” Adeboye
stated, saying pastors should be clean shaven at all times and must not
in any way grow beards that will portray them as persons of different
Worried about various reports of arranged marriages among brethren,
Pastor Adeboye also decreed that no RCCG pastor should be seen to be
involved in arranging marriages among brethren in the church. We recall
that Pastor Adeboye has earlier counselled youths of the church on
marriage, saying “don’t ever marry outside the church and you have no
reason to marry outside RCCG. The reason is that if you are both from
the same church even when trouble comes it is easier for the pastors to
“Don’t marry a girl simply because she can sing! In the choir there are
some people that can sing but they are fallen angels! Marry a prayer
warrior! If a girl cannot pray for one hour, don’t marry her. “Don’t
marry a girl who is lazy! Don’t marry a girl who cannot cook, she needs
to know how to do chores and cook because you cannot afford to be eating
out all the time. “Don’t marry a girl who is worldly! If you do, you
have carried what you’ll worship for the rest of your life!” he advised.