Foursquare Gospel Church in Nigeria has appointed a new General Overseer in the person of Rev. Sam Aboyeji.
Aboyeji was the Midwest Region Overseer of the church until his election.
The cleric was elected at the Ajebo Camp of the church along Lagos Ibadan-Expressway.
He won with 1,670 votes to 672 scored by Rev. Isaac Komolafe, who is the overseer over the Northern region of the church.
The two pastors were selected from six candidates in April this year, from a pool of six that also included: Rev. Yomi Oyinloye, Rev. Goddie Eboje, Rev. Albert Aina and Rev. Samson Alawode.
Aboyeji takes over from Rev. Felix Meduoye, who has attained the statutory retirement age of 70.
The church’s National Secretary, Rev. Ikechukwu Ugbaja in a statement said: “Rev. Samuel Abayomi Aboyeji has been elected the new General Overseer of the Foursquare Gospel Church in Nigeria. He will become the fifth General Overseer of the movement, which started in Nigeria in 1955 at his official inauguration in November at the church’s national convention.”
He said the new General Overseer would build on the achievements of the movement’s past leaders, especially Rev. Felix Meduoye.
Rev. Sam Aboyeji holds a Bachelor’s degree in Theology from LIFE Theological Seminary, Ikorodu; B.sc. (Hons) in Economics from the University of Ilorin; and an MBA in Financial Management and Accounting from the University of Lagos. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers and a member of the Institute of Chartered Mediators and Conciliators (ICMC). Born on December 26, 1960, he is married to Rev. (Mrs.) Olabisi T. Aboyeji, a qualified Medical Laboratory Scientist, who has been in full time ministry with him since 1993.