Pastor Enoch Adeboye, general overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, praised his wife Pastor Foluke for sticking by him over the years on Thursday.
It is the couple’s 55th wedding anniversary.
In his posts on social media, Adeboye reminisced about how his wife supported him when they were in need.
“My darling @pastorfoluadeboye the woman who has suffered with me, she stood by me when we had nothing,” he said.
“I was the poorest and the least known of all the men after her 55yrs ago. But she left all those who were famous, well to do and she picked me. Thank God, God had made us a success and proven all the oppostions back then wrong.”
The 80-year-old added, “Here is to 55 more years of double love, double grace, double peace, double of heaven on earth.”
Adeboye was raised in a low-income family. However, he took education seriously and used it to get his footing. Six years after receiving his doctorate in applied mathematics from the University of Lagos and only eight years after joining the church, he was appointed general overseer of the church.