The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, has revealed how he came from a very poor background.
Pastor Adeboye spoke during a sermon on Sunday, themed: “Perfect Gift,” aired live on his Facebook page.
He said while growing up, his parents were so poor that he had no shoes for the first 18 years of his life.
Adeboye spoke about how things would change for the better for people when they accept Christ.
Using himself as an example, he illustrated how God can change the poor to the rich.
The renowned cleric said: “Some of you who know a little bit about my background, you know when they talk about people coming from a rocky background, that means from a background of hardship.
“My own rocky background was rock among the rocks.
“My father was so poor, (that) poor people called him poor.
“The elders have a saying: ‘When there is hardship for the husband and hardship for the wife, there must be hardship for the children.’
“The hardship rubbed off on me.
“For the first 18 years of my life, I had no shoes.
“My father was so poor, the day he bought an umbrella, we were rejoicing.
“But look at me today,.
“Look at what Jesus can do.
“He can change the poor to the rich, change the unknown to the known.”