The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, has identified the social media as a veritable tool for the propagation of the gospel.
Adeboye stated this just as he hit the two million followers’ mark on Facebook.
Offering words of prayers and appreciation to his Facebook fans, the RCCG spiritual leader explained that social media platforms had come handy for his evangelisation.
Adeboye, who towers higher than President Goodluck Jonathan in terms of social media following, is also the most visible Nigerian clergyman online.
In February, a creative online intelligence firm, Alder Consulting, in a report ranked Adeboye as the cleric that makes the most prolific use of social media in the country.
“I would like to thank you all for making me hit the two million followers on Facebook. May the Lord bless you and speedily answer all your prayers in Jesus name. Let us continue to spread the good news,” a message penned by Adeboye on Facebook read.
To register his appreciation, Adeboye posted a new photograph on Facebook, with a “Thank You” inscription on it.
Apart from Facebook, Adeboye, who is also active on Twitter, YouTube and Google+, as of Wednesday 27th of August 2014 boasted a combined online following of 2,386,201.
Writing on his Twitter page, the septuagenarian confessed that God had been very faithful to him in all his dealings.
Adeboye’s wife, Mrs.FoluAdeboye, has also taken a cue from her husband by leveraging on various social networking sites to propagate the gospel. Folu blogs at faadeboye.com and she has digital presence on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.
Another leading religious leader leveraging on the new media is the founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nations, Pastor Temitope Joshua.
Besides, Alder Consulting also ranked the Senior Pastor of Daystar Christian Centre, Rev. Sam Adeyemi, in a 2013 report, as a prolific digital media enthusiast.
Adeyemi’s wife, Nike, an architect, has also followed the footsteps of her husband, focusing on social media engagement for women’s rights activism.