A couple of years ago, While speaking to a congregation in the United States, Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), said he had complained to God in prayer when he got his first aircraft how that people were going to whine and say all sorts of things about the matter. In his exact words, he reported that God said to him:
“if they complain that I have blessed you with a Jet, what will they do when I give you an airport”
Apparently, this didnt take much time to materialize. The successor of the RCCG’s founder has recently has taken delivery of a brand new jet. Sources familiar with Pastor Adeboye’s purchase of the new Gulfstream aircraft disclosed that the jet’s arrival coincided with the pastor’s floating of a luxury jet company, Emmanuel Aviation. Although the aviation company reportedly existed since 2009, it had just unveiled a website to announce its swanky fleet and aviation services.
Pastor Adeboye’s Gulfstream G550 luxury jet was manufactured in Savannah, Georgia State in the US. The jet, which was made in 2013 is far newer than the one recently purchased by Pastor TB Joshua of SCOAN.
Information obtained by SaharaReporters revealed that Pastor Adeboye took delivery of his brand new jet in May 2015.
We learned that, with the arrival of the US-registered jet, N730EA Gulfstream G550, Pastor Adeboye has jettisoned an older Gulfstream GIV with tail number N707EA that used to ferry him around the world on his preaching missions.
We have also learned in confirmation to the earlier God-man conversation that the leader of the Redeemed Church personally owns Emmanuel Aviation to which the two jets are registered both in the US and Nigeria.
An aviation expert explained that Nigerian jet owners prefer US registration of their jets because such registration grants them generous landing rights worldwide.
Pastor Adeboye becomes only the second Nigerian pastor to start a private airline in the country. The first operator of a private airline is the prosperity preacher and billionaire pastor, Bishop David Oyedepo. The Winners Chapel pastor owns two aircrafts in his Dominion Air Company. One of Pastor Oyedepo’s jets is a Bombardier Challenger 604 with registration number N664D while the other is a Beechcraft 19000D with registration number (5N-WCI).
You should also be aware that it is rumoured that the RCCG leader once said that God had promised to bless him with not less than 10 aircrafts in his lifetime. So we can definitely expect ‘Emmanuel Aviation’ to get bigger in the coming years.