President Goodluck Jonathan has congratulated Pastor Enoch Adeboye on the occasion of his 70th birthday.
The president in his letter described pastor Adeboye as a truly inspirational and inspiring leader who has dedicated his life to service in the vineyard of the Lord.
He also described the phenomenal growth of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, (RCCG) as a clear testimony of Godís hand upon the pastor's life and his productive leadership qualities.
He also commended the General Overseer of RCCG for his spiritual and prayerful support to the nationís leadership at all levels.
"As you attain the highly symbolic landmark age of three-score-and-ten on Friday, March 2, 2012, it is with profound joy that I write on behalf of my family, the Government and people of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, and on my own behalf, to express very warm felicitations to you.
"You have lived a truly inspirational and inspiring life of dedicated service in the vineyard of the Lord. Rising above the limitations of a background of deprivation to thrive in academics before going into full time ministry, the phenomenal growth of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, of which you are the General Overseer, clearly testifies to Godís hand upon your life and your productive leadership qualities.
"In these critical times in Nigeriaís developmental history, we need, more than ever before, to seek the face of the Lord. Your readiness at all times to offer spiritual and prayerful support to the nationís leadership at all levels deserves special commendation.
"As your celebrate this historic day with your nuclear family, your numerous children-in the-Lord, friends and well-wishers, I would like to paraphrase Apostle Paul in his second letter to Timothy by praying that Almighty God continues to empower you to successfully fight the good fight, fruitfully run the course, and continue to keep the faith, until that day when you shall receive the crown of righteousness laid up for you," the president said.