The GO of Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Adeboye has spoken about his difficult background.

Pastor Adeboye revealed that he came from a poor background and that his parents were poor. They couldn’t afford a shoe for him for the first 18 years of his life.

The man of God mentioned this in a sermon on Sunday titled, “Perfect Gift” aired live on his Facebook page.

He mentioned that things will get better people when they accept Jesus Christ. Using himself as an example, he illustrated how God can change the poor to the rich.

In his words:

“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.”