Nigerian clergy, bishop David Oyedepo has reacted to the news of the sack of over 40 pastors in his church, the Living Faith Bible Church, popularly known as Winners Chapel, giving the reasons for their sack.
Recall that social media went agog during the weekend with the news that the church sacked over 40 clergies for low income. One of the Pastors even did a video, narrating how they had called them to a meeting and taken the ministry they were taking care of from them.
This has stirred a lot of controversy on the social media space, everyone giving their opinions. Trust this is food for OAP Daddy Free to feed on, and also led to his reconciliation with Samklef, who stated that all Daddy Freeze has been saying about these clergies are right after all. TVC’s Presenter, Morayo Brown, however, thinks the pastor in the video shouldn’t have taken to social media but should have rather gone to God.
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Reacting to the news in a sermon, Bishop David Oyedepo said the church asked the clergies to go because they were unfruitful, blatant failure. “People are confused about our Ministry, I learnt some fellow said they are not bringing income that’s why they asked them to go. We asked you to go because you are unfruitful. Unfruitful, blatant failure, you know, doing what there? We have no patience with failure here”, he said.
Speaking about social media users and critics trolling the church for sacking the pastors, David Oyedepo said they were all silent and the social media dead when the church employed pastors on a large scale. “When we employed 7,000 people at a time, social media was dead, dead. We have more employees in this organisation than most of the States. No one is owed a dime salary and we don’t borrow, we don’t beg, ask our bank whether we take overdraft. We are covenant on people walking in the light of God’s word, enjoying an open heaven.”
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“We have fully delivered the first phase of 1000 plus buildings in the rural churches. None of those churches can generate that funds in the next 30 years, NO. We are hunting after souls. Money, nonsense. We’ve never lacked it and yet, we’ve never prayed for it. We are simply obeying God and he’s backing up what he’s asking us to do. Awesome God. Now the next set is about to be flagged off, just certify the landed properties issues, nothing else. we have no lack of anything. The world is confused. Walking in the light of God’s word”, he added.
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