Which Church is Oyedepo’s Church?
David Oyedepo is a Nigerian preacher born on 27 September 1954 and the General overseer of the Winners Chapel or Living Faith Church worldwide. His church is one of the most successful “One man churches” in the world. With a staggering net worth of $150 million, one will wonder why sack pastors because of low income from their branches. Greed? Well, I leave it for you to decide after reading.
It was a shocking moment to us and many other Nigerians as a man who identified himself as a former pastor of the Living Faith Church International, otherwise known as Winners Chapel, claimed that he and other pastors were sacked by the church for not convincing members enough to generate more money for the church.
The man whose name is Peter Godwin said in a video that he was employed as a pastor in Living Faith on the 28th of August, 2020, but on July 1, 2021, he and over 40 other pastors were invited and given sack letters for not meeting up with financial returns.
Why Oyedepo‘s church actually sacked 40 Pastors;
According to Peter Godwin in a video he said:
“Actually, by the special grace of God, our father in this great assembly, Living Faith Church received a mandate from the Lord to plant 10,000 churches in Nigeria and by the special grace of God, I was privileged to be one of the pastors that were employed on the 28th of August, 2020, that was last year.
“So after that, I started working, engaging myself in the work of the Lord. I tried my possible best to make sure I win souls for Christ but unfortunately, on the 1st of July, I received a call that the state pastor wants to see me, so I thought I was the only one. I was surprised, so I went to his office.
“When I got there, I saw other pastors too, over 40 of them, so I joined them. A few minutes later, we were issued a letter. I opened the content of the letter to see what was there and I saw that it was a sack letter.
“The content of the letter says ‘Consequent upon the recent performance review which revealed that your church growth index falls below expectation. Please be informed that your service as the pastor in charge is no longer required in this commission with immediate effect. You are to vacate your official accommodation and hand over all properties including the official ID card to the area pastor before departure’.
“So I called the management the next day to know what happened since I wasn’t involved in any dubious activity or evil act. I was told by the management was that the church doesn’t operate at a loss, they also told me the total income that is being generated from my station should be able to cater for my welfare and accommodation, so as a result of low income, I’m hereby dismissed.”
Bellow is the letter issued to the pastors;
Why could a church that the General Overseer is worth 150 Million Dollars sack pastors in remote areas spreading the Gospel just because they don’t make enough returns? Leave your answers in the comment section