Oyedepo says pastors were sacked for being failures, not because of money

By Deborah Hassan

365Daily – Living Faith Church International, aka Winners’ Chapel, has dismissed an allegation that it sacked about 40 pastors because they were not remitting money to the ministry.

Founder of the church, Bishop David Oyedepo, said in a church service at the church that they were fired because they were ”unfruitful’ and ”blatant failures”.

One of the affected pastors, Peter Godwin, in a viral video, had alleged they were sacked for not generating enough income.

Godwin, who was in charge of one of the branches in Ekiti State, claimed: “I was told by the management that the church doesn’t operate at a loss.

“They also told me that 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.”

Reacting to his claims, Oyedepo said: “People are confused about our Ministry. I learnt some fellows said, ‘you know, they are not bringing income, that is why they asked them to go’.

“We asked you to go because you are unfruitful. Unfruitful! Blatant failure. Doing what there? We have no patience with failure here.

“When we employed 7,000 people at a time, social media was 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 bound, working in the light of God’s word, enjoying an open Heaven.”

He said the sack was not about money. According to him: “Money? Nonsense. We have never lacked it and yet we have never prayed for it.

“We are just simply obeying God and He is backing up what He is asking us to do. Awesome God.”

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