Founder of Living Faith Church Worldwide, also known as Winners Chapel Worldwide, Bishop David Oyedepo on Wednesday shed light on the sacking of some pastors on the payroll of the church.
The outspoken government critic while confirming the development that has dominated the social media space for some days now justified the sack of pastors saying they were “unfruitful” in their assignments.
In a video that has now gone viral Bishop Oyedepo said: ”When we employed 7, 000 pastors at once, social media was dead. We have more employees than most states in Nigeria and we have neither owed them or taken bank overdraft once.
”The pastors were asked to go because they were unfruitful. Many of the churches built can never pay for the church building in 30 years. We have no patience for failure here.
”We have built more than 1,000 churches in rural areas where in the next 30 years, they can never generate such fund, with each costing more than N14 million. We are hunting after souls, not income.
”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 (the sacked pastors) 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.
”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.
”Now the next set is about to be flagged off, just certifying the landed property issues, nothing else. We have no lack of anything. The world is confused. Walking in the light of God’s Word. Please, obey God to the full and watch out for His manifestations in your life.
”Well, you don’t need so much mathematics to know a thousand buildings; that is not N1,000 each, that is not N10 million each, that is not 12 Million (naira) each, that is not 14 million (naira) each. Some are 35 million (naira). At a go!
”We have never seen it ourselves. We just watch God doing it. The only criteria: How many souls have they gotten there? Then, build for them. How many souls? Not once: how much money do they have?
”You want to see what we see, go and do what we do. But if you are not saved, there is nothing you do that matters.”
About 40 sacked pastors in Ekiti State were employed by the church with a target. The more souls won by the engaged pastors, the increase in the income..
The social media should stop the condemnation of the church.
Other Pastors in the church will focus on the mission. God’s work is in need of serious and dedicated people.
I will give Tega a second chance if she apologises- Husband
Ajeboh Krislawrence, the husband of Tega — a recently evicted Big Brother Naija housemate — has stated that he will give his wife a second chance if she comes back and apologises for her actions while in the Big Brother house.
Krislawrence added that he would not abandon his wife, despite some video snippets which surfaced online suggesting she cheated on him with a fellow contestant, Boma.
According to him, although his wife’s actions made him sad and broken, he believes that she needs him now more than ever.
In an Instagram Live chat with popular blogger, Tunde Ednut, Krislawrence mentioned that he was shocked by his wife’s behaviour while she was in the BBNaija house.
He said, “I feel so sad and terrible, I cannot even lie. I cannot even leave my house because there are a lot of stories on the street. I am broken. Basically, I am broken. I am down. I will not lie. Tega had been a very, very good girl. Let me forget this side of her, she has been a very good girl. I am surprised; when I saw it, I said this is not my wife. It felt as if they cloned her because that could not have been Tega.
“I have never seen this side of Tega because she is a God-fearing woman. She has never disobeyed me. This is a different Tega I am seeing. I am really shocked. I am down and broken. I want that Tega I used to know back not the Tega of Big Brother house.”
Krislawrence revealed that if his wife is remorseful, he will accept her back. He further asked Nigerians to pray for his family.
He said, “I am just human, we are all humans. I believe that we have all sinned and God will forgive us. If I do anything funny right now, I do not know what might happen. I believe she knows that what she did was totally bad but I believe that she needs us right now more than ever.
“I will not throw her away; she is my wife. Yes, she has disappointed me, but I think these things come with marriage. There is no perfect marriage. I have never had an issue before with my marriage for the past four years. We have never had issues. Since this is our first issue, I do not think I should abandon her. What we just need is for Nigerians to pray for us.
“If she comes back and apologises, I will give her a second chance; but if she comes and says what she did was okay, I will let her go and I will move on.”
Annie Idibia slams Tuface for allegedly having Affairs with Baby Mamas
Popular Nigerian actress, Annie Idibia, in a now-deleted Instagram Story post has accused her husband, Tuface, of infidelity. In the post, Annie claimed that Tuface’s family never found her worthy of him despite all her efforts.
She said, “I’m a patient woman, I am not a fool innocent! Your family never loved me from the beginning, no matter how hard I tried. I was never worthy to them. I have made so many sacrifices for you and all your children. God knows I have tried.”(sic).
Annie further claimed that the singer spent nights under the same roof with one of his baby mamas after taking his kids to Disney Land.
“What kind of man takes his kids to Disney and spends nights in the same apartment with his kids and their mother! How many times have you gone to see your kids with Pero and she stays with you and the kids under the same roof for nights?” she claimed.
In the post, Annie urged her husband to do better and also indicted the singer’s manager, Efe. Annie further claimed that Tuface’s baby mamas use his children ‘as an excuse for all sorts of rubbish’.
She wrote, “Your baby mamas constantly use your children as an excuse for all sorts of rubbish! I try to stay gracious!! You’re not the first man on the planet to have kids by different women. You can do better. Everything I do is to show the good human that you are!!! But today, this move by you, Efe, Frankie, and your family is unacceptable.”
However, efforts to reach out to Efe Omorogbe, Tuface’s manager to comment on the issue was futile as his phone was switched off.
REDTV’s Web Series, Assistant Madams Season 2 Premieres
….New Cast unveiled at Launch in Lagos
All the stars came out this weekend for the exclusive premiere of REDTV’s latest web series, Assistant Madams, Dark Hearts. REDTV, the online network supported by the United Bank for Africa continues to make impact in the creative industry on the African Continent, with a focus on job creation and growth.
The second season of the series revealed new cast members from Across Africa including Dilish Mathews, winner of the 2013 Big Brother Africa, from Namibia; award winning actresses Salma Mumim and Jocelyn Dumass from Ghana as well as Mauwuli Gavor a TV presenter turned actor, also from Ghana.
The series has a star studded cast with Singer and song writer, Sheyi Shay; Timini Egbuson; Big Brother star, Cee-C Nwadiora; Osas Ighodaro who played the infamous Chioma in the first season of Assistant Madams; Femi Branch; Ademola Adedoyin, RED Hot Topics Star, Temilola Young and Eso Dike.
The excitement over the return of REDTV’s blockbuster series Assistant Madams 2 was palpable as the show premiered at Cilantro in Lagos on Saturday night.
The Executive Producer of REDTV, Bola Atta welcomed the Chairman, United Bank for Africa Plc, Mr. Tony Elumelu, to the premiere as well as the cast and crew and top celebrities from the entertainment industry, including the stars of The Men’s Club, Efa Iwara, Sharon Ooja, Enado Odigie, Nengi Adoki; Segilola Ogidan. Also present were Kunle Oshodi-Glover; Tobi Osoba; Obi Asika; Debola Williams and his wife Kehinde; Chude Jidenonwo; Fresh L, amongst others.
Atta who is also the Group Director for Communications at UBA spoke about the passion and drive behind UBA’s continuous support of the creative industry and said that the bank is always on the look-out for innovative ways to enable more youths build upon their talents and embrace their creative side.
She said, “UBA remains committed to growing the creative industry through its lifestyle channel – REDTV and we are really thrilled with the journey thus far. At REDTV, we are focused on creating a platform where young people can meet, create and harness their art’.
Atta thanked the Chairman of UBA, Mr Tony Elumelu and the GMD, Kennedy Uzoka for their support of all the REDTV initiatives. She also thanked Assistant Madams co-producers at Urban Vision, Tola Odunsi and Akins Akinkugbe.
On his part, CEO Urban Vision and Director, Assistant Madams, Tola Odunsi, commended UBA and indeed REDTV for the continuous support in ensuring that viewers are always provided with the best quality entertainment.
“We have been partnering with UBA and REDTV to create top quality content and jobs for the past 4 years, and we are amazed by the number of jobs that have been created and people who have been employed through our partnerships alone. We look forward to many more years of partnership with REDTV’ said Odunsi.
Assistant Madams Season 2 centres around three bold, beautiful, and ambitious women who want to live their best luxurious lives.
Powered by UBA, REDTV Producers of hit shows such as The Men’s Club, Our Best Friend’s Wedding, Inspector K, Assistant Madams, RED Hot Topics; Boutique Hotel, REDTV continues to collaborate with the most talented creative minds to put African entertainment on the global stage.
Subscribe to REDTV on you tube and catch the premiere of Assistant Madams, season 2 on Wednesday, September 1, 2021, at 3pm.
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