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Oyedepo speaks on sacked pastors, gives reason


Bishop David Oyedepo has finally revealed the reason why some pastors were relieved of their duties in the church. The news of the sack of some Winners pastors has being make rounds on social media for some time now.

 A former pastor of the church, Peter Godwin had claimed that the church sacked the pastors in Ekiti State for having a church growth index that falls below expectations.

Godwin had alleged that the church management told him that it 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,” he added.

Oyedepo revealed that the reason for the sack was because they were not fruitful.

“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.”

Speaking on whether money was an issue to his church, Oyedepo said, “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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