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General News of Monday, 19 July 2021


Winners Chapel was right to sack all 40 pastors - Reno Omokri wades into debate, quote scriptures

Reno Omokri is a former presidential aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan play videoReno Omokri is a former presidential aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan

Reno Omokri, a former aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan has waded into the ongoing debate involving some 40 pastors who were sacked by Winners Chapel over the weekend.

This follows allegations made by one Peter Godwin, one of the victims that he and the 39 others were sacked from the church for not generating enough money in their respective branches.

In the video that has since gone viral, Mr. Godwin 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."

Remo Omokri reacts

In response to the allegations made by Mr. Godwin, the former presidential staffer noted that the letter from Winners Chapel did not mention anything about money but it used the word "church growth".

He continued by stating that "any pastor that fails at that core duty should be sacked."

Read his post from Facebook

I read the letter from Winners Chapel and it did not mention anything about money.

Rather, it used the word “church growth”. Christ called us to engage in evangelism-Matthew 28:18-20. Any pastor that fails at that core duty should be sacked. This is what Christ told us in Matthew 25:14-29.

The sacked pastor who went to the press after releasing a live video is playing on your emotions. He is not considering that he is undermining the faith of believers.

In John 15:16, Christ said “I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit.” Now, ask yourself what the consequence of not bearing fruit is. Christ answered that question in John 15:2 “Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit He takes away”.

This is why the only thing Christ ever cursed in His lifetime on Earth is the fig tree that bore no fruit-Mark 11:14.

Winners Chapel is in order.

The letter released by the church

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