Bishop David Oyedepo, the President and Founder of Living Faith Church Worldwide, aka Winners Chapel Worldwide, has finally spoken about the sack of some pastors.
Recall that a pastor named Peter Godwin alleged that he and over 40 other pastors were sacked in Ekiti state for not generating enough income from their branches (read here).
Another pastor called InChristed Michael also took to Facebook to claim he too is a “victim” and added that many more pastors were fired in other states (read here).
Reacting, David Oyedepo said the pastors were sacked because they were blatant failures who weren’t bearing fruits.
He said: “I learnt some fellow said we asked them to go because they’re not bringing income.
“We asked you to go because you’re unfruitful. Unfruitful blatant failure… doing what there?
“We have no patient with failure here.”
As for those on social media calling his church out for the sack, he said they were all silent when he employed pastors on a large scale.
“When we employed 7000 pastors at once social media was dead,”Oyedepo said.
He added: “We have more employees in this organization than most states in Nigeria. No one is owed a dime salary and we don’t borrow, we don’t beg. Ask our bank whether we take overdraft.
“We’re covenant bond people, walking in the light of God’s word, enjoying an open heaven.
“We have fully delivered the first phase of 1,000 plus buildings in the rural churches. None of those churches can generate that fund in the next 30 years.
“No, we’re hunting after souls. Money? Nonsense. We’ve never lacked it and yet we’ve never prayed for it.”
Watch Oyedepo speak in the video below.