Bishop Oyedepo Reveals Reason He Sacked Some Pastors


President of Living Faith Church Worldwide, Bishop David Oyedepo, has revealed the reasons he sacked some pastors of the church. He said that they were ‘’unfruitful.’’

There were reports in the media that the renowned cleric laid off some pastors because they were not generating enough income to the church. However, in a widely circulated video, Oyedepo spoke elaborately about the trending news.

”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,’’ he said.

He also added that his church has more people in its employ than many states in the country. More so, when 7,000 pastors were employed by the church, there was no noise on social media. Likewise, he stated no one is owed a dime and that his church does not tolerate failures. In his words,

”When we employed 7,000 pastors at once, social media was dead. We have more employees than most states in Nigeria and we have never owed them or taken bank overdraft once.

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

”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.”

Oyedepo’s statement has caused some reactions so far. While some persons supported him for sacking the pastors because they didn’t meet his requirements, many others have criticized him for his action. 

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