It’s no longer news that the founder of Living Faith Church Worldwide aka Winners Chapel, Bishop David Oyedepo relieved 40 pastors in Ekiti State Of their pastoral duties and their accommodations, because those pastors refused to grow their churches to a height approved by the Winners Chapel Growth Index.
Just like Obi Cubana’s mother’s burial is still being talked about till date, because of the way he extravagantly celebrated her funeral and how the dignitaries that attended the burial ceremony used their money to put Obi Cubana’s hometown, Oba on the map of the world. Bishop David Oyedepo has in another hand, made himself the subject matter on social media when one of his used-to-be pastors revealed the letter presented to him by Bishop David Oyedepo.
In the letter, Bishop David Oyedepo relieved him and 39 others of their clerical duties and their accommodations with immediate effect for not growing their parishes. It’s absurd that a General Overseer of a church will sack its brothers in the ministry like they were doing a white-collar job that had no job security whatsoever.
In other news, the founder of Living Faith Church Worldwide aka Winners Chapel, Bishop David Oyedepo told his congregation that, he doesn’t feel bad sacking those 40 pastors that didn’t meet the requirements of Winner’s Chapel Growth Index. He also said that those used-to-be pastors were blatant failures and failures aren’t allowed in the church. He went further to boast that, the church has employed more than 7000 people, which is far higher than any state in Nigeria has employed.
Recall that, Bishop David Oyedepo is not just the founder of Living Faith Church Worldwide aka Winners Chapel, he is also the Chancellor of Covenant University and Landmark University plus he is an author, businessman, educationalist, and architect. His church is being located in over 300 cities, in all the 36 states of Nigeria and several cities of 45 African countries, Dubai, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America.
Bishop David Oyedepo is known as one of the pioneers of the Christian charismatic movement in Africa and has been referred to as one of the most powerful preachers in Nigeria. His third university named Crown University is currently being built in Calabar, Cross River State.
Bishop David Oyedepo is one of the wealthiest preachers in Nigeria with a net worth of over US$150 million after Bishop E.A. Adeboye. The church owns four private jets and several buildings, including in London and the United States of America. Bishop David Oyedepo has written over 70 books apart from periodicals. He is the chairman/publisher of Dominion Publishing House (DPH), a publishing arm of the ministry. Dominion Publishing House (DPH) has over 4 million prints in circulation to date.
In other news, the founder of the Winner’s Chapel, Bishop David Oyedepo narrated how he was saved from a cobra that hid in the wardrobe of his office. He also added that he worked on that floor for seven hours, the previous night but the cobra only stood up when the cleaner was cleaning the room after he has left the floor.
According to The Punch, The Senior Pastor of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly, Biodun Fatoyinbo, has backed Bishop David Oyedepo upon the sacking of 40 pastors in Ekiti State for not bringing income to the church accounts.
Biodun Fatoyinbo took to his Instagram account to back Bishop David Oyedepo up by saying that, there is no leniency for laziness in the House of God. He went further to support his claims by quoting a parable in the Bible which says, “A certain man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard, and he came and sought fruit thereon, and found none. Then said he unto the dresser of his vineyard, Behold, these three years I come seeking fruit on this fig tree, and find none: cut it down; why cumbereth it the ground? And he answering said unto him, Lord, let it alone this year also, till I shall dig about it, and dung it: And if it bears fruit, well: and if not, then after that thou shalt cut it down. Luke 13: 6 – 9”.