We earlier reported 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 and another pastor called InChristed Michael also claimed in a Facebook post that he too is a “victim”.
Addressing the issue at a church service, Bishop Oyedepo explained that the pastors were fired from their post as pastors of Winners Chapel because they were blatant failures and fruitless.
“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.
“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.
Written by: Babatunde Onikoyi