Bishop David Oyedepo, President/Founder of Living Faith Church Worldwide, also known as Winners Chapel Worldwide, revealed the reason for the pastors’ dismissal in a video.
In a viral video, Bishop Oyedepo stated, “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”.
While confirming the development that has dominated the social media space for several days now, the outspoken government critic justified the dismissal of pastors by claiming they were “unfruitful” in their assignments.
“We asked you to go because you are unfruitful. Unfruitful! Blatant failure. Doing what there? We have no patience with failure here.
“When we employed 7,000 people at a time, social media was dead.
“We have more employees in this organisation than most of the states. 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.”
On if money was an issue to his church, he said, “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.”
According to one pastor, Peter Godwin, the church sacked pastors in Ekiti State for having a church growth index that was lower than expected.
“I was told by management that the church does not operate at a loss,” the pastor stated.
“They also told me that 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”.