The founder of Living Faith Church Worldwide, aka Winners Chapel, Bishop David Oyedepo has revealed why some pastors were sacked by the church.
According to the popular pastor, the pastors recently sacked by the church were unfruitful.
The issue became the talk of the town after a particular pastor called Peter Godwin claimed that the church sacked the pastors in Ekiti State for having a church growth index that falls below expectations.
“I was told by the management that the church doesn’t operate at a loss. 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,” the pastor said.
This generated reactions from some Nigerians on social media who questioned the system at Winners’ Chapel while others stated that the church was within its rights to sack the pastors.
Oyedepo, in his address to his congregation, wondered why there was no buzz on social media when 7,000 people were employed by the church.
“People are confused about our Ministry. I learned 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. 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.”