Bishop David Oyedepo of the Living Faith Church Worldwide, also known as Winners Chapel Worldwide, has finally reacted to the reports making the rounds over the sack of over 40 pastors in the church.
Bishop Oyedepo, who justified the sacking of the pastors, accused them of not being fruitful. The clergy noted that social media users kept mum when the church employed 7000 pastors at once.
He further revealed that the church has more employees than most states in Nigeria and have not owed them or taken bank overdraft at any time. According to Bishop Oyedepo, the church has no patience for failure.
Oyedepo noted that the Living Faith Church had built more than 1,000 churches in rural areas, with each costing more than N14 million. However, he opined that the church is hunting after souls, not income.
One Pastor identified as Peter Godwin had claimed that the Living Faith church sacked the pastors in Ekiti State for having a church growth index that falls below expectations. Pastor Godwin added that the management of the church told him that they don’t operate at a loss.
According to him, the church management said the total income generated from his church should cater to his welfare and accommodation.