- Pastor Josh Laryea has said he thought of committing suicide after being suspended by the ICGC
- According to him, it was only God's grace that saved him from those thoughts
- Pastor Laryea was suspended over alleged sexual misconducts with his church members
One year after being suspended by the leadership of the International Central Gospel Church (ICGC), Pastor Josh Laryea has opened up on the scandal that got him into trouble.
According to Pastor Josh Laryea, he nearly committed suicide after his matter got into the public domain.
Speaking in an interview on Starr FM's Starr Drive on Tuesday, Pastor Josh Laryea revealed that it was only through God's grace that he could survive the scandal because he could have "gone mad over it."
Answering a question on whether he thought of suicide during his troubling times, Pastor Josh Laryea responded "at a point , yes."
Pastor Josh Laryea until March, last year was the head pastor for ICGC's Doxa Temple at Labone Junction in Accra.
He was suspended for allegedly engaging in an immoral act with some of his church members.
A letter communicating his suspension stated, “the Presbytery has authorised the Disciplinary Committee to look into the allegations levelled against Rev. Laryea.”
"Rev. Josh Laryea is being withdrawn from the pulpit and thereby the Doxa Temple with immediate effect. This is to allow the Committee carry out its work uninterrupted,” the suspension letter dated March 29, 2017.
Since his suspension, not much has been heard from him except reports which suggested that he had set up his own church.
But in the revealing interview, Josh Laryea disclosed that the most painful part of the whole scandal was the fact that at some people he considered as friends and mentors deserted him.
Pastor Josh Laryea, however, admonished Ghanaians to always know that most of the people who come around them do so because of the benefits they will get and not because of any special reason.
Pastor Josh Laryea is also successful a gospel musician who has released hit tracks including, 'Ngbo', ‘Emere’, ‘Bisa’, ‘Aseda Nka Onyame’, and ‘Jesus is the Answer’.
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