- Nigerian pastor Dr. David Oyedepo has said he is “dangerously” wealthy but has not received anything from government
- He said he has a clear conscience before God that he made him rich and not any political figure or party
- Oyedepo said whatever he wanted came to him
Popular Nigerian pastor, David Oyedepo, the presiding bishop of Winners Chapel International, has declared that he is “dangerously wealthy”.
He was quoted by a Ghanaweb report seen by YEN.com.gh to have said: “I am dangerously wealthy, I am rich, whatever I want comes; that’s what they call wealth.”
The bishop was reportedly speaking to members of his church, which according to reports is also known as Living Faith Church Worldwide.
According to the affluent pastor, he made his riches from God and not any government and for this he had clear conscience.
It is not clear if he was being accused by some people of making his riches through past or present governments in Nigeria.
“I don’t share any booty from any government. I have a clear conscience; I am dangerously wealthy,” the bishop stressed.
He was reportedly speaking at the opening session of Shiloh 2018, the annual gathering of the members of the Living Faith Church dubbed “Dominion” at its international headquarters in Nigeria.
Oyedepo also warned those he described as ‘political gladiators’ to understand that authority is now domiciled in the church, saying, “If the church says you are going nowhere, there is nothing you can do.”
According to him, the authority that enthroned the church was from heaven and not man-made, therefore, no man can touch or change anything about the church
“It (the church) is not something that we organise; it is by the hand of God. You can be upset, it won’t change anything,” he added.
He told the congregation, which included 4,512 delegates from 43 nations of the world that God would confirm in these last days that heavens rules in the affairs of men.
“If the church comes against any arrogant, puffing fellows, they shall be messed up,” he stressed.
Oyedepo was in the news years ago following a brawl he had with Bishop George Agyeman, who was then a pastor of his church overseeing the Ghana branch.
Agyeman, according to reports, had a misunderstanding with Oyedepo concerning how proceeds from the church were being distributed between Ghana and Nigeria.
Feeling cheated for Ghana, Bishop Agyeman was said to have broken away from Oyedepo and started his own church, Winners Chapel Ghana, and took away some of Oyedepo’s church members, mostly Ghanaians away with him.
Therefore, the church became divided and both had the names Winners Chapel Ghana and Winners Chapel International.
However, YEN.com.gh cannot independently confirm if this was the reason why Oyedepo’s church, Winners Chapel International, now bears the name Living Faith Church Worldwide.
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