Ghanaian Christians love their pastors. This is especially not surprising when one considers that ours is a country with a strong Christian majority.
Most church leaders are charismatic personalities who cannot be separated from the flock they lead. This makes the leaders respected sometimes even beyond the confines of their church.
However, some of the church leaders have been found in 2018 to have fallen foul of the law. Others have had bad publicity for somethings that they have said.
YEN.com.gh. compiles the most embarrassing incidents for some of the most popular pastors in Ghana.
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1. Mensa Otabil's role in the banking crises
The truth is that Dr Mensa Otabil is not the only popular Christian leader on the Ghanaian banking front. Rev Daniel Asiedu, formerly of Zenith Bank, also comes to mind.
But when Capital Bank, the firm he used to preside over as board chairman was accused of embezzling state funds, Otabil found himself in deep waters.
He is now try to defend himself in court.
2. Rev Isaac Owusu Bempah
The founder and leader of the Glorious Word and Power Ministry International, Prophet Isaac Owusu Bempah, in rage, went to the studios of a radio station to vandalise equipment in early December.
He has rendered an apology to the management of the station.
3. Lawrence Tetteh's insult at Ebony's memorial service
Rev. Lawrence Tetteh was the pastor who preached at the funeral of late Ghanaian artiste Ebony. At this occasion, Tetteh took the time to unleash verbal assaults on those who had chastised the artiste while she was alive.
Tetteh was heavily discussed on social media but he has managed to redeem himself.
4. Dag Heward-Mills saying depression is a result of demon activity
Dag Heward-Mills is a medical doctor and by extension, a scientist. Yet the Qodesh leader alleged that depression and stress were caused by demon activity.
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5. Bishop Obinim's "spiritual" antics
In 2018, Ghanaians saw a spate of "spiritual" revelations from the famous Bishop Daniel Obinim. The Christian leader claimed a lot of things that many people found disrespectful and even annoying.
Among other thungs, he claimed God was giving him lottery numbers, that he was an angel and that he was working out the "destiny" of some his church members in the spiritual realm.
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