- Duncan Williams says not all preachers have what it takes to hang out with politicians
- He says he believes he can 'cause his father was a politician
Archbishop Nicholas Duncan Williams, the Founder and head pastor of Action Chapel International has stated that not all pastors have what it takes to “move” with politicians.
Speaking in an interview on with Accra based Citi FM, Archbishop Duncan Williams said that it took special anointing to “relate to the powers that be”, adding that it took a special calling fraternize with politicians.
Making reference to biblical scripture, Mr. Duncan Williams pointed out that certain prophets of old were able to speak boldly with kings and queens.
“Daniel was called to stand in the courts of Kings, Princes and Princesses and he could speak against Kings and prophecy against them and they couldn’t touch him.
“Jeremiah was a prophet to the nation and anytime he spoke and prophecy against the Kings, he was put in prison. So everybody has his calling so I don’t believe that every pastor is called to deal with people in authority.”
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Further elaborating on his opinion, he pointed out the fact that his own father was also a politician, and that therefore – according to him – he thought there was already some in the blood that made him more capable of fraternizing with politicians.
“I don’t think that it’s every pastor that is called to deal with people in authority because it’s a very complicated and difficult terrain to navigate. “I’m a son of a politician so I think there is something in my DNA already when it comes to dealing with politicians.”
The interview was also an opportunity to mark the Archbishop’ 60th birthday. Duncan Williams also recounted how answering to a question asking what she feared the most, Lady Diana said she was afraid of nothing accept the men in grey suits.
“Every nation has men in the grey suit and the people who influence the man that sits in the chair are very powerful people.”
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