- A Deeper Life Bible Church pastor who became king in his community has shed light on some events that played out before his coronation
- King Matthew Jegede said when he told church leaders and members about the idea of him returning to his Ekiti community to become a king, but they disapproved of it
- The pastor said he kept 10 years away from the kingship for 10 years and was surprised at what happened on the day he received the staff of office
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Against all odds, a Deeper Life Bible Church pastor identified as Matthew Jegede was crowned a king in Ekiti state.
The head who wears the crown has opened up on some challenges he faced on the road to becoming a king in Ekiti state.
He faced a battle with himself and the church
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In an interview, King Matthew told BBC News Yoruba that his church people were not in support when the talk of him taking the kingship came up.
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He also personally had reservations about it as he had thought that becoming a king as a Christian was against God's plan.
"I initially thought it was against God's plan to become the King ...I also thought that if one wants to go to heaven, it will be difficult, he said."
According to him, the church told him to pray about it. However, he first ignored their directive before committing to it.
Matthew said he kept having king-like dreams, confirming that he was born to be the king.
And after running away from the kingship for 10 years, he accepted it, not minding his church members' sentiment against it.
But to his surprise, on the day Governor Fayemi handed him the staff of office, the same former church members who knocked him for deciding to be a king graced the occasion.
Atolagbe Emmanuel Seun said:
"You are a true child of God sir. May God continue to strengthen you and give you the wisdom and knowledge to lead his people."
Anifowose Adekunle Ojo Adebowale said:
"May God be the head over your town, bring peace, joy, and great development during your reign in Jesus name."
Tunde Ajayi said:
"Kabiyesi, fear not, since you fear and honour God, He that has called and ordained you King over his people has a plan for them. You will fulfill destiny iJCmn.
Adesola Amos said:
"Congratulations sir. The Lord God who was with David, the Holy one of Israel who stood solidly behind David will not disappoint you in Jesus name. You are chosen for a purpose and you will fulfill your purpose in Jesus name."
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How Deeper Life pastor emerged a traditional ruler-elect in Benue state
Meanwhile, Nigeria's number one new site, Legit.ng, previously reported that a Deeper Life pastor had become a traditional ruler-elect.
The 52-year-old was on Thursday, December 30, 2021, presented by the Idoma traditional council as the Och’Idoma-elect to Benue state governor, Samuel Ortom, at the government house in Makurdi.
Odogbo, who hails from Agatu local government area of Benue state emerged as the 5th paramount ruler of the Idoma nation following the death of His Royal Highness Elias Ikoyi Obekpa joined his ancestors back in October 2021.
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