The Senior Pastor of the Covenant Christian Centre, Poju Oyemade, has said that he was heartbroken after watching Busola Dakolo’s interview on YNaija.
Mrs Dakolo had alleged that she was raped by Biodun Fatoyinbo, founder of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA), an allegation the pastor denies.
Mr Oyemade shared his thoughts on Monday via Instagram moments before the embattled pastor of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA) announced that he was stepping down.
Mr Oyemade said he was addressing the matter based on requests by many about his position on the issue.
He said he could only watch the tape for a few minutes as ”it was difficult to sit through it.”
“I immediately contacted the spiritual leader in the Body of Christ I believe Pastor Biodun defers in authority to, to wade into the issue and bring about a decision.
“He informed me of his position. It was that Pst Biodun should first step down from the pulpit indefinitely, suspend 7days of glory and make a public statement. These he made known to him directly in an hour.”
He said they had three objectives in mind – justice, healing and redemption.
“It is apparent that the manner in which our Pentecostal Churches were/are born with an individual receiving a call directly from God and we all operating largely as independent bodies, our governing structures are not as strong as in the orthodox church settings with the exemption of Pentecostal denominations where you are appointed a pastor and can be easily sanctioned.”
Also, Sam Adeyemi, the senior pastor of Daystar Christian Centre, has demanded prayers for the church and families of the accused and accuser.
In an Instagram post on Monday, Mr Adeyemi said there should be a legal process to establish the truth on the rape allegation.
“My attention has been drawn to the allegations of rape made against Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo by Mrs Busola Dakolo. These are, no doubt, serious allegations. Rape is a crime and I say a firm NO to rape,” he said.
“As Christians, it is only appropriate for us to seek for truth, justice, healing, and restoration for all involved. The Bible instructs us to do this with humility (Galatians 6:1).
“While these are still allegations, I empathise with Mrs Dakolo and everyone that has been affected, and I pray God’s peace for them at this time.
“While the allegations have been refuted, I hope there will be a process, legal or counselling, to establish the truth in these circumstances.
“Meanwhile, let us pray for peace and strength for everyone hurting in this process, for the families of the accusers and the accused, and the Church.”
Mr Fatoyinbo on Monday announced that he would be “taking a leave of absence from the pulpit of the church.”
The pastor’s decision came amid public outcry which called on him to step down and address the numerous rape and sex allegations levelled against him by several women aside from Busola.
Mr Fatoyinbo said he made the decision after consulting several spiritual leaders around the world and the leadership of COZA.
The SWAG buzz is still on! Still reveling from the Album launch concert which held at David’s Christian Center, Amuwo Odofin, but not resting on his oars, Sammie Okposo has announced the release of the SWAG album on all online stores. You can now get the ‘Saved with Amazing Grace’ (S.W.A.G) album on Boomplay Music and other major online selling platform.
The album has already garnered 41,000 streams on BoomPlay Music since it’s release on the platform few days ago.
The Album launch and DVD recording concert featured many of Nigeria’s finest gospel music ministers such as Frank Edwards, Joe Praize, Mike Abdul, Nosa, Nikki Laoye, Enkay and lots more. The event was hosted by Ccioma and Forever and was star studded and well attended event.
People from all around the FESTAC area and beyond stormed the venue for a time of refreshing and worship. The ‘Saved with Amazing Grace’ (SWAG) album is distributed in Nigeria by Johnwealth Music.
An amazing group named; 3B4JOY continued an awesome series on youtube.As promised, here is “How To Harmonize – You Waited by Travis Greene” 🙂 Also, we made a correction
“As promised, here is “How To Harmonize – You Waited by Travis Greene” 🙂 Also, we made a correction in the bridge. The correct lyrics are: “Where would I be, if you left me God” instead of down. BUT if you happen to sing down…..don’t trip…haha. Lyrics get jacked up all the time…LOL”
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The general overseer of The Redeemed Christian Church Of God, Pastor E.A Adeboye led pastors and ministers of the RCCG from across the world who have converged at the Redemption Camp for the 65th RCCG Annual Convention on a 7KM walk exercise.
Pastor E.A Adeboye Wrote On His Facebook Page:
“Just finished a 7KM walk with RCCG ministers from across the world. God cares about your soul and your health also. 200k plus walked with me.”
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Check Out 10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Pastor E.A Adeboye
- Enoch Adejare Adeboye was born on March 2, 1942 in Ifewara, Osun State into a family with strict Christian upbringing.
- Adeboye was born into a far from affluent family, and suffered various educational set backs due to funds. His primary and secondary school education were almost truncated due to inadequate funding. He never had a pair of shoes till he clocked 18.
- Against all odds, Adeboye graduated from the university in 1967 at the age of 25 with a B.Sc in Mathematics from University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu state. He added two more degrees to his qualification between 1967 and 1975 – an M.Sc in hydrodynamics and a Ph.D in Applied Mathematics, and lectured at the University of Lagos and University of Ilorin. Before he became a Mathematics lecturer in these Universities, Adeboye taught at two different secondary schools – Okeigbo Grammar School, Okeigbo near Ondo and theLagos Anglican Girls Grammar School, Surulere, Lagos.
- In 1968, Adeboye married Folu Adeboye (nee Adeyokunnu). Pastor Folu had given birth to her first to children through cesarean section and doctors had diagnosed that in view of the formation of pelvic bones, having babies by natural means was almost impossible, discouraging the couple from having more children. The couple looked for solution through other means other than Christianity – they had sought the help of natural and traditional medicine, but their efforts were futile.
- In a bid to find solution, Adeboye who was still a young University lecturer at that time was invited along with his wife to the Redeemed Christian Church of God(RCCG) Ebute-Metta, Lagos, by his uncle, Chris Fajemirokun, where he encountered Jesus Christ.
- RCCG then was headed byJosiah Oluwafemi Akindayomiwho was the General Superintendent (GS), a man who did not have any formal education and spoke no English but his native Yoruba language but God’s presence could be felt in the church. After several Sundays of attending church and listening to the thought-provoking and soul searching preaching of Pastor Akindayomi, he finally became born again on July 29, 1973 after an altar call was made.
- Pastor Adeboye or Daddy G.O. as he’s fondly called became RCCG’s General Overseer in 1981.
- Since taking over the General Overseer position, RCCG has spread worldwide with over 12,000 churches in over 120 nations.
- In appreciation for his humanitarian contributions, Adeboye has received several degrees and national merit awards. On January 5, 2009 Newsweek Elitehad listed Adeboye as as one of the Fifty Most Influential People In The World.
- The Adeboyes are blessed with four children Bolu, Leke, Adeolu and Darein their 47-year marriage with several grandchildren.
Earlier in the grand finale of the LoveWorld Festival of Music and Arts, the BLW President, Rev. (Dr.) Chris Oyakhilome, introduced South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma and his wife, Dr. Bongi Ngema-Zuma, to thousands present from all over the nation and around the world at the Nasrec Expo Center.
“I always come to be revived, to get the blessings, to be strengthened in very important, difficult, tasks,”
the President of South Africa said to the crowd after specially appreciating the man of God, Pastor Chris, for the LFMA and similar events held in the nation of South Africa.
The BLW President educated congregants that an important sign of the progress of a nation is the uninhibited spread of the Gospel in such a nation. Acknowledging South Africa’s embrace of the Word of God, Pastor Chris declared, “South Africa is progressing!”
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