Pastor Oyedepo's church sacks over 40 pastors allegedly generating low income

A former pastor of the Living Faith Church International, popularly known as Winners Chapel, Peter Godwin has claimed that he, amongst other pastors, have been sacked by the church for not generating enough money in their respective branches.

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According to him, he was employed as a pastor on the 28th of August, 2020, but on July 1, 2021, he and over 40 other pastors were invited and given sack letters.

Amongst other things, the content of the letter noted that "Consequent upon the recent performance review which revealed that your church growth index falls below expectation. Please be informed that your service as the pastor in charge is no longer required in this commission with immediate effect. You are to vacate your official accommodation and hand over all properties including the official ID card to the area pastor before departure."

"Actually, by the special grace of God, our father in this great assembly, Living Faith Church received a mandate from the Lord to plant 10,000 churches in Nigeria and by the special grace of God, I was privileged to be one of the pastors that were employed on the 28th of August, 2020, that was last year,” he noted in a video spotted by the Linda Ikeji’s blog.

Adding that "So after that, I started working, engaging myself in the work of the Lord. I tried my possible best to make sure I win souls for Christ but unfortunately, on the 1st of July, I received a call that the state pastor wants to see me, so I thought I was the only one. I was surprised, so I went to his office.”

When Pastor Godwin decided to call for clarity, he noted that the management of the church said "the church doesn’t operate at a loss, they also told me the total income that is being generated from my station should be able to cater for my welfare and accommodation, so as a result of low income, I’m hereby dismissed."

Find below a copy of the sack letter:

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