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Sack of pastors: Oyedepo blasts critics, says keeping unprofitable servants makes him a poor manager

Founder of the Living Faith Church Worldwide, Bishop David Oyedepo has lambasted those criticising the decision of his church to sack over 40 pastors, stating that keeping unprofitable servants makes one a poor manager.

WITHIN NIGERIA had reported that a Winners’ Pastor, identified as Peter Godwin, had alleged that he and 40 other pastors were sacked for not increasing income in their branches in Ekiti State.

Reacting to the allegation, Oyedepo said the pastors were sacked because they were unfruitful as the church have no patience for failure.

Oyedepo‘s reaction, however, triggered more controversy as many concerned Nigerians condemned the act accusing him of being too money minded.

Responding to the latest criticism, the 66-year-old preacher said: “Our rural church planting is going on. All the offerings from rural Churches for the next 40 years cannot build what they are building for them because I learnt some fellows were saying that, “It is because they don’t have an offering that is why they said they should go.”

“It is because you are sick, you are unproductive, you will be plucked out. We sent you to go to the villages to reach out to a minimum of 12 souls in a week and ensure that a minimum 6 of them come to Church. Then 6 months, you don’t have 10. You are unprofitable, you shouldn’t survive”.

“Sound management brought us here Sir. Keeping unprofitable servants makes you a poor manager. Businessmen hear me now: keeping unprofitable servants makes you a poor manager. You have a right to resign, we have the right to sack you. It is a system, it works like that everywhere.

“Living Faith Church is building 100,000 seat auditorium; did they collect money from you? “They should have built a factory”: who told you? Do you budget for somebody’s resources? Keep quiet my friend and face your job. All-round rest.

“Those talking against us enjoy hearing from me, so I like speaking to them. Even UK government agree that our Churches are one of the best-run charity in that country”.

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