Bishop David Oyedepo has finally spoken on the sacking of the forty pastors last week by some of the Church’s branches.
Nigerians had criticised the decision to sack the pastors due to the current difficult economic climate in Nigeria.
However, the Founder of Living Faith Church International, Oyedepo, said the church provides more employment than most states.
The clergyman said, “People are confused about our Ministry. I learnt some fellows said, “you know, they are not bringing income, that is why they asked them to go.”
“We asked you to go because you are unfruitful. Unfruitful! Blatant failure. Doing what there? We have no patience with failure here.”
“When we employed 7,000 people at a time, social media was dead. We have more employees in this organisation than most of the states. No one is owed a dime salary and we don’t borrow, we don’t beg. Ask our bank whether we take overdraft. We are covenant bound, working in the light of God’s word, enjoying an open Heaven.”
“Money? Nonsense. We have never lacked it and yet we have never prayed for it. We are just simply obeying God and He is backing up what He is asking us to do. Awesome God.”