Pastors from Bishop David Oyedepo’s congregation, the Living Faith Church Worldwide, were allegedly fired because their branches were not producing enough money, according to reports.
Several pastors have spoken out about their experiences, including Peter Godwin, who was fired from his position in August 2020, just 11 months after starting work for the church in August 2019.
Godwin, who pastors a branch of the church in Ikere-Ekiti, claims that he and around forty other pastors were invited by the state pastor on July 1, 2021, and that they were all fired because of poor income in their respective congregations.
Godwin said he did his best to gain souls for Christ, but that he was shocked when he received a sack letter on July 1, 2021.
He said, “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 I got there, I saw other pastors too, over 40 of them, so I joined them. A few minutes later, we were issued a letter. I opened the content of the letter to see what was there and I saw that it was a dismissal letter.“
Godwin said the church – in his dismissal letter – had requested that he immediately leave his official residence and give over all of his belongings, including his official ID card, to the local pastor before his departure.
In the second segment of the video, which was posted on Twitter, the pastor (Godwin) claims that he has been informed that the income from his church should be sufficient to cover his living expenses and provide for his welfare.
Watch the video below to know more: