A pastor hitherto at Living Faith Church International, better known as Winners’ Chapel, Pastor Peter Godwin, has attributed his sack and that of 39 others by the church to their inability to generate enough income for it (church).
Pastor Godwin is one of the 40 pastors in Winners’ Chapel in Ekiti State, who are recently disengaged by the church citing alleged failure to grow the parishes they headed as reason for their sack in letters worded the same way.
The said letter signed by the Executive Secretary of the church, Adebisi Aboluwade, reads in part: “Consequent upon the recent performance reviews which revealed that your church growth index falls below expectations.
“Please be informed that your services as a pastor in charge are no longer required from this commission with immediate effect.
“You are to vacate the official accommodation (where applicable) and hand over all properties of the ministry in your custody, including your staff identity card to the area pastor before departure.
“May you find grace for a new beginning. Peace.”
However, Pastor Godwin in a trending video, said contrary to the reason cited in the letter he gathered from the church management that it was because they (sacked pastors) failed to generate enough money for the church.
The pastor said that, on July 1, he received a call that the state pastor wanted to see him, and that he was surprised to see about 40 other pastors when he arrived.
“When I got there, I saw other pastors tooo, 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 sack letter.
“So, I called the management the next day to find out what happened since I wasn’t involved in any dubious activity or evil act. I was told by the management that the church doesn’t operate at a loss.
“They also told me that 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,” the cleric narrated.