The Winners Chapel fired me for not generating enough income -Pasteur
Pastor Peter Godwin, a cleric with Living Faith Church International, known as Winners Chapel, said the church sacked him and about 40 other pastors in Ekiti State for failing to developed their respective parishes.
The punch, however, has learned that the figure may be much higher than 40 nationwide.
In a popular social media letter, dated June 25, 2021 and signed by the church’s executive secretary, Adebisi Aboluwade, pastors were urged to leave their official accommodation and hand over their identity cards to their region. respective. pastors.
One of the letters says in part, “As a result of recent performance reviews which have found that your church’s growth index is below expectations.
“Please note that your services as responsible pastor are no longer required of this commission with immediate effect.
“You must vacate official accommodation (if applicable) and return all ministry property in your custody, including your staff ID card to the area pastor prior to departure.
“May you find grace for a new beginning. Peace.”
In a trending video, Pastor Godwin, who claimed to be one of the affected pastors in Ekiti state, said he was employed on August 28, 2020.
He claimed he was invited along with around 40 of his colleagues by the state pastor on July 1, 2021, but was fired for failing to increase church revenues.
The pastor said that on July 1 he received a call telling him that the state pastor wanted to see him and that he was surprised to see around 40 other pastors when he arrived.
Godwin said, “When I got there I saw other pastors too, over 40 of them. So I joined them.
“A few minutes later, we were [each] published a letter. I opened the contents of the letter to see what was there and saw that it was a sack letter.
“So I called the management the next day to find out what had happened since I was not involved in any questionable activity or evil act. Management told me that the church was not operating at a loss.
“They also told me that the total income generated by my station should be able to cover my welfare and accommodation, so due to my low income I am hereby terminated.”
It was learned that the church was working on a statement for an official response.
A source within the church, however, said The punch that the dismissal of pastors had nothing to do with money; rather, the source said, it involved growth in membership.
“As stated in the letter, pastors have been fired for failing to increase membership, which is a key aspect of the ministry.
“It had nothing to do with money and nowhere in the opt-out letters did it say it was money,” the source said.