- It is vital for every church to clearly set boundaries to protect the vulnerable members of the flock.
- A pastor’s role is to minister to the faithful, not manipulate them. Christians need to wake up and smell the coffee.
Last week, self-proclaimed ‘prophet’ Dr David Owour, founder and head of the Ministry of Repentance and Holiness, was reportedly being investigated by the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) over allegations of taking multimillion-shilling prime city properties of one of his bishops through fraudulent means.
Jayne Muthoni Njagi’s family claims that the once wealthy, high-flying lawyer was tricked into abandoning her career for church duty and has since lost her property and become poor.
Dr Owour, who is said to be immensely wealthy, reportedly ‘raised from the dead’ Rosa Chepochesau Samson aka Mama Rosa on June 30, 2017 in West Pokot County.
A video showing one of the wealthiest pastors of our time, Alph Lukau, of Alleluia Ministries International, in South Africa, reportedly resurrecting a man has gone viral on social media.
Another viral video showed Pastor James Ng’ang’a of Neno Evangelism Centre ‘exorcising demons’ from top Tanzanian gospel singer Rose Muhando.
On February 6, Pope Francis admitted, for the first time, that sexual abuse of nuns by priests was a problem in the Catholic Church.
He is also tackling a subculture of sexual molestation of, especially boys, by bishops. There are also reports of clergymen fathering children and abandoning them.
In other churches, we have wrangling for ‘eating’ positions.
Once upon a time, all the men of the cloth cared about was herding the ‘lost sheep’ back to the church and touching the lives of many. They stuck to a modest lifestyle and did not care about fame or money.