Bishop David Oyedepo of Winners Chapel has dedicated N1 billion naira church building that was allegedly built by a single member.
Church members gathered to celebrate with the bishop yesterday as he commissioned the 1,000 seat capacity facility located at Victoria Garden City, Lekki, Ajah, Lagos.
Pastor Oyedepo had earlier maintained that a central church at Ota remains his mandate, however, one pastor who chose to remain anonymous took up the gauntlet and procured property, built and delivered the whole facility to the church for free as his contribution to the Mandate to liberate the world from all oppression of the devil through the preaching of the Word of Faith.
Bishop Oyedepo had announced this development in Church during the annual Youth Convention in August 2017.
The facility will continue to hold only weekly services until such a time as the Bishop receives the instruction to allow satellite centres within Lagos to run Sunday services.
While the issue of tithing – ten percent of your earnings seems to remain an unresolved controversy among Christians, one would wonder if the anonymous member who delivered this beautiful edifice is bothered by the controversy as N1 billion may not be just 10 percent.
Meanwhile, a photo of pastor Chris Okotie was displayed on Twitter by the Sahara Reports with a caption:
“Pastor Chris Okotie displays his Roll Royce on his Golf Course. Mr. Okotie is a former musician and Presidential aspirant who made a fortune out of fleecing church members through tithes and offerings.”
PHOTONEWS: #Tithingnation Pastor Chris Okotie displays his Roll Royce on his Golf Course. Mr. Okotie is a former musician and Presidential aspirant who made a fortune out of fleecing church members through tithes and offerings @DaddyFRZ #freenation pic.twitter.com/0FPyZZPOXh
— Sahara Reporters (@SaharaReporters) November 9, 2017
This comes shortly after Pastor Adeboye admonished his members to avoid divine curse like a plague by pleasing God and to also continue paying their tithes.