Bishop Oyedepo In Fresh Trouble As Another Pastor Reveals Some Hidden Secrets About Winners Chapel
Another pastor, who was among the 40 recently sacked pastors by Bishop David Oyedepo’s Living Faith Church, otherwise known as Winners’ Chapel has accused the church of paying pastors who were graduates N38,000.
Newsflash Nigeria had reported that a Winners Pastor, identified as Peter Godwin, alleged that he and 40 other pastors in Ekiti State were sacked for having a church growth index that falls below expectations.
The pastor had said, “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 video has generated reactions from some Nigerians on social media who condemned Bishop David Oyedepo, while others stated that the church was within its rights to sack the pastors.
On Thursday, July 22, the founder of the church, Bishop David Oyedepo, had said the pastors recently sacked by the church were unfruitful.
Oyedepo said the only criteria for their sack was how many souls had been won in the church.
Oyedepo maintained that the pastors were sacked because they were unfruitful.
But on Friday, July 23, another pastor, who was among the 40 recently sacked pastors by church management has explained how pastors who were graduates got N38,000 as salaries.
The pastor noted that the gross salary was N53,000 but they were paid N38,000 as the rest was supposed to cover for pension and housing allowance.
The victim, who preferred to speak on condition of anonymity, noted that the money deducted for pensions was not even remitted to their bank accounts until their sack and outrage went viral.
He said, “Oyedepo and his senior Pastors knew they would sack us before employing us. That was why they gave us employment on probation. Someone went online to post lies in support of the church that the recently sacked pastors were being paid N80,000 and house rent of N150,000
I will just say a little here; no employed pastor was paid N80,000 in the church. The highest salary is for degree holders which is N53,000 and, this N53,000 is not the net salary at the end of the month. The pastor will only receive N38,000 at the end of the month; N6,000 goes to the pension account and N9,000 goes to house rent account.
“It is very funny that the pastors, we honoured, could keep the money they removed from our salaries in their personal bank accounts for long without paying into our pension accounts. It was when they sacked us that they started paying into the pension accounts. Imagine that.