A Pastor with the Living Faith Church International aka Winners Chapel, Peter Godwin, has alleged he and 40 other pastors in Ekiti State were sacked by the church for not generating enough income.
In a trending letter on social media dated June 25, 2021 by the Executive Secretary of the church, Adebisi Aboluwade, the pastors were asked to vacate their official accommodation and hand over their identity cards to their respective area pastors.
One of the letters sighted by The Nation reads: “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.”
Godwin, who said he is one of the pastors affected in Ekiti State, in a trending video, said he was employed on August 28, 2020.
The pastor said, 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.
According to him: “When I got there, I saw other pastors too, over 40 of them. So, I joined them.
“A few minutes later, we were [each] 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.”