Coronavirus Will Expose Businessmen Pastors, says Kaigama

The Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, Most Rev. Ignatius Kaigama, says coronavirus has become an acid test for Christendom to determine genuine clerics. He said pastors and priests after prosperity are businessmen and not called by God. Kaigama said this in an interview with Sunday PUNCH in Abuja in response to the protests by pastors and imams against closure of places of worship because of COVID-19. Kaigama said, “This is the time to know who are true shepherds of the flock and those who are just engaged in work of religion…

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If You Open Market, But Shutdown Churches for COVID-19, Something Is Wrong -Oyedepo

The Presiding Bishop of Living Faith Church Worldwide, aka Winners’ Chapel International, David Oyedepo, has questioned the continuous closure of churches over the COVID-19 pandemic, saying he suspects ulterior motives. Oyedepo, who spoke during the Covenant Hour of Prayer Programme on Wednesday, said if markets could be opened for six hours, there was no reason churches should not be opened for two hours. The revered cleric said he believed there was a gang up against the growth of the church in the country. He said, “There is something wrong. For…

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COVID-19: If You Love Yourself, Stay At Home – Adeboye

The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, has advised Nigerians to obey the lockdown order of President Muhammadu Buhari and state governors as part of measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus pandemic in the country. . The 78-year-old cleric stated this during a sermon broadcasted online on Sunday as he urged residents in the country to stay at home and not endanger their lives. He gave the advice while preaching on a topic tagged ‘Power’ with texts taken from Acts 1:4-8.…

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Sad: Pastor Who Defied Warning Not To Hold Church Service Dies of Coronavirus

The Pastor and Founder of New Deliverance Evangelistic Church in the US, Gerald Glenn, has died from COVID-19 complications three weeks after saying God is “larger” than the disease. He had proudly shown off how packed his Virginia church was and had vowed to keep preaching “unless I’m in jail or the hospital”. Glenn announced he was being controversial by being in violation of safety protocols with “way more than 10 people” at the church. “I am essential,” he said of remaining open, adding, “I’m a preacher — I talk…

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Adeboye Reveals When COVID-19 Would End, Urges Nigerians Not To Relax Fight Against The Pandemic

The General Overseer of Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye, on Sunday urged Nigerians not to relax in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. He advised Christians to always pray and ensure peace despite the troubles they are going through. Adeboye, who spoke through a live broadcast by the DOVE Television, at the 2020 Easter service monitored by our correspondent, said the good news is God is in control of the situation. He further assured that COVID-19 siege will soon be over. He said: “I want to…

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COVID-19: MFM Goes Live on DSTV, GoTV Channels

Following the shutdown of churches, mosques and other public places as a result of the lockdown order by the federal and state governments in order to curtail the spread of the deadly coronavirus across the country, faithfuls of the Mountain of Fire Ministry, MFM can now heave sigh of relief as the church’s services, especially Sundays, can now be watched live on DStv and GOtv platforms. While the lockdown order lasts, thousands of MFM members would be watching their General overseer, Dr. Daniel Olukoya ministering live during Glorious Sunday service,…

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ICYMI: FG Declares Friday, Monday as Public Holidays to Celebrate Easter

The Federal Government has declared Friday, April 10 and Monday April 13, as public holidays to mark the 2020 Easter Celebration. The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, made the declaration on behalf of the federal government, through a statement by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Georgina Ehuriah, on Monday in Abuja. Mr Aregbesola urged Christians in the country to emulate the outstanding characteristics of Jesus Christ amongst which were tolerance, love, peace and compassion. He called on Christians to use the occasion of this year’s Easter celebration to pray…

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COVID-19: Adeboye Donates ICU Beds with Ventilators to Lagos, Ogun, Plateau

The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye, has donated intensive care unit beds fitted with ventilators to three states. In a statement made available to The DAILYBELLS, the church said the items of medical equipment were donated to Lagos, Ogun and Plateau states to curb the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). Specifically, ahead of the Coronavirus pandemic, the RCCG delivered on its commitment to strengthen and support the Nigerian healthcare system with the donation of 11 ICU beds fully fitted with Ventilators in Lagos,…

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Don’t Panic, Coronavirus Will Only Kill Those Whose Time Has Come -Pastor Adeboye

The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye, has reiterated his earlier message on Sunday that the current COVID-19 outbreak will end soon. Pastor Adeboye, while congratulating the RCCG members for adhering to his instruction to fast for 50 days earlier this year, said they should not be afraid of the deadly coronavirus as only those “whose time has come” will become casualties of the pandemic that has killed thousands across the world and is presently ravaging parts of Nigeria. The General Overseer,…

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Coronavirus: Why Living Faith Church Defied Govt’s Directive on Sunday -Oyedepo Speaks

The Living Faith Church has issued a statement clarifying the reasons it went ahead to hold church service last Sunday at its International Headquarters, Faith Tabernacle, Canaanland, in Ogun State, despite the state’s government directive restricting social and religious gatherings to not more than 50 people. At the service, held on Sunday, 22 March, where the Church’s Presiding Bishop, David Oyedepo challenged the government, saying closing a church is like closing down an hospital, over 5,000 congregants were in attendance. However, in a press statement signed by Pastor Steve Ogah,…

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