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Over 200 Pastors Resign From Bishop David Oyedepo’s Winners Chapel

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Over 200 Pastors Resign From Bishop David Oyedepo’s Winners Chapel

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Jan 15, 2012 – Over 200 Pastors Resign From Bishop David Oyedepo’s Winners Chapel

Over 200 ministers of God, pastors  have secretly resigned from Winners Chapel in December year 2011 after a disagreement they had with the General Overseer, Bishop Oyedepo, over the re-organization of the church.

After a general meeting in December, some pastors said they were no longer comfortable with some new rules he implemented.

Bishop Oyedepo was said to have told the pastors that anyone who wanted to leave the ministry was free to do so without any drama. A few weeks later, 200 pastors tendered their resignation letter.

Some pastors resigned to join other ministries, others to start their own churches.

Bishop Oyedepo was said to have given all of them a parting gift…from N2 million to N500, 000 each, depending on how long they had served in the church.

48 Comments

48 Comments

  1. talle H.B

    January 15, 2012 at 6:12 PM

    I pray their new ministries will bring souls to the kingdom of heaven.

  2. Augusta

    January 15, 2012 at 9:09 PM

    I wish them luck and the fact that he didn’t send them away empty-handed, is a enough applause! They resigned on their own and they were settled. I pray they still point people to heaven in their different callings

  3. RACHAEL

    January 16, 2012 at 5:57 AM

    THE ONE TRUE CHURCH STIL REMAINS THE CATHOLIC CHURCH,WHICH HAS NEVER BROKEN APART AND WIL NEVER.RETURN BACK 2 WHERE U RAN AND BROKE OFF.RETURN HOME.GOD BLESSES YOUR THOUGHTS.

    • Toniblack

      April 15, 2012 at 3:37 PM

      Hmm dont say dt?

    • patrick

      June 11, 2012 at 2:09 AM

      The Catholic church is the one true church ~!!! IS THAT A JOKE !!! why do you need to ask a man(priest)for forgiveness for something he had nothing to do with… we were all created equal.. how can he forgive me !!! if i did something against him he can forgive me but if he wasnt involved there is nothing he can do.. and the catholic church gives more reverence to mary more than they do Jesus !! she was just a vessell God used to bring forth our saviour !! and if the Catholic church is the ONE true church why is it not mentioned in revelations when Jesus is speaking to the churches !! wow !!! what a revelation !!! and if you really read revelation….. the anti christs right hand man that actually performs great things thru the power of satan.. just might be your pope !! the leader of the the anit christs new religion !!

    • OBI

      June 28, 2012 at 1:29 PM

      @Rachael, if catholic church has not broken, wot of anglican church?

    • jdk

      July 17, 2012 at 9:56 AM

      ‘RECHEAL’ am disapointd. Are tryin 2 divid christianity or sayin dat other churchs are fake?
      Do nt tlk lyk dat!

    • Iyke

      June 24, 2014 at 12:08 PM

      Ignorance kills if u don’t kill it by genuine knowledge. Better shut ur ignorance somewhere before u are shown de secret of catholic church. Read the book”Angel and demons” and change ur mind. Shalom

  4. 9ja

    January 16, 2012 at 2:03 PM

    rachael, i agree wit u completely. The catholic church remains d 1st church, inventor of d holy bible n custodian of tru holiness bt it’ll b even better 2 see other christian churches grow tu, coz it’s all 4d sake of ‘salvation’..

    • tayo

      March 19, 2013 at 2:04 PM

      Shut Up. No One Invented The Bible. People Were Inspired To Write It

    • miss viky

      December 10, 2013 at 2:09 PM

      nawao ignorant Catholics

    • Iyke

      June 24, 2014 at 12:12 PM

      Yet, the commencers of dark ages if u hv not read history enough. Killers of holy men over institution of doctrines. Pls kip silence over ur ignorance

  5. jimoh

    January 16, 2012 at 4:05 PM

    i pray that GOD will let u know d truth abou his word,bcus GOD is only one john 17:3,quran 112:1.

  6. Jimola

    January 16, 2012 at 6:52 PM

    I pray God to direct the leaders of ministries aright. i don’t think a true church leadr or so should not listen to the opinions of 200 pastors. Members should be careful and watchful, so that waves of glory wil not be engulfed by pride and greediness. May be the so called pastors have discovered their own ministries, hope is not 2 late. Anyway others are free to quit

    • Onkamogetse

      November 11, 2012 at 4:35 AM

      Bishop was called not by a man but God so whoever wish to change things must inquire from God.stop blaming my Bishop

  7. Augusta

    January 16, 2012 at 9:33 PM

    @Jimola, do you believe everything you read or see in the media? Do you know the number of Pastors that leave other churches and there is no noise made about it? Did they say these ones left without being settled? Do you know if these ones has received their own call to establish their own churches and the Bishop has no need holding them any further? Don’t be quick to castigate or cast aspertions, find out why they left. So many pastors has left Winners Chapel and they are doing well in their different calling till date, they come to Shiloh and other major Winners programmes. Bishop Oyedepo will not hold anyone longer that necessary. Let me tell you this too, that Bishop Oyedepo doesn’t tolerate nonsense! Its not all about him listening to 200 or 100 pastors, its all about their wanting to leave and there is no point holding them down!

  8. Gabriel

    January 17, 2012 at 8:43 AM

    Augusta i don’t think you understand JMola you mean church has turned into business where one comes to learn and later zoom off to establish his own or enter into patnership with another. May God help us all! these discrimination in chrches wil soon come to an end believe me and only 1 CHURCH wil remain!

    • Yemi faith

      September 30, 2012 at 12:10 PM

      Go to the world and preach the word,they are free to go and multiply,people are talking of first church,is not by goin to first church,how much of the word do u know and understand,forget church,u are talkin of first church,com outside and defend ur self as a Christian

  9. ogidiolu Kehinde

    January 19, 2012 at 12:02 AM

    Only God and Papa Oyedapo knows reason
    ALL IS WELL

  10. br

    January 19, 2012 at 3:09 PM

    @gabriel, i strongly blive u: ONLY 1 CHURCH ‘LL REMAIN.. jus as it was in d begining..church bussiness huh??..

  11. Buvic

    January 29, 2012 at 4:15 AM

    It is the will of the Lord that the gospel go round to all nations. Jesus told the disciples they should go to Judea, samaria etc to preach, but when they recieve the Holy Ghost, they were in Jerusalem, until persecution came and we saw Philip in Samaria.lol. If it were only Catholic that exist in the world, the gospel would have been subdued. Wether you like it or not, many will still break away, and until they break away, some people will not give their lives to Jesus. Just rest your case and follow God`s leading

  12. Mercy

    May 11, 2012 at 1:29 PM

    Everyone should be careful of what he or she says about the man of God because this is the “anointed” we are talking about here before one will incur the wrath of God upon his or herself. lets look back in the days of Elijah what happened to those that did not use their tongue well.

  13. mekus

    May 12, 2012 at 9:03 AM

    Only God, pastor oyedepo and those pastors who left winners chapel know exactly d reason for their resignation from d ministry.. all i know is that God is watching us and he knows us all. may we always do his will at all times

  14. ABRAHAM EMEJE FRIDAY

    May 16, 2012 at 2:45 PM

    just one thing is needful of you and that is, GIVING YOUR LIFE TO JESUS. no more. your opinion or contribution on what is happening in someone else s business will not take you to heaven. focus on what will take you to heaven. BE BORN AGAIN. Because Jesus Christ is on his way already. turn away from your sinful life. stop serving man and man made gods and begin to serve JESUS. JOHN 3 : 1-3

  15. eddie hampton

    June 11, 2012 at 9:53 AM

    please weda na oyedepo or oyakilome or adeboye or pope or benny hinn or jakes or eddie long plz just listen to dia message as for dia person u dnt knw who is cultist or not cos u dnt sleep wit dem in dia rum to knw dey dnt do oda wise we onli see dem on podium or pulpit take note.

  16. kaycee

    July 1, 2012 at 12:45 PM

    Bishop Oyedepo is a man of God, he hears and do wat God instructs. Definitely nt everyone wil like d instruction, if he follows pple’s opinion, i dnt tink dis church wil stand. In Jesus ministry he xperienc dis also. Christianity is personal and nt group. Dnt b in church bcos of pastors or anyone bt bcos of God. Bless u all

  17. Mary Daniel

    July 19, 2012 at 12:27 PM

    WE HAVE ONLY ONE CHURCH THAT IS THE BELIVERS I MEAN THOSE THAT ACCEPT JESUS CHRIST AS THEIR LORD N PERSONAL SAVIOUR, OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST IS NOT COMING TO RAPTURE ANY DENOMINATION BUT THE CHURCH WHICH IS THE TRUE BELIVERS, N MIND U WATCH WHAT U SAY ABOUT MEN OF GOD EITHER FAKE OR NOT IT IS LEFT FOR GOD ALMIGHTY TO JUDGE.

  18. Kalu solomon

    July 22, 2012 at 6:21 PM

    I like bishop oyedepo.he is a man of comfidence he doesn’t fear any tin infact God is wit him.sir lead us to the promise land.

  19. Sodan Ajala

    September 7, 2012 at 10:03 AM

    I think is o. k that they leaved. in winners, I think things have been happening even before they came and things will continiou to happen even as they have left. may the Almighty God grand them success even as they are embarking on a journey.

  20. Lorraine Tatenda Marira Okonkwo

    October 3, 2012 at 11:07 AM

    when Bishop started this church God was with him so for these pastors leaving becoz of money or the leadership rules it means they were not called from the beginning and Jesus was in the desert for how long did he comlain so who are they? those pastors should be born again.

  21. Akowe Isaac

    October 4, 2012 at 4:05 PM

    no matter wat, i still love papa and will always do, Leadership style or not.BISHOP, i love u greatly.

  22. Kelvin Raphason

    October 21, 2012 at 3:14 PM

    that does not amize at all its normal to ministry.

  23. Miracle Osita Austin

    October 25, 2012 at 6:45 AM

    This liberation commission, shall take over the world soon. The world must be liberated via the word of God preached in this commission(Winners Chapel).

  24. Uchenna Torgabo

    October 27, 2012 at 9:29 AM

    dats ok. D only tin dats permanent is change. Dady has done well nd has exhibitd love as a father. I wish dem well nd wish bishop continues divine wisdom.

  25. imbolo gizelle

    November 6, 2012 at 2:35 PM

    Glory Greetings to You PAPA:GOD HIMSELF HAS CALLED YOU TO DO HIS WORK WHICH I FOR 1KNOWS U ARE DOING IT WITH ALL DILIGENCE TO HIM.A MILLION PEOPLE MAY LEAVE YOU BUT GOD OUR FATHER WILL NEVER LEAVE YOU NOR FORSAKE YOU:SO HE HAS PROMISED AND WE YOU AND I KNOW HE NEVER FAILS NOR CHANGES.SINCE THE 200 LEFT,WE HAVE MOVED FROM GLORY TO GLORY AND WE WILL CONTINUE TO FLY THE WAVES OF GLORY AND EXPERIENCE DOUBLE PORTIONS OF HIS BLESSINGS UPON OUR LIVES FOREVER MORE.MY PRAYER FOR THE MINISTRY IS THAT IT SHOULD CONTINUE TO MOVE TO HIGHER HEIGHTS AS WE MOVE CLOSER TO THE END TIME WHICH WE ALL KNOW HAS ALREADY COME.STAY BLESSED.

    • J, MEGA

      January 21, 2015 at 11:18 PM

      IF 200 LEAVE AND 2000 JOIN THE COMMISSION WHAT IS THE BIG DEAL
      U C. PEOPLES EYES ARE FOCUS ONLY ON THE NUMBER LEAVING THERE ARE NOT SEEING THE THOUSANDS JOINING EVERYDAY
      WINNERS IS SO ADDICTED TO PAYING TITHES THAT A TITHE OF THE SERVING PASTORS IS NO LONGER A PROBLEM TO MY FATHER.
      POWER TO LAY DOWN IS WHAT IS @ WORK HERE MEN!

  26. David Ralph

    January 16, 2013 at 11:53 AM

    May God help them in their ministries if they are called so be it but if not the end justify the means He is up there watching all the drama He has the final say What a day of rejoicing it will be when we all go to heaven mind u heaven is what should be our focus but all things shall pass away but his word shall not pass away may God help us all to see the light at the end of the tunnel but I want to leave u with this food to think about Only Fools Doubt Proofs

  27. Prosper

    June 20, 2013 at 8:41 AM

    Simple….just follow what is written in the bible…IT IS WRITTEN – Hosea 4:6 – My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because you have rejected knowledge, I will also reject you, that you shall be no priest to me: because you have forgotten the law of your God, I will also forget your children.

  28. ronnie

    October 2, 2013 at 1:17 AM

    At least he did not curse them and refuse to release them .

  29. emmanuel

    December 13, 2013 at 1:48 PM

    it is d pple dat decides to change/break not d church.
    there is no church on earth dat breaks if its establish by our LORD JESUS CHRIST but its d pple dat choses to pack out n not d church. The Church of CHRIST JESUS remains 4EVER.

  30. leo

    April 10, 2015 at 10:11 PM

    by there fruit we shall know them. is not every body that call me lord lord that will enter into the kingdom but only those who do the will of my father.

  31. irene kumbaine

    July 5, 2015 at 9:50 AM

    Even Jesus was left. Who knows the reasons they had when joining and may be they got disappointed coz it didnt work out. Not everyone joins ministry for good purpose, others strife for leadership, money, prestige etc and on failure to achieve that, they quite while talking so much. But in my entire life, i have not seen apastor prospering in a ministry he starts after breaking off badly from his mentor, however much they climb, they will always fall badly with no one to guide them so be carefull on how u leave and what purpose is in ur mind nd heart. We all should strive to reach heaven individually with the help of Jesus Christ. God bless

  32. isco davou

    January 7, 2016 at 7:54 AM

    The journey from the begining in the life israelites was nt easy. who can do all this to people round the world. GOD us this great prophet to govern his people. so any one thats tire of staying under unbrela hold by someone should hold it himself. resign and see wether the umbrela wil fall or tired. i love u father . DAVID O OYEDEPO

  33. Chinedu

    April 20, 2016 at 10:19 PM

    I join this church with a poor thinking, but today God have enriched me with higher honour. I love Papa David O. Oyedepo

  34. ELIAKIM DENIRO ATINAH

    June 22, 2016 at 5:31 AM

    Papa David O.Oyedepo i thank God for your life.Thank you papa for what you are doing in the world today,winning souls to the kingdom of God the one who called you.Your reward in heaven awaits.You are a blessing to so many people through your books, me being number one beneficiary.Iam a church member in breakthrough chapel(Mombasa)Kenya pastored by pastor Wole Joseph who is one of your sons who served under you and through him papa its a clear indication that you are imparting lives.Pastor Wole who is my pastor is so dynamic in God’s word and is causing a whirlwind in Kenya.Papa thank you for the gift you gave us (Pastor Wole)May the Almighty God bless you.

  35. Tunde

    September 15, 2016 at 9:40 PM

    There is no church recognised in heaven as the true church. The only church Jesus loves and will rapture are the true believers, saved,born again and waiting for the Lord’s coming. Therefore the most important venture is to be born again, washed by His blood and keep going to a bible church in order not to backslide. God’s word is the ultimate.Ensure you read and obey it.

  36. Mercy

    January 9, 2018 at 10:46 AM

    the Holy bible is not a story book neither is it a scientific equipment, for it to b invented. we should watch what comes out of our mouth. our speeches and action will b teted by fire on that day. BEWARE.

  37. sinte

    January 15, 2018 at 8:45 AM

    papa Oyedepo is a man of God and he is doing great job by winning souls every day for the kingdom of God. God bless you sir for the good work.

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