REV. PAUL EMEKA OF ASSEMBLIES OF GOD CHURCH, NIGERIA FINALLY DEFENDS HIMSELF; INDICTS RETIRED GS.
The General Superintendent of Assemblies of God Church, Nigeria Rev. Paul Emeka has defended himself against the allegations of financial misconduct leveled against him by some powerful cabal in the church in this blunt interview with Vanguard Newspaper . Excerpts here:
What is your position on the crisis rocking Assemblies of God Church?
Everything has immediate and remote causes; so in a situation like this, you don’t really know where to start. I must let you know that there was a time we got license to operate the Evangel University. The Board of Trustees employed people and, of course, members of the church, but they began to mis-run the university, making it too expensive for us to continue.
They employed without looking back, they employed without consulting, because, by the law of the university, statutorily as the General Superintendent, I am the Chancellor and the Visitor. I am the proprietor, so I was concerned that they were spending too much. We had 73 students but they employed 135 workers. In their first salary schedule, they brought six million naira. We protested but helplessly paid.
In the second one, it went up to nine million naira and it never came down until it came to thirteen million naira. Each time we called them to give account, they said no, that they were not accountable to the BOT or even the Executive Council of the church, that they were accountable to the Governing Council. So there was a problem, nobody was accountable to us.
So the BOT, in the process of recognising and adopting a pragmatic approach in the running of the university, suspended them and set up a panel to look into how the university was being run. But these people ran to what we call Ambassadors of the Kingdom made up of those my predecessor felt had served the church and gave them the recognition as ‘Ambassadors of the Kingdom’.
It was not meant to be an association; it has no place in our constitution or organogram of the church. But somehow the people (Ambassadors) came together and began to see themselves as a pressure group or the political arm of the church. The Vice Chancellor of the university happens to be a member of the body and he ran to them and called on them to help him out.
They came to the Executive Council (EC) to see us and we asked them to wait, that we will invite the BOT and explain everything to them. They laid their complaints that the young university will soon be closed, that they were not happy that the people were suspended and didn’t care to know the reason for our action.
Few weeks later, they came up with a write up that they addressed to the Presbyters (these are pastors in Assemblies of God and are up to 2,000 in number). They didn’t address it to the EC members which is the highest decision making body of the church. This was where trouble started. All of us had different approach towards resolving it.
They came up with so many allegations that didn’t have to do with the university but other things. They alleged many things against me. For instance, they talked about a house we bought in Germany. The allegation associated with the Germany house purchase are very shapeless, the story keeps increasing by the day. They also alleged that we created the Assemblies of God Ministers Benefit Fund.
The pastors every month make contributions to that fund and, each time a pastor retires, he is given what he contributed with interest and the balance remains with the church. They also alleged that I made a pledge to the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria without consulting the EC, that my brother-in-law was the one hiring equipment and being given two million naira each time we were to do a programme and helping himself from that.
The truth is not far-fetched because the purchase of the project in Germany was started by my predecessor, the advance which was twenty million naira was paid by the General Treasurer who was serving under him and later on there was this election that brought me in when he retired and we continued from there.
The church obtained a loan from GTB and it was the responsibility of the General Treasurer and the accountants there to pay and they paid and kept remitting the money to the company until the transaction was completed. I didn’t have anything to do with the money, all I did was to go and see if it was true, the General Secretary equally went and the Assistant General Superintendent also went, all these things are in our minutes.
But when they were making their allegations, they didn’t do them as if all these things are in the minutes; they talked as if I woke up one day and carried the money to buy a property in Germany.
Retired pastors fund
The allegation on the Pastors Benefit Fund started about 16 years ago. Each pastor contributes automatically to the fund and goes home with what he contributed on retirement with interest. But I discovered that each month, all the ministers of Assemblies of God contribute an average of thirty million naira but the ministers who retire in a given month don’t take up to six million naira and there was a Board set up to use that money and invest.
It was from there that we built our bank called AG Homes; that continued for many years until I became the General Superintendent. I proposed before the EC that here you have one man managing the millions of naira that the ministers are contributing and here you have the bank. He is the Managing Director of the bank as well as the Chairman of the Board, that it would be nice that we separate it so that he will continue to be the Chairman of the Board and another person the Managing Director. The Committee bought the idea.
I equally said that the ministers retiring, and given what they contributed with interest and the money remains there, they are not coming back at any time to benefit from the investment that their money was put into. I said the only way these people could have a share is that since this body doesn’t give them pension and since what the General Council pays to them as pension monthly is too small, we should do something to enhance their living standard from the money.
By the time the former Board was handing over, they had already about N2.5billion and I said it was possible to take part of this money to increase the pastors pension so that they don’t suffer too much. They accepted and adopted it unanimously. I proposed N350 million but they handed over about N1.5million and said they had invested the rest.
We said they should give us N200million so that we start helping the retired pastors and they sent it from AG Homes to the General Council account. It did not go to my personal account. The General Treasurer received it, receipted for it; but when they were writing, they started alleging and talking as if I had direct access to the money and using it on my own. It was credited to the General Council account.
Donation to PFN
On the allegation about making donation to the PFN, we went to the NAC (National Advisory Committee) meeting of the PFN, all the church leaders were there. So there was this spontaneous fund raised, people were pledging fifty to one hundred million, but, on behalf the Assemblies of God, I pledged ten million naira and that was not to say I paid it immediately.
When I came back, I brought the matter before the Executive Council meeting and they approved that the General Treasurer should pay. Nobody gave me cash, it was a cheque credited in the account of the PFN. But here they said the Executive Committee did not know about it even when they paid willingly.
Another allegation about my in-law hiring equipment; the truth of the matter is that whenever we are doing a big programme, there is a central committee that will meet with sub-committees.
At a time, the committee told us they now had a company owned by one Okezie and that they supply power and sound to the government at Okpara Square each time they had a programme and that if we would hire them, they would do us good.
We told them to bring them and they brought them. The central planning committee would always haggle the price with this man depending on the nature and duration of the programme.
We would agree and immediately we agree on price the manager of the company would go to the accounts office where he would be given a cheque and that ends it.
Nobody gives me the money and that is the structure of the church. The General Superintendent does not have anything to do with money, we take the decisions and it is the responsibility of the General Treasurer with the people working under him to take action. Now when the Ambassadors brought their complaints and started alleging all these things, they were not in a position to know since they are not in the organogram of the church.
It was somebody that made them to know and they came up with these allegations that never existed. They are alleging over N450 million.
The Executive Committee members working with me who know when all these decisions were taken, I thought they would come to my aid when these allegations were raised but some of them were of the opinion that these Ambassadors will be brought and they would be made to repeat the allegations and I would answer.
That continued until a certain time when they appealed to the General Committee. The General Committee, judicially speaking, is higher than the Executive Committee, the Executive Committee makes decisions. The General Committee is called twice a year but if a General Committee is needed, the General Superintendent can on his own call it but if it is called without the General Superintendent, the constitution says they will obtain 33 percent signatories of the members of the General Committee and they will lay it on the table of the General
Superintendent and he will invite the people for the General Committee and he equally will determine the terms to be discussed with members of the Executive Committee. Now they called the General Committee without respect to this process. They were not able to obtain it because the constitution says that the General Committee will serve as a court of final appeal and I told them that if the General Committee will serve as the final appeal, it means that the Executive Committee will serve as court of first appeal.
First of all, we have to look at it so that if the General Committee sits, we will now tell them the extent to which we have looked at it. But I never knew there was a political plan to be hatched that day. They never allowed me to execute it as constitution demands and that was on the 6th of March. I told them I wouldn’t attend because it fell short of constitutional demands.
There were text messages here and there but, before that day, I had called the police to say I was not comfortable with the meeting and asked them to stop it but the police said no, they didn’t have the right to stop a private meeting of the church, that all I needed to do was to obtain a court order to stop it.
I invited my lawyer to prepare a court order to the effect. It was not to be a court order against the Assemblies of God but against certain individuals I perceived were responsible for the General Committee. But along the line, I called the lawyer and said I would want to terminate the suit, that I would be misunderstood and I asked him to leave it.
But on that very day of the meeting, somebody from among the Ambassadors and the eleven Executive Committee members standing against me was sent to go to court and look for the abandoned suit and he brought it to the General Committee.
In that meeting, the Legal Adviser of the church was the one who read it that the General Superintendent had taken the church to court and should be suspended. But some others said he didn’t take the church to court, because the Trustees are not there, the General Council is not there and Assemblies of God is not there but those there are individuals, but they wouldn’t listen.
He also failed to let them know that the suit was abandoned and the court wrote to that effect, that the suit was not in existence. Nobody was served any summons.
What is happening is that there is a group of men in the church whose interests became threatened and they felt I was the one anchoring it.
But when I was making the reorganization, I didn’t deliberately do it to step on any toe, I was doing what I felt would help the church to go forward because to me, I didn’t feel comfortable that every day you stand before the church to go and raise fund, instead of people hearing sermons, you are telling them about money whereas we have ventures here and there that could yield money for the church.
Without worrying people, our offering and tithe should be enough. That was my aim. We had money. If you invest N250 million very well, it will increase the revenue of the church. As at last year, the pastors fund generated N2.5 billion from the time that scheme started, all that had been paid to the pastors was only N123million in 16 years, up to N300 million and more was spent on office.
The purpose of that scheme was not to run office or other things but to help our pastors in retirement but many of them are suffering and we felt free to our conscience to allow them in that state and pay lip service to our holiness. They said Rev Chidi Okoroafor becomes the acting General Superintendent. This is what has been rocking Assemblies of God.
But we learnt some members of the church later went to court. Is this true?
I didn’t go to court. Dr Nathan Udeze and another one who is a lecturer in one of our Bible schools, Dr Ekenedilichukwu Offodile, they didn’t like what happened, they went to court and sued and the nature of the suit was in representative capacity, not only for the two of them but for any other person who did not like what happened.
We went to the court for hearing three times and the court said, return to status quo and, by this I am still the General Superintendent and Chidi remains the assistant and there is nothing like acting. Yet our people have decided to ignore the court order.
This is what is happening and on daily basis they keep writing against me. In the Assemblies of God, the maximum punishment is suspension; after suspending me, you say you are setting up a panel, so when the committee must have concluded its work, what other punishment will you give me? If you have allegations of fraud, the police is there to look into it.
How do you feel about what is happening and at what point can you leave it for God. What will be your advice to members?
I have already left it for God. What I am doing is simply what God wants me to do. I have tried my best; a man does not praise himself. I have not laid bad example – morally speaking or with money. You cannot say that you found Paul Emeka messing up with women or in fact that you suspect him at all.
The salary I take is enough for me; forget about what they are writing about. Think about it, in a corporate organization, you cannot steal money alone, you cannot go and take half a million alone, there is a Treasurer and you cannot in the name of General Superintendent pounce on people’s money and you begin to cart it away. The national leadership of PFN has come and they keep turning them here and there. They should tell the world what is happening.
Somebody is retired and wants to be the father of the Assemblies of God and that is why I believe it cannot last for long because the people do not like it and God himself does not like what is happening. But we will not chicken out for them to continue even if I am out.
Sometime last month, Africa Thisday received a report from a Nigerian christian in United States of America of how Rev. Dr. Chidi Okoroafor who is currently acting as the General Superintendent of the church had put pressure on her for sex. She had registered her dissatisfaction about the integrity of the One time Umuahia District Superintendent whose tenure was filled with sexual scandals.
46 thoughts on “REV. PAUL EMEKA OF ASSEMBLIES OF GOD CHURCH, NIGERIA FINALLY DEFENDS HIMSELF; INDICTS RETIRED GS.”
April 14, 2014 at 1:05 pm
the truth remains that the rtd general sup. the person of rev. osueke gather around himself why in office group of thieves who continued to service him, and tot the the church shud continue “business as usual. Honestly speaking when some of us saw the evil that was going on in the system prayerfully left, but not sooner that we left we saw the coming in of great servant of God Rev. Prof. Emeka coming in as the GS we celebrated it believing that God really love His church, though not inside we continue to hear the reform that was going on. these we thank God for. until this recent brouhaha. Looking at the person of Chidi then i pitied the church, i can tell u all in AG ur daughters are not safe, even ur wives, bcos this man even as we talk now present him an apple opportunity to stay with a woman just for 60 seconds if the woman will be fare and truthful she will tell u he had made sexual advances on her, a man that ve approached fellow pastor’s wives for sex. send ur wife to give him food in the hotel u are going to hear a different story. As for Osueke i can not forget in a hurry how he perverted justice in the defunct delta district just to favour one of his boys who is also at the forefront of this brouhaha. He loves bribe so much and Rev. Admirah his anointed son gave him alot of it and thereto came on that fateful day even when the entire EC took a stand that all involved shud be suspended he personally granted all those involved in that evil against the church of christ amnesty whereas in other district he handed them suspension. so and i m nt surprise abt the so ambassadors since their way of looting the church was blocked by Prof. Emeka they certainly must fight, don’t forget the fighting of a desperate unbeliever in church is fierce than that of a common unbeliever. that is what they are doing now. Ocult in the church. For Prof. hold on sir don’t relent the lord will fight for his church, we outside AG we are praying for u the church is our mother church even though we re nt there the body of Christ is one. the story of David, Absalom, the elders of Israel and Ahithophel readily comes to mind in times like this, the end was Ahithophel and Absalom where hung by God, that God is still alive.
April 14, 2014 at 1:19 pm
Jesus is Lord
April 15, 2014 at 10:34 pm
Efosa, may God continuously bless you! Is just that I am not happy you’re already out of Assemblies of God church because men like you should have been at hand to resist this coup. Osueke is the evil hand behind these whole mess. He led for 22 years and successfully established a cult chairman by Abuka where once you are there you can freely steal church money, sleep with any woman, , campaign and you will not be found guilty. For instance , Abuka has lived in deep enemity with his wife for years now and it is a well known fact. Chidi Okoroafor has continued to sextually molest our women in his office at the GC.Recently, a lady that works with first bank, New Haven Enugu went to his office for business transactions only for Chidi to bounce on her and started forcing himself on her . This lady, now a deaconness in New Haven Assemblies of God boldly rebuked him and told him off. This is unlike the General Council Asst Acc. Ngozi Stanley Azubuike a widow who he uses as if she is his second wife. We are a shame of this man called Chidi, his lifestyle is not a secret but then he is a member of Osueke cult. Prof Paul Emeka’s offence is that he has refused to join this evil cult. You can imagine that right now in the Gen. council there are ladies known as Chidi Okoroafor girls ranging from single girls, married women and Widows. It is this kind of man that is today posing as the acting General Superintendent. God forbid! Osueke can not impose an adulterous man on us, our General Superintendent was, is and will remain Rev Prof Paul Emeka.
April 16, 2014 at 5:42 am
SHALOM, YOU ARE DAY DREAMING REV PAUL IS UINDER SUSPENSION, AND WILLNOT NEVER SIT ON THAT SEAT AGAIN. PAUL IS MAFIA, AND YOU CAN RULE AG WITH MAFIA SYSTEM. REV PAUL CAN DO ANY THING. IF HE IS A MAN OF GOD WHY DID HE TURN DOWN THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY. ALL THE THINGS YOU WERE SAYING ARE STORIES. IF HE IS INNOCENT, WHY GOING TO COURT BEFORE THE ASSEMBLY DATE. PLS REV PAUL WE WANT TO KNOW.
April 16, 2014 at 2:40 pm
PLEASE DON’T SPOIL PEOPLE’S NAME FOR YOUR OWN SELFISH INTEREST YOU DON’T HAVE RIGHT TO CONDEMN GREAT MEN OF GOD BEWARE BECAUSE GOD’S JUDGEMENT WILL SOON BEFALL YOU ALL.
April 16, 2014 at 2:49 pm
SHALLOM EFOSA AND MAX BOLAJI I PRAY FOR YOUR SOUL NEVER TO BE CONDEMED IN HELL FOR YOUR LYING LIPS AND FALSE ACCUSATION AGAINST GREAT MEN OF GOD, IF IT IS TRUE WHAT YOU ARE SAYING WHERE ARE YOUR PROVES THAT YOU ARE SAYING THE TRUTH IF YOU GUYS ARE KINGDOM CONSCIOUS YOU WILL NEVER POST THIS AM ASHAME OF YOU GUYS. YOU ARE DISGRACE TO JESUS CHRIST AND HIS CHARACTER . BEWARNED JESUS CHRIST IS WARNING YOU TO REPENT OR HELL AWAITS YOU. THINK TWICE
May 18, 2014 at 3:11 am
Liars! Our leaders are not adulterous. Pls, stop these ur lies.
April 17, 2014 at 8:57 am
shalom my Brother is pity you have not repented,we the ministers in AG who respect elders and authorities.we know more than you know, Thank God you founder your your church your subject will soon speak against you.For someone like you speak against Former General Papa Osuke we shall not take that from you and we demand your apology and withdraw of statements.I trust Papa Osuke will not answer you but his God will. I advise you stop involving yourself in what you cannot escape. I respect Paul Emeka but he should know wisdom demands him and all to careful becos AG has no human President and Founder.let Holy Spirit who is our leader and Founder fight for all involved. Osuke was leader of 22years never have we heard or experience what we see today.
April 17, 2014 at 4:13 pm
Shalom May God 4give you because you Don’t know what you are getting your self into, you have not had any encounter with this great God even 4 a bit.
May 18, 2014 at 3:17 am
Rev Osueke led d church for 22years and nothing like these, Rev Paul Emeka has not finished his 4 years and problem engulf. Who is a good leader?
April 14, 2014 at 4:55 pm
Vanguard nobody needs ur help in dis matter stay clear or else u will see. This is family matter and not public matters ok? AG is no man’s church bt has their founder as JESUS CHRIST so we can resolve our issues with Jesus and not you or court.
April 14, 2014 at 8:58 pm
Becareful of who feeds you and the kind of information he is feeding you with.Say no ill about men of God cos of money evil ones paid you.Allow the Holy Spirit to sanitz His church,AG is his church and no Man be you who can privatise it.Jesus go ahead in AG
April 14, 2014 at 10:32 pm
May God help his Church.
I knew it was a set up.
This man (Paul Emeka) has brough uncommon transformation to this body, thereby stepping on toes of those who saw is as business.
I pray every thing will go well.
April 14, 2014 at 11:46 pm
This is a shame on you to say that this a family matter,after washing your dirty linen in public. Surely judgment must start from the house of God. Brethren taking cases against themselves before an unbeliver all in the name of self defence and self rebranding,as well as going into the national daily pasted on the internet for the whole wide world? I personally don’t stay in Nigeria but in another counry . To you GS, Remember that a grain of corn can not defend itself in the midst of matured cocks. This was what happened during the final purification of the temple when the pharisees rejected Jesus and He said to them “Your house is left to you desolute…”If all you have said so far is truth or falsehood I don’t want to know or take side,(since I will not like you and God to use me to settle this matter.) The probability is that assassins may be sent after your life! Remember that position is nothing before God and all that is highly exalted among men is an abomination in the sight of God. I counsel you as Jethro counselled Moses,It is still legithmate to quit if you pray and your God says so before they kill you and paint your sepulchre white.
April 15, 2014 at 10:53 pm
Pst Itodoh, who told you that Judges are unbelievers? That is being myoplc! If you have not seen a Christian Judge, then it is very unfortunate because there are so many of them. You must know that every one that is involved in the security and in the maintenance of peace in every society is a minister ordained of God, Rom. 13:1-5
April 15, 2014 at 12:23 am
Sad, God help His church
April 15, 2014 at 4:28 am
JESUS IS COMING SOON.PREPARE AND FIGHT FOR THE KINGDOM AND NOT DENOMINATION OR POSITION,WHAT SHALL IT PROFIT A MAN IF HE GAINS ALL BUT LOOSE HIS SOUL.JESUS SAYS I WILL BUILD MY CHURCH.AMEN
April 15, 2014 at 6:07 am
Hello, they , when the Church leaves spiritual matters and turn to business trouble certainly must come, I love this church and the truth they preach and I am a member but we so much talk about money and this incidence is telling the whole world how the church has gone low in spiritual matters, what the church should quickly do for peace and good warship to continue in the church is to separate church from business some churches run business and they will be peace but that of Assemblies of God Church as early as it is will affect the church badly if allowed to go on and more over this the first time somebody from Northern Igbo is assuming the post and those from Abia and IMO felt he should come from their own side (politics in the church). The Church should sell the University off and face spiritual matters only and should not go into starting hotels even because that is another trouble coming, that which is good should continue in good or it will be messed up, Gs take note and keep the church and your job.
April 15, 2014 at 7:46 pm
Ogboloko Monday sorry you dont know anything and if you continue with this blind thinking,am sorry you might not go far in life.thank you
April 16, 2014 at 2:23 pm
Hello.Eberechi, I personally know that you cannot express yourself here or to say you have any contribution to make for the progress of the church, and also you will be blessed by God for your assertion to me, thank you very much and you certainly in one way or the other has involved yourself in stealing from the church or else explain who you are or say something that will help the church to grow, if not be careful and run for your dear life now your still leaving for there is no repentance in grave.
April 15, 2014 at 8:19 am
Things like this hapens when the ones in high position don’t have respect for there superiors. Paul Emeka has brought good to this ministry and he deservs respect.I have been in this church and one mistake in this place is that we are not tought how to respect and reverence our leaders from the onset,that’s why things like this can hapen.Assemblise of God need attitudinal change not prayers.allow this man to continue his good works he has brought this church to limelight.
April 15, 2014 at 3:18 pm
It is really shamefull to see God’s peolpe demostrating and parading theselves as people who don’t even know the Bible. How do we preach to the unbelieving if we continue like this? it doesn’t matter who went wrong or something all i know is that, this issue would have be resolved by calling on the creator for direction. Well, these are signs of the end time! Friends, my advise to us is let every one of us focus on building a strong relationship with God and forget what people do for God is going to judge us individually and not group. I love AG!
April 15, 2014 at 3:20 pm
I mean unbelieving world…
April 15, 2014 at 7:47 pm
IF ALL YOU SAID IS TRUTH, WHY DID YOU TURN DOWN THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY. THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY IS MADE OF DIST SUPT, DIST SEC, MEN PRESIDENT AND LEGAL ADVISER, OF EACH DIST IN NIGERIA. THIS WILL GIVE US ABOUT FOUR HUNDRED PEOPLE TO CHAIR BY THE LAST RETIRED MINISTER. WHY DID YOU REFUSE TO ATTEND. YOUR SUSPENSION WAS NOT BECAUSE OF THOSE THINGS YOU WROTE, YOUR SUSPENSION WAS BECAUSE YOU IGNORED THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, AND YOU TO COURT. SO TELL US WHY YOU REFUSE TO ATTEND THE MEETING.
May 2, 2014 at 7:58 pm
Pls read tru again, stop siding evil my brother. The church constitution did not permit ex GS to chair any church committee of a any level. He is only permitted to be a member. Take note!
May 18, 2014 at 3:07 am
D fact is that AG never know that one day, their General Superintendent will av a case like this and indeed since d allegations on ground involving d GS, he shouldn’t be d chairman of d meeting.
April 15, 2014 at 8:44 pm
I think is high time churches stoped sending money to them,because that is the cause of all these buhaha that is going over there.pls all the retired generals should stay clear and allow the elected generals to work.stop spornsoring candidate.this is not a political party 4 chris sake.stop all nonsense!!! The youths are watching and our God is watching as well.
April 15, 2014 at 11:08 pm
Now this post said all it could about rev paul emeke nd ended it with a criticizing statement about rev chidi without any explanation so now who are. We supposed to believe rev paul ordis blog ? GOD dey watch unah for cenimaqhcebiecin
April 15, 2014 at 11:20 pm
So,at the end of the long story, his tryn to implicate chidi okorafor abi. Lol
April 16, 2014 at 5:51 am
REV PAUL EMEKA IS A MAFIA. CAN DO ANYTHING FOR THAT SEAT. YOU ARE NOT THE GENERAL OVERER OF ASSEMBLIES OF GOD CHURCH, SO STOP WHAT YOU ARE DOING, TELLING LIES TO WORLD. PRIDE IS YOUR PROBLEM.
May 2, 2014 at 8:05 pm
Mr David, pls outline for us the sins of Prof Paul Emeka, that warrant an illegal meeting that pronounced an illegal suspension.
April 16, 2014 at 7:53 am
David mind how you pokenose into matters dat are sensetive. When you talk bluntly about men of God be careful, if you dont know what to say it is far better you close your mouth than to attract curse for yourself tank you.
April 16, 2014 at 9:50 pm
I saw this, prof, I wrote u,but u disdained. As far as from rccg nw,I pray for thee,AG
April 17, 2014 at 9:22 am
This is very bad! The church of God being exposed in the public. Well I can’t say cos’ I dont know them personally. But I believe God does. See how they are busy here talking about millions and billions while there are men of God doing the work in the field and cant even afford two meals in a day yet they are expected to render returns to these same people. Tell me what Assemblies of God need a house in germany for. is that part of missionary work expected of the church? My heart bleed for the church, though I left the church for some reasons such as this. AG is my root and I can’t put my mind off it. But come to think of it why all these? A pastor laying accusation on another just for position and money that u have no more once you breathe last. How do you think our fathers who laid the foundation of this church (mother of penticostal in Nigeria) would be feeling like in heaven? Yes I am not a pastor but this is a note of warning to you, whether God called you or you called yourself. That God is silent does not mean He is tired or helpless. He will strike soon and remember you cannot drink of the cup of His wrath. and remain same. It bears generational causes. Be warned!!!
April 17, 2014 at 4:37 pm
We leave God 2 fight His battle less His wroth come upon us. Even if u know d truth abt dis matter, keep it 2 urself. God is d owner of AG & He knows how to do His tins. Pls, stop commenting like unbelievers wit no kingdom consciousness. God we judge every single word dat proceeds out of our mouth… BE WARNED
April 18, 2014 at 10:45 am
I ADVISE THE MAN TO PRAY SERIOUSLY ABOUT THE MATTER. IF YOUR PRAYER ALTER IS HOT, THE DEVIL CAN’T BRING THIS KIND OF MESS AROUND YOU. THE FIRE OF GOD QUENCHES FIERY DARTS NO MATTER WHAT IT IS EVEN DEATH. RETURN TO YOUR PRAYER ALTAR AND ALL THESE THINGS WILL FIZZLE OUT AND GOD WILL ENTER THE MATTER FULLY. PRAYER CONTROLS YOUR BOSS, FAMILY, CAREER, EVERYTHING. FLIES DON’T PERCH ON HOT STOVE!!!!!!!!!! GO BACK TO YOUR PRAYER ALTAR AND ADDRESS THIS ISSUE SIR. IF GOD SAYS YOU SHOULD STEP DOWN, KINDLY DO IT, GOD CAN NEVER, NEVER, NEVER LEAD YOU ASTRAY, I DON’T MEAN YOU SHOULD PRAY FOR YOUR ENEMIES, ALL THE PASTORS YOU MENTIONED BOTH PAST AND PRESENT, DON’T HATE THEM, LOVE THEM, IF YOU HATE THEM, GOD WILL BE ANGRY WITH YOU. I KNOW IT IS DIFFICULT TO STEP DOWN FROM AN EXALTED POSITION, BUT IF WHAT YOU SAID IS TRUE, GOD WILL JUDGE THE MATTER, I KNOW WHAT AM TALKING ABOUT YOU CANT STAND AGAINST ME, IN FACT BEFORE SOMETHING HAPPENS, GOD SHOWS YOU AND TELLS YOU WHAT TO DO. NO PRAYER, NO POWER, SMALL PRAYER, SMALL POWER, MUCH PAYER, MUCH MORE POWER. GOD IS ABLE TO SUPPLY POWER, PEACE, DIRECTION, FAVORS YOUR ENEMIES WILL BE YOUR BEST FRIENDS, PEOPLE WILL WONDER WHY THEY DO THINGS FOR YOU……………..OH, OH, OH I LOVE PRAYER. FALL IN LOVE WITH GOD AGAIN AND LEAVE ISSUES FOR HIM. THIS CASE IS TOOOOOOOOOOOOOO SMALL FOR GOD TO HANDLE. GOD IS NOT JUST MIGHTY, GOD IS ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL MIGHTY. I STAYED IN GOD’S PRESENCE TODAY, GOD IS BEAUTIFUL, SOOO BEAUTIFUL. I CAME TO WORK THIS MORNING AND EVERYONE IS ASKING: ”YOUR FACE IS RADIANT, YOU ARE LOOKING YOUNGER, WHAT HAPPENED TO YOU LAST NIGH”? PRAYER HAPPENED TO ME. LEAVE THINGS IN GOD’S CARE AND KEEP QUIET, IF YOU ARE INNOCENT, GOD WILL VINDICATE YOU IN A MYSTERIOUS WAY.
FOR THE YOUNG MEN THAT TALK TO THEIR LEADERS WITHOUT RESPECT, IT’S REALLY WRONG. YOU WILL ONE DAY BE IN A POSITION OF AUTHORITY, LEARN TO RESPECT ELDERS, IT’S REALLY DIFFICULT FOR IGBOS TO LEARN THIS AND I DON’T KNOW WHY. THEY JUST OPEN THEIR MOUTH AND SAY WHATEVER THEIR MINDS TELL THEM. DON’T LET YOUR WORDS KILL PEOPLE, YOU ARE A CHANGED PERSON, LET IT SHOW. THE CHURCH IS GOD’S CHURCH, WHEN WE PRAY GOD WILL INVADE THIS CASE AND SOLVE THE MATTER. GOOD DAY ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!
April 21, 2014 at 1:47 pm
What happened to Evangel Television please?I am missing it.If it comes. Back on air I will appreciate.
May 2, 2014 at 8:17 pm
Hellow Canon Chuks, The same cabal went to the station and removed a vital component of the d transmission rendering the station inactive. Although, some repair has been done but yet to be completed. Pls always pray for d church of God. There is mad craving for position, God will heip his church
April 23, 2014 at 2:38 pm
He who alleged must prove, now we await their reply and evidence of financial impropriety. God bless.
May 3, 2014 at 4:11 pm
THE CONSPIRACY OF THE GENERALS
The GS Rev/Prof Paul Emeka was purportedly suspended by a cabal on the grounds:
1. That he failed to attend the meeting of the General Committee.
2. Breach of constitution; and
3. taking members of the Body of Ambassadors to court which is tantamount to taking the church to court. Rumors being peddled by the cabal including the most reverend Rev. Osueke rtd is that General Superintendent mismanaged fund.
1. Who is the Body of Ambassador under our Constitution?
2. Who initiated the Germany Project?
3. Who owns Germany project?
4. Who effected fund transfer to the Germany church?
5. Was N10 million paid to PFN account and by who was the transaction made?
6. Who is the Proprietor of Evangel University?
7. Who manage Assemblies of God Homes (AG Homes)
8. Who manage pastors fund, how much his or her accrued to the fund, how much is expanded and on what headings, since its establishment 16years ago?
9. What impact has the fund on lives of our retired pastors, the contributors of the fund?
10. What is the Financial Viability of Evangel Press, the Publishers of our Sunday School Manuals before the era of Pro. Paul Emeka.
11. What is the status of some of the certificates being awarded by some of our Institutions?
12. What is the status of Rev. Osueke rtd vis-a-via other retired pastors and the Executive Committee?
13. What are the constitutional breaches alleged by Body of Ambassadors?
These and many more, see the General Superintendent Rev/Pro Paul Emeka’s response to the sundry allegations.
In fairness to our serve, are the issue raised by the Cabal the actual cause of the crises or the Council meeting slated for November, 2014 where the new leaders will emerge? You guess is as good as mine.
Legally, Assemblies of God Nigeria is known by the Registered Trustees of Assemblies of God Nigeria and not by Rev/Dr. Chidi Okoroafor or any of her officer; they claim the church is being sued so as to give credence as to how they spend our money is being spent to liquidate the legal bills for their defence in the two suits pending before the Enugu High Court of which none has the name of the Registered Trustees of Assemblies of God Nigeria as a party. That being the case, it is a fallacy and blatant lies from the pit of hell to claim in any quarter that Prof Emeka or any other person sued the church.
Note also that, that does not mean the Registered Trustee of Assemblies of God Nigeria cannot be sued for her actions or in-actions, since by its registration it has acquired a status of a legal personality.
It is also obvious that the Pastor’s fund the Assemblies of God Homes (AG Homes), is being use as a conduit pipe by some of the so called Ambassador’s to services their personal interest and their God – fathers i.e, Rev Charles Osueke rtd and his stooges.
Furthermore, for the first time in history, the General Council has declared a profit of about N106 million, from 6months sales of Sunday School Manual only. Hitherto, the proceeds has in private pockets. please ask Osueke of his 22 years, what is the progress report and who eat all the profits.
In less than 2years, we have University we can confidently call our own, a television station, and foreign debt settlement, better life for our retired pastors who laboured over the years and level plain ground for the serving men of God.
My heart bleeds that Justice is being perverted in the House of God.
Please pray for the church.
Bar. Ralph Agama
April 25, 2014 at 11:48 am
People no longer have the fear of God these days, very painful and unfortunate.Some open their mouth cursing people as they like.I really want to know who David is, who has continued to insult Professor Emeka as if he has a personal matter with him.Every reasonable christian no matter your denomination should be ashamed of this unfortunate situation in the body of Christ.Remember, brother David that the Bible says ‘we will account for every careless word we speak.God is watching us, the truth will prevail at the end.
April 25, 2014 at 5:09 pm
even d devil gives fair hearin before killin his victim how much more people of god, if no 1 man of assemblies of god can not get fair hearin talk less of justice then no member is then qualified to get justice from d church. Yes proff. Emeka did wrong by tryin to reform all d arms of d church once without first of all preparin for war and all d vampire that are responsible for d stunted growth of d church have now conspired to feast on him if not so let the actors organise a face to face talk with d aim of healin this church from further decay.
May 2, 2014 at 2:33 pm
Jst one of such opportunity will sufice.
May 6, 2014 at 11:55 am
IT WAS A “FAILED COUP” THANK GOD, REV PROF. PAUL EMEKA REMAINS THE GENERAL SUPERINTENDENT OF THE ASSEMBLIES OF GOD NIGERIA. IF DO NOT LIKE HIM OR HIS STYLE OF LEADERSHIP, WAIT TILL NOVEMBER TO CAST YOUR VOTE. DO NOT DO IT THROUGH THE BACK DOOR.
May 11, 2014 at 10:40 pm
I will urge our G. S. Prof paul to re sine since there is already fire on this mounting (the church) and this is not the nigerian politics but heavenly race or he will be suspected. Then let’s watch them who said that they are more righteous but have shallow mind.
May 22, 2014 at 11:30 am
Assemblies of God church preaches the truth and how to make heaven but to my surprise on watching Evangel Tv,i saw different wordly advertisement ranging from songs,music,wordly dressed men and women all to make money,thereby leaving the spiritual food.What legacy are we leaving to the younger generation? Is it the introduction of wearing of rings,chains in all our fingers and legs? exposing our bodies and dressing like harlots,things that do not glorify God?we re going back instead of moving forward.we need revival. This is a food for thought.My prayer is for God to take us back from where we started.Amen