LATEST IN ASSEMBLIES OF GOD CHURCH, NIGERIA: REV. PAUL EMEKA CRIES OUT. GIVES DETAILS OF THE CRISIS. READ FULL STATEMENT.
In a detailed statement released this morning on the social networks, titled:THE TRUTH ABOUT THE CRISIS IN AGN Rev. Dr, Paul Emeka, the embattled General Superintendent of Assemblies of God Church Nigeria gives the full details of the crisis in the church. Here is a copy of the full statement:
I want to begin by clarifying the issue about the suits in the court. I did not sue the church. To sue the church, it must include the General Superintendent, the registered Trustees, and the General Council of the Assemblies of God, Nigeria. I couldn’t go to court against myself. The people who were sued were individuals like the Ambassadors and 11 EC. They were sued in their individual capacity. These people through an illegal General Committee wanted to usurp the General Council, and no reasonable General Superintendent would allow usurpers to come and overturn things like the mess we find ourselves in today.
But even before the purported General Committee of March 6, 2014, I had stopped the suit and it was abandoned. It went out of existence. On that day, the people mischievously still sent somebody to go and search for the abandoned suit, which they read to the people. Based on that illegal act, they immediately pronounced an illegal suspension on the General Superintendent of the Assemblies of God, Nigeria. That means that in spite of the fact that it was not a suit against the church, it had even been abandoned. The same thing applies to the human right suit. It is not against the church.
Some other persons sued against what the illegal body did and are still doing. In that, too, they did not sue the church but those individuals who were engaged in these illegal acts against the church. Nobody should be suspended for suing the church because these men who carried out this illegal act were not the church. The people sued are about 19 illegal persons comprising the Ambassadors of the Kingdom and the 11 illegal EC. These are not the church. To sue the Assemblies of God, Nigeria, the suit must include:
• The General Superintendent
• The Registered Trustees of the church
• The General Council
• The Assemblies of God
In other words, it is rather the Assemblies of God, Nigeria, represented by the GS that sued to stop 19 illegal persons who came to destroy the church. I, as the General Superintendent, cannot be expected to keep quiet and watch these intruders come and destroy the church I am shepherding. It is unfortunate that they are trying to make themselves the church and are using the General Council money to defend themselves, but they will pay.
NEW BANK ACCOUNTS
It is equally unfortunate that by now these illegal men have looted and spent more than N150 million of the General Council funds. They keep holding these illegal meetings with the District Superintendents and Treasurers from zone to zone, telling them how they would remit money to them. They have opened new accounts because I keep blocking any existing accounts I discover. They are mercilessly dealing with the General Council funds with which they service their numerous lawyers and members of their think-tank whom they quarter in various places to keep manipulating the church and the court with lies. They even forged my signature on a cheque of N9 million on March 18. Thank God that the bank alerted me promptly.
DEMANDS OF THE HUMAN RIGHT COURT ORDER
1. Rev. Chidi Okoroafor should not parade himself as the acting GS and also should not allow himself to be paraded or introduced as such
2. These zonal meetings that the illegal EC are going about holding are against the court order. Very soon, the law will catch up with them.
3. The District Superintendents should not play hosts to them any longer
4. All panels, meetings, committees, in the name of EC, which is not chaired by me is illegal and therefore stopped
5. If they invite you, do not go or honour it. Demand a written invitation letter signed by either the so-called acting GS or the General Secretary. Such documents will be sent to me for onward submission to the court as evidence of their contempt of the court.
6. They have no right to suspend anybody without me as the chairman of the meetings from which such decisions should emanate
7. This court order is attached here to arm you to resist their unlawful threats
8. Justice is always slow; therefore, do not get discouraged if you don’t see them dealt with immediately. They must surely be stopped.
Their lawyers are specialists in pranks, adjournments, appeals, lies, distortions and misinterpretations, all in a bid to stall this case. But the judges are taking note. The game will soon be over. The illegal group has deceitfully boasted and told people that the court cannot restore the GS or reinstate him. The purpose of the suit is not to reinstate me, because I am not out. I remain the legitimate and incumbent GS of the church, court or no court. The purpose of the suit is to remove the obstructions placed on my way by these illegal men; they are causing distractions to the church.
This human right court order confers full status quo on me. Any meeting not called by me for the EC is illegal. Do not respond to their invitations. If they continue committing contempt of the court order, they will be separately prosecuted for that. If you as a DS or minister continue to yield to their intimidations, you are the one enslaving yourself. If you receive any such threat, reject it and inform me.
If they were genuine, they would not have been doing what they are doing now? They are going from District to District, speaking against Paul Emeka. Their sermons and lectures are laden with defamation and assassination of character of Paul Emeka. After reading a passage, their sermon introduction, body, illustration, conclusion and altar call centre on Paul Emeka. If you ask them what Paul Emeka did, they would get stuck; rather, they come with very puerile allegations, such as he is proud, arrogant, stubborn, unteachable, and incorrigible. They find it hard to tell people specifically what the GS did; all they do is to defame and assassinate his character.
What they had alleged against me before March 6 was not what they discussed in the General Committee. They brought a new one and rushed into suspension of the GS. They could not allow me to call a proper General Committee to find out if I really sued the church. They equally ignored the constitutional provision that states that all that a General Committee could do if for any reason the removal of an officer becomes necessary is to recommend it but wait until the two-thirds of General Council in session ratify it.
THE ISSUE OF SUSPENSION
Suspension as a form of discipline in the Assemblies of God is designed to serve a spiritual and holy purpose and not to achieve political and vindictive purpose. The purported suspension pronounced on me on March 6, 2014 was the meanest exercise of discipline. It was motivated by hatred, god-fatherism, envy and opportunism. It fell short of a legal General Committee.
Quorum was not Formed:
The body that pronounced that suspension was a wrong one. The so-called General Committee did not have up to twenty unit heads out of about 105 unit heads. In other words, it didn’t have a quorum. In the roll call, according to the video, majority of the Districts were absent. Observers were used as voting members. This was in addition to the fact that the process was wrong. The GS is the only one authorized by the constitution to call for a General Committee.
It Consisted of Wrong Participants:
The Ambassadors of the Kingdom filled the hall. The Ambassadors were to participate only if their Districts delegated them to come. But being Ambassadors did not automatically qualify them to be there and do business. Rather, they were supposed to be there as a party having a case with the GS.
Unfortunately, it was the Ambassadors who wrote petitions against me, they judged me, convicted me, condemned me and punished me. They moved the motions to nail me, example, Ihukwumere, Mike Okoro, etc. These were the same people who signed the petition against me. Abuka continued to act as the Legal Adviser, not minding that he was a signatory to the petition written against me as the chairman. The Ambassadors were treated as men that had immunity to indictment and as above the law.
The Retired EC/Officers
The Constitution states that out of all the retired EC members and officers, it is only the retired GS that is a member of the General Committee. In the contrary, all of them that came that day were accorded automatic membership. The matter was so important to them that they brought the retired AGS, the Rev. Franklin Ukomah, from US to participate. These retired men were brought in to see if their presence could lend legitimacy and importance to the illegal meeting. Of course, they desperately needed to do that because that would be the first time to remove a GS. They knew it and plotted it before coming.
The Retired General Superintendent
The retired GS here is Rev. Dr. C. O. Osueke. Rev. Osueke’s actions that day were unethical, unconstitutional and unholy.
Unethical Act: We tell our ministers that it is against ministerial ethics for a minister who has been transferred from a church or retired from a church to be coming back and conniving with the members to inconvenience or sabotage the effort of the incumbent minister. Rev. Osueke not only connived with the members but came in to chair a meeting that removed his successor. It is like a pastor coming back to a church he has been transferred from to chair a church meeting to remove his successor. What an unholy example to our young ministers!
Unconstitutional Act: It beats my imagination that a retired GS would come to chair a meeting that the constitution has no provision for him to chair. The entire General Committee of March 6, 2014 was riddled with constitutional breaches; were it to be accorded an iota of legality, in the absence of the incumbent GS, it would have been the AGS that would chair the General Committee and not the retired GS. Rev. Osueke came because it was an opportunity he had been looking for. Unfortunately, that was a wrong opportunity.
Unholy Act: If Rev. Osueke had a holy intention for the Church, what he should have done was to lead the retired EC/Officers to come and settle the matter between the Ambassadors and the 11 EC on one side and the GS on the other side. He didn’t need to make it a public show. He tries to tell people how much he had tried to settle the matter and I obstinately rejected his moves. He had come to the EC in the same session that the Ambassadors came to speak on the University and AGMBS. The EC interacted with him cordially and it was over. There was no trouble by then.
When he invited me for a private talk which was done in his house, what he told me was that he had been informed by the principal officers of the Evangel University that the Secretary to the NUC told us to return to status quo, and the status quo was that it was the Board of Trustees (BOT) he had chaired before he retired that was legal and that the status quo meant that he should resume being the chairman of the BOT. He meant that the new BOT that I was chairing was a wrong one. He concluded, therefore, that I should call a meeting of the Ambassadors, the Governing Council and the EC to correct these errors. I told him that it wasn’t what the NUC Secretary said. Was this what the retired GS means when he says that he had given me several pieces of advice but I did not heed.
My people have this parable that the rat said that what annoyed him was not that people killed him but that after killing him the killers began to display his dead body before people to watch. If Rev. Osueke had a holy motive, he should have only stopped at chairing the meeting that purportedly suspended me. But beyond that, he tours the zones with the illegal EC to tell people how bad I am. Without scruples, he and others engage in assassination and defamation of my character. Each one of them takes his turn to say unholy and horrible things against a fellow anointed man of God. When you listen to him and others speak against me, you will see a people whose motive is to achieve a political purpose. That political purpose is to get rid of Paul Emeka and replace him with Chidi Okoroafor.
If Rev. Osueke and other participants were convinced that they were going to a normal and holy business, they would not have brought more than five hillucks’ loads of police men, mobile and conventional, the civil defence men and soldiers from Enugu and Umuahia through Abuja connection. They started it all.
I am convinced that the plot to remove me was the unholiest plot of the century. It was anything but holy. It was driven by hate, a long-held desire to revenge a perceived a personal wrong. It was driven by a passionate desire to make good his plot to enthrone his god-son Chidi Okoroafor. It is necessary to inform you, according to their video tape, that even before coming to the meeting, they had decided what to do to me, and the least of these evil plots was to step me down. This they decided to do even when they had not heard from me. During the meeting, they used votes to decide whether I would be stepped down or be suspended. In Assemblies of God, we do not use votes to decide the suspension of a person. You cannot decide the punishment of an adulterer, a thief, etc. with votes. Therefore, if I really had sinned and they knew it, there wouldn’t have been any need to vote to decide which discipline to mete out on me.
It is true that they try to intimidate the unit heads with threats of suspension and to shut their mouths up; one of these days, some of them will speak out, if not confront them. You cannot lead the church with threats and intimidations. They accuse me of being autocratic, but they go about issuing orders and threats to people the way no leaders had ever done. They said that by going around defending myself against their allegations that I was campaigning, but they are going around now to tell the people that Paul Emeka is the worst man on the face of the earth. I handled issues, but they assassinate my character and never tell the people what I have done.
THE STATUS OF THAT SUSPENSION
The suspension pronounced on me on March 6, 2014 lacked merit. The body that administered it cannot be described as a church but a concourse of stal-warts of a political party who were bound by an oath to do evil, to suspend the General Superintendent of the Assemblies of God, Nigeria. That meeting was a nullity and an embodiment of illegality and not the holy church of Christ. That was not the church of Assemblies of God. It is like a gathering of a mixed multitude playing in the church premises but suddenly turn around to pronounce suspension on the pastor of the church because he advises them to stop making noise. That is not the legitimate body to suspend that pastor.
ATTEMPTS AT RESOLUTION
Rev. Osueke, the illegal EC, and the Ambassadors have strategically closed all doors for arbitration, reconciliation or resolution of the matter. They rebuff any attempts at creating any forum where people could possibly hear my own side of the story. They want to keep telling multiple falsehoods about me to the people without allowing the people to hear from me. The following are the peace moves that people have made so far which they rebuffed:
1. A group of District Superintendents have gone to the Rtd. GS to broker peace, but he turned them off
2. My wife, myself, three other DSs have gone to him for reconciliation. It was there that I made it clear to him that I did not sue the church. He turned the move down.
3. Enugu PFN church leaders, bishops and elders have gone to Rtd GS, AGS, and GT for the resolution of this matter, but they turned them down
4. Even though Dr. Uma Ukpai erroneously participated in that illegal General Committee, he later made two attempts at reconciliation, but they refused
5. The National PFN leaders have made two attempts to broker peace, but the Rtd GS and other officers turned them down
6. The Managing Director of the Peace Mass Transit, Dr. Sam Onyishi, has made attempts to broker peace, but they refused to cooperate.
7. The Nigerian Evangelical Fellowship (NEF) made attempt to come in, but they blocked them
1. In October last year, the Ambassadors of the Kingdom published their false allegations in the Champion Newspaper stating that I misappropriated N450 million, but nobody told them to stop such
2. In the same month, they published the same in The Nation newspaper, and these leaders enjoyed it
3. They went to Imo radio, Owerri, and announced it, nobody told them that they were washing the church’s dirty linings in the public
4. They went to Abia Broadcasting Station and announced it, and they were happy that Paul Emeka was being scandalized
5. They posted their false accusations on the internet for the world to read that the GS of the Assemblies of God, Nigeria, Rev. Prof Paul Emeka, misappropriated the church’s money; they all enjoyed it
6. This year they have published these false allegations against me in the Daily Newswatch, ThisDay, Daily Mirror (twice)
I had restrained myself from responding for a long time because I recognized that as the leader of the church I should be reluctant in dealing with the press. But on the other hand, I reasoned that to keep quiet indefinitely and fail to respond to these massive documents of false allegations would be adjudged as an admission of the allegations. I now thought it wise to grant one interview to the papers. I am still going to do another one because as one who ministers to the public, I need to straighten the facts for them to get the truth. By the time they have read these publications, they will know the truth.
TIME TO TAKE A STAND
I wish to use this concluding part to challenge the unit heads, presbyters, ministers and all members to rise up and take a stand. It is in our hand to save this church; both history and our children will not forgive us for keeping silent and watching a group of presumptuous desperados kill this church, damning all consequences and desecrating all decorum.
I also wish to commend those Districts and brave individuals who have come out boldly to identify with this course. Join us to save this church. You don’t need anybody to tell you that those initiators of the General Committee are responsible for the calamities that have befallen the church today. They open their mouths wide to speak about Paul Emeka. To attract sympathy, intermittently, they interrupt their speeches by forcing out shrieks and cupping their eyes tightly to distil tears to convince their listeners that Paul Emeka has not even known Jesus Christ as his Lord and Saviour. I here challenge all of them to an open debate concerning the funds of the church. That day, people will know that nobody can find one kobo of the church in my hand. On the other hand, the church will be surprised that many of my accusers live in glass houses and presumptuously throw stones. Their shady financial deals will be exposed. It is time for them to stop itinerating from one zone to another, talking of standard when they have no standard. There new theme now is “standard.”
1. What is standard when there are massive allegations of immoral advances to ladies from among the leaders?
2. What is standard when the names of ladies have been mentioned to whom sexual advances and compromises have been made from the leaders
3. What is standard when people are mentioning names of places, the young girls, the widows, the married and the unmarried, who have been relating immorally with the so-called leader or leaders? Both ministers and members are rumouring it. Is it how these men will lead a holy church like the Assemblies of God?
4. The people making these accusations of immorality against this leader mention the name of the leader, and they are willing to come out and testify if they are called to do so. What these leaders should do is to invite these accusers and purge themselves of these accusations before talking of standard.
5. What is standard when a leader takes advantage of his being in charge of money to unilaterally make purchases, award contracts, live bigger than his income can afford? Yet, they boldly accuse an innocent man without a single proof. According to the structure we have among the officers regarding bank mandate, among the four officers, a cheque with the signatures of any two is honoured. The GS does not have “A” mandate as to suspect that he can draw money alone. There is no account of the General Council that he is a sole signatory to. How then did he take all those funds that the Ambassadors accuse him of?
6. Corruption and immorality must be dealt with before anyone can talk of standard.
The challenge I throw to all of us today is to rise and save this church. Let us rise and reject coup in the Assemblies of God. God will help the church.
Rev. Prof Paul Emeka
Assemblies of God, Nigeria.
73 thoughts on “LATEST IN ASSEMBLIES OF GOD CHURCH, NIGERIA: REV. PAUL EMEKA CRIES OUT. GIVES DETAILS OF THE CRISIS. READ FULL STATEMENT.”
April 30, 2014 at 11:27 pm
Sir, victory shall be yours in Jesus Christ precious name. Let all the Osuekes and all the adulterous men like the Absalom Chidi Okoroafor gather together the church which the Lord handed over to you shall surely triumph. You are God’s anointed general Superintendent of Assemblies of God Nigeria and you will not fail.
May 7, 2014 at 2:43 pm
God did not hand over AG to any body. AG is not owned by any man. we don’t have General Overseer, God is our General Overseer. Y will every body be against Ex GS? Y will you be the only Angel and all the EC members bad people ? Y will all the Ambassadors, EC members, NCA members, District Supts., all be wrong and evil, but only our suspended and dismissed Ex GS be the only Angel, Innocent, Upright, Spirit filled in Assemblies of God Nigeria ? If I commit fornication, stole church money or any offense, I should serve the suspension, no one is above AG. Pls, advice him to face the EC members, Ambassadors, NCA and Assemblies of God Nigeria and defend himself, and serve his suspension and stop going to the press. Is he the owner of Assemblies of God Nigeria. God is the Owner of AG. God bless AG.
May 8, 2014 at 8:43 pm
Sir, i beg u in the name of our lord jesus christ. Dont allow the devel use u 2 destory d church of jesus christ. I smell politics in ur write ups.i think u should seek the face of God nd not spoiling the name of the church.dont allow your heart 2 b hardened like that of pharoah.thanks 4 ur understanding
May 10, 2014 at 4:38 pm
@Augustine….much as I don’t belong to the AG family, it is most embarassing to Christiandom that it has come to this point. Its really shameful. My advice to Rev Emeka is this, Sir, please leave this matter. I urge you to do as the Master said, if some1 slaps your right cheek, turn to the left, they take you sandals, give him your coat. Time is a healer. Fighting for you percieved rights will not help. I urge you to forget about pursuing this matter. That for me sir is the part of honor!
May 1, 2014 at 12:54 am
This church Assemblies of God has been in bandage of mediocrity for many years,they keep on intimidating people on suspension,love hypocrisy,crooked and political mindedness,they don’t like nor love the word change,they don’t study the spiritual anthener of the global church,which is great harvest of souls into Gods kingdom,they are now orthodox,so static and traditional,intact I am in support of my Gs with all my heart, rev Prof Paul emeka continue,am strongly behind you
May 1, 2014 at 7:04 am
IS A SHAME.ARE THERE NO LEADERS AGAIN IN THE LAND.MAY GOD HAVE MERCY.
May 1, 2014 at 11:35 am
I said it before that most of the assemblies of God pastors are thief, oh God have mercy upon them.
May 1, 2014 at 12:18 pm
No this should not happen in AG
PLEASE BRETHREN, LETS MAINTAIN THE HIGH ESTEEM ALL OUR FATHERS, OURSELVES AND THE NEXT GENERATION HAVE BUILT UNDER GOD.
May 1, 2014 at 5:57 pm
I knew dat is will happen one day,we leaders of the church re not educated just going 2 there so-called pastoring skul,why wouldn’t d church be in crisis.wen pastors are so interested in money.many of them dat re retiring nxt year have started making arrangement on how much they will go with…let me not menrion names but may God of mercy 4 them all.
May 2, 2014 at 12:37 am
IS IT NOW THAT YOU KNOW ALL THESE TRUTHS, JUST BECAUSE THERE IS CRISIS.LET EVERYBODY REPENT, JUG DEMENT DAY IS COMING.
May 2, 2014 at 9:32 am
God must surely shame the Devil. I am not siding anyone because only God knows the truth.
May 2, 2014 at 11:28 am
I am a member of this great church and I must say that am ashame of being a member of this church. our so called leaders lack the fear of God in them. Is the mind of going to heaven still in them.
May 2, 2014 at 2:01 pm
Sir, i have already known you to be a political GS All the EC member couldn’t have taken a decision to suspend you if you are clean. i advise you serve your suspension quietly and stop heating up the church of Jesus. AGC is not your personal property that you should be laying claim.
May 2, 2014 at 7:55 pm
They should allow the GS to do his work.Is God Almighty that put him there.Allow God to judge him if not the wrat of God will fall on those people purshing him
May 3, 2014 at 10:13 am
JAMES PLS REPENT I BEG U
May 5, 2014 at 7:35 pm
James, your comment reflects how shallow and empty you are. it makes more sense that a man who has nothing reasonable to say keeps quiet than to open his mouth and display his level of ignorance. Where were you when he was elected the GS of AGC?
May 10, 2014 at 5:48 am
This News Is Not Suppose To Be Online Sir…. Church Business lol
May 10, 2014 at 5:28 pm
JAMES, don’t be deceived by a biased majority position of the EC. They are ALL the OLD WINE in a new keg. They working assidiously to cover their dirty past by trying to frustrate the GENERATION CHANGE in AG. Think about it!
May 2, 2014 at 10:27 pm
We need God to Steep into This matter…because right now men are in control….
May 3, 2014 at 12:02 am
I strongly believe the owner of the church is watching and will reward every man according to his work. I plead with those committing to know that these are men called of God and every finger of accusation point at them, there caller will answer. Truth will prevail over lies with time
May 3, 2014 at 11:00 am
THOMAS DID THIS, HARRY DID THAT, IF CHRIST COMES TODAY – WHAT ARE WE GOING TO ACCOUNT FOR ? (LEADERSHIP ?) OH GOD HAVE MERCY
May 3, 2014 at 11:01 am
Well, I would have preferred that Prof clear himself without insulting or accusing anyone. Why will all the EC members and almost all the ministers support his suspension? He said that he didn’t go to court yet saying that the law will catch up with some people,which law is he talking about?. Now that he is writing to the public,what does he expect the public to do, reinstate him?. Please Prof sir, Let the Lord fight for you as you preach. But TIME WILL TELL the truth.
May 3, 2014 at 3:07 pm
Ye men of GOD should remember dt judgement will start frm d house of GOD.D behavior of d present day ministers of GOD is leading members astray & 2 hell.REPENT NOW.
May 3, 2014 at 5:31 pm
ENVY,JEALOUSY, HATRED, FAME & POLITICS HAS BECOME D ODER OF D CHURCH, AGC IS D MOTHER OF PENTECOST, WITH DIS STUPID & SELFISH MOTIVE DAT IS DISPLAYED NOW, WHAT WILL BECOME D FATE OF OTHER YOUNGER GENERATIONAL PREACHERS, IF U CAN’T 4GIVE, U RE A DEVIL
May 3, 2014 at 9:53 pm
Jugde not cos HEAVENLY RACE is On Your Own(OYO)
So don’t mind what other people are doing and do what is right.
May 3, 2014 at 10:58 pm
if an elder like osueke can be involved in this kid of shameful act, what then will become of the younger generation, i dont believe Chidi okoroafor will keep quiet for a good man to be destroyed for him to become the GS, despite all his holliness preaching, am not a member of AG but i have never seen humility like i saw in the life of prof. paul Emeka and his wife, and humility s the greatest virtue a leader will posses, we love u sir and will continue praying for u, they will fall.
May 4, 2014 at 12:11 am
Any religious group like AG whose emergence of leaders especially at the apex, district & parish levels are characterized by heavy lobbying, politicking & election rather than the leading of the HOLY SPIRIT, is bound to pay occasional homage to GREED, HOOLIGANISM & CRISES.
In addition, a congregation like AG where board of “elected” DEACONS/elders” decide the fate of their shepherd at will, what do you expect?
To me the foundational leadership STRUCTURE of ASSEMBLIES OF GOD CHURCH (AG) Nigeria is FAULTY (Psalms 11:3)…It must be revisited.
O God HELP YOUR CHILDREN!
May 4, 2014 at 2:53 am
In all, we thank God u are suspended. One thing I must tell u as the former GS is that u should allow the spirit of God to control u as a minister. If they said u are proud, actually they are correct. Why? Because on January this year u were in our program here in uyo district, Akwa ibom state. Truly I discovered it, I was even asking my friend if u are our really GS because of the way u sounded. I may not have tell u this but glory be to Almighty God for this great opportunity.
Well, if u said that Rev. Chidi Okorafor supposed not to be called the acting GS, u are correct because he deserved to be the permanent GS of AG as a whole in Nigeria.
Thanks, if u want to hear more for me visit firstname.lastname@example.org. May God strengthen u and give u the grace to serve Him better in Jesus Christ name, Amen. God bless u as u mediate on this.
May 4, 2014 at 3:22 pm
Being the GS or nt being the Gs won’t take you to heaven.A humble and God fearing man of God won’t won’t write this if truly your innocent .Humble your self and ask for Gods mercies
May 4, 2014 at 8:05 pm
He that on the side of the truth will surely prevail. Bro GS stand firm the Lord is fighting for His Church and the gates of hell will never prevail. This mount that is standing before “Zerubbabel” shall be made plain by the Spirit of the Lord.
May 4, 2014 at 11:58 pm
Dear Rev. Paul Emeka, are you not sounding so desperate about your being the GS of AGC in this your writing? Is the GS an indisposable member of AGC? How many votes does the GS have in the EC or is he equivalent to EC? Are you now Assemblies of God? Do you remember that my Lord Jesus kept quiet like “sheep before it’s shearers”. What do you think you are doing? Gloifying God or self agrandizement? Are you saying the truth or lying and falsely the defaming men of God just to whip up sympathy. Is the soul of AGC members important to you or their money. Remember that life on earth is short! Don’t play with God; he is a consuming fire! DID YOU PRAY BEFORE THIS WRITE UP? This writing,is it from Holy Spirit or from the pit of hell? What did Jesus say about those who cause the brethren to stumble?
May 8, 2014 at 10:40 pm
I envisage you are one of the ‘power hawks’ in AG. You are either working for them or they are working for you. God’s interest is not in the quantity (number) but quality of representation. A Bible teacher you are! One with God is majority. IF YOU HAVE COUNTER FACTS TO WHAT THE GS PRESENTED IN HIS PAPER, MAKE IT AVAILABLE. One million EC members Ambassadors can go to HELL! Check your motive!
May 20, 2014 at 6:28 am
No one has the right to judge a sit he has not sat on, many of us believe we are better than the other man who is on sit but just wait till you sit on that sit then you will understand the. Plight of the other man.
November 1, 2014 at 2:02 pm
@ Ndukwe. Ndukwe shut up your dirty mouth if u dont know wat to say. U just spoke lika a fool
May 5, 2014 at 9:05 am
It is a pity how people sound so shallow in their comments and responds to and controversy of this magnitude. I thanknGOD for those who try to be constructive, however, one thing I know for sure is this, I will not be long GOD will pass HIS judgment on whom ever is responsible for dragging this great house hold of faith:Assemblies Of God Church,pioneering Pentecostal movement, through the mud. May God save HIS church from shame by passing HIS divine and just judgment…Satan and his agents have lost this battle.
May 5, 2014 at 10:11 am
jesus overcome so u wl.
May 5, 2014 at 7:23 pm
Are we still brethren?
May 6, 2014 at 2:56 am
I can envisage judgment coming upon all players of unrighteousness in dis crises. People watch ur tongue, God is not a respecter of man.
May 6, 2014 at 5:34 am
If the foundation is destroyed, what will the righteous do? Psalm 11:3. Lord save your Church.
May 6, 2014 at 12:40 pm
This nonsense must stop IJN.
May 6, 2014 at 12:42 pm
Lets pray 4 d chuch of God(members n leaders) 4 spiritual sanitations,holy spirit revival.d love of money s d ruth of evil.99 pcnt of d crisis in d body of christ,has ts root in money.d devil s sattractin dsame set dat s supose 2 reach out 4 soul wit worldly tins.while their sheep go astry n 2 d sluter(devil).if u dont pray 4 ds bcos u r not an A.G.d kingdom of God mit soon close against u or people u lv.lord hav mercy ijn
May 7, 2014 at 7:27 am
pls lets practice what we prech.
May 7, 2014 at 10:15 am
we know all the dirty deals in AGC,this is just a little which God want to use and tell the that He knows all they do in the dark,& should stop parading public holiness when soul is dirty, Rev Paul is use by God to stop them from eating up tithes paid by poor village men & women,so they want him out. Pls Rev. Paul just leave them,even the people of Isreal rejected a good prophet Samuel.
May 8, 2014 at 9:10 am
One day, the truth of whole matter will come out. And the just shall live by faith. Prof, stand still and see the salvation of the Lord.
May 8, 2014 at 12:57 pm
Iam mostly dissappointed by the role played in whole saga by the retired general, Revd Osueke. For an assumed statesman and gospel preacher to take position in favour of coup in the church is quite ridiculous! TREASON! Where is the father’s role? Where is the known established process of leadership change in AG? Well, we can all see it that position and power are the present mandate of AG.GOD FATHERISM IN THE CHURCH! Cutting corner to get to position is suicidal and develish! Follow due process and change who deserves to be changed. WOE TO THE UNREPENTED GOSPEL PREACHERS OCCUPYING OUR PULPITS FOR SELFISH ENDS!
June 25, 2014 at 9:32 pm
@asogwa ur name hs said it al.I dnt knw if u were 1nce a member of ds gr8 commission bc frm ur comments it shows u ve bn induced by ur brother Dr Paul Emeka as to start speaking against our daddy in d Lord Rev. Dr Osueke. Even if anytin hs happened n Dr Emeka ws Innocent shuld he hv gone 2d extent of bastardizing d name of hs Predecessor. I only pray 4 God 2 intervene in al ds n certainly I knw dat He wil bc He said upon d rock He will build Hs church n d gate of hello shall nt prevail. HE ALONE CN BUILD HIS CHURCH…
May 8, 2014 at 3:14 pm
The announcement of the so called suspension in my local Assemblies where one of the ambassadors worships was greeted with applauses by some members. This is total aberration from the usual response on announcement of our members not to talk of the GS. This made some of who have good sense reasoning to conclude “the suspension is political”. People who have arrogated themselves the church want to destroy our GS BC he asked an organ of the church to give account of how they spent church fund. No wonder they turned tax collectors in AGC, abandoning the work of the kingdom. Prof Paul Emeka is our GS, if Dr Osueke must settle his son Chidi Okorafor who is not likely a saint, let him and his rebellious EC and the pressure group called Ambassadors start up a new ministry. AGC will much and the doors of hedges will not prevail against the church of Christ. @Austine, James, Mark, Mdukwe, steve pls better be careful with the man of God. These men must give the church account.
May 10, 2014 at 8:33 pm
Cj my bother in Christ I still debt if rev Paul knows what he is doing again he is confuse He will never be d GS again he is not humble and does not have d xistics of a good leader. pls go and find out d truth before taking side rev Paul is not saying d truth how can u believe him he is right and every other person in AG is wrong impossible the truth is that his hands are not clean he should go and repent As far as AG is concern he is gone for ever he wants to divide d church of God there is no way I will blive that he is rightious than all d EC members ,rev osueke, rev Chidi,una ukpia and all d ambassadors in AG may GOD have mercy on him he wants drag AG to mud it won’t work for him d earlier he leaves d church or serve d suspension d better for him court won’t solve d problem.
May 8, 2014 at 9:45 pm
COUP IN THE CHURCH! The most disappointing part of this story / mess is the involvement of our retired general, Revd Dr Osueke, the holiness preacher. How could he be hijacked by the ‘power hawks’ ? Osueke of all preachers! To champion a coup plot / execution of this magnitude smarchs of the integrity of the retired general. Now, Osueke’s farewell legacy to AG will be ‘PDP’- ‘APC’ political parties. Does this heaven or hell really exist? GOD, HELP US!
May 9, 2014 at 10:19 am
It is quite unfortunate and regrettable that things have turned out this way. I have taken the time to go through all the replies from different sources and people. My discovery is that some people who wrote their responses did so in multiples under different names. Yes people who are talking about Assemblies of God Church Nigeria and her pastors and the current events that have eroded it, are allowed to say all that is in their hearts against the Church of the living God. Remember that all who are talking may not have up to 70 years to die and appear before the judgement seat of Christ to give account of themselves to God. Be Warned! I don’t praise any side because every table is covered with vomit Isaiah 28:8. All these troubles would have been evaded with simple understanding of I AM SORRY.
May 10, 2014 at 7:45 pm
tiger I agree wit u but let me make my point clear I have had d story from both parties but my advice to Rev Paul is if really he his sure his hands are clean wit d allegations then he should leave every thing to GOD his ministry must not end wit AG but I still debt in my mind why people like rev Charles osueke,uma ukpai,all d EC member and all d ambassadors should be against rev Paul that simply means his hands are not clean and for sueing this people u have sue assemblies of God Nigeria u can’t be right and all this men of God wrong impossible..pls sir my advice is for u to stop all this media war and serve our suspension or u leave d church peaceful. AG is not and will never be a political party were u fight ur opponent’s .there is no way for u in AGN again.bye
May 10, 2014 at 7:50 pm
i thougth Jesus Christ taught that children of God should not go to unbelievers when they have problem. why is it that these elders in this church could not seek the face of God and solve the problem in the Church? This is so ridiculous am so surprised at the names of the top men of God am seeing in this. i can see that the devil has succeeded in blinding them they cant see again
May 10, 2014 at 8:03 pm
my friend innocent how do think that rev osueke and all d EC member and ambassador’s will against Paul no body is siding him in Ec that means there is atom of truth in what they r saying rev Paul is telling d through of d matter u check it one person against fifteen persons look at it non of d etc member is siding him I was in Enugu high court on9th may u can believe that rev Paul hired togs that will fight for him Again is not a political party were u engage our opponent in media war let him serve d suspension or leave d church Again is not his property
May 10, 2014 at 8:55 pm
pls sir I have had all u said but I don’t belive u AG is not your property my advice to u is to serve your suspension and stop all this media war many of us knows d truth and there is no way u will decisive over 2.5 million members of AG how can u be right.pls sir be mindful of what u r doing always remember heaven why not leave every thing to GOD u sound as if u cant live without being d GS u have reathered insults upon insults on d EC and ambassadors even rev osueke calling them names may GOD forgive u sir only becos of a post so that means without a post in d church u quit.well sir serve ur suspension and stop d media war.u r fighting people that voted u in.thanks
May 11, 2014 at 12:45 am
This is time for men stand in d gap with prayers not criticism, d bible says wen men were asleep d enemy sow tares, indeed d enemy has done this. AGC need to go back to bethel n renew their first love.
May 11, 2014 at 2:35 pm
I suggest that wise men like W.F Kumuyi & International bodies of AG be invited into this issue. Pst Paul Emeka or the Church (AG,N) should also be ready to accept their final decision, just for peace’s sake & avoid scattering the rest of the remaining Sheep.
May 11, 2014 at 2:54 pm
I’ve also read about worldliness in the present leadership from other sources like Champions etc.
Many Members also boycotted in attendance, the Revence’s visit to my Area, yesterday being Sat. 10th May 2014 by 10am, for reasons best known to them.
To me, do you think it’s a best route to show your grievances & reconciliation?
Dialogue backed up with repentance, forgiveness & prayers are the best.
May 19, 2014 at 2:05 pm
Please, please, please, let dis un-christian issues STOP!
May 19, 2014 at 8:53 pm
Pls seek d face of God to know what he wants u to do at d time like dis, dis is a spiritual war targeted @ u and Agn. Please mind what u say
to d media, let ur words be like of christ and a leader.
May 19, 2014 at 10:24 pm
Its a shame dat iniquity has made my church leaders wax cold. Thank God i’m nt God, i’d have knocked d a deep hole in ur heads 4 disgracing d church in d media. Dont forget christ is still with his long cane, i know in a short while he will clean his house….
May 19, 2014 at 10:59 pm
This church was founded as a result of four men that went on their knees,the Holyspirit gave them utterance and they began to speak in tongues which made other churches to ridicule Assemblies, the called Assemblies all sort of names like “the weeping church, the sorrowing church, people that goes to God like earthworms etc funny I guess, Assemblies of Gods church members back in those days suffered humiliation, rejection, denial, hatred, they were ridiculed, some where thrown out of their houses, I believe some sacrified their lives for this church to grow to this stage,hmmm I believe that if these men had seen this crises coming they would have just go back to their houses and enjoy the gift of the Holy Spirit alone with their families and save their children and grand children a whole lot But thank God that they didn’t withhold this gift they extended it to us, are we going to sit down, criticise, abuse or fold our hands and watch Assemblies of Gods church being drag to mud, TUFIAKWA! All we need is only FOUR MEN who can stand in the Gap,who will go down on their knees and cry to God to bring understanding among our leaders,to bring restoration in our church, I AMARACHI have decided to be among the Four Men that will go on their knees, WHAT ABOUT YOU?
May 20, 2014 at 6:17 am
Rev chidi okorafor should remember his message . ARE WE STILL BREtHREN if he doesn’t at this time he is a hypocrite.
May 22, 2014 at 12:15 pm
Your role in this whole matter is quite despicable, and unbecoming of a big daddy like you. I have been an AG member for the past 28years and I am shocked to the marrow of your actions. more-so that you are still alive. If you are dead (God forbid) we could have been saying that this matter could have been nip in the bud. if our daddy Osueke is alive. But it is happening under your supervision.
As for the Ambassadors, are they not the creation of EC members? have they become monsters that attack it creator? I don’t want to judge who is right or wrong all I want and pray for daily is that peace will reign in AG. If those weak in faith should backslid because of all these wrangling God will hold those involved responsible.
As for our GS. If they said that they are suspending you for unreasonable reasons. Why not pack your load and give them chance. The righteous judge will Judge rightly at the appointed time. Why are you trying to fight them? can you fight for God? You can only fight impediments to your heavenly race.
When they plotted for GG Uche to take over. God exposed and stopped him. God has his own way of handling matters.
If there is any case you instituted, please withdraw it. Don’t pay any Lawyer a dim. with the little money you have, Take your wife first to a mountain and seek the face of God. then checkout to a peaceful Country for a deserved rest and awaits God’s directive on the new road he is opening for you please. If they are stealing money, it is Gods money and they can not go scot free. Ignore those that are saying fight back. they not giving you godly advise please.
God will keep us alive to see the end of all this, because the Bible says that ‘IT SHALL COME TO PASS’
May 24, 2014 at 10:58 am
Ugwueke, your comment shows maturity. However, I disagree with you on one point- asking the GS to withdraw actions. Remember, the present fight gives direction for the future AG. We need men that can stand the gap against injustice. Martin Luther brought revival to his generation because he was not a coward. If the mater is left the way you suggested, the future of AG will be lost forever. Knowing that few persons have seen the AG leadership as their birthright. So much so that it has become a family industry. The ‘power hawks’ are not fighting for service but to regain their ‘birthright’ throne, to continue to keep the members in the dark. The GS should fight on to bring the desired revival in AG.
May 28, 2014 at 9:46 pm
AG CAN NOT RBMAIN IN DARK 4 EVER GOD HAS BEGAN TO EXPOSE D HIDDEN ASPECT OF SOME PIPO NT TO LINK OUT BUT IT IS TOO LATE. PAPA GO AHEAD WITH UR MESAGE TITTLED BY DIS TIME 2MROW AND CHANGE AG SO THAT D CHILDREN UNBORN WIK MEET DIS CHURCH IN A GUD CONDITION .PROF.PAUL EMEKB GO AHEAD GOD IS UR STRENGTH.
May 28, 2014 at 9:51 pm
AG CAN NOT RBMAIN IN DARK 4 EVER GOD HAS BEGAN TO EXPOSE D HIDDEN ASPECT OF SOME PIPO,BUT NOT TO LINK OUT THEY ARE FIGHTING AN INNOCENT MAN BUT IT IS TOO LATE. PAPA GO AHEAD WITH UR MESAGE TITTLED BY DIS TIME 2MROW AND CHANGE AG SO THAT D CHILDREN UNBORN WIK MEET DIS CHURCH IN A GUD CONDITION .PROF.PAUL EMEKB GO AHEAD GOD IS UR STRENGTH.
June 1, 2014 at 11:45 am
Bassey,i have read different responses from people,most disapointing! Pls, prof. i beg u in the name of God the owner of AGC to play down your tool. No man can fight for God He will fight his battl e. He said,i will build my church and the gate of hell shall not prevail against it. If not but for anything,but for the image of the body of Christ. If u r suspended for wrong doing,and u know that your hands are clean,serve it and allow God fight for u. This whole fight is telling on the body of Christ. U people use to tell us that d battle is not ours but the battle is the Lord. Allow God build his church. Ignore those encouraging u to fight on,they will not be there when u face the judgement throne of God.Even your accusers,that is if they r doing same for parochial interest. As a lawyer and a member of this great church,i will advice that judgement in court with respect to this matter one way or the other will not bring an end to the crises but will always breath hetrad and striff. It is my advice that alternative dispute resolution be xplored and save the church.
June 10, 2014 at 9:33 am
By God’s grace,all dis wil stop.why should there b politics in d church of God.dis man in quote abt misconduct.have u given him listening ear 2 hear wot he wld say? U leaders shld b careful in judging bcos one day d truth wil cum out and he might b innocent.dis issue z nt wot u wld hav brought out 2 public bt within d leaders.i dnt tink diz z really men of God dat z behaving like dis.do u knw dat u ar spoiling d image of d church?d suspended gs and d rtd gs wt d ambassadors and d ds shld cum 2geda nd find out were dis problem z coming 4rm.nd find out who z wrong nd right be4 any oda suspension or expulsion.2 b frank am nt happy wt d leaders of AGN.dat am still attending dis church z bcos am here 2 worship God nd nt lukin at dis political game going round in d church of God.why den do u cum out 2 minister 2 us abt peace,love nd unity while u guys liv lyk cat nd dogs.REMEMBER AT LAST U ALL WILL B JUDGED.i am small bt i won’t sit down nd keep mopping at all dis happening in d church of God.also in d issue of money.i knw z bcos igbo people are mostly d leaders nd i knw my people 2 like money.so i advice.u shld allow yoruba people 2 b mixed wt igbos in handling money.i pray God wil touch our heart dat we may speak d truth nd stop damaging d image of God’s church.
June 14, 2014 at 11:20 am
I take no side in this matter. I live in the United Kingdom, and not even a member of AGM. Why are our black churches different from that of the white? You lay heavy burden on the poor in the church , and yet you don’t help them. You have a class in the church, an those who are not well -off are always marginalised. All this millions and billions you talk about, how many people has the church helped with it? How much do your pastors earn? Think about those who live in the rural areas, some of them cannot eat good food, let alone sending their children to good schools in the city. The church has money to buy a house in Germany, and perhaps other countries in the world where only those who belong to the priviledged class can lodge in when they travel, but so many of your pastors can not feed well. What is going on in our black African churches?
Now the church has expanded it revenue base by establishing a university and morgage institution, yet what is the place of the poor in that church? The same thing going on in the circular world has crept into the church- where they create an empire, which only the privildged members of the church and their families enjoy.
Those who are accusing the present GS may have political inclination to take over power for their own interest. if you say he has embezelled some money, please get your evidence together. How do you get evidence? Get your facts and figures together (something verifiable) and present them as evidence. If you say he paid for a house in Germany, demand for the paper used for processing the payment of the house and who is involved , and under what conditions, who authorized the payment, who are the signatories, and whether the said amount was actually the actual cost, etc.
If you can not do this you are not making any point. In order words, your argument is baseline and can not hold any water.
June 26, 2014 at 6:53 pm
Pls i dont knw who wrote dis letter but i strongly believe dat all ur words are false, you are even lying on M.O.G, dat dey are humaniser, hw would 11 EC but i knw they are 15 EC lie against 1 person
May 3, 2015 at 12:21 pm
Most people making comments here are either mere commentators or not having knowledge of what the matter really is.I am not very good at lengthy word, but I want to say that most names in the new EC of AG ( those supposed Chi group) are die-heart politicians who have been in the fore front of causing problems in many district of AG Nigeria for the past years. I need not mention their names, they are few so you can investigate them within some week. Find out why they do not want Emeka finish his tenure.
May 1, 2015 at 7:18 pm
Hmm sounds genuine,but i want to ask,Rev Paul what about the rumours about going to churches with thugs,beat up a pastor,throw his property out,kick him out of the church and install another person as a pastor in charge,how true is it pls,thanks
February 14, 2016 at 9:51 am
it grifs my hear that my birth church AG , is suffering this. pls our major objective in this world is to populate Gods kingdom.lets forget politics and face reality cos all the title and fame will remain here on earth. our leaders remember when two elephants are fighting the grasses suffers.pls sir do your best and ask God for assitance cos our faith is shakened and so many have gone astray may God just have mercy on us.