Founder of Living Faith Church Worldwide, Bishop David Oyedepo has said it is unbiblical for church leaders to claim ownership of their churches saying “it’s God’s church” not theirs.
According to Church Times, Oyedepo made the declaration in a message on Sunday, August 9 during the online service of the ministry.
He said, “There is nothing like my wife and I ministry. There is no such thing in the Bible. It’s God’s church, not our church. It is wrong to claim ownership of God’s church.”
Making further clarification, he said “not one single thing that belongs to God should be named after me. Covenant University should never be named after me after I am long gone. The ancient of days owns it, not me. So let nobody be zealous to go and put my name on it.”
Oyedepo who preached on how to get divine direction from God said the reason why many pastors struggle with ministry is that they appropriate the church of God.
His words, “One of the things I learnt early in ministry is that it is God’s church and not my church. He said I will build my church and the gates of hell will not prevail. It is His church, not mine. If it is your church, you will build it by yourself. But if it is God’s church, he will build it. You will never hear me say my church. For some people, it’s their church where they make weekly sales and go to pray.”