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Joel Osteen Marches With #BlackLivesMatter Protesters in Houston

Lakewood Church Pastor Joel Osteen marched alongside protesters for racial justice in downtown Houston, Texas on Tuesday, June 2.

Osteen told KHOU 11 that he joined the march in order to support Floyd’s family: “I came out to support the Floyd family, tell them that we love them, that we grieve with them. We care about them. We love them. We stand with our black brothers and sisters. We are all made in the image of God, so we’re just here to support them.”

Osteen said he hoped this would be a turning point for Houston.

“It’s an important time in our city,” he said. “We feel the pain. We’re all outraged. But I think we can turn the anger into action. We can do our part to love one another, to treat each other with respect and honor.”

He also expressed hope that, as in the biblical cases of Joseph and Stephen, God would take an evil act and “somehow bring good out of it.”

“I don’t believe George’s death is going to be in vain,” Osteen told KHOU 11. “God knows how to take what was meant for harm and somehow bring good out of it. This could be a turning point in our city and our nation. We can learn to love and accept each other in spite of our differences.”

Osteen is not the only Christian leader to support the protests. On Sunday, Passion City Church Pastor Louie Giglio told his congregation, “As your pastor, I not only support your right to speak up. I not only support your right to march; I say we all should march.”

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Pastor Chris Oyakhilome blasts church leaders who approved the new guidelines for reopening of churches (video)

Pastor Chris Oyakhilome of the Christ Embassy church has taken a swipe at church leaders who approved the new guidelines for churches to open for worship after the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 lifted the ban on religious gatherings on Monday, June 1.

Part of the modalities and guidelines is for churches to ensure they check the temperature of members before they enter the church, observe social distancing, have only one hour service, suspend taking of Holy communion, suspension of weekly activities amongst others.

Oyakhilome while preaching on Saturday, June 6, slammed church leaders who appended their signatures to the document on the new modalities and guidelines.

According to him, some church leaders have supported the continued lockdown on churches because of fear, greed, and jealousy.

”One of the reasons you still have lockdown of churches in several countries right now is not even the government. You will be amazed. It is church organizations that are keeping many churches locked up till now.

The so called advisers of government. The government invited certain church leaders, consulting with them whether to open the churches or not to, they advised the government to keep the churches locked because of their own fear, greed and jealousy. These are there problems, nothing else. And they kept those churches locked.
But their days are numbered. Believe me.

That is what has happened in many countries. The government wants to open the churches and religious leaders, particularly church leaders have advised government to keep churches locked.
I wonder. Are they taking after Jesus? Are they taking after the apostles?
They are the ones sending out modalities for reopening to churches under shameful requirement.
Church leaders are telling church members no communion, no physical touch and if anybody is going to lay hands on the sick, they have to wear a glove…Did it happen in the church of Jesus Christ? You would think such an instruction came from sinners for which we should laugh..but to know that some Christian leaders would append their signatures to such document and send to churches..it is another fiasco.

But like I said, don’t be angry at them, I am not angry at them. It just tells you where they have been. It is cruel.” he said

Apostle Johnson Suleman offers to give 1 million naira to anybody with useful information about Vera Uwaila Omozuwa‘s murderers

General Overseer, Omega Fire Ministries, Apostle Johnson Suleman has offered to give 1 million naira bounty to anybody with useful information about Vera Uwaila Omozuwa‘s murderers.

It should be recalled that Vera Uwaila was recently murdered by some unidentified rapists in an RCCG branch in Benin, Edo State.

The news of her death was met with condemnation and protests because she was reportedly raped to death while reading in a Church.

In ensuring the culprits are brought to book, the man of God has promised to reward anybody who provides reliable information that will lead to the arrest of the perpetrators with the sum of 1 million naira.

Prepare for Baby boom – Pastor Adeboye tells his Pastors

The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, has said the lockdown occasioned by the coronavirus pandemic would produce “great things”.

The 78-year-old cleric stated this on Sunday during a sermon broadcast live via the church’s media, DOVE TV.

Adeboye, who traced lockdown to the era of biblical characters like Joseph, Elijah, David, John the beloved, and many more, said one of the “great things” that would come out of the lockdown all over the world is a baby boom.

He said, “A lot of great things are going to come out of this lockdown. Let me advise those of you who are pastors – you are resting now; I am busy. Get ready because early next year, you’ll be having a lot of naming ceremonies. You’ll be going from house to house naming newborn babies as a result of the lockdown.”

He noted that the rate of recoveries and survivors from the coronavirus from all over the world is “amazing”.

He said the percentage of discharged patients worldwide is less than one-tenth of the associated deaths recorded.

“Aren’t you amazed at the number of those released compared to people who died? Check all over the world, you’ll find out that the number is less than those who have been healed.

“If you do a scientific study, you’ll find out that the number of people who had died as a result of coronavirus is far less than those who died by accidents and other means,” he said.

There will be a lot of babies as a result of this lockdown – Pastor Adeboye (video)

Pastor Enoch Adeboye, General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), says lots of babies wiill be made as a result of the COVID-19 lockdown.

The clergyman said this in his sermon on Sunday morning while listing some of the good things that will come out from the COVID-19 lockdown.

According to him, Pastors will be so busy early next year conducting baby naming ceremonies.

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Pastor Iginla finally divorces wife, Yemisi…marries South African Prophetess

A year after the marital imbroglio between Abuja-based pastor, Joshua Iginla and his wife, Yemisi, became public; new report says the couple has divorced legally.

It will be recalled that the founding pastor of the Champions Royal Assembly, Bro. Joshua Iginla, had taken to social media in 2019 and announced to a shocked congregation the ills of his marriage to Yemisi, who had three children for him.

Citing infidelity among other issues that the couple didn’t reveal, Pastor Iginla renounced his marital vows with Yemisi before his large congregation and reiterated that he would never go back to her.

Pastor Iginla who is known for his giving nature and benevolence to many Nollywood celebrities and other Nigerians, has moved on with his new wife, Prophetess Stella.

“He is happy with his new life and he has moved on. He has finally divorced his wife over infidelity and has moved on permanently with his new wife prophetess Stella whom we learnt has been a source of peace and happiness to him,” sources said.

Open your church halls to use as Isolation centers – Pastor Tunde Bakare tells Nigerian church leaders (video)

Pastor Tunde Bakare, Senior pastor of Citadel Global Community Church (CGCC) – formerly known as The Latter Rain Assembly, has called on Nigerian church leaders to offer their church halls as Isolation centers to government as the nation continues to battle the Coronavirus pandemic.

Bakare’s advice comes days after Bishop David Oyedepo and Chris Oyakhilome kicked against the federal government’s Continuous ban on religious gatherings.

Speaking during an online service today, May 10 the former Vice Presidential candidate, said he has already donated his church’s facilities to the Lagos state government and a private residence in Abeokuta to the government to use as Isolation centers.

”I recommend that our church halls be made available to government as Isolation centers and those of us who could afford it should be there to support the government.” he said

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Pastor Sam Adeyemi and wife celebrate their 27th wedding anniversary with major throwback photos

Pastor Sam Adeyemi, and his wife, Nike, celebrate themselves is worthy of emulation. On every occasion they get, the couple does not miss the chance to heap praises on each other.

Recently, the clergyman took to his social media page to acknowledge his 27th wedding anniversary on Friday, May 1, 2020.

Describing the mother of his kids as his woman, Pastor Sam said that he is so blessed to have her in his life. He noted that Pastor Nike is beautiful inside and out, thereby making them beautiful together.

According to the Daystar pastor, they create beautiful things together, including their babies.

“Adenike Omoge, Nothing beats the fact that we began this journey knowing it was what God wanted. We are still here because He is the rock holding us up. You are an amazing wife. You are diligent, loyal, supportive, charming, blessed, and special in many ways, “ he wrote.