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WATCH: Former RCCG Pastor, Bayo Akinjiyan Speaks on Transgressions of Some Senior Pastors 

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Bayo Akinjiyan, who resigned as an Assistant Provincial Pastor at the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) has said that many church workers and junior pastors are in slavery in the hands of top pastors.

While pointing out that many of the pastors are “nice, refined, and godly,” he said some of them live “larger than life.” He described how the top pastors take advantage of millions of worshipers in the name of worship.

Akinjiyan, a pastor for over 23 years, spoke of how people around the General Overseer, Pastor E.A. Adeboye, prevent other people from seeing him, even at his (Adeboye) request. He said he has been suffering in silence.

According to him, his property at Redemption camp was taking away from him when he left the church, a situation which he described as bad.

He said he received a cheque that was 15% the value of the property after he met with the Asst. General Overseer, Admin & Personnel, Pastor J. F. Odesola.

He added that if a pastor at a parish cannot “buy a bottle of coke” after a laborious service without being queried by auditors, then other senior pastors should not be allowed to do the same.

He spoke of how a pastor (in Nigeria) was allegedly forced to resign after his first wife walked out on their marriage and he wanted to take a second wife, but another pastor (a widower in the U.S), according to him, was “joined in Holy Matrimony” to a divorcee who had three children from her previous marriage, and her former husband is still alive.

“What is good for the goose, is good for the gander,” he said.

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33 Comments

  1. SkyPrince

    September 12, 2016 at 9:14 am

    mtcheew….
    Judge not!

    princehayz.blogspot.com

  2. Busarni

    September 12, 2016 at 9:23 am

    Hmm; that’s all. I will come back for the comments. This is going to be exciting; i expect comments on how the devil is using him and all that. Thank JaH, i can read and comprehend the bible very well.
    Don”t pray over situations that requires common sense to fix…

  3. BlueEyed

    September 12, 2016 at 9:56 am

    The Bible already said that there are many spirits in the Church and as large as the RCCG church is, it doesn’t come as a surprise, I hear things also, and even the General Overseer still rebukes and condemns his pastors during their meetings, he speaks the truth and begs them to tow the path of holiness, the sheep that refuses to listen has his own peril to face, even worse being called a “pastor”.

    • BlueEyed

      September 12, 2016 at 9:57 am

      So I have started mourning the loss of my old avatar, as BN no wan release am back to me

    • Ijebujesha

      September 12, 2016 at 11:46 am

      Same Private-Jet setting General Overseer? Omo, wake up…those folks are the greatest frauds ever, not even the criminal yahoo or 419 folks rank as high.

  4. Darius

    September 12, 2016 at 10:01 am

    Pastors used to be role models. What went wrong?

    • Niyoola

      September 12, 2016 at 12:45 pm

      What went wrong?
      Motivational speakers started becoming pastors/reverends.

      The juicy offerings/tithes made uncalled/unannointed people become pastors.

      Lack of employment made people become pastors. Lucrative business, returns are 100 fold; Congregation will pay for pastor to get to the top

      …… should I go on?

    • Amaa

      September 13, 2016 at 8:03 am

      What went wrong is that we stopped reading our bible and started playing church

      What went wrong it that babalawos took over with miracles and we used it as a yardstick to validate our pastors and church

      What went wrong is that we stopped debating apologetics like Jesus did with the Pharisees and started accepting every thing hook line and sinker becaus it’s firm daddy or mummy or GO who ever came up with these titles ahaaa.

      What went wrong is that a church is meant to be Non for profit and its stays regulated by thesame body that regulates NGO but hey it’s our religion and no one should regulate

  5. Anonymous

    September 12, 2016 at 10:10 am

    ……. and my response to the above action by the pastor is 1 Corinthians 6:1-8 emphasis on V.7. Na una know.??

  6. Le coco

    September 12, 2016 at 10:22 am

    Gbam!! we don hear am.. and the bible thumpers will be defending all this opulence… they will be shouting.. ” you dont know the good our pastor is doing to help society”.. we done hear am… instead of constantly holding marriage seminars, and telling women how long to pray.. why dont they do things that will benefit society… you cannot justify all the exhorbitant spending and flaunting of wealth.. it is only Nigeria that i have seen where people have no respect for the law, for the government, and for leaders, yet when pastors say jump.. you ask how high…

    religion is and will forever be the opium of NIIGERIANS..

  7. xplorenollywood.com

    September 12, 2016 at 12:09 pm

    It would be good to quote where and when this interview held! Feels like BN u just used it without attributing the source or is this from his YouTube page? I know Priests have a salary at the end of the month, what do pastors get, why will audit be after you when you buy coke with your money? With the property did you read the fine print. I understand that all cannot be fine and dandy, after all the pastors are humans, if you didn’t speak up then why you choose now to do so? Ah well, I guess you will move in to open your own church now and ensure this doesn’t happen there.

    • McKay

      September 12, 2016 at 3:04 pm

      Ah no, Priests do not get salaries at the end of the month rather they are given an allowance for their day to day living and has to be within a budget. That’s not to say that they get a lot of extras from their parishoners which in my opinoin should be highly curtailed.

  8. Marlvina

    September 12, 2016 at 12:26 pm

    Why can’t he mention that in the Redemption Camp land is FREE. You don’t pay a single kobo for the land, anyone can request for as much land as they want, to build a house while serving as a MEMBER of the church. From what I’m told, that’s the rule and if you happen to leave the church, the building automatically belongs to the church for missionaries who come in from far and wide. So they knows these rules, because they signed the contract forms and did all documentation. So why try to make a case out of it now? You can’t possibly be a member of another church and still want to live or own a house in the Redemption camp. For security reasons I guess, hence the rule, dunno.

    • Lo

      September 12, 2016 at 3:03 pm

      True. The rule makes sense if the land is given to church members free of charge.

    • Chu

      September 14, 2016 at 4:38 pm

      I beg to differ, the land is not free. My mum has been trying to buy for some years. My aunt has and my neighbour just bought.

  9. Naijatalk

    September 12, 2016 at 12:30 pm

    Pastor Adeboye is not a fraud ijebu ijesha. We don’t call your Imams frauds.

    • Anonymous

      September 12, 2016 at 6:12 pm

      How do you know he/she is Muslim???

    • Naijatalk

      September 12, 2016 at 11:17 pm

      Because he/she is a frequent BN reader and has mentioned it several times.

  10. Great Lady

    September 12, 2016 at 12:52 pm

    Coming to the public space to air this issue is not right.
    Memoirsofagreatlady.com

    • le coco

      September 12, 2016 at 2:38 pm

      Did u miss the part where he said he had been trying to get their attention.. Big churches have ways of sweeping things under the rug.. so yes this was a perfect way to make then pay attention

  11. Ene

    September 12, 2016 at 1:22 pm

    Everybody wants to trend in 2016.

  12. Rose

    September 12, 2016 at 2:16 pm

    Hmmm why does it feel like we are only reading one side of the story? And half the story at that? Why did this pastor resign? Why only speak out publicly once you have resigned?
    Some of the points he has mentioned I can well believe as I have seen it myself but it always amazes me when a christian, and a pastor at that, are shocked at the very things that the Bible says will be happening at the end times. As he himself says some pastors are “nice, refined and godly” but unfortunately these are not the kind of pastors people want to read about, we want to know about the (false) pastors that are sleeping around and abusing God’s Holy Name. This is what sells and brings traffic. SMH

  13. The Real Oma

    September 12, 2016 at 2:44 pm

    BN, BN, well done.
    I hardly watch any of the videos you post, because – more important things to do with data, and i am always wishing you would summarize the points but you hardly do. Here now is a juicy story, and you took your precious time to type out all the points, bullet by bullet. Hmmm, BN!

  14. nwa nna

    September 12, 2016 at 2:58 pm

    Okay, let’s put our religious sentiments aside for a minute and process the points he made with logic..

    I don’t think this man has said anything attacking the church, all he has done is spoken out about underlying issues that are affecting the church which is also an organization with lots of people working for it in various capacities and some of them not receiving equal or what’s they perceive as a fair treatment by their leadership aka management.

    Unfortunately, we are so clouded by our religious beliefs in Nigeria that all critical thinking abilities are lost.
    I can bet you that the issues pointed by the pastor isn’t synamous to only RGCC, similar issues probably plaque other religious organization in Nigeria & rest of the world at large.

    I’ve always wondered how come churches in Nigeria build schools with their member donations & tithes, yet their kids cannot attend these schools due to the exorbitant fees…

  15. Toluwalope

    September 12, 2016 at 3:06 pm

    There will be surprises in heaven. Lots of religious fraudsters every where. Politicians are even far better than most of our pastors after all you can question politicians but you can’t even question some of these parasites called G.O.’s.

  16. ATL's finest

    September 12, 2016 at 3:07 pm

    Hmmmm just wondering what Adeboye thought of this video.

    • Home training.

      September 12, 2016 at 5:00 pm

      @ATL’s finest, that’s PASTOR Adeboye to you.

      Even if he was not a servant of God, he has grey hair, he is an elder,. a septuagenarian plus, a father and a grand-father, and an accomplished academician.

      We are Africans and many things in our culture, customs and traditional values are gold and evergreen, and that includes respect for elders.

      God bless you.

    • Ajala & Foodie

      September 12, 2016 at 7:23 pm

      @ Home training… Adeboye is the man’s name. It is only in Nigeria, we carry man made titles on our head like it is heaven on earth. I choose to call him Mr. Adeboye but as for the by force by fire Pastor title…naaahh, that is NOT a sign of respect or “home training” as you put it, I want to believe the man has a lot more going for him than his occupation as a clergyman, I.e he is not defined by the title “pastor”, so that I or anyone else like the author of the comment you responding to) choose not to address him by said title does not 1) make us disrespectful. 2) make you our parent and teacher. Kindly, save that for your kids!!!! No, not all Africans practice that BS not even all Nigerians.
      Lastly, that you believe that is the case is alright but that is you cup of mocha, cappuccino, whatever your choice of breakfast beverage is, I respect and appreciate that we are all different and our perspective do differ on various topics but please don’t lord yours over others especially on something has trivial as a title and neither is it ok to speak to the upbringing of another (something and someone you know nothing about that is).

  17. Shalom

    September 12, 2016 at 7:10 pm

    Rccg Needs to simmer down or stop entirely this Process of not allowing Local Parishes to be autonomous especially as regards Finance. All through my University days(5years) I was a Rccg church worker and My Goodness! We see things. The politics in there is massive that sometimes I wonder if these people follow the Holy Spirit ‘s Leading. How can you expect a small local parish to start returning About 70% of funds everymonth to the Area H/Q after just 3 months of planting. Plant a local church and leave their finances to them. They can answer to the higher authority on Spiritual matters. Stop making pastors have high BP when they hear ‘Auditors’ are about to come. Haba! God Bless The Body of Christ in Nigeria

  18. nwa nna

    September 12, 2016 at 7:32 pm

    @home training,
    Really?! Isn’t the adeboye name beared by a human just like you and the rest of us?
    I’m African and like you’ve mentioned, many of our cultures, beliefs, traditional values and customs are the same reasos why we’ve failed to develop and remain backwards as a continent!!

  19. xplorenollywood.com

    September 12, 2016 at 9:50 pm

    Lmao @home training! Don’t we call the President passed and current by surname omo, life is not hard, the Pope is called Francis and I called okogie and adewale Martins their names too, doesn’t mean they r not respected.

  20. Darling

    September 13, 2016 at 8:37 am

    Christians always airing their dirty linens in public. You all dont wanna know what goes on in mosque oh yeah but guess what happens within muslims stays within them. Imama even steal a fellow wife it does not make headline and Christians would be shouting. If they wronged you address them and leave them and possibly the environment. Even monks steal money its human nature and please every religion has irresponsible leaders who take advantage of their members. Even muslims pay tithe called zakat. If you dont like Daddy GO waka comot you dont have to cause drama.

  21. salo

    September 14, 2016 at 9:16 am

    his property at Redemption camp was taking away from him when he left the church, a situation which he described as bad….Like he didn’t get the land free and he didn’t know thats the law, u can’t eat your cake and have it sir.
    He added that if a pastor at a parish cannot “buy a bottle of coke” after a laborious service without being queried by auditors, then other senior pastors should not be allowed to do the same: Is the man not collecting allowance/salary, why not take from it to buy d coke. Can an accountant of a company just take the money without being questioned by auditors, a petition can be raised and i’m sure there’s going to be follow up

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