ECWA Cautions against Fake Pastors, Proliferation of Churches
By Our Correspondent
The leadership of Evangelical Church Winning All has expressed unease over what it described as the activities of “fake pastors and the proliferation of Churches” and cautioned its pastors against following the path of such pastors.
ECWA General Secretary, Rev. Yunusa Nmadu, gave this advice in his keynote address at the ongoing 2017 ECWA Pastors international conference holding at Bingham University, New Kanu, Nasarawa State.
According to him, ECWA was worried by the number of fake pastors that had infiltrated the ranks of the clergy in the country as well as their misinterpretation of the Bible which is misleading unsuspecting Christians.
The cleric added that so many unholy things against biblical principles had been introduced into the Christian faith by those he referred to as “bad eggs among the clergy.”
He said, “We now pray and dress in certain ways to please the society. It is unfortunate that Christians now walk and talk in ways that befit their ‘quack’ mentors.
“By this, we lose our identity as gospel ministers and become a mere caricature of the people we mimic. It has made us incapable of responding to burning contemporary issues in service.”
Also speaking, ECWA President, Dr. Jeremiah Gado, challenged ECWA pastors to take advantage of a series of meetings and teachings by local and international resource persons to enrich their knowledge for effective and fruitful work in God’s vineyard.
The conference organized after every four years, is for spiritual and physical rejuvenation of pastors in ECWA with a view to sharpening their skills for effective and efficient service to God and humanity.