In an interview with Punch Newspapers recently, Head of Celestial Church of Christ, Worldwide, Rev. Pastor Emmanuel Mobiyina Oshoffa opened up that he vehemently rejected the offer of him being the pastor of the church when he was called upon.
The Punch reporter asked if he rejected the offer when they told him about him being the Pastor of the church and below is his reaction:
“Of course! When they came and told me, I rejected vehemently! I said, ‘No! No!’ I told them to leave me alone. They told me to come to Imeko (Ogun State). Imeko is like our Jerusalem. It is a sacred city. I had just got to Benin Republic. I came with Afrik Air from France. During transit, my luggage was misplaced. I had nothing on me when I got to Benin. I was just wearing a white robe. So when somebody came and said I should follow them to Imeko, I refused. I told them I didn’t know who they were. They told me I shouldn’t worry. They said there was no way I would reject. I told them I didn’t have anything on me, they insisted I follow them and I did. Even in France, remember I told you we had just three parishes when Baba Bada came. As at the time they were telling me to come to Imeko, we had over 15 parishes. The people in France said I wasn’t going to leave them. Back in 2002, there were crises here; so many of our parishes refused to be under Ketu diocese. But it has changed now. More than 85 per cent of all our parishes have come back to be under the Ketu diocese.”
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