Nigerian Pastor Caught By A Church Member Who Marked Her Tithes With A Marker Using the Money to Buy Phone Credit At Her Own Shop in Nigeria
African pastors sit on the ladder as the richest—while being ‘shepherds’ of poor congregations who continuous to hand out their little money to these rich pastors.
And the handouts go to these pastors as large tithes, offertories, church projects money and mission house help-outs. With the exception of the last, the other sets of monies are supposed to be for the church or for the work of God and a pastor cannot dip his hands in there.
But without any regulating bodies to ensure accountability or punish pastors who abuse their position and take church members for granted, most pastors do WTF they want with the church money—and God doesn’t really care, as HE doesn’t also do a hoot.
A small church in Ikeja, Nigeria called ‘Satan is a Lie International Ministries’ has been facing this problem—with speculation hovering that the pastor has been dipping his hands into the monthly tithes, supposed to be for the ministry alone. And he uses this anyhow—with any accountability.
The pastor is reported to have been confronted about this last year but he denied ever touching any of the church monies, especially the tithes.
ScrewLife.Com is told that Pastor Olusegun said at the time; “I don’t touch any money apart from my month salary. I don’t even see the money which is usually in the care of the treasury team—I only sign off the books for the monies to be deposited at the bank or when a withdrawal is necessary.”
‘Satan is a Lie International Ministries’ being a small church means that, the pastor’s salary and lifestyle do not mirror each other—meaning, he must be getting some money from somewhere and since he does not work, and the tithes kept reducing, he remained a suspect in the minds of the few church leaders.
The women’s fellowship leader, whose name was only given to ScrewLife.Com as Adeola decided to buy one of those transparent marker pens which she used to mark her fat tithes last month.
Adeola also sells provisions and mobile phone credit/topup at her small shop, near the mission house—where the pastor and his wife always buy from.
According to reports, 3 days after marking her tithes and depositing it at church: the pastor came to her shop to buy Glo Topup—and he paid with 3 of the marked notes which Adeola gave out as tithes.
That’s Adeola having caught the pastor red handed—she called 3 other church leaders, and under a white bulb shown them the markings on the notes which read, ‘My tithes, don’t steal it pastor.’
The pastor denied any wrongdoing and said, he only borrowed from the tithes box—and this is his first. He added that he was going to put the money back at the end of the month when he gets paid.
And that, he prayed to God—asked for his permission to borrow the money which God granted.