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Avoid Acts That’ll Tarnish Your Image, Church , Rev’d Owoyemi Urges Pastors



..As UACC Holds 59th Annual Pastors’ Conference

The General Overseer and President of the United Apostolic Church Of Christ(UACC) Worldwide, Mokola, Ibadan, Rev’d (Dr) James Bayo Owoyemi has urged Ministers of God to refrain from acts that will tarnish their reputation and bring disrepute to the church.

Rev’d Owoyemi gave the admonition on Sunday at the grand finale of the 59th Pastors’ Conference of the church themed: “Divine Empowerment For Pastors” organised for it’s ministers across the globe.

The clergyman, while quoting from the book of Matthew 7 v 6, said as men of God, they are putting on white apparel that must not be allowed to get soiled.

Earlier while speaking with newsmen, the General-Overseer explained that the UACC Pastor’s Conference which is an annual programme organised by the church for the past 59 years, was aimed at re-equipiing, rededicating and renewing the anointing on ordained ministers of the church worldwide through prayers, lectures, seminars, and deliberations on how to move the church forward.

He urged the ministers of God and the members to depend solely on God who is able to do all things despite the current economic downturn.

The man of God said: “Where the military power has failed us, where the political power has failed us, God’s power can never fail us.”

“I am encouraging the public to depend on God who has power on earth and in heaven. Let us trust Him that He is able to do all things and should not lose hope.”

“Theere is hope for Nigeria, there is hope in all situations and we should believe that God is able to give us power to do what we are unable to do by our own human power.”

The cleric noted that economic hardship in the land is not limited to the country alone but a worldwide phenomenon that would soon fizzle out.

“What we are facing today is not the problem of the present government , these are problems that has been on for years, it’s just a coincidence that when this government got there, it escalates, instead of praying for the government, a lot of people are cursing and abusing, the government, that is not the solution, we should be praying for our leaders that God should work in them so as to lift the country up to where it should be.”

He admonished the. church to always advocate for economic justice and reform through encouraging honesty among the country’s leaders and the people.

On what the church is doing for vulnerable members of the church to alleviate the economic hardship posed by the removal of petrol subsidy, he disclosed that the UACC have been involved in distribution of palliatives to less privileged members of the church and in their communities urging all other faith based organizations to emulate same.

He expressed gratitude to God for the success of the weeklong conference, adding that at the initial stage, he felt holding the conference at this period in time would be difficult saying “with God , nothing is impossible”.

In seperate interviews with Ooduanews, the UACC General Superintendent, Rev’d Dr. S .O Ogunlade , its General Secretary, Pastor Joseph Oluwatunwashe and the General Evangelist, Prophet I.G Alo described the Pastor’s Conference as power packed with God manifesting in the programme and with diverse testimonies following.

They urged christians to be steadfast in God and not allow the current economic situation in the country to ruin their faith.