Winners Chapel denies Oyedepo’s retirement

, by Laura Ikeji

The Living Faith Church Worldwide, also known
as Winners Chapel, on Friday, denied rumours
that the founder of the church, Bishop David
Oyedepo, was set to retire from active service.
In a text message sent to our correspondent
late on Friday, the Church’s Mandate Secretary,
Pastor Yemi Nathaniel, said any such reports
were not true.
He said, “Every apostolic ministry like ours is a
priestly commission and because priesthood is
for a lifetime, his (Oyedepo) presidency and
priesthood is for a lifetime.
“Moses, Joshua, Aaron ministered and his son
also did; Elijah, Elisha and Paul, among others.
Therefore any online publication purporting his
retirement is false.
“For those interested, the Red Book, The
Mandate, explains our succession plan. The
good news of generational success as promised
by God for the righteous must be causing pains
for the ignorant, the envious and the wicked.
Refuse to be a part of propagating evil.” Reports
on Friday had claimed that Oyedepo’s eldest
son, David Jnr, who presides over the branch of
the church in London, United Kingdom, was to
be named the resident pastor of Canaanland,
the church’s headquarters in Ota, Ogun State on
January 10.
According to reports, while operating as the
resident pastor of the Faith Tabernacle in Ota,
David Jnr will be saddled with the responsibility
of overseeing the activities of the church