Ogundipe said this on Sunday September 11, 2016 at
the Grand Ballroom of Oriental Hotel, Lekki, while giving a speech at
the recently heard Excel 2016 in Lagos.
In his keynote address, Ogundipe who also doubled as the host said, “I
see lot of Nigerian pastors as marketers. If you want to know a true
pastor, he or she would be working on furthering the gospel and not to
undermine the efforts of others”.
He also noted that the opulent lifestyle of some so called men of God is appalling and not according to the command of God. “When i see a true pastor i know and when i see a marketer it will be glaring”, he said.
He admonished those who are confusing preaching the gospel with marketing of themselves for the accumulation of worldly riches.
Ogundipe was full of praises for men of God such as Pastor E.A Adeboye
of Redeemed Christian Church of God and some others who have contributed
immensely to the spread of the gospel
According to those who should know, Ogundipe
allegedly said this against the backdrop of the blackmail leveled
against him and his denomination, the Celestial Church by some
Ogundipe was said to have invited
America born preacher, Dr. Mike Murdock to be part of Excel 2016, and in
which the preacher agreed to as evident in the advert aired on Channels
TV, a day to the event. But at the last minute, on his arrival in
Nigeria, some Pentecostal pastors allegedly led by a Nigerian pastor who
has the biggest church in UK, were said to have approached Murdock not
to honour the invitation, alleging that his reputation would be soiled
if he graces the event.
And on hearing this, the preacher made a U-turn and left the awaiting crowd disappointed.
the event went on fine as over 10,000 worshippers had a swell time,
listening to the word of God and songs of praises. . Lanre Teriba,
George Audu Sax, Big B, Lara George and the Genesis choir added
excitement to the event with their performances.
Excel is said to
be a yearly spiritual event mixed with praise, worship and motivational
talks to propel participants to keep on excelling.
Mike Murdock: How Some Pentecostal Pastors Blackmailed Him From Attending Celestial Church Event
have emerged on why America born preacher, Mike Murdock disappointed
over 10,000 people over the weekend by not showing up at this year Excel
2016, a celestial church of Christ concert organized by Genesis Model
Parish in Lagos.
Murdock, who was contacted to motivate participants
at the event on Sunday, September 11, 2016, was nowhere to be found even
though his absence was not really felt.
According to findings,
Murdock couldn’t attend the event, which was held at the Grand Ballroom,
Oriental Hotel, Lekki, Lagos, as a result of blackmail leveled against
the Celestial church by some Pentecostal pastors.
the host, prophet Israel Oladele Ogundipe popularly known as Genesis, he
alleged that on hearing Murdock’s coming some pastors in Nigeria
started calling to blackmail him from coming.
Mike Murdock, saying that he should not come for a programme by white
garment church in Nigeria. According to the Pentecostal pastors, white
garment churches don’t have integrity. They told him that if he attends
their programme he would soil his reputation”, the prophet said.
also said he wondered why some so called Pentecostal pastors would go
to such extent to blackmail a man of God from coming to Nigeria or
taking part in a programme for the work of the gospel, noting that most
of the so called Pentecostal pastors are marketers and not serious men
According to findings, Ogundipe was said to have
invited the preacher to be part of Excel 2016, and in which the preacher
agreed to as evident in the advert aired on Channels TV, a day to the
event. But at the last minute, on his arrival in Nigeria, some
Pentecostal pastors allegedly led by a Nigerian pastor who has the
biggest church in UK, were said to have approached Murdock not to honour
the invitation, alleging that his reputation would be soiled if he
graces the event.
However, even with Murdock’s absence, the
event was a success as there was plenty to take home for participants in
terms of spiritual blessings, entertainment and motivation to excel.
On the entertainment stand, Lara George, Lanre Teriba, Big B, George Audu Sax and the Genesis choir performed at the event.
is said to be a yearly spiritual event mixed with praise, worship and
motivational talks to propel participants to keep on excelling.