Nigeria's Wealthiest Pastor Oyedepo Faces Citizens Outrage For Assaulting A Female Church Goer

A screenshot of the powerful pastor assaulting a teeange church goer
By SaharaReporters, New York

Nigeria’s wealthiest pastor, David Oyedepo, might not have bargained for the enormous scandal that followed a Youtube video which showed the famous pastor attack a teenage girl hushed in front of him during a 2009 Shiloh service at his church headquarters in Otta, Ogun state Southwest Nigeria.

SaharaReporters also posted the Youtube video, which has now gone viral and become a source of international anger against the man known as “Papa” by members of his large church.

Oyedepo is the general overseer of the Nigerian-based Winners Chapel which is also known as “Living Faith Church”.

Pastor Oyedepo was filmed while ministering to some teenagers ushered to confess their sins to the pastor. In this particular case, the pastor lost his composure when a brave teenager from Imo state said she was not a witch, instead she said she is a "witch for Jesus". However, Pastor Oyedepo who was angered by her bold claims sent a slap across the young teenager’s left side, after physically assaulting her, he stepped closer to her and then delivered a zinger, a damning ruling that she can not make it to heaven.

The bully in Oyedepo went further walking menacingly asking other teenagers to confess their sins as church members acclaim in approval. While the show of crime was going on, more victims were brought forth by church ushers. It was pparent that a variety of teenagers laying on their knees on the marble floors of Oyedepo’s multimillion dollar church on that fateful day were generally poor teenagers recruited for church experiments.

Oyedepo’s unruly behavior which bothers on criminal assault and violence has attracted a variety of citizen responses and action on social media platforms. Today, a group began a petition signing campaign calling for the prosecution of the flamboyant pastor, also another Nigerian website, Nigerianvillagesquare.com named Pastor Oyedepo to its naming and shaming part- “NVS Hall Of Shame”- a platform for mobilizing guilt against unscrupulous Nigerian public officials and powerful private individuals.

Another group contacted SaharaReporters last night stating that a strong letter of complaint is already being worked on to request the US state department to revoke Pastor Oyedepo’s visa to the US. A group in the UK also promised to find a creative way to get the Uk government to prosecute Mr. Oyedepo for child abuse and battery if he sets foot on UK soil.

Nigerian flamboyant pastors are some of the richest on the African continent; Pastor Oyedepo is considered the richest Pastor in Nigeria according to a Forbes magazine article. He owns four jets, super expensive next work of schools and various investments across the African continent.

He is highly connected and politically powerful. In May 2011 when Nigerians were confronted with the antics of the clique that hid behind the terminal illness of Nigeria’s president, Umaru Yar’adua, Pastor Oyedepo was part of a delegation corralled to visit a dying Yar’adua to provide the Nigerian people the impression that Yar'adua was “alive and recovering" although Mr. Oyedepo and his companions saw a bleak Yar’adua, he never said a word in public to reveal what he saw. Yar'adua died a few days later.

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Thi Man is sold out to God

May God have mercy on all of you, judging the man of God is enough to attract God's wrath.
The bible said suffer not a witch to live. What authority does a witch have to magnify herself before God's authority.
Bishop Oyedepo is a man sold out to God. A man of high integrity and great intelligence. He paid his dues;and God has blessed him beyond measure.
Even within the church I see there are agents of darkness.
All of you talking about assault,I bet you ll get a clearer picture of that from the devil your father.
Stop being envious.
Witches!!! stop posting your evil comments.
Whom God has bless, no man can curse.
Whoever curses him is cursed already
And whoever blesses him is blessed.

its a shame u ll say saith the Lord of Host.

Have u figured why God says leave justice to him? Do u know Oyedepo's relationship with God. You just quoted God which am sure u dint hear in the 1st place. I pity you. Don't be blinded by envy and lead ur self to death. f

bad behaviour

i overheard a winners pastor shouting and threatning to explode.it was in one of the very good surbub areas of nairobi kilimani Oberana silk spa.on inquiry i was told that the wife had been sacked due to rudeness,incitement and intimidation to her fellow colleagues.the so called man of GOD was exploding saying you cannot acusse my wife and mistreat her. Even going to papa Adoeye does not deter me and if you want me to explode i can explode i am a man of God.i thought men of God are humble and when slapped on one chic they give another. whats this how can such a pastor lead me to christ he will explode in hearing that i didnt pay tithe.IS THIS HOW WINNERS TRAIN THEIR PASTORS?

bad behaviour

i overheard a winners pastor shouting and threatning to explode.it was in one of the very good surbub areas of nairobi kilimani Oberana silk spa.on inquiry i was told that the wife had been sacked due to rudeness,incitement and intimidation to her fellow colleagues.the so called man of GOD was exploding saying you cannot acusse my wife and mistreat her. Even going to papa Adoeye does not deter me and if you want me to explode i can explode i am a man of God.i thought men of God are humble and when slapped on one chic they give another. whats this how can such a pastor lead me to christ he will explode in hearing that i didnt pay tithe.IS THIS HOW WINNERS TRAIN THEIR PASTORS?

bad behaviour

i overheard a winners pastor shouting and threatning to explode.it was in one of the very good surbub areas of nairobi kilimani Oberana silk spa.on inquiry i was told that the wife had been sacked due to rudeness,incitement and intimidation to her fellow colleagues.the so called man of GOD was exploding saying you cannot acusse my wife and mistreat her. Even going to papa Adoeye does not deter me and if you want me to explode i can explode i am a man of God.i thought men of God are humble and when slapped on one chic they give another. whats this how can such a pastor lead me to christ he will explode in hearing that i didnt pay tithe.IS THIS HOW WINNERS TRAIN THEIR PASTORS?

bad behaviour

i overheard a winners pastor shouting and threatning to explode.it was in one of the very good surbub areas of nairobi kilimani Oberana silk spa.on inquiry i was told that the wife had been sacked due to rudeness,incitement and intimidation to her fellow colleagues.the so called man of GOD was exploding saying you cannot acusse my wife and mistreat her. Even going to papa Adoeye does not deter me and if you want me to explode i can explode i am a man of God.i thought men of God are humble and when slapped on one chic they give another. whats this how can such a pastor lead me to christ he will explode in hearing that i didnt pay tithe.IS THIS HOW WINNERS TRAIN THEIR PASTORS?

bad behaviour

i overheard a winners pastor shouting and threatning to explode.it was in one of the very good surbub areas of nairobi kilimani Oberana silk spa.on inquiry i was told that the wife had been sacked due to rudeness,incitement and intimidation to her fellow colleagues.the so called man of GOD was exploding saying you cannot acusse my wife and mistreat her. Even going to papa Adoeye does not deter me and if you want me to explode i can explode i am a man of God.i thought men of God are humble and when slapped on one chic they give another. whats this how can such a pastor lead me to christ he will explode in hearing that i didnt pay tithe.IS THIS HOW WINNERS TRAIN THEIR PASTORS?

MAY GOD HELP US ALL.

We are all talking about what we can see,what of what we do not see.Other Religious heads do worst things that we should not talk about.They are still controlling and deceiving millions on a daily basis,monthly or annually.When you challenge them or ask questions,you are the next thing they talk about on their pulpit.I can see some of them falling on the pulpits in the presence of innocent congregations,only if they repent and change.The office of a Pastor is not a place to make money or fame, but a place to give all that the Lord has given to you back to the people,thereby changing lifes of many for the better.

Papa,a man of Revelation

I believe papa,is a man of great revelation.he don't operate with the natural law but with the supernatural.he is just like apostle paul in the bible who love reading.but 't's so unfortunate that the people in the world are not let into the wonders of the Spirit's revelation.that's papa for you.he operate by the revelation from the Spirit and instruction from God.

Indeed

Hahaha...cool...tell them. Seems like they have lost it. The thing is so clear. I wonder how come they don't see it. ''WITCH FOR JESUS''...what nonsense! If i were Bishop,i would give her a thunderous blow.

Only God knos dos u sarv hm.

Only God knos dos u sarv hm. U av 2 judge nobody

LISTEN

OYEDEPO IS A MAN OF GOD AS PROCLAIMED.
HAS HE EVER PREACHED ANYTHING OUTSIDE GOD OR JESUS CHRIST?
DO WHAT HE SAYS AND NOT WHAT HE DOES,
CRITICIZE NOT,.WE DNT KNW WHO IS REAL, STOP KILLING WITH UR MOUTH.

Oyedepo is bein used by d devil

Dat Jesus Christ said in matt 24:14
Dat false christ Α̲̅Ω̴̩̩̩̥d̶̲̥̅̊ false prophet shall arise Α̲̅Ω̴̩̩̩̥d̶̲̥̅̊ shall deceive many is somtin not still obvious to some people.I c oyedepo as 1 of dem.Hez deceivin his audience.

Oyedepo knw himself

He knw himself has a devil incanate on earth, i dnt wnt 2 knw welda u believe or nt becus he hav his occurtic charming power dat he use 2 blind fold his followers. And Jesus talk about dem that dey r ipograte becus dey knw dat they r nt goin 2 kingdom of God n they dnt wnt people also 2 go in (foolish pastor God has sent his prophet 2 people and dis man knw d person but dnt tel people about dat person, he is callin himself 2 be dat prophet nt only him they plenty becus God always sent a prophet in one generation)

How God is going 2 kil dis folish pastor

Foolish pastor, oyedepo knw himself he knw wher is leading people 2 but becus of there occurtic charming power his follower r blind folded, but d time is at hand tel him if u knw him dat he should eat very fast becus great tribulation is coming on his head (saith d lord of host)

re-issue

i want to commurate with everyone going about with this rumor that GOD is not sleeping but watching everyone step so pls let him do the judge-in bcos many her call few but few her choosen, the BISHOP OYEDEPO is a messenger of GOD

Count the Positive

Friends,
Servants of God are also human beings; they can sometimes make mistakes/errors.
Their faults don't make them to be false prophets or devils as others have said!
If you are a good Bible reader you will find out that many of the God's servants made mistakes, but the manifestation of the power of God continued to be upon them. We can advise and pray for the bishop. Some of us have committed/have been committing sins such as fornication, adultery and murder and yet they see the slap as the greatest sin.
Let us count the positive before dwelling on the negative!

Take note

Oyedepo has made himself God n some fools are just following him like animals. They have nothing to eat yet they take d little have to him n worship like God infact he is God to them. It is a shame. Let's serve God alone not Oyedepo

Take note

Been reading what everybody has to say concerning this issue. Take note that Dr Oyedepo has the authority as a Christian to command the demon resident in the girl to leave. In my opinion he should have simply done that. Jesus says "He that believes in me will speak in new tongues and cast out devils" Every believer in Christ has authority over satan and unclean spirits. Pastors are not infallible; they are still flesh and blood. It was an unfortunate incident.

Take note

Been reading what everybody has to say concerning this issue. Take note that Dr Oyedepo has the authority as a Christian to command the demon resident in the girl to leave. In my opinion he should have simply done that. Jesus says "He that believes in me will speak in new tongues and cast out devils" Every believer in Christ has authority over satan and unclean spirits. Pastors are not infallible; they are still flesh and blood. It was an unfortunate incident.

Take note

Been reading what everybody has to say concerning this issue. Take note that Dr Oyedepo has the authority as a Christian to command the demon resident in the girl to leave. In my opinion he should simply have done that. Jesus says "He that believes in me will speak in new tongues and cast out devils" See Pastors are not infallible, they are still flesh and blood. It was an unfortunate incident.

slaping?

i need 2 hear from de man of GOD B4 I comment. may be rumors!

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I WAS THERE THAT DAY

Please tell me, if the girl had slapped oyedepo back, what would have happened? will he shoot her.
besides, i'm not judging but i think as an elderly man, he should have known better than being angry at all time, he has an anger issue, even to the university students and pastors working under him.

...even Jesus flogged people

...even Jesus flogged people buying and selling in the Church. (Imagine in Church!). .. He is following His master's step.

.Wat bishop waz very

.Wat bishop waz very right....And dat was authority 4rm above,

Contin.......

The is not about being a hater of the man, You sanyeri or na amballi be your name,are you boast of 3 times meal?

In the early church, people brought what is left over to church to help the needs. but this days you force those people that have not to give to those that has plenty. Who are the church, the building is growing wide and flourish while the body is getting more wretched.

As if that was not enough, You are introducing Assault to the messy ground.What about your Jets?

Contin.......

The is not about being a hater of the man, You sanyeri or na amballi be your name,are you boast of 3 times meal?

In the early church, people brought what is left over to church to help the needs. but this days you force those people that have not to give to those that has plenty. Who are the church, the building is growing wide and flourish while the body is getting more wretched.

As if that was not enough, You are introducing Assault to the messy ground.What about your Jets?

Imagine

"Even the bible said it,let no witch live,how can a lady call herself a witch for Jesus,that is blasphemy"

I wouldnt have had anything against you for you uproar comment, but with this statement i would say to you, "YOU ARE A FOOL" how many witches and wizard did our master killed in his days, how many did his followers killed?. Just tell Pastor Oyedepo to admit his just being human error and apologies for inresponsible behaviour.

If it were to be in united state, you Pastor could go to Jail for this. Think And open your Eye! the last time i as @ shiloh Dr. Myles Munroe stated he was highly disappointed in the believe Inculcating in the mind of people that their prayer will not be answer till they get to shiloh, i was there, i heard him.

Tithes and pledges were used to build convenant univeristy,How many member of the body could afford to give his or her son the quality and standard of eduaction the church profess and established with thier money?

For people saying would

For people saying would christ do that....u definitely dont read ur bible well....
Paul condemnd sinner and even christian in all the books dat he rote...elijah caused bears 2eat children, and slaughtered sinners hmself...prophets of baal in case u'v 4got'n...prophets arent christ....they all handle things in different ways.