Pastor Mrs. Blessing Agboli, of The Victorious Army Ministries International Lagos, has reacted to claims that Pastors enrich themselves from tithes and offerings from the congregation.
The media have been agog with series of debates about the need for tithe paying. Those against it claim that Ministers of God have been manipulating their congregations into believing that without giving tithes and offerings they will not be blessed by God.
They also accuse the Pastors of using the monies contributed by Church members under the guise of seed sowing, tithes, offerings among others to buy private jets and build schools that the church members cannot afford to enroll their children into.
The woman of God and wife of the General Overseer of the ministry, has refuted these claims that most church leaders with private jets acquired them using the tithes and offerings gathered from their congregants.
Speaking at a press conference in Lagos on Tuesday, Pastor Agboli said private jets are so expensive that no amount of tithes and offering can buy them.
In her words, ‘’Offerings cannot buy private jets. You cannot just park a jet without making a business out of it. Owning a private jet is not a sin and those who have them should never be apologetic. I don’t think offerings can buy jets. I don’t think pastors also should apologize for making and spending money. That we are pastors does not mean we should be poor.’’