Bishop Paul Nwachukwu, the Founder of Grace of God Mission Int’l, has urged Nigerian pastors to use their wealth to alleviate the poverty of the people, especially the needy in the society.
Nwachukwu said this in his sermon at the 70th birthday anniversary and book launch of Rev. William Okoye, a former Chaplain at Aso Rock Chapel, on Saturday, in Abuja.
Okoye is also the General Overseer of All Christians Fellowship Mission (ACFM).
Nwachukwu advised pastors not to take their duties lightly but they should be ready to talk at any time, adding that this was not the time to play as the church had been turned into a social club.
He stressed the need for Pastors to be the light and show the way to the Kingdom of God to those who were in darkness for the country to experience peace and development.
The Bishop, who took his reference from the Holy Book of Isaiah Chapter 60, said the country would not witness transformation until the ministers of God focus attention on the spiritual growth of their members.
“God’s people must be prepared for this time. This is not the time to play. The church has been turned into a social club.
“Hellfire is real and it is not for one million years. Christians need to know how to pray,” Nwachukwu said.
In his remark, President, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Rev. Samson Ayokunle, advised pastors to embrace spiritual brokenness and thrive with humility.
Ayokunle, who described the celebrant as a modest man with humility, said that the Church should emulate him and be committed in the area of missions.
“This is the grace of God at work. Rev. William Okoye is not a flamboyant man. He is a man of modesty, humility, and somebody whose heart is out to help the downtrodden.
“He has committed the resources of the ministry to missions in all aspects including social Ministries that is why he is so distinct from other ministers of God around. I would advise them to embrace the spiritual brokenness.
Speaking, Senior Pastor, Dunamis International Gospel Centre, Pastor Paul Enenche, called on Christians to be awake, alert and not forget themselves in this world and just know that every single day draws them closer to the end of time.