It started out as a Sunday morning service like every other one in a Lekki, Lagos parish of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG). One of the church workers was at the podium briefing the congregation on the up-coming events of the week. Nobody thought anything was unusual when the pastor’s wife came to the pulpit and asked to address the church. Nobody thought that to be out of the ordinary, until she started speaking.
“Brothers and sisters in Christ,” she began, “please ask your pastor where he spent the night yesterday. Please ask him, he is seated right there.”
There was shock and disbelief all around. Quickly, someone went up to appeal to her not to continue in that line of inquiry. She offered little resistance when he took the microphone from her and led her off the pulpit. But the damage had been done. By the end of the service, the pastor had tendered his resignation. By the end of the week, he had eloped with his young mistress to address unknown. He disappeared, taking with him among other things, the rent paid to him as estate agent for my brother’s house. Add a comment