Founder of Living Faith Church, David Oyedepo, at a media chat organized in commemoration of his 60th birthday was asked how he felt being tagged as the richest pastor in Nigeria.
How I Feel As Nigeria's Richest Pastor
The head pastor of Winners Chapel will be 60 by September 27, 2014.
Speaking about his life he told journalists he was enriched by God and has grown a thick skin to criticisms and negative publicity.
Read excerpts from the interview:
What do you feel when referred to as richest Pastor ?
May I say here that God owned the silver and the gold and he is the most holy God. If wealth and righteousness are not the best of friends there is no way God will be the wealthiest of all. From his fullness we all received we are also told that Jesus died so that through his poverty we will be made rich and I think there is no father who wishes his children poverty. If God is truly a father he will not wish his children poor and the wealth of every parent is reflective in their children.
It is like you have developed thick skin towards criticisms and negative publicity by not reacting to them. Why is it so?
My understanding of opposition and persecution is someone’s opinion harshly expressed. Everybody has his rights to his opinion. I don’t feel it is necessary the energy.
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