The highly revered cleric is of the opinion that celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ at this time is a disrespect to Christ himself and a turning away from His commandments.

Pastor Kumuyi explains better in his words: "We don’t celebrate Christmas. It actually came from idolatrous background.

"That is why you don’t hear us sing what they call Christmas carol. Never!

“When you find anybody coming in, or any leader, trying to introduce the idolatry of mystery Babylon, that they call Christmas and you want to bring all the Christmas carol saying that is the day that Jesus was born, and you don’t find that in the Acts of the Apostles or in the early church, then you don’t find that in my church either.

"If you don’t know that before, now you know.

“We are not trying to make the church turn like the world. We want it to be like Jesus Christ, and more like the Apostles. If you don’t have that mind with us, then you have permission to go to other places,” he added.