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Monday, July 8, 2013

Pastor Kumuyi wants to resign as Deeper Life Superintendent, Pastor Bakare speaks too

John Kumuyi and his wife, Love engaged in
acts, which negated the church's tradition
during their wedding held in Jamaica on June
15, 2013. Love, who is a daughter of the
National Overseer of Deeper Life Bible
Church, Jamaica, Pastor Augustine Odih, was
dressed in a fitted stylish wedding gown with
transparent short sleeves. She also wore
makeup, jewelry, etc.
The couple cruised in a limousine and had a
huge wedding cake. Anyway, the
misdemeanor, which attracted widespread
criticisms from members and non members
Earned the newlyweds suspension from
church activities despite showing remorse and
tendering an apology to the church, blaming
their misconduct on the fact that both of them
had resided abroad for so long.
Also, John's father, Pastor William Kumuyi
offered to resign as General Superintendent
of the Deeper Life Bible Church following the
controversy that trailed the wedding of his
second son.
It was gathered that the practice in the
Deeper Christian Life Ministry is that if
members' children misbehave, both the
children and their parents get punished on
the grounds that it's the parents' failing in
their responsibilities that made the children to
Although the couple involved in the Jamaican
wedding infraction are adults, the leadership
of Deeper Life are regarding their action as a
strong breach of its tradition, and had
immediately removed the bride's father from
his position as National Overseer in Jamaica.
To demonstrate that there is no double
standard in the church, it was further learnt
that Pastor Kumuyi, at the meeting held by
the leadership of the church on the matter,
offered to resign as General Superintendent,
but was prevailed upon not to.
According to the Sunday Sun source, the
General Superintendent did not take kindly
the couple's behaviour and, unlike Eli in the
Bible who did not discipline his sons and
incurred the wrath of God, Pastor Kumuyi
had ensured that the offenders were
Meanwhile, the suspension of John and his
wife from church activities has provoked
mixed reactions from notable church leaders
and other Nigerians.
Outspoken Pastor and the General Overseer
of Latter Rain Assembly, Pastor Tunde Bakare
who was once a member of the church
condemned the punishment meted out by the
church, describing it as wicked.
Pastor Bakare said: "I personally did not see
what they have done wrong. A man is
entitled to his own authority in his own home.
1st Peter Chapter 3. A wife should dress to
please the husband and not the members of
the church or public. It's sheer wickedness to
the couple, they should leave them to enjoy
their honeymoon. They should not squeeze
them to the modus operandi of a particular
I did not see anything wrong in the wedding.
The bride was not naked or dressed
inappropriately and the groom didn't. Esther
the queen was beautifully dressed in the
bible to gain the king's attention. They should
not make mountain out of a molehill. I was in
the Deeper Life Bible Church for five years
and nobody compelled me to dress the way I
dressed. My wife was with me in the church
though we weren't married then. She wears
earrings and dresses nicely. All this talk
about this couple should stop."

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