The Nationa Deputy President of Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN), Bishop Wale Oke has bemoaned the attitude of churches in Nigeria saying they have deviated from the cause of winning souls.
Bishop Wale Oke, who is also the presiding bishop of Sword of the Spirit Ministries, Ibadan made the remark recently in Ibadan while hosting leadership of Foursquare Gospel Church, Lagos.
The Foursquare church delegation which was led by the outgoing General Overseer of the church, Reverend Felix Meduye, the purpose of the visit was to introduce the new General-Overseer Elect to the revered clergy.
The Bishop said churches in Nigeria are more focused on mundane things which cannot prepare Christians for eternity.
He expressed regrets that churches were fast losing focus by drifting from their primary charge of assignment, which he said, was to enlist people into the kingdom of God.
“My concern is the church is drifting. We have left our primary assignment of soul-winning to the pursuits of other lesser things.
”Yes, money is good, but everything should not be made to centre around prosperity,” he said.
The cleric called on pastors to reorder their priorities by making God’s charge their main focus and genuinely win souls so as to change ”the sagging world.”
Oke, who thanked the leadership of the Foursquare Church for counting him worthy to be visited, commended Meduoye for his sterling leadership qualities that made the church crisis-free.
He urged Aboyeji, the incoming General Overseer of the church to be humble and emulate his predecessors.