Could this controversial wedding saga get any worse?!
The new update on the wedding saga is that Pastor William Kumuyi has offered to resign as General Superintendent of
the Deeper Life Bible Church (following the controversy that trailed his
2nd son’s wedding).
Already, the newly weds had been suspended 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.
Sun reports 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 err.
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 and carried a bouquet of flowers. The couple cruised in a
limousine and had a huge wedding cake
Although the children involved in the Jamaican wedding infraction are
adults, the leadership of the church regarded their action as a strong
breach of its tradition, and 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.
The General Superintendent reportedly did not take kindly to 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 sanctioned.
Meanwhile, the suspension of John and his wife from church
activities has provoked mixed reactions from notable church leaders and
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. Said Pastor Bakare: “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 organization. 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.”