Fracas at Assemblies of God Church in Enugu

Fracas at Assemblies of God Church in Enugu

Thursday, December 4, 2014 5:55 am

Rev. Paul Emeka

Rev. Paul Emeka

The leadership tussle rocking the Assemblies of God Church is far from being resolved as a faction of the church invaded the church’s headquarters in Enugu with all manners of weapons, causing some destruction.

Sources said the motive of the invasion may be connected with a move to take over the headquarters from Paul Emeka faction, who a faction claimed has been stripped of the leadership of the church since November.

The latest incident happened Wednesday and the church has called on government to intervene in its leadership crisis

Late october, Rev. Paul Emeka, claimed to have secured a new four year term to lead the church. He was first elected to lead the church in 2011.

But a week after, another faction of the church at a meeting on 1 November expelled him from the church for alleged breach of the constitution and peace of the church. The faction also sacked and ex-communicated Raphael Itotoh, Nicholas Anyanwu, Philips Efejunti, Roland Best, Kayode Shinkale, Bulus Goni, Baba Fada and others.

They were sacked from the church during the 35th quadrennial General Meeting of the Church held at Evangel Camp along Enugu- Abakaliki Expressway, Okpoto, Ebonyi State.

The faction elected its own leader, Rev. Dr. Chidi Okoroafor, the former Assistant General Superintendent as the new General Superintendent. Others elected were Rev. Pastor Ejikeme Ejim Assistant General Superintendent, Rev. Dr. Godwin Amawoh (General Secretary), Rev. Dr. Vincent Alaje as General Treasurer and Rev. Scott Ennis as Chairman of NMFF and 14 other leaders.

The two factions have laid claim to leadership of the church since then, with Emeka making claim of threat to his life, occasionally.

The internal crisis led to the attempted take-over of the church’s headquarters on Wednesday.

Armed policemen, civil defence men now keep watch over the headquarters of the church.

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  • Chukwudi John says:

    My brethren that worship in AG, quietly allow God to rule and reign over His church which was purchased by the Pascal BLOOD. I will appeal to the leadership (including Rev. Chidi, my Pastor) to allow Rev. Emeka Paul to continue his Superintending ministry, and then those that know their God in AG should contact the Almighty God, whose eye cannot behold iniquity and He will surprise the church… for though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh, for the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty through GOD to the pulling down of strong holds, casting down imagination and every high thing that exalts itself AGAINST the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thoughts to the obedience of Christ.
    Now brethren you understand we do not war using policemen, soldiers neither newspaper publication but war on your kneels. If you know GOD properly then CASTING ALL YOUR CARES UPON HIM FOR HE CARES FOR YOU. Does Jesus Care, Oh yes He cares for His Church, therefore release yourselves to God because the Battle is not for AG but God’s. May God hear our prayers in Jesus Name.
    From your Xtian Brother: Chukwudi John 08158492118 in PH

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