Irate church members lock out Pastor, stop service

Posted by News Express | 15 February 2021 | 706 times

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•Stranded NKST Church Achusa, Benue State, members. PHOTO: The Nation.

 

Members of the Congregation of NKST Church Achusa, Benue State, gave their resident Pastor a shock valentine treatment on Sunday as they asked him to vacate his seat and leave the church.

This is according to The Nation, which reports that “the warring church members also stopped the embattled pastor from conducting service.”

It said that worshippers, who turned out for service, were stranded as the warring factions put the church under lock and key.

When paper said that when its correspondent visited the church located in one of the new lay outs in the state capital, Makurdi, “worshippers were seen milling around the gate which was locked up by warring members.”

“There was however uneasy calm as the pastor and his supporters were adamant, saying that he will stay put,” the report said.

Trouble, it said, started when some members of the church accused the Resident Pastor, whose name was not provided, of some strange doctrine and insisted on his removal.

“But under the NKST church rules, only the Synod in Mkar, Gboko can sanction a Resident Pastor,” the report said.

NKST is a predominantly Tiv church with its synod headquarters in Mkar, Gboko.


Source: News Express

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