Pastor calls for Gov’t to ensure all pastors join mother organization
Apostle Dr Moses Santa Konjon has advised that the state must step in with legislation to clamp down on what they term abuses of congregants, especially by ‘one-man’ churches.
The Head Pastor of Zion Community Church International, Apostle Dr Moses Santa Konjon is calling on the government to ensure that all pastors especially the one-man churches must join mother churches in the country to help come out with clamp down the activities on fake pastors on the television.
According to him, some pastors are abusing the church today where they have turned the ministry into businesses. He described the ulterior motives are of people entering the ministry as a way to get rich quickly adding that denominations in Ghana must be under pressure to tighten their ranks against a crop of pastors with dubious credentials, many of whom mix Christianity with practices of traditional fetish priests.
He indicated that there are so many church groups in the country hence calling on government to make sure that these pastors belong to one of these church groups before they are allowed to operate on the televisions. He explained that he is of the belief that the various church such as Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council (GPCC) among others can help in solving this problem since they will scrutinize, interview the said pastor who wants to join them before accepting the person as a member.
He said these pastors will be under leadership where they will be groomed and with the laid down process they will be able to fish out the fake ones out of the real ones.
Apostle Dr Moses Santa Konjon said the state must step in with legislation to clamp down on what they term abuses of congregants, especially by ‘one-man’ churches. He called for action against pastors and churches preying on the gullibility of the public.
He told that some pastors parading in the country do not deserve to carry themselves as such. He made this known during the Building Healthy Leaders’ Summit which was organized by the Zion community church international together with frontier missions’ network to advise the young pastors who take the word of God to deprived areas and instil in them discipline to enable them to carry out their work without hesitation.
The program which is organized yearly was under the theme “Leaders determine the health of the church” and it was also aimed at donating motorbikes to pastors, food, clothes among others to the less vulnerable in the society especially those in the northern region. Three motorbikes were donated to pastors to enhance their movement as they preach at the deprived areas in this year’s summit.