I Quitted Training As a Pastor Because Of What I Saw – RCCG Pastor Reveals

A young man who was a pastor in training has quitted his training and decided to leave the redeemed Christian church. He gave many reasons for his quitting and explained them.

We won’t like to say the young pastor’s name here cause of security reasons. He went on to say that RCCG is a franchise system of operation, where each parish belongs to each pastor and the pastors of each branch are expected to pay 70-75 per cent of their income to the headquarters of the church while they take the remaining for themselves. In order word, the church is loaning their brand to them in return for members’ money.

“You are to run with the parish. Just give them their own portion. They’re borrowing you the logo and they’re borrowing you their members,” he claimed. TAP HERE TO CONTINUE READING
He added:
“That already has made many pastors to go into stealing because the 30 and 20 per cent that remains is not enough for them. So they have to lie, they have to cheat. They will do different kinds of things.”

He also alleged that pastors of RCCG have bought lands in Redemption camp using money made from their church. But if they dare leave the Redeemed Christian Church of God, they will lose all their properties in Redemption camp.

He added that as a result of this, many pastors are aware of what goes on in the church but their hands are tied and they cannot come out for fear of losing all they have.

He ended up by saying “So what I did by leaving Redeemed Christian Church of God, many pastors in the Redeemed will not be able to do it. Many presently are hearing what you are saying but they cannot come out, because if they dare come out, they will lose everything that they’ve invested in the same system for many many years.

Dear readers, What is your thoughts about his claims and reasons? Do you think he is saying the truth?

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45 Comments

  1. GOOD ENOUGH THIS ‘PASTOR’ SPOKE HIS MIND OUT.
    IGNORANCE IS A TERRIBLE THING. HE NEEDS MORE KNOWLEDGE OF WHAT IS GOING ON IN THE CHURCH.
    HE IS IN CHURCH FOR SOME OTHER REASONS OTHER THAN TO SERVE GOD.
    SHOULD ONE SAY HE WAS PLANTED IN THE CHURCH FOR SOME DEMONIC ACTIVITIES.
    HIS CLAIMS ARE FALSE AND SELFISH.
    HE SHOULD REPENT AND YIELD HIMSELF TO GOD INSTEAD OF BRINGING GOD’S JUDGEMENT UPON HIMSELF EXCEPT HE IS GIVEN TO REPROBATE MIND.
    THE EARLIER THE BETTER.

  2. The truth is all these reedem churches springing up every conerconer, who are there pastors? In a village more than 7 reedem churches are there. It now business & for business any thing can go

  3. Folaron I hope you are not paid to write this?

    • This is just pure lie, he is just one of those using to tarnish the image of RCCG. May God have mercy on you.
      This is just pure lie, he is just one of those using to tarnish the image of RCCG. May God have mercy on you.

      This is just pure lie, he is just one of those using to tarnish the image of RCCG. May God have mercy on you.

  4. Terrible lie.the guy have a mission.ww don’t have pastors training school what we have is Bible college which is 5years I believe is because of his bad mission in the church that is why he was exposed.halleluyah.vicrory at last.

    • I was equally wondering which pastoral training school RCCG has, because we don’t have one.

    • Samuel Ignatius Ejeme
      Samuel Ignatius Ejeme

      These allegations seems to be true and you can verified it. I didn’t have to go far. The RCCG are everywhere in my community, each with close promixity…so close to each other that you don’t need another one but because of the individual gains, fame and games, each persons build their own edifice and fights or struggle to attract membership. The aim is more of monetary benefits and this had set in competitions.

      • The RCCG mission is to built places of worship 5 minutes walking distance in developing communities or rural areas and 5 minutes driving distance in developing areas. Pastors in Redeemed are either fully time that are in salaries or part time pastors that’s doing business or have secular jobs but are called by God. Redeemed plant churches during Christmas and Easter time e and transfer pastors from the area/zone that planted the church they don’t run franchaise as claimed. There is no competition for members as claimed too.
        The young man claimed is questionable as he said he was in training school. Redeemed only have Bible college which is an affiliate to Redeener University.The 75% returns is for rural and foreign missions and the pastors don’t have sole rights to the financies of the church because every penny is recorded and auditors from the local church as well as the national from time to time audit each church account
        His motive and motion is exposed that’s why he want to run the church down.
        As a new member, you under go believers class and workers in training classes to aquint you on issues from holiness, missions, church account and administration among others. I pray that God will visit him with mercy and enlightment.

  5. God who sits on the throne knows the thoughts of every man. I am not a member of RCCG God but I have friends who are pastors in RCCG who confide to me that they use their personal money to support the parish works. There is an adage in my place that says that if someone has not try two husbands love she will not known that the first husband is an angel. Besides we need to be aware of false pastors whose only interest is what they will benefit materially from the church. Do not expect a perfect church here in Earth as each denomination has her own shortcomings.

    • I’m aware of your comment. My friend is a pastor there and he uses oftentimes his personal money to do somethings. So u are not far from the truth. Well in all, just be faithful and allow God take the lead.

    • I strongly disagree with you sir.. There is a perfect church, it started in Jerusalem in A.D.33. The founder of this church promised that the gate of hell/hades shall not prevail against it (Matt.16:18). It will then be wrong for anyone to think that church is no longer in existence today (that means the word of God isn’t accurate…this is not so). You shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free Rom.8:32, buy the truth and sell it not Prov.23:23.
      Do you even know that Christ laid His life for this church? Check Acts 20:28 and see the prophecy of what is happening now in our religious world in Acts 20:29-31, 2 Pet.2:1-3, 2 Tim.4:3-4
      ROM. 16:16 cf. Phil.1:1 – the church did not bear just any name.
      Anything can happen in the establishment of men (that is the only place to hire and fire pastors) but it is not so in the NEW TESTAMENT CHURCH..
      The scriptural structure of this church is ‘self-autonomy’ that is self-governed..NO TRANSFER OF FUNDS TO THE HEADQUARTERS..If you read anything that looks like ‘transfer of fund or materials’, it’s in regard to rendering help or sending relief to those in need…ASK ANY OF THE PASTORS OR G.O. TO SHOW YOU IN THE BIBLE..They can’t because nothing can be done against the TRUTH BUT FOR THE TRUTH 2Cor.13:8.
      NOTE: THIS IS NOT TO CRITICIZE ANYONE BUT RATHER TO SHOW YOU BIBLICAL TRUTH DIFFERENT FROM WHAT YOU’RE TAUGHT OR BEING TOLD.
      For discussion, may contact this number (calls, sms or WhatsApp)
      +2348066713925…thanks

  6. Obisesan Victor oluwasanmi
    Obisesan Victor oluwasanmi

    Many demons are coming out on daily basis since the end is nearer than before, There major assignment is to tarnish image of men of God and churches, All write up of this man as no root, why not come out boldly with his name and picture, atlease he is not the first person to kick against the church, Daddy freeze did his own and nobody prosecuted him, To the glory of God I am a pastor in RCCG, And I can boldly say it that there is no single truth in all this statement…

  7. Disciple Vwaba Msaya
    Disciple Vwaba Msaya

    My opinion is that this trainee Pastor is speaking what he knows and disapproves, not what other Pastors know and disapprove. As such, at the moment I can’t call him a liar or by all sorts of adjectival names because I have learnt in life that indeed many people can revolt against their institutional or organisational leadership just because of their selfish interests that are not mate but at the same time it’s not many times when the truth can be supported by the majority until that truth reveals itself. Therefore, I remain following the matter and let the truth about it reveal itself, that will be the time to either support the drop-out trainee Pastor or talk against him.

    God is really seeing us all in His Ministry.

    • The one publishing this Info must be careful. Am not an RCCG member but a promoter of the gospel irrespective of the congregation.

      Judge NOT

      • This is wrong too!!!
        The book of Matthew 7 that most people usually quote that “Judge NOT” is out of context and ignorance.. Read the whole chapter, Jesus isn’t saying we shouldn’t judge there but rather He was condemning HYPOCRITICAL JUDGEMENT. see verse 5..After you have removed the beam out of your own eyes, then you will SEE CLEARLY TO REMOVE the spek/mote in your BROTHER’S EYES (was Christ saying do not here) No! This is what Christ is condemning,. A man who stole a cow secretly and no one knows about it now condemning/judging someone who steals a fowl…they are both thieves! And it’s evil in God’s sight…for more clarification, the scripture makes it clearer in John 7:24.
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    • Well the words of Jehovah GOD, says by their fruits we shall know them, the church has been commercialized throughout the world, and Prophet Jeremiah also acknowledge that their stomach is their God. Nothing hid that shall not be exposed. Christ is coming back to gives each one of us our reward, never mind let them enjoy their Jesus Christ on earth the end shall justify the means.

  8. No body is coax to be a pastor in redeem. This man must ave been stealing church money as he said because not all pastors steal money, so he must have problem with the authority.
    Also, all Pastor to be knows the mission and vision of the church and what is expected of a pastor and right from a worker, so you are not forced to be a pastor.
    Secondly, it’s not only redeem people that build houses in the redemption camp, you can find out this.
    All allegations shows that this man has problems. My dad told me that, If you see a man telling people that the people of a particular town are wicked that they call meetings on him 7times, he is yet to say the truth. What happened was that he has committed an offence 7times.

  9. Joseph Temitayo Jesulana
    Joseph Temitayo Jesulana

    Without an iota of falsity, I wanna submit that this guy blew the GREATEST lie in the Book of Lies. I was a pastor in the RCCG for over 15 years before leaving…and never a time was I either required or asked to contribute even 50% of my earnings to any headquarters. The ONLY thing I know is that the burden of all expenditures in any RCCG Parish is always on the WORKERS (Pastors inclusive) of the parishes…and the laity is not usually disturbed…unless they just wanna get involved voluntarily. So that fake pastor is a liar…simplicita.

  10. Good day everyone .I,am totally disappointed in people who called themselves children of God but they end up being children of the devil. Why every Member of RCCG try to be so holy when you come to things concerning Redeem Church of God. The word of God said nothing hidden under the Sun will not be review on the last day. If you doubt me in what I’m about to say now please go to Redeem Church before UBA super market Awoyaya after Ajah on your way going to Bogije Lekki Lagos state. I have signed an agreement for a pastor from another Church ( AGC).
    Who doesn’t have a Church to pastor but ended up being employed by another Redeem Church pastor who’s the Owner of that redeem Church .He told the pastor how much he has spent in putting the Church in order, according to him, he had spent a lot of money he now told the pastor he employed please see what you can you can do for him to recover his money he has spent in the Church.
    But when the pastor started running the Church which the employer has become the Senior Pastor while the Second the assistant pastor. The Senior Pastor was not there before but due to he has paid the necessary things he Supposed to pay to redeem Church head Quarter . Now listen because the pastor he Employed was an Assembly of God Church pastor who Preached against Sin but the Senior Pastor wasn’t comfortable with his preaching kept on telling the pastor if he Continue in this type of preaching he will end up running the Church down in which he has spent a lot money.
    He now ask the pastor do you know how much I have spent to build this Church and how much I paid to the head quarters every month he ended up sacking the pastor.
    The man said you holy holy pastors want to Close down my Church which I have Suffered to build. I was the person who Signed the agreement.

    • That singuar incident does not represent the true and general nature or character of an RCCG worker not to talk of a Pastor. Even amongst the disciples of our Lord Jesus Christ, there was a Judas.

      • God bless you Sir. You are a right thinking fellow.
        God bless you Sir. You are a right thinking fellow.

        What always amazes me is the way some people react to the stories they do not have indebt knowledge neither do they have background, particularly when it comes to things like church administration and policies. Well God said he will judge every idle word Mathew 12: 36. Idle word is also intepreted as careless word. Its also required that individuals should guard his/her mouth Proverbs 13: 3. I pity the rascals, they joke and reacts to sacred things reclessly not minding the position of God on the subject especialy on social media. Right away on this earth they face the music. Their ends always disastrous…

  11. Redeem Hmm!! You cannot say this allegation is a lie because in this Redeem church they are expert in hidden secret and true information to the public and even members supporting wrong in the church knowing that what they are practing is wrong example A friend of mine hard to leave the church after serving the church for 15 years in the east specifically Delta state and no major offence was alleged him but he lost everything including wife,properties.Do you think 15years is joke? I still have other friend pastors there complaining too.

  12. This is not true at all.

  13. Well, God is in control. The truth of the matter is that, I am also an experience man if it comes to RCCG, truely, we do remmittance every month to the national Hqts, and almost 75 to 80 percent of our offerings including tithe goest to the national head quarters every month. That is truth. No Pastor in RCCG can deny that even to the Pronvincial Hqts. But there is nothing like Pastor trainee. Also if u a pastor in rRCCg and you left, u will forfeit your property at the camp. I know of one of our very senior pastors then some
    years back, don’t want to mention his name who took RCCG to the court because of that, and i think he won the case. Truely there are some things that are not going on right in RCCG but then it is not of ur or me to question that but God Almighty

  14. The man just said the truth and the truth shall him free. Not all that gliters are Gold.

    • Thanks for your sincere response. From my understanding, this pastor trainee wasn’t talking about personal income but the church income that comes in. All many people are looking out for is someone to come and debunk this allegations by explaining in clear terms how the church funds is managed. Let love reign. Thanks 👍

  15. Castro UCHEGBU SANTIAGO
    Castro UCHEGBU SANTIAGO

    The genuine truth is that the answer is YES. But initially it was not so, before rccg headquarters was not doing like that before their initial plan was that all the money made whether at the provincial level or at parish level, should be used in the development of their provinces and parishes but as time went on some of the pastors in these provinces and parishes started stealing or looting money then as time went on The information got to the headquarters of the redeemed church of God.Then serious investigations was carried out and after the investigation the headquarters found out that some pastors in those parishes and provinces loots money from church accounts of those provinces and parishes and that was the reason why the headquarters decided to take 70-80 percent and then issue out 20 percent will be given these provinces and parishes.

  16. Very funny, 70 to 75%, yes it might be true but he has forgotten that dz church has lot of workers working for him all over the nation both d believer n unbeliever. Go n ask how many ppl RCCG employ n dia salary structure, where do u think dey get the money to pay dem? Grow up bro, may God forgive u

  17. I am not a member of RCCG but I think there is nothing unusual about a branch Church remitting part of their offerings to the HQ. This is not peculiar to RCCG even though the percentage may differ from Ministry to Ministry. The part of this story I find difficult to comprehend though, is the forfeiture of property acquired in Redemption Camp by a Pastor who leaves the Church. If this is the truth, unless the Church sufficiently compensates the former Pastor for the “seizure”, the act is clearly vindictive and can hardly be justified. If, however, the building belonged to the Church and was given to the pastor as residence, it is a different story. Each time I heard that individuals were allowed to acquire and develop lands inside Redemption Camp, I had always wondered what the idea was. May God continue to help His Church in Nigeria in Jesus’ name.

  18. If truly he is called to train at Redeemed by God,leaving the place because of his observations is tantamount to disbedience.
    I suspect he either attended the training to boost his spiritual CV or that he went on a fact finding mission.
    Truly his observations aren’t only translucent but transparent of rottenness and spiritual decadence in most of the churches in Nigeria.
    He could have better managed the situation by seriously interceding for the church instead of making it a public issue.
    God have mercy for His Church.

  19. What is wrong or out of place in making returns to headquaters of a church? None! Every church does same thing. Only the amount & degree vary, nothing more! Some churches even pay only salaries to their pastors & every earning is church money. So what is he saying? Does the pastor wants to “chop” everything he makes? Na im get the church?
    As for losing or forfeiting the property they bought within the church estate, I don’t believe the allegation, unless there are no deeds of conveyance or assignment executed in their favour.

  20. OLANREWAJU BABATUNDE
    OLANREWAJU BABATUNDE

    The only problem of we Christians is that we don’t want to tell the truth.Whether we tell the truth or not the righteous Judge is coming to give rewards of our work whether it be good or bad.Let us all work for the food that will not perish and stands till internity.Heavenly minded Christians should be ready to tell the truth and put Satan to shame anytime and t any moment.It is this bad attitude of we Christians that has led to people not able to differentiate the righteous from unrighteous in our different places of our work.So called unbelievers stealing money and the ‘Christians’also stealing money.
    It is well the owner of our souls will ask for it one day then will give account of our stewardship.

  21. Please, for the purpose of putting up a publication, don’t kill yourself untimely. There is a write up you will write that will define the last you would ever write before you desend six feet down the earth.
    Every church doors are open for investigative journalism, do a thorough job before publishing because it is a dagerous thing to fight God.

  22. Lier 4rm the pit of hell…I am a proud REDEEM Member Nothing of such do happen probably that’s ur intention since u can’t suceed u decided taminate the church name Satan in disguised 😡

  23. The pulplisha and the man that call him self pastor both are not serious.
    Pastor even celestial church that u use your own money for land and building is still remitting talkles of church that was built by the headquarters or authority.do u how much rccg pastor are earning as there salary

  24. This is lies coming from the pit of hell, you need to go back and do your research very well. Many RCCG, Parishes you see around are established through the efforts of members during the GO A Fishing exercises, (preaching and winning lost souls like you to the kingdom of God). You will need to confess, repent and forsake your evil agenda, else, the wrath of God is waiting. I prayed God to touch your heart.

  25. Pls ,that man don’t want to be a member again,I still love Rggc cos I was a pst in redeemed, many of us are serving God for what we can get,and not to serve God Himself, that man is lieing thanks.

  26. If you are a pastor in RCCG as you claim, you will not throw all the young man said into the trash bin. When the young man says 70-75% of what the church generated is remitted away, is he not right? As a matter of fact after remitting such percentage, you are made to pay other compulsory levies, RUN levy, women of Zion, CSR, and late last year to Feb this you year, you are made to compulsorily pay for open Heaven. Because it’s online and people can access it, they have made it compulsory for parishes to purchase by way of levy. RCCG has a publishing company that is supposed to make it’s own materials cheaper but they are getting out of reach everyday. So stop condemning the young pastor for voicing out his frustration. Part timers are not paid but most of them work better that those who are full employee of the mission. Any moment from now Daddy G O will send 3k each to parish pastors as appreciation for their service. In RCCG it’s “monkey de work, baboon de chop” abeg enough of all these denial

  27. It is 100% true. Even pastor Tunde Bakare lost a house to the mission when he left the church.

  28. Hello every one reading this,; I was once a pastor in RCCG. The following are the truth:
    1. RCCG has no pastor training school
    2. It is true they remit a certain percentage but the left over is not meant for the pastor personal use.
    3. It is true many of their pastor lie because the left over is not enough for them to manage their parishes, but not all of them..
    4. It is true that many of their pastor buy property with the church, but what is your evidence to proof that it is not their money?
    5. It is true that many of the pastors are tired of the system,.Yes so many things are wrong, their pastors always complain but RCCG does not stop whoever want to leave. And their inability to leave is not because of fear of loosing property rather it is because of fear of loosing their position. If you have property with RCCG, even as an outsider you can still claim your property.
    6. It is true that they plant churches here and there but I think that is their own problem as a Church is not yours. It is not enough to condemn, you can only advice them.

    Note: Most of the short coming of RCCG are happening in other churches, even worst. I was once part of their system. Anybody who realizes you may not end well the way and manner things run there can quietly leave, you don’t need to make notice. Thanks and God bless.

    • I strongly disagree with you sir.. There is a perfect church, it started in Jerusalem in A.D.33. The founder of this church promised that the gate of hell/hades shall not prevail against it (Matt.16:18). It will then be wrong for anyone to think that church is no longer in existence today (that means the word of God isn’t accurate…this is not so). You shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free John.8:32, buy the truth and sell it not Prov.23:23.
      Do you even know that Christ laid His life for this church? Check Acts 20:28 and see the prophecy of what is happening now in our religious world in Acts 20:29-31, 2 Pet.2:1-3, 2 Tim.4:3-4
      ROM. 16:16 cf. Phil.1:1 – the church did not bear just any name.
      Anything can happen in the establishment of men (that is the only place to hire and fire pastors) but it is not so in the NEW TESTAMENT CHURCH..
      The scriptural structure of this church is ‘self-autonomy’ that is self-governed..NO TRANSFER OF FUNDS TO THE HEADQUARTERS..If you read anything that looks like ‘transfer of fund or materials’, it’s in regard to rendering help or sending relief to those in need…ASK ANY OF THE PASTORS OR G.O. TO SHOW YOU IN THE BIBLE..They can’t because nothing can be done against the TRUTH BUT FOR THE TRUTH 2Cor.13:8.
      NOTE: THIS IS NOT TO CRITICIZE ANYONE BUT RATHER TO SHOW YOU BIBLICAL TRUTH DIFFERENT FROM WHAT YOU’RE TAUGHT OR BEING TOLD.
      For discussion, may contact this number (calls, sms or WhatsApp)
      +2348066713925…thanks

  29. EVANGELIST EDO KING DAVID
    EVANGELIST EDO KING DAVID

    Whether we are able to see AND KNOW the truth and speak it that will make us free (John 8:32) lies with our INDIVIDUAL dispositions and inclinations and also with the SELFISH SENTIMENTAL ATTACHMENT of the perception of the WATCHERS, VIEWERS AND ACTORS. But whether WE LIKE IT or not the Church of God is BUILT ON the SOLID ROCK of CHRIST and NOT ON ANY DADDY G.O’S.(Matthew 16:18), THIS is the UNIVERSAL CHURCH which is the PERFECT EXAMPLE AND STANDARD BY WHICH GOD WILL JUDGE HIS LOCAL CHURCHES. AS GOD HAS EARLIER STRESSED THAT HIS JUDGMENT WOULD START FROM HIS LOCAL CHURCHES. HENCEFORTH BRETHREN LET US SEE “CHURCH AS THE BUSINESS OF GOD” AND NOT THAT OF MEN (Luke 2:49) AND OPERATE THE CHURCHES AS IT WAS DONE DURING THE ERA OF THE APOSTOLIC DOCTRINE AND FELLOWSHIP OF “THE BREAKING OF BREAD ” (Acts 2:42) TO SAVE US FROM FURTHER EMBARRASSMENT AND THE FOOLERY OF THE CHARLATANS PSEUDO MINISTERS OF GOD (Glorified native doctors turned pastors) AS MOST FOLKS TEND TO LOOK DOWN CAST ASPERSIONS AND DENIGRATE MINISTERS OF GOD THAT OUGHT TO BE REVERED THAN WORLDLY AMBASSADORS. (2 Corinthians 5:20) FINALLY I AM NOW LIKE THE PROVERBIAL LIZARD THAT DOESN’T NEED ANYONE TO PRAISE HIM AS HE FALLS DOWN FROM THE IROKO TREE AS HE GOES ABOUT PRAISING HIMSELF. I’M PROUD TO BE AN INDEPENDENT EVANGELIST AND AMBASSADOR PUBLISHING THE GOOD NEWS OF CHRIST (Isaiah 52:7).

  30. Remember Mathew 12: 36
    Remember Mathew 12: 36

    Remember Mathew 12: 36

  31. God bless you Sir. You are a right thinking fellow.
    God bless you Sir. You are a right thinking fellow.

    What always amazes me is the way some people react to the stories they do not have indebt knowledge neither do they have background, particularly when it comes to things like church administration and policies. Well God said he will judge every idle word Mathew 12: 36. Idle word is also intepreted as careless word. Its also required that individuals should guard his/her mouth Proverbs 13: 3. I pity the rascals, they joke and reacts to sacred things reclessly not minding the position of God on the subject especialy on social media. Right away on this earth they face the music. Their ends always disastrous…

  32. If there was a traitor among Jesus disciples of 12, this should not surprise us because the way He was betrayed, falsely accused, condemned and killed, His true Church and ambassadors are expected to suffer same treatment. One thing is sure, efforts made to destroy God’s Church are in futility. Let anyone say what they may, RCCG is God’s Covenant Church

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