Enoch Adeboye, General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, has justified his purchase of a private jet saying it is necessary for his work.
Pastor Adeboye, a respected Christian leader in Nigeria and the head of the Redeemed Church that has millions of members across 160 countries, made this revelation in an interview with Aljazeera.
The pastor said ďthere are things you need,Ē to perform the task he does as the general overseer.
ďWhen you have to oversee churches in 160 countries, you canít do that on a bicycle,Ē he said in response to a specific question on whether he needed to have acquired a private jet.
Though considered unique in his simple appearance and un-flamboyant lifestyle, Mr. Adeboye is one of the increasing numbers of Pentecostal pastors that have acquired private jets, leading to condemnations by some Nigerians.
The other private jet acquiring pastors include David Oyedepo, the head of the Living Faith Church Worldwide; and Ayo Oritsejafor, the current President of the Christian Association of Nigeria.
Despite presiding over churches with hundreds of thousands of poor people, they have all argued that they need the private jets for Godís work.
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