In what immediately reminds one of commercial banks in the country with almost impossible targets for their marketing staff, the Living Faith Church Worldwide, popularly known as Winners Chapel, have allegedly sacked about 40 of its presiding pastors for their failure to meet set targets.
One of the sacked pastors, who before now was in charge of one the branches of the church in Benue State, Saave Nomor, shared his sack letter on social media, claiming that he was fired for not generating enough money in his branch.
Nomor claimed that he was axed because he was not making enough money to cover the cost of his salary.
The letter shared by the sacked pastor however did not mention his not meeting financial targets, but that his church growth index fell below expectations.
Nomor however lamented that he was shocked he could be fired on such short notice and told to vacate his official residence with immediate effect.
According to him, he was employed on August 28, 2020, on a salary of N40,000, but was shocked to be given the sack on July 1, 2021, alongside 39 others.
The sack letter reads: “Consequent upon the recent performance review which revealed that your church growth index falls below expectation.
“Please be informed that your services as the pastor in charge is no longer required in this commission with immediate effect.
“You are to vacate your official accommodation and hand over all properties including the official ID card to the area pastor before departure.”
Lamenting the situation, Nomor said: “Actually, by the special grace of God, our father in this great assembly, Living Faith Church, received a mandate from the Lord to plant 10,000 churches in Nigeria and by the special grace of God, I was privileged to be one of the pastors that were employed on the 28th of August, 2020, that was last year.
“So after that, I started working, engaging myself in the work of the Lord. I tried my possible best to make sure I win souls for Christ but unfortunately, on the 1st of July, I received a call that the state pastor wants to see me, so I thought I was the only one. I was surprised, so I went to his office.
“When I got there, I saw other pastors too, over 40 of them, so I joined them. A few minutes later, we were issued a letter. I opened the content of the letter to see what was there and I saw that it was a sack letter.
“So I called the management the next day to know what happened since I wasn’t involved in any dubious activity or evil act.
“I was told by the management that the church doesn’t operate at a loss; they also told me the total income that is being generated from my station should be able to cater for my welfare and accommodation, so as a result of low income, I’m hereby dismissed.”