Fiery pastor of the Latter Rain Assembly, Lagos, politician and social crusader, Tunde Bakare, has lashed out at fellow pastors, especially in Nigeria, who automatically ordain their wives into the same position.
Reacting to the growing trend, the popular preacher said:
“On the issue of pastors making their wives automatic pastors, [it] is wrong. In fact, I observed that such things are common in our churches today. Even when a pastor’s wife is called, she has to go through the right process, the Bible College in order to acquire the necessary knowledge to operate successfully.
“Bible colleges are not there for fun, it is to train servants of God. There is no shortcut or sentiment. There are other things the pastors’ wives, who are not called, can do to help the church grow, not serve as pastors.”
He attributed the practice to disobedience. According to him, “the major problem is that some pastors refused to obey what the Bible says. We are expected to seek the kingdom first and then all other things shall be added unto them. But today, some of us seek all other things first before the kingdom of God.”