The Redeemed Christian Church of God has revealed that the Assistant Pastor of the church in Akure, Ondo State, Mr Gideon Bakare who was sacked for attempting to sleep with a married woman was a part-time pastor.
Recall that in the Church there are full-time pastors as well as part-time pastors serving and Bakare happened to be one of the part-time pastors.
Upon investigation by the Church, Bakare was found guilty of the accusation against him which is attempting to sleep with a woman in her matrimonial home in Akure.
And consequently, the church has also relieved him of all ministerial duties in the mission, but he can attend any of the parishes as an ordinary member.
Pastor Bakare was seen in a viral video not wearing any clothes, begging the woman’s family not to allow the video out to the public as the woman was also heard saying that his wife will hear about this.
The RCCG, in a statement by the Head, Media, and Public Relations, Pastor Olaitan Olubiyi, on Thursday, said the church dissociated itself from the immoral act.
According to him, “The church, after reviewing the report of its investigation, noted that by his conduct, Bakare has not only tainted his personal reputation but has portrayed the Church in a bad light.
“Mr Bakare has therefore been directed to return all official items in his custody and stay off all associated connections with the mission with immediate effect”
“The church is open to everybody. But the only thing is that he can no longer hold any position of responsibility in the church,” the statement added.