It is an incontestable fact that several Nigerian pastors are making waves in Europe. But among the lots, PastorSunday Adelaja , the founder and senior pastor of the Embassy of God, an evangelical-charismatic mega-church in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev, surely leads the pack.
For years, the pastor had carried on with his pastoral assignments without a blemish. But his fame suffered a temporary decline recently when he allegedly confessed to have slept with over 20 women in the church.
Adelaja, whose church is said to be the biggest in the whole of Europe with over 400 branches across Ukraine, was also said to have relocated to Nigeria to stave off the heat generated by the allegation.
But unknown to the rumour mongers, who are said to be some disgruntled members of the congregation, the revered pastor was unperturbed because he knew “the devil was at work”.
Interestingly, having put the ugly development behind him, Adelaja is set to storm Nigeria to pursue another divinely inspired mission. His vision, it was gathered, is to embark on national transformation rather than starting a church or denomination. In other words, he is more interested in teaching the Nigerian churches how to practically apply what he described as “kingdom principles to transform the Nigerian society.”
The handsome man of God became a born-again Christian at the age of 19. Although he was born and raised in the Anglican Church, he didn’t have any premonition of serving the Lord until he had an encounter with God in Russia.