For sometime now,Â tongues have been wagging over the lifestyle of the General Overseer of Christ Royal Church,Â Bishop Tom Samson.
Though his fans andÂ church members believe very strongly that he is very knowledgeable about the Bible and that he is truly called to win souls;Â many however, think that his lifestyle is out of sync with the divine teaching inÂ Mathew 6Â verses 19-21: â€œDo not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal.Â But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal.Â For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.â€
Except you know him too well,Â you may take him either for a hip-hop act or a Hollywood movie star owing largely to his dress sense. In some sense, he loves everything of the world and flaunts it without caring a hoot.
Surprisingly,Â he is unfazed about the barrage of criticisms that is daily hurled at him by some members of the society,Â including some Christian faithful.Â This is because he still goes about with a retinue of body guards and in exotic cars, to the chagrin of all. In fact,Â a few weeks ago, he took delivery of aÂ Bentley,Â which left many mouthsÂ agape.
It will beÂ recalled that on his 50th birthday celebration,Â he literally spoilt himself with a customisedÂ Limousine Though he claimed it was a gift fromÂ a member of his church,Â those who knew better countered that it was a tissue of lie to stave off criticisms.
TheÂ fiery preacher, who has a fleet of exotic cars in his garage, is said to be planning to acquire a private jet to mark his 55th birthday in a couple of years.