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COVID-19: Deeper Life didn’t hold crusade despite govt ban, says Pastor Kumuyi

Deeper Christian Life Ministry National Easter retreat held at Deeper Life conference center Lagos- Ibadan Express way . PHOTOS CHINYERE IKEANYI

 The General Superintendent of Deeper Life Bible Church, Pastor W. F. Kumuyi, on Sunday said contrary to speculations, the church did not hold any crusade despite the ban against large gatherings by the government.

According to a statement by the Church Secretary on Sunday, S.M. Afuwape, the speculation was “a complete misrepresentation of our special monthly church service tagged: “Power Night”, which was streamed online to all Deeper Life Bible Church locations worldwide”.

The statement read in part: “Generally, it is not our practice to join issues with media outlets, but as a responsible and law-abiding church, we believe that we need to set the record straight as the content of the articles which went viral online, was misleading, mischievous and totally untrue.

“In line with the directives of the Lagos State Government on Wednesday, 18th March 2020, limiting social and religious gatherings to a maximum of 50 persons, our church had, in compliance, held our monthly Power Night Service at local districts where an old message of our General Superintendent was transmitted by satellite broadcast. It bears restating that it was not a new service, but the message from an old programme that was broadcast worldwide. The grossly misleading report mis-represented the actual situation, hence the need to set the records straight.

“Even in these trying times for our nation and the whole world, we encourage all true believers to keep faith and hope alive, for our redemption draweth nigh”.

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