The church body of Glorious Wave Chapel International led by Prophet Emmanuel Badu Kobi has mounted a spirited defense for his junior pastor allegedly caught in bed with a married woman.
According to the renowned man of God Badu Kobi, his junior pastor was set up.
In a statement issued by Head of Communications of the church, Pastor Wisdom Agodza (aka Nyansa Boakwa) on Wednesday, 21 November 2018, said Prophet Badu Kobi prophesied about the incident before it happened to Pastor Appiah.
“It is, therefore, the church’s position that Pastor Appiah was set up. Irrespective of the outcomes of both investigations, the Church condemns in no uncertain terms the acts of violence perpetuated against Pastor Appiah” – the statement further revealed.
In the video widely circulated on social media, about three men were seen physically assaulting the pastor after he was allegedly caught with the married woman.
His assailants stripped him naked as he protested against his manhandling amidst yells of: “So you are watching them kill me, what crime have I committed? Someone I know from Kumasi, you have hired people to come and kill me”.
He was also heard begging the men to have mercy on him because he only came to pay a visit to the married woman.
Below is the full statement:
MEDIA STATEMENT FROM GLORIOUS WAVE CHURCH INTERNATIONAL – VIOLENT ASSAULT ON VISITING PASTOR APPIAH
It has come to the attention of the Church Founder, Executive Chairman and Church Council Members, a video circulating widely on social media, of a visiting Pastor of the Glorious Wave Church International, Pastor Appiah. In the video, Pastor Appiah is seen being violently assaulted by a group of men at the residence of a young lady who it is alleged; he was in a compromising position with.
Executive leadership of the Church wishes to notify the public of the following:
0. The matter has been reported to the relevant security agencies for immediate investigation.
0. Church internal investigations have also been initiated into the matter. Indeed the Church Founder – Prophet Badu Kobi prophesied weeks before, with all the congregation present, of an impending attempt to disgrace the visiting Pastor, using a woman.
0. It is therefore the church’s position that Pastor Appiah was set up.
0. Irrespective of the outcomes of both investigations, the Church condemns in no uncertain terms the acts of violence perpetuated against Pastor Appiah.
While discipline will prevail, the Church will not condemn any member who errs. The Church will rather maintain it’s role in ensuring that all who fall short or make uninformed decisions, are still offered a Christ-like response to their human failings at all times.
In conclusion, Glorious Wave Church International will continue to remain focused on its core ministry mission to change the lives of Christians to influence the world. Also, the church has advised pastor Appiah to take legal action against the perpetrators of this calculated assault.
“Whoever digs a pit will fall into it,
And he who rolls a stone will have it roll back on him.” Proverbs 26:27
Head of Communications
Pastor Wisdom Agodza
(aka Nyansa Boakwa)