Christian Council Hits Hard At Some "Shamed" Pastors

The General Secretary of the Christian Council of Ghana, Rev. Fred Deegbe, has described as very shameful and regrettable media reports of some pastors alleged to be involved in all forms of unethical practices that disgraced the body of Christ. Speaking to PEACEFM News in an interview, the Christian Council’s Chief Scribe, opined that these recent occurrences of immoral behavior could also be attributed to the fact that most churches are not obliged to belong to any council. “If they are not members of your council what do you do? Even if they are members of the council, every member body has a way of dealing with its members…It is not a requirement for a church to belong to any council in this country at all…The councils are voluntary Associations, there are some who choose to belong and some who choose not to belong,” he said. According to him, since the council was not a law enforcement body, the only thing they “could do was to also name and shame” those involved. “Since all churches were subjected to the laws of this land, the law must deal with such persons...The council will pronounce on what is supposed to be the standard morality, the biblical standard that we should follow. At the end of the day, it is a private thing, it is a matter of choice,” he stated. Rev. Fred Deegbe was commenting on the report that the Head Pastor of Jesus Blood Ministry at Ogbojo Manchester near Weija, a suburb of Accra, Prophet Nana Kwasi Yirenkyi, popularly known as “Jesus One Touch”, is in the grips of the law for allegedly committing incest with his 10-year-old daughter who lives in with him. Prophet Yirenkyi is currently in the custody of the Domestic Violence and Victims Support Unit (DOVVSU) of the Ministries Police Station in Accra and is assisting in investigations.