Bishop David Oyedepo has revealed why a fully packed service was held at its headquarters, despite a ban on public gathering of 50 people in Ogun State.
In a statement released by Steve Ogah, special assistant to Oyedepo who is the founder of the church, the church stressed that its fully packed service on Sunday was devoted entirely to sensitizing and mobilizing its members against the dangers of coronavirus (COVID-19).
It was further gathered that Bishop Oyedepo has since engaged Ogun State Government at the highest level to clarify the issue and any misgivings and also reiterate the full support of the church for the State Government’s efforts to ensure public safety, towards curtailing the spread of this deadly virus.
The statement reads; “It has become necessary to issue this statement to clarify issues surrounding why Faith Tabernacle, Canaanland, the International Headquarters of Living Faith Church in Ogun State, held church service on Sunday, although with less than half of her regular worshippers.
For the avoidance of doubt, as stakeholders and as a responsible organization, Living Faith Church fully supports and encourages compliance with all initiatives of the government to combat the spread of this dreaded virus.
However, information has to be strategically disseminated to the grassroots, noting that the Church is a family and not an industry, it is for this reason that enlightenment and sensitization from the Church platform is a most effective way to get people involved in playing their part in terms of prayers and intercessions and not just staying away from Church without knowing what to do.