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Friday, May 17, 2019

RCCG Press Release On Death Of Church Member Who Reportedly Committed Suicide

The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) on Friday reacted to reports of the death of one Mr. Michael Arowosaiye, said to have committed suicide in Abuja on Tuesday, May 14, 2019.





The church’s position in a statement by Pastor Olaitan Olubiyi, Head Media & Public Relations, said while the RCCG leadership sympathises with the family of the deceased, it had become necessary to clarify information in the public.


It read: “The said Mr. Michael Arowosaiye was not a minister in the RCCG. He was a singer and a keyboardist in one of our Youth Parishes in Abuja until 2017 when he left for another ministry in 2017.

“His movement to another ministry notwithstanding, Michael, through his elder brother who is presently one of the coordinators of the RCCG Youth Choir, continued to get invitation to minister in RCCG programmes.

“He had accommodation problem in 2018 and though he was no longer in the RCCG, a family in the Mission gave him the Boy’s Quarters of their house in Sunnyvale Estate in Lokogoma which was where he lived till the unfortunate suicide incident.

“It is therefore untrue to refer to him as a Minister in the RCCG. It is also misleading and absolutely incorrect to create the impression that RCCG does not care for its Members and Ministers.

“The RCCG is in the forefront among organizations with robust welfare package in Nigeria.

From Daily Post

64 comments:

  1. Them no de quick deny person sha.
    Although i might ask, who commits suicide bcus of accomodation wahala? That person has been suicidal since 1992

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    1. Point is people NEED to know that attending church services daily,working in church day and night,bearing 'TITLES',does NOT make you a christian. If one is NOT born-again ,does NOT have a personal relationship with JESUS CHRIST,he/she is NOT a christian. A CHRISTIAN is a fellower of CHRIST...Kapish!!

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  2. Suicide is on a rise now.
    I wonder why people could take their lives. No matter the situation hold on to God one day your situation will change for good.

    May his soul rest in peace.

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    1. Just pray u never get depressed, all this talks wont even matter to you

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    2. Show me a man who lacks joy (not same as happiness) and ill show you a man on his way to depression.

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  3. Struggles of Life, before it got to that point where he ended it who knows what happened.

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  4. Eeyah! Very unfortunate situation. Even judas took the terrible way when devil entered him. May God have mercy on him.

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    1. Exactly! its the likes of Judas that go that path,more because theyve lost their joy and essence of living!!!

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  5. It's well, may his soul rest in peace.

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  6. Is that what is important? Distancing your ministry from him because he committed suicide is just sad. Acknowledge him and sympathise with his family, no need for all the clarifications. To what end please?

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    1. Didnt dey acknowledge and sympathize with his family? Its important they speak up cause all manner of things have been said about the mission. Every organization will speak up if untruth things were said about them,so learn and understand things before spilling rubbish

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    2. The truth there is that the church did not treat him well. As a keyboardist, leaving the church like they, something is not adding up.

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    3. How?
      Do you know how people have started insulting and saying all sorts of things to the church?
      I'm a 'thick' Catholic but I believe the church of God is one.
      Did you even see the guys wears on his pictures?
      Expensive something so I doubt he died of accommodation ish.But because the church is involve people are quick to drag her.

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    4. All because of your hatred for the church, you refused to think about the fact that he left two years ago. Now let me ask. How about the new church he went to? Shouldn’t they speak up? Why should it be the church he left two years ago, only speaking up. You are just like apc blaming pdp even after ruling for four years.

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    5. @blessed princess, most Instrumentalists look for churches who pay higher, doesn't mean rccg wasn't treating him well.
      If you find out in Abuja most of them prefer the big Pentecostal churches and prefer not to be tied to a particular church so they can easily go for outside jobs as being tied to a church means you have to present for all services.

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    6. It’s amazing how some people fight tooth and nail for the same church that might not give a ratass to their situation when they approach them for assistance. Do not be so quick to lay your life until you have witnessed their CSR activity(ies) without asking for anything in return.  ‘I’m just saying’. 🙂

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    7. Make God give una sense.


      Foolish fools typing rubbish .









      I'm sure you didn't read the part where people were badmouthing the RCCG abi?



      Monkey!!!



      And you expect them to sit and do nothing about it?

      You lie.

      The church he changed to has now suddenly become a ghost church abi???





      Ordinary claim they cannot claim their member sef.



      Odes full Nigeria sha, I'm not suprised.









      Las las WHO DIE NAIM LOSE, especially via SUICIDE.

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    8. Anon 13:15 I understand it better now

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    9. Anon 13:51 you couldn't have said it better, I was going to type till I saw yours.

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  7. Useless and insensitive press release.....he wasn't a minister but JUST a singer and keyboardist.

    This statement reeks of deniability. The last I check....if you sing and play keyboard in RCCG...you are a music minister. When you sing...within rrcg....it's called music ministration. Since when does singing and playing the keyboard becomes 'just'.

    This is not just shameful response. But a misguided one.

    And yes...I am a RCCG worker in a UK parish and feel insulted by this response.

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    1. If you sing and play keyboard in RCCG you are a worker not a Minister till you have been appointed as one! So much from someone that claims to be a worker in RCCG

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    2. I pity singers that works for church without collecting better money I stopped that 10yrs ago & today at list am very comfortable finaically than then when you spend all the time in the church yet no money to buy things you need for your self, even when you beg pastor he will post you sotey you go tire, only few well to do church members help you once in a while, now he is not a minister but just a 🎹 ist but the almighty pastor can't sing to save their wicked lives, serve church @ your peril except Christ embassy, I think pastors has to register a course on how to treat their workers & ministers from Chris Oyakilome, for now I don't have a church but maybe I will join Christ embassy soon, cos they preach love & show love, my mom is a member so I know what am saying

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    3. Senseless....



      I put it to you that you're bench warmer in RCCG in whatever the shit hole you re in.










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    4. Please read the comment of Anon 13:51.
      In the parish I used to attend, the choristers and instrumentalists are paid monthly to minister. How did I get to know? Their numbers reduced when the church could not afford to pay all of them anymore.
      I heard the deceased attends The Shepherds house church, so it is a good thing RCCG came out to debunk cos all sort has been said about this incident.

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  8. “His movement to another ministry notwithstanding, Michael, through his elder brother who is presently one of the coordinators of the RCCG Youth Choir, continued to get invitation to minister in RCCG programmes."


    “It is therefore untrue to refer to him as a Minister in the RCCG."

    I find these two statements contradictory.
    What makes someone a minister in the house of God? Is it only Pastors that can be referred to as ministers?

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    1. Yes... When you use 'minister' as a title, then one has to be ordained

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    2. I’m a worker in RCCG but not a minister. Before having a difficult high risk pregnancy and a baby, I was even HOD of one of the departments I joined but still not a minister. If they call a meeting for ministers, I won’t go but if the call one for HODs or HODs and ministers, then I would go. So done mix it up please. Although I do note a little distancing in the statement but then again, I haven’t been paying attention to what has been said about the church, that might have necessitated the clarification. It does also say the man’s brother is still a member etc, I’m sure he would have things to say if his brother is just getting denied due to this awful thing that happened to him. I will be the first to call the church out if I notice any wrongdoing and I actually do not agree with a lot of things that churches in Nigeria do. E.g. when we had a guest minster from Nigeria who was dictating offering amount starting from $200. We are very vocal and outspoken in my church and our pastor embraces that. But let’s not mix things up, a worker is not a minister

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  9. Hmmm...it is well

    May his soul find rest with the Lord

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  10. I have said it here before , no need to commit suicide. Suicide itself is a scam. Because you not know what awaits you in the after life. That said, Churches should do more in helping people. Times are bad and people are really suffering. Pastors should be preaching giving to the needy the same way the preach about giving tithe , offerings and seed sowing.

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    1. It is only the old generation churches that preach and practice love and helping the needy down to non members of their Parishes. Majority of the new ones preach riches and being self absorbed while living large in affluence off the ‘Flock’.

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  11. Its a shame. Shame to the devil. Suicide is not the easy way to end problems.

    I wonder why the denial. If they had good packages, this guy would not have left.

    Na wa. Thank God my brother sense correct to leave rccg

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    1. Look at the type of Politicians they are producing

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    2. Your brother is obviously like you that visits native doctor and church same time. Na holy ghost fire pursue am go your native doctor bishop place

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    3. Yori so a person cant leave a church to another again in peace? He must die dere to prove the church was a good one? Even people move on to other things at some point in life

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    4. If the package wasn't good do you think he would come back to minister once in a while, give yourself some sense naa

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    5. @Yori yori you really need to give your heart to JESUS and allow THE HOLY SPIRIT teach you the things of God,that will guide your reasoning,speaking and actions. Going to church daily and being a worker wont save you nor anyone...

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    6. @yori yori ,I am a worker in the church and we don't get paid .when attending a church do we go there bcos of the packages they offer or for God?the church can't take good care of all her members .the society sees the church as one wealthy society that has no issues with money but surely the church does has its own responsibilities to take care of.and that guy I see is not hungry and like they said it was never accommodation problem because the church member gave him one for free.

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  12. If the report were to be that this man won a Pulitzer Prize in Journalism,
    will they release this denial?
    What a "robust" denial 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂
    In the end they still could not deny him
    A keyboardist in a Church is a minister; period!.

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    1. You are right. If the new was that he is the president of a country, they wouldn't have denied him. Again many RCCG Pastors started from choir. RCCG always in the news for the wrong reasons.

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    2. And those pastors underwent the necessary trainings to be in that post, did didnt get it just because dey were in the choir. When the girl that was rescued by Tony Rapu said she went to a particular school didnt the school come out with a reply? When Blac-chanya claimed she was enrolled in Havard business school didnt the school come out and reply? So what's the stupid talk all about? If an organization feels something not true has been said about them, they deserve every right to come out and set the records straight but I guess you wont know that cause your brain contains nothing

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  13. I read somewhere that the guy was engaged to be married but was having an affair, the said girl released his nudes and his wedding was cancelled. But his suicide wasn't accomodation related like earlier reported, so maybe it's the shame from the act that caused it

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    1. That’s the story. How accommodation entered I don’t know

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  14. It's so sad that success has so many fathters while failure on the other hand, is an orphan.
    See outright speedy denial...

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  15. Is so sad!! I keep wondering on what led this guy to commit suicide?
    I believe he is was not loner, for a singer, expecially in the house of God he had people around him.
    What happened to the word of God he received continually in church,what happened to speaking to his pastor if was going through hard life journey,what happened to.........
    God have mercy

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  16. No mind dem! They'll be very quick to mock, laugh, shame an unfornate person among their flock & also quick to deny or minimize contacts with any person afflicted by misfortunes like this!!!

    Churches full of hypocrites & enemies in disguise.

    Yes..oh, I don't go to church & I don't miss dem - hypocrites, paedophiles & greeedy people faking christian.
    I stay inside my own house & pray, and my God has never failed me!!!

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    1. You just spoke my mind. May God help us all.

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  17. See all of you saying 'quick denial' bla bla bla

    If they didn't reply,you will Still be the ones to say the church neglected him.
    Let the church defend herself Jo
    We all look for where and how the church faults but what have YOU,yes YOU contributed to the church?
    In fact who are the church?

    Who knows if the guy wanted to live 'large'?
    Let God be the judge here and we stop looking for every means to pull the church down.




    ~~~Gee-z

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    1. Abi o, hes living large more that what he earns.
      living in an apartment on lease for you for a short time yet you cant find way out before picking marriage date.

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  18. Can somebody here use their dead brain for once, and stop attacking Rccg, and think about the fact that this guy went to another church, and we are YET to even hear from the church? Gosh. Y’all attack a church he left two freaking years ago, but refused to even talk about the church he was attending till his demise. HYPOCRITES.

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  19. All of you saying bla bla bla, didn't you hear or read that he took his life because he committed fornication with another lady while is wedding is on the way, the lady threatened to release his nude and also the church suspended him as their minister while the wedding was also cancelled.
    For those saying the line up there is contradictory, its not. he now attends Shepard ministry in Apo, and only goes on invitation to his former church when the youth have a special program.
    i hope it all makes sense now.


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    1. Aunty yori yori up there just concluded that rccg killed him with special praises to God for giving her brother sense to leave the church. Smh

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    2. 2faced yori yori,you get sense?

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  20. It is well with his soul

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  21. Thank you o Ever Blabbing... The FBIs and Chief Justices of our beloved blog, Some of you will not find out facts before you open your mouths.That guy was a worker not a minister and you would have gotten to a stage before they name you minister. And as stated above in the press release he left our church year before the last. May God grant him eternal rest and comfort his fiancee he was suppose to get married to this September.

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  22. This publication has confirmed my suspicion. How inhuman!!!! Imagine!!!!
    If this doesn't open people's eyes nothing else will. Man's inhumanity to man. Chai!!!!! So na to distance yourself from the man and save the image of the church is more important than reaching out to his family, accepting your fault and ensuring serving ministers are well taken care of.
    This is why I love Christ Embassy. Pastor Chris blesses them without thinking and gives them international opportunity.
    If Sinach we're in their church they probably would have distanced themselves when she didn't get married on time.
    Where is the man in charge? Speak up!!! This ministers legacy should not be cleared out like this!! Uwa sef???

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    1. Accepting which fault? Do you read and understand at all? How was RCCG at fault? Someone that left the church 2yrs ago and you want to blame dem for his death.speaking of marriage, is it all their members that are married? Do you see dem distancing themselves from them cause of that. You can praise your church without trying to bring down another

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  23. What if he didn't commit suicide? What if he was murdered? Has any one considered this?

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  24. The saddest of it all is we have lost him and our lost is devil's gain .All other things are secondary.may his soul rest in peace and may God give us the wisdom to be one another's brother keeper

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  25. I no blame una sha...lack of mental health awareness is the problem here.
    I dont blame the church , many are not equipped with the intuition to notice the signs of depression.
    This guy was prolly depressed, it takes a level of crazy to commit suicide.

    The church should be taught how to notice subtle signs of depression and appropriate referal since people seek succour in religious houses. his family didnt notice neither did the church..I can only blame the church if they were taught on how to notice these signs and they didnt apply it.
    Depression is real..suicide is real..

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  26. RCCG is very one kain for this sha.
    If the story would have been about a former someone winning a Nobel prize would they be quick to distance themselves too?
    So heartless. Does it matter if he's a current or past member? He just died for goodness sake

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