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Tuesday, June 04, 2024

RCCG Suspends Pastor Iluyomade Months After Extravagant Birthday Party For Wife Siju

The Redeemed Christian Church of God has suspended the Senior Pastor of the City of David Parish in Lagos State, Idowu Iluyomade.
The suspension of Iluyomade, who also heads the Apapa Family of the church’s annex, came after the elaborate 60th birthday celebration of his wife, Siju.


According to a source who spoke with Church Times, the pastor got the letter of his suspension over the weekend and was replaced by Pastor Charles Kpandei of the church’s Resurrection Parish Region 11 with immediate effect.

The source added that Iluyomade was suspended for three months by the Governing Council of the church after a panel was constituted to look into the allegations against him and the parish.
A top pastor in the church who prefers to be anonymous told Church Times that the decision to suspend Iluyomade is a response to the public outcry against the extravagant birthday party of his wife shortly after the death of Herbert Wigwe 
the Chief Executive Officer of Access Bank. 
Many people believed the birthday, which was celebrated just about a week after the death of Wigwe in a helicopter crash in the US, was in bad taste. Wigwe had been an immense blessing to the church before his transition but the birthday party suggested the church had no emotional attachment to him.
Apart from being in charge of the City of David, Iluyomade is the Special Assistant to the RCCG General Overseer on Christian Social Responsibility through His Love Foundation. It’s not clear yet if this responsibility has been taken from him, too.

Punch Online also gathered that the pastor was suspended on two issues bordering on the audit of the church and the alleged resistance by the pastor to be transferred from the parish.
A who craved anonymity said, “The church’s Governing Council met on two issues, the issue of an audit of the church where questions were asked and the issue that the pastor allegedly resisted transfer.
After the three months suspension, he will resume at the Church's headquarters and not at the city of David.
from Punch

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    1. RCCG is saying He wasnt suspended but transferred .

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    2. Na dem dey make some people mock us.
      These pastors have time to read the HOLY BIBLE again?

      Mao Akuh

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  2. Nonsense bad belle people.
    So he can't not celebrate his wife's planned birthday again. Na wah ooh.

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    1. Sometimes, the way some of you comment is really nauseating, you act like it’s water flowing in your veins.
      Someone who was of immense help to that church died, they should have canceled the birthday celebration...yes he deserved that.
      If na you nko? You nor go vex?
      Next time, put yourself in some situations before commenting, you hear.
      You and your nonsense bad belle comment.

      Sluttychic.

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    2. They should have postponed the celebration till after his burial.

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    3. Anon 8:44 so the birthday can't wait or even be cancelled abi? Someone like you lacks emotional intelligence..one of their Kingdom financiers who dropped 10B died and all what the pastor and his wife can do was to throw a lavish birthday bash? Na wah oh for people without common sense and empathy

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    4. Half brained @ 8:44

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    5. I doubt you know what compassion is, anon,the Bible says mourn with those that mourn,that period was not a good time to celebrate anything.

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    6. Go back and read it all again.

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    7. Is the birthday celebration running away?
      Is the wife dying?

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    8. Hmmmmm so your POV makes sense to you, right? May our words not come back to judge us, especially when the stakes are down.

      It is well.

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    9. As in see what birthday celebration has caused them. God just said it was time for them to move because really COD was becoming a church like caste system where parishioners were classified according to the bag.l and its starts from the head. When the head is sick the whole body is sick. I wanted to get married there as a member that's how we went to the marriage and counselling department they started asking who my parents were? That what do i do blah blah, I was very offended that day. I just carried my bags and moved nack to my old parish.

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    10. She didn't even celebrate it on her birthday date sef, if she could move it from the real birthdate, what stops her from moving it again

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    11. Smh!!! Dunces everywhere 😏

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    12. So if that man was your blood, would you be saying this??

      Lord, the hearts of some humans scares the shit out of me.🀯

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    13. If I should reply you Anon with bad belle, stella won't post it....

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    14. look ooo, can't d woman move d bday date. Wigwe dat donates 2 d church. even d amount of makeup dat woman wears is not 2 godly kind of. in fact wht about dat secular musician dat woman had performing can she do nathaniel bassey, mercy chinwo, etc. u see, d false prophets and pastors d bible was talking about has started manifesting

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  3. Their lack of discretion brought all these on them. Spouses should learn to tell themselves the truth.

    No be everything person go do to please him wife or husband, tell them what should be rather than please them and disgrace yourselves.

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    1. Looking at the couple, is it not obvious the woman is in charge?
      This is what happens when you are weak as a man.

      Sluttychic.

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    2. I'm telling you,women are the more compassionate ones,she would have even advised the husband to suspend any party for now,I doubt they are true Christians.

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    3. Don't mind them..
      Ur church members died and all u think about is birthday celebration

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    4. Exactly, lack of discretion. They could have celebrated low key or moved it a few weekends away.

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    5. The people who attended sef, na wa. If this was to happen in the western world, quite a number of people will not attend. They won’t want to be associated with them because it speaks a lot about their kind of person.

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    6. Mom B, this same bible also said "let the dead bury their dead".

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    7. She's the one in charge nau. What do you expect?
      A pastor inviting a secular musician to sing for you while we have great gospel ministers....

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    8. She's the one in charge nau. What do you expect?
      A pastor inviting a secular musician to sing for you while we have great gospel ministers....

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    9. @golibe frr

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  4. They have done well πŸ™ŒπŸΏ

    Sluttychic.

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  5. E reach to suspend

    The birthday was so loud at that particular time which was not supposed to be..

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    1. It serves them well
      What a loud party,when a member,a donor of the church with his wife and son is lying dead and you are party in a big way.
      Very bad

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  6. They deserve the suspension,how can they celebrate birthday party in such a lavish way days after the death of a big member and donor of their Church.
    They also invited a secular musician to play for them,them no try at all.

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    1. This is not good ooo
      No Respect for the dead at all
      You can imagine the late human is their member ooo

      Is obvious husband and wife no send ...
      Infact Daddy Go
      Should Revoke them.

      Hello iya boys πŸ’‹πŸ’‹πŸ’‹

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    2. Anyone that watched the party closely will see from pastor yomades body language that he wasn’t happy about it but may our spouse not be the architect of our downfall. His wife has always been a person with an appetite for the good things of life and that’s not a knock on her,this party was just uncalled for at the time it happened.

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  7. The birthday was so Loud at that particular time .

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  8. As it should be! Pastors wife dancing flavour, how much is money (it's nothing now) I wonder what kind of Christianity they're practicing or are they in show business?

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    1. I taya!! Was shocked to see flavour.

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    2. It's even that one that surprised me more. Pastor and pastor's wife invited Flavour to sing at their event, hewuuu! Chineke ahushiela anya.

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    3. My dear, Satan now lives in church.

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    4. I don't understand, is Flavour not a Christian musician bikonu? He has a gospel album abi Manu gospel songs...πŸ€—

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    5. Flavour and that boy that he adopted, Sema, did a Christian album together. Very nice songs that are being played in Christian gatherings. It was only recently that I discovered on Google that they were the owner of the songs, popular songs. One is " most high" another one is " no one like you"

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  9. Very commendable! How can tragedy befall a committed family in your parish and you go ahead to throw an elaborate party like nothing happened. Even the party glorified secular music. A whole senior pastor invited Flavour, which means ushers can invite Naira Marley! To whom much is given, much is expected. As Ministers of the gospel, we mush let God shine through us. God is compassionate , that was why Jesus wept when Lazarus died.

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    1. Lol@ Naira Marley. I am happy about the transfer let them go to Headquarters and display thier Show business there, they will help raise more funds to vuild and all thier followers can resume at Rccg Theone of Grace. They are all welcome

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    2. Exactly!!! To whom much js given, much is expected. You can't claimed to be a servant of the Lord and nothing about you and your lifestyle glorify the Lord. Tuuueeeeh!

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    3. God bless you Anon 9.28

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  10. The outcry from the party was very damaging.

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  11. Was that not the birthday the wife brought Flavour to perform in? I don't know if it is old age that is worrying me but I can't seem to recall anytime flavour was ever a gospel artist.

    Anyways in everything, discretion should be optimal.

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    1. Doggedity, it was the party o. Very embarrassing something, me sef shame on her behalf...dancing agba baller, how much is money. Nobody said she should not dance to that o but but example are you showing as a mother in the church? Like someone mentioned up there, their members can invite naira marley & portable then...

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    2. for real, and she'll still be doing arise women's program acting like mentor (yeye mentor mtchewww)

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  12. Very arrogant couple. They deserve the suspension and transfer.
    They did as if COD was their birth right..

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    1. As in...like their birthright! That's why I like some orthodox churches (let me not mention names) every year na tranfer whether u like it or not.

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  13. I trust Daddy G.O
    The Bible even advises that things should be done in moderation, considering the happening that period ,they should have suspended whatever party they wanted to hold,mourn with those that mourn,.good one.

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  14. Way to go. I don't like insensitive people. πŸ™„πŸ™„πŸ™„

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  15. Na waoooo

    Hello iya boys

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    1. Which one is this Hello iya boys. Hello iya boys that you are always writing??
      Is it your nickname or is Stella that you are always greeting in every of your comments?
      I don't understand ( in Bella's voice).

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    2. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ anon please helep me ask her o, me sef been wan ask this same question u ask. Nothing we'll not see or read here.

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    3. It's her signout signature. It was in brackets before when she was using URL

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  16. You see this LIFE eeh value yourself first, love yourself first and know what you want in this LIFE if not people will rubbish you. Now you see this matter it has so many sides. If they can do this to a committed member that was a billionaire what is the FATE of the common member in that church.

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    1. Hmmmm....... a valid question.

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    2. That means nobody will even notice. A normal human being should be compassionate and considerate not to mention a pastor.

      They were so insensitive and too carefree....

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  17. Very good decision. Others should learn from this.

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  18. They deserve the suspension. Throwing a loud party when the church just lost an active member and benefactor, even inviting Flavor to sing at the party.

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    1. My dear, not just a member o, his wife and kid! Three people from one parish in one day...Chai! The woman fall my hand.

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  19. Very good thing to do. Not 1 person o, father, wife and son, you couldn't even postpone the birthday. What's there in the 69th that can't think like an adult.

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    1. Like this is it! A family lost almost all their members to untimely death and you have the mind to celebrate. Even if the members of that family were not donors to your church, the thought of that kind of heavy tragedy befalling any one family should take away the urge to celebrate. No single compassion in them.

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  20. I even thought the church won't do anything about it.

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    1. They delayed too long, certain disciplinary actions should not be long but i understand they needed to investigate.

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    2. @annonymous yes

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  21. He threw a lavish party? I didn't see the news, maybe cos I'm not on Twitter or Instagram anymore. Let me go and search for the clips on YouTube

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    1. I have gathered all the stories and read. He became stubborn and uncontrollable, arrogant. They had to clip his wings and remind him that the church is not his own personal property. He will now report to the general overseer directly under his nose in the headquarters. He's been transferred there.

      I'm thinking he will resign and leave to create his own church like some others. I read he has great following and supporters, he is also very proud and arrogant, According to what I read o. I don't know him

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    2. chaiiiiii

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  22. Anyone still attending rccg or the other man that ran to America because of dream Churches; should go and have a rethink of their relationship with God. It is well!!!

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    1. is not coz of rccg city of david everyone else is bad ooooo. other parishes r gud sha

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    2. is not coz of rccg city of david everyone else is bad ooooo. other parishes r gud sha

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  23. Very good move from the church.

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  24. Very insensitive set of people
    Well deserved πŸ‘

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  25. God we need your reviva

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  26. I very much support the suspension, anybody that supports the pastor's wife is evil, why will a prominent church member died, including his wife and son, and the only thing you can do is threw a lavish birthday party?
    The pastor's not even ready to be transferred from that church, I don't know why.

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    1. They don’t want to be transferred because of the prestige with their image and connections that they have worked so long to gain. Earthbound ppl taken up with the things of the earth and worship of themselves.

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    2. This is one of the reasons catholic priests do not marry. Till date, priests are transferred to areas of war and unrest. From Afghanistan to Kaduna, you will find a catholic priest there. When they are transferred, they go. They have no family, no property, nothing to hold them back from obedience. Family alone is a strong reason not to want to be transferred and honestly I understand it... as a parent or spouse, family is your primary responsibility even before the church.

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    3. He was not the pastor that made city of David popular. It was the former pastor that passed. He was the founding father of the City of David.
      Ilumayode came after the passing of that humble pastor...

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  27. Very good,I was beginning to think the have forgotten the matter.

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  28. This entire debacle simply shows that when you are dead you are easily and quickly forgotten, Solomon wrote about such in his time. Jesus also said in the last days men will be lovers of themselves. Birthdays can be periods of self reflection but they can also be opportunities for self worship and vanity.

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  29. Moving a party after tragedy is a judgement call
    I’m not in support of suspending although I think I would have moved the party
    They are not really suspending them anyway and no one can take the parish from them. They built it

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    1. Can you explain? If they built it, then it's not under rccg? Or the Daddy GO will not have jurisdiction over them again?

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    2. It is the Redeemed Christian Church of God and not the Redeemed Christian Church of Pastors Iluyomade! COD doesn't belong to them. Definitely, they have done significant work at that parish but that doesn't make it theirs. I think RCCG should have a budget on financing their numerous parishes so that their pastors won't be using their personal money to run the parishes.

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    3. No they didn’t build it. Pastor Mfon Eskor built that church. Stop lying here pls

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    4. 13:18 abeg abeg theyve pastored it for a while and made it bigger

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    5. They did not build it. They are not even the first pastors of that parish. If I recall correctly, there was a previous pastor who passed on (forgive me if I’m wrong).
      If it was during their tenure that the building was completed, it doesn’t mean anything, after all it is the members who contributed to building it. Building will be completed during someone’s tenure, it doesn’t mean the person built the church, no one person owns the church.

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    6. The pastor who passed on was Pastor Eskor. You’re talking to someone that used to be part of the Apapa Family.

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    7. Built it in which name? Haa! Nawa o, they should be funding building projects from Church hqr abeg to avoid all these stories. Transferring these Pastors from time to time is also good so they don't stay too long & be over confident/reliant.

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    8. Yes Anon, that the humble pastor's name. He started the city of David before he passed on...

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    9. 16:54 this is not winners
      If you build the church you shouldn’t be moved
      AsBishop Oyedepo moved

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    10. Pastor Eskor died in 2007
      God rest his soul
      Pls give the new guys credit too

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  30. In summary, think thoroughly before you act, because our actions have repercussions. It is Well

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  31. Great move

    FOODIE

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  32. They deserve the suspension,I saw the video of the party and it was all shade of wrong.They should have rescheduled the party for a later date.

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    1. It’s already June. They could have easily postponed it for her birthday in 2025, to observe a period of mourning.

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    2. 15:51 it’s not easy to move tho
      Lots of people traveled in
      But the fact that they could be happy at the party was a bit shocking to me

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