Deputy General Overseer, The Gospel Faith Mission International, Pastor Samuel Ewuola, says there is nothing wrong with pastors buying private jets.
However, he took exception to financial profligacy and excesses by some ministers of God.
Ewuola said this on Thursday during the official dedication of 12 Assemblies in Region 12 and the foundation laying ceremony of the regional headquarters church at Magodo GRA, Lagos.
He represented the General Overseer of the church, Pastor E.O. Abina, at the event.
When reminded that Jesus lived a moderate life, Ewuola, who is also a professor, said it was difficult to compare the days of Jesus with present time because of the level of technology now.
He said, “But one thing is clear: Jesus said greater work than I do you will do. Why I am not trying to justify people who ride jets, I am not condemning them either. For instance, if you want to preach a message in Maiduguri, you queue for hours at the airport and sometimes, you miss your flight and other issues. Under that condition, if they have their own private jets, they can go without delay.”
He also said he was of the opinion that a lot of excess investments could actually be ploughed back into the lives of the poorer ones but “that is not to say the purchase of those jets is not useful to the pastors”.
Regional Pastor, GOFAMINT, Peter Awodimila, urged churches to teach sound, balanced and undiluted gospel in order to raise heavenly-minded members.