“I Want to Win Souls”: Celestial Pastor Shares Why He Invited Portable, Pasuma To Perform in Church

“I Want to Win Souls”: Celestial Pastor Shares Why He Invited Portable, Pasuma To Perform in Church

  • The Celestial pastor who invited Pasuma and Portable to sing at the church's upcoming praise night has given reasons for his action
  • In a video sighted on social media, he said some gospel singers they had invited in the past looked down on the church
  • He also claimed many had been transformed after he invited secular singers as a result of their preaching in the church

More facts have emerged about why Portable and Pasuma were invited to perform at a Celestial Church in Ketu, Lagos, for a praise night programme.

Legit.ng had reported that the two artists and some others were to perform at the praise night of Celestial Church of Christ International Headquarters, Ketu.

Celestial clergy gives reason for inviting Portable and Pasuma.
Celestial pastor gives reasons for inviting Portable, Pasuma to perform in church. Photo credit @portablebaeby
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The decision was greeted with outrage by the Christian community, who felt that such should not take place in the church.

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Prominent Christian leaders also reacted to the church's decision and demanded the removal of the singers from the programme.

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Amid the drama, the church's leader stopped the pastor from inviting Portable and Pasuma.

In a new development, the church's shepherd has made a recording where he gave his reason for inviting the two singers.

He said he had invited St Janet before, and many who attended the concert were converted due to his preaching.

He gave the example of his youth leader, who initially came to see St. Janet but later changed and converted.

Celestial pastor says gospel singers look down on them

In the clip shared on social media, the pastor said he had invited some gospel singers in the past, and they all looked down on the church. He also claimed of they demanded outrageous amount to perform.

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The clergy noted that he did not invite Pasuma and Portable to drink and engage in ungodly activities as alleged, adding that the church has a policy that forbids such.

See the video here:

Fans react to the video made by the clergy

Reactions have trailed the video made by the Celestial pastor about their reason for calling Pasuma and Portable to sing in his church. Here are some of the comments below:


"Business, I like your business sense."


"This calls for laughter."


"You are making sense sir."


"Capitalism in church."


"He spoke well."


"Only God sees all things."


"So it’s about the business alagba ."


"Holy Spirit is not rough in his dealings, come off it."


"So Which song is portable coming to sing."


"He's not making any sense at all."

Church suspends pastor for inviting Portable and Pasuma

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In 2015, Legit.ng also reported how the Redeemed Christian Church of God  RCCG, through its provincial headquarters in Lagos Island, cancelled a three-day outdoor crusade of one of its parishes.

The cancellation came after the criticism that followed Pasuma's invitation as a guest artist for the crusade.

Pasuma's picture appeared on the handbill advert alongside gospel singer Tope Alabi and a former member of the late Fela Anikulapo's Egypt 80 band, Kereke Jike.

The pastor of the parish was also suspended over the development.

Source: Legit.ng

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