Darkness in a lighthouse (Part 3): “Bishop Dag prayed for strength for me to divorce my wife”

In Part 1 of the “Darkness in a Lighthouse” series, The Fourth Estate examined the alleged failure of Lighthouse Chapel International (United Denominations Originating from the Lighthouse Group of Churches (UD-OLGC) in the payment of SSNIT for six of its pastors who have resigned and are now in court.

In Part 2 of the series, the pastors speak of exploitation by the church, which started in the form of a policy; undue pressure to raise funds, which turned them into beggars; and psychological effects of their ordeals, which drove one of them to attempt suicide three times and also cut his scrotum.

In the concluding part of this series, The Fourth Estate focuses on the stress which the alleged maltreatment imposed on the pastors’ marriages and the account of one bishop who says he was under pressure from Bishop Dag Heward-Mills to divorce his wife. The pressure to divorce his wife and its attendant “psychological and emotional trauma” is part of the reasons this bishop has sued Lighthouse Chapel International.

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“My wife rejected my birthday gift”

On January 3, 2017, Bishop Emmanuel Oko Mensah went home from work bearing a gift—a dress, jewellery and cash of $100.  It was the birthday of his wife with whom he had spent the past 12 years of his life as a pastor of the Lighthouse Chapel International.

Their wedding was officiated by Bishop E.A.T Sackey on December 3, 2005, four years after he completed the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) with a degree in Civil Engineering.

Like many young and bright professionals such as medical doctors, lawyers, accountants and scientists, Oko Mensah decided to go into full-time ministry with the church. It was at the Lighthouse Chapel that he met his wife, Emmanuella, in 2003 and they got married two years later.

Photo: Emmanuella and Emmanuel Oko Mensah on their wedding day Credit: Emmanuel Oko Mensah

Her birthday in 2017 came a month after their 12th wedding anniversary, but their marriage was not what the two of them wanted it to be. Nevertheless, birthdays are special, and he wanted to express his love in the form of a gift.

But Mrs. Emmanuella Mensah rejected the gift. The rejection had nothing to do with the inadequacy or quality of the gift. The circumstances surrounding the marriage needed more than a gift. Mrs. Mensah said she could not accept a birthday gift from a husband who had been treating her badly.

Looking back at that night, Bishop Oko Mensah agrees with the wife. He admits he had not been a good husband and much of it had to do with years of pressure and comments from his spiritual fathers which made him see the woman as the devil.

On that night, however, his wife’s action infuriated him. And the phrase that kept ringing in his mind as he stormed out of the house for validation was, “They said it!”

His wife’s action only confirmed what he had been told, and with righteous indignation, he said he called the founder and Presiding Bishop of the Church, Bishop Dag Heward-Mills, to complain. Bishop Heward-Mills asked him to come to the church premises for a meeting, and what transpired there, to him, would justify the outrage with which he stormed out of the house.

The discussion that night reinforced the negative things he had been told about his wife, a woman who had endured so much from an absentee husband due to this hectic work schedule.

Bishop Oko Mensah’s wife was not the only woman who had to carry the cross of denial and deprivation resulting from the husband’s work schedule or transfers.

Ministry and marital stress: “I will never come back again.”

When Lighthouse Chapel International posted Pastor Faith Makafui Fiakojo to Fumbisi in the Upper East Region to start a church, he took a bold and enthusiastic step steeped in faith. But that faith, he would soon realise, was dead faith because it was not accompanied by works. It was the kind of faith discounted in James 2:15-16 of the Bible:

“Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food.  If one of you says to them, ‘Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,’ but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it?”

Faith Fiakojo was a fashion designer before joining Lighthouse International Chapel in full-time ministry in November 2013.

Pastor Faith Fiakojo says the church did not give him resources to go and start the church apart from the training he had received at the church’s bible training school and the goodwill of the church, a name that did not ring a loud bell of recognition in that rural and poverty-stricken part of Ghana. Buoyed by an overdose of youthful exuberance and assured that he could do all things through Christ who strengthened him, he left his job and family and headed for the north.

In what he now describes as neglect by the church in his interview with The Fourth Estate, he says he was not provided accommodation and was told to organise a revival to raise money to pay his rent in Fumbisi.

He says he was compelled to initially share a single room with a woman and her child and endured the inconvenience that came with it. Three months later, he says a church member offered him a place. Tasked with building a church from scratch, he said he mined rocks in bushes and lived on a GHc300 salary which was not paid consistently.

When his wife, a nurse, visited him and witnessed his sordid plight, she muffled her complaints during her stay and silently endured with him. There was no toilet facility where they lived, so when nature called, he had to lead her into a nearby bush to empty her bowels.

On the day of her departure back to Accra, however, she could not hold it. According to Pastor Fiakojo, his wife vowed never to step foot there again if this was how his church would treat him. And she stuck to her vow.

He says he built the church but was later suspended because of a disagreement with a senior bishop of the church. His replacement finally resulted in his leaving the church. And that saved his marriage and the stress it had endured when he decided to serve as a pastor of Lighthouse.

For Bishop Emmanuel Oko Mensah, several factors put a devastating strain on his marriage. One of such strains, he notes in a writ filed at an Accra High Court against the church, was the incessant transfers. But even in Accra, his work schedule made him a full-time pastor and a part-time husband.

Bishop Oko Mensah was a pastor for the first service at the Qodesh. He says Lighthouse has a system called Maximised Sunday usage. Pastors and some church workers leave home early on Sunday morning and returned home very late. Sometimes, he left home for the church at dawn and got home at midnight.

“And if you have problems with this and complain, you will be called names such as Absalom or Orangutan or they will say you’re not spiritual enough,” he laments.

Apart from his main pastoral duties, he was in charge of organising the church’s breakfast meetings. He was also in charge of maintenance of the equipment and sound systems in all the 11 church halls at the Qodesh, the headquarters of Lighthouse in Accra.

He was also in charge of weddings and part of his responsibility was to ensure that there were enough musicians—drummers, singers, and other instrumentalists—at all the weddings.

“Sometimes I played the organ at weddings when we didn’t have enough keyboardists,” he recalls.

But that was not all. Bishop Oko Mensah also hosted four programmes on Sweet Melodies, an Accra-based radio station operated by Lighthouse Chapel.

On weekdays, his day started at 3:30 a.m. when he would have to be up and be in the studio by 4.00 a.m. to begin the morning worship programme, Sweet Melodies Quiet Time. That programme lasted till 6 a.m., after which he would rush home and take the children to school before going to work.

From 5:10 p.m. to 5:40 p.m on weekdays, Bishop Oko Mensah was in the studio hosting Prosper and Alhassan, a comic, interactive programme that involved two characters, Prosper and Alhassan. The two characters spoke two different accents. Prosper spoke with an Ewe accent and Alhassan spoke with a northern Ghana accent. But he played both of them.

In the night, 11:15 p.m. till dawn, he hosted a prayer programme called Breaking the Chains. After the programme, he would answer calls and address some pressing needs of some listeners and church members and often went to bed for a quick nap before his dawn programme.

On Saturday mornings, he hosted Prayer Clinic from 6:am to 8 am at the Qodesh before heading to the studio to host Melody Sports from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Pastor Oko Mensah was in charge of a much patronised Saturday dawn prayers – Prayer Clinic. Credit: Youtube/Qodesh

Besides these chaotic work schedules which took a toll on the marriage, Bishop Oko Mensah said his superiors in the ministry made him feel that his wife, who sometimes complained about the toll of his work on the marriage, was evil. He was made to understand that the woman was working against his ministry, and with time, he began to believe it and it showed in how he treated her.

So, when she rejected the birthday gift, he felt some of the things she had heard about her were manifesting and he went to meet Bishop Dag Heward-Mills about it.

‘I resigned because Dag Heward Mills asked me to divorce my wife’

Photo: Mrs. Emmanuella Mensah

In his writ filed at the Accra High Court, Bishop Oko Mensah accused Presiding Bishop Dag Heward-Mills of pressuring him to divorce his wife. According to him, he was “unduly pressured by the Founder of the Defendant church to divorce his wife because she was perceived to be a stumbling block” to his [Bishop Oko Mensah’s] ministry.

This pressure resulted in “psychological and emotional trauma, according to Bishop Oko Mensah’s court documents sighted by The Fourth Estate.

When his wife rejected the birthday gift and he went to meet Dag Heward-Mills at the church premises, Oko Mensah says the presiding bishop asked him to divorce her. He, however, says that Dag Heward-Mills’ posture towards his marriage was formed even before their wedding day.

Bishop Oko Mensah tells The Fourth Estate that the presiding bishop had expressed reservations about his marriage to Emmanuella. (The nature of these reservations is very sensitive and disturbing so we’ve exercised the discretion not to publish them).

Some years into the marriage, holes in the holy matrimony emerged, “like any other marriage”, Oko Mensah said.

When issues in the marriage occurred, the spiritual son ran to one man -–his spiritual father. And it wasn’t strange. Many of the young people who became pastors saw Bishop Dag Heward-Mills as a father and he wielded more influence on them than their biological fathers.

Bishop Oko Mensah says, on several occasions, when he complained about his marriage to some senior officials of the church and Dag Heward-Mills, the advice would include “sack her from the house.”

He recounts an embarrassing situation he faced at a staff meeting held in Mampong in the Eastern Region and attended by university students who are members of the church as well as other pastors and bishops. It was there that Bishop Oko Mensah says the harassment and abuse went a notch higher.

 “He [Dag Heward-Mills] turned to me angrily and shouted, ‘You, you are weak. You are weak. Even the woman you have gone to marry, one day, when you leave her, she will come crying to Bishop Sackey.’’

Photo: Bishop Dag Heward-Mills. Credit: Facebook/Dag Heward-Mills Ministries

Shellshocked and embarrassed, Oko Mensah says the reaction of the audience “was like an offside trap—everybody pulls away from [you] because the leader is angry.”

He says there were many witnesses to this incident, including a work colleague, who in a fit of over-zealous loyalty blurted out in support of the Bishop, “I told him not to marry her!”

Explaining the reason for the pressure from his senior ministers to put his marriage asunder, Oko Mensah says it was partly because he wouldn’t budge at the suggestion that his wife should resign from her work at SSNIT and join him in full-time ministry.

“In 2018, when I was in Ouagadougou [Burkina Faso], I was called to come and move my family from the church premises. I moved my family and went to have a meeting with Dag before going back. Then he said, ‘Has your wife joined you?’ I said no. He said, ‘She is fighting your ministry; divorce her.’’’

He says this meeting was held on September 28, 2018, at Bishop Dag Heward-Mills’ private office called Jordan. According to him, he remembers this date because even before he went home to share details of the “wild meeting” with his wife, he hinted her about it on WhatsApp.

A WhatsApp conversation Bishop Oko Mensah says he exchanged with his wife immediately after the meeting.

Bishop Oko Mensah explains that his income alone could not support his family on the mission field. His wife, a mother of two, was a pillar in keeping the home together as she was gainfully employed at SSNIT, he said.

If she joined him in full-time ministry, Bishop Oko Mensah says, “I wouldn’t be able to pay school fees. Income would be shut down.’’

Bishop Dag Heward-Mills’ public and private show of disapproval of Oko Mensah’s marriage punctuated several of their interactions. “Every time he sees me, he would be making funny comments about my wife.”

In another incident, Bishop Oko Mensah recounts he walked up to Dag Heward-Mills at the Qodesh car park. In the company of some other ministers of the gospel, the presiding bishop mocked:

“Oko Mensah, you followed buttocks, you followed breast. I hope you are getting it to touch.”

The sneer rippled across the subservient company of his ministers. “They were all laughing,” he recalls with pain.

He admits that this sustained abuse on the part of senior ministers of the church and the founder affected his marriage and his relationship with his wife deteriorated even further.

Bishop Oko Mensah said the founder told him once again on September 28, 2018, to divorce his wife. In this instance, Bishop Dag Heward-Mills had a theological justification that Oko Mensah says was warped.

“After all, Jesus said on the basis of adultery you can divorce your wife,” Oko Mensah recalls Dag Heward-Mills’ sermonette to a hurting husband. “Jesus said if you look at a woman lustfully you have committed adultery already. Oko, have you looked at a woman lustfully before?”

“I said yes,” the bishop confessed as Dag Heward-Mills readied himself for his verdict.

“Oko, you have committed adultery already. You qualify to divorce your wife. Divorce her; I will officiate another wedding for you,” Oko Mensah recounts the verdict his spiritual father.

Bishop Oko Mensah said after this “instruction”, Dag Heward-Mills “prayed for me to have the strength to carry it out.” He said he did not carry it out and it upset some senior ministers in the church.

The Fourth Estate brought these allegations to the attention of the church and requested a response. That request letter was dated March 17, 2021, and submitted to the church on that same date. The church has not responded, but our sources close to the management of the church said a reply to the request was unlikely.

Emmanuel Oko Mensah during his consecration as a bishop in 2017. Credit: Facebook

After enduring more than a decade of alleged abuse, shame, and harassment from his church over his marriage, Bishop Oko Mensah said he chose God over Dag and Emmanuella over Lighthouse.

“I resigned from Lighthouse because the leader, Dag Heward-Mills, told me to divorce my wife.”

Oko Mensah will celebrate 15 years of marriage this December. His gifts to his wife on this anniversary will no doubt be accepted, he laughs.

It comes off as the laughter of a man in a healed marriage even if he, now at age 44, would have to pick up the pieces of his life together.

Since resigning from Lighthouse Chapel International, he feels at peace that, at least his marriage, is still in one piece.

Photo: Mr and Mrs Mensah in happier times. Credit: Facebook/Oko Mensah

And his burden is lighter than it was when he served in Lighthouse, a lighthouse with some pitch darkness that could not be cast out because doing so would amount to disloyalty to the leader.

ENDS

Darkness in a lighthouse: Pastors recount abuse and trauma (Pt.1)

Darkness in a lighthouse Part 2: “Suicide attempts, begging pastors”

EDITOR’S NOTE: This story shall not be republished or broadcast, in part or in full, in any form or shape without the express permission of the Editor-in-Chief.

You can reach the writer of this story, Edwin Appiah, via email at [email protected] You can follow him on Twitter, @edwinologyLB

90 COMMENTS

    • The AMALIKITES have risen again! What is DARKNESS about this? It’s simply a welfare issue. In fact, I blame the Pastors for a lackadaisical approach to future. What was their future saving plan? They spent their salaries and now they want to blame the church. And You amalikites, always aiming to destory our heros. Remember this is not Obinim, Opambour, or Nigel to destroy or attack! But I assure you any Demonic attempt, plot, ploy or designs will never prevail but will bounce back to you and your entire family. I give you Proverbs 11:27, 31/26: 27 and Psalm 105:15. Witches and Wizards!!!

      • You are pathetic! You are even confirming everything stated in the write up. See how you are calling him names and cursing. You are all conditioned to think in that way. Instead of you to tackle the issues, you are there quoting nonsense. How do you expect them to plan their future when even ssnit was not being paid? How do you expect a married man to survive on 800 cedis a month salary as a Bishop? Reason, you brainwashed little things!

        • Beautiful response. They think everyone is a like they are to dag? And they think they can curse everyone? Well some of us have choose God over dag and have choose our wivessels over lighthouse. .

        • Well said! I don’t even want to wonder why people think so shallow. In this day and age you expect people to survive on 800gh. How?! I don’t even think he actually understood what he typed. Ignorant brainwashed fellow!

          • Even your government…the president, when he gathered the university graduates how much is he paying them…700ghs, the one who collect all your tax mandatory? Let’s stop the hypocrisy here!!!

        • Well summed up bro. They all think the same way. The reason black people are so left behind. They can’t question things

      • And who are u to judge Obinim,opambour and the rest. U see how judgemental ur mind is, that’s the same way people also feel about Dag with all these issues popping up. U think some can be judged but some are gods not to be touched. At least those u r judging are not treating their pastors this way.

      • Wow!!! Name calling and stigmatization. Someone is writing about his traumatic experience and what do you do? Name calling to silence people, this is the characteristic of a cult. And you say you are a Christian? Calling people witches and wizards because they dared tell their stories! What is going on is clearly abuse and manipulation that people who undergo such experiences are afraid to speak out because of the backlash. Additionally, there is clearly a culture of silence and divide and conquer in the church. You can’t silence people we are not in the 16th century, even the Roman church could not silence the Protestant movement. You need to know there is nothing new under the son, history of the church will tell you that.

      • Oh shut your trap you idiot, a clear cut case of abuse here but you’re to silly and brainwashed by your cult. Let’s see how you can save 300 Ghana cedis for your future. Stop being a fool!

      • My friend shut ur big mouth up and listen to wisdom. Now let me tell u. Having humans as hero and being slaves to them is why u cannot succeed big in anything u do. U think these pastors are saints huh? U are a joke

        • I shock
          Charlie yu guys just worship these pastors as if they are gods. They are not they are vessels hence they make mistakes and terrible ones as that.

          My sister goes to lighthouse. And I promise I will not judge and yu are here calling names.

          The funniest thing is they behave like saints these buh they do the worst of the worst in hiding.

          Hmmm

      • Calling your fellow Christian brothers with dissenting opinions wizards is below the belt Kwame. Blind loyalty is

      • U really wanted him to save 300ghc as a married man for his future? Hahaha u have clearly showed that whatever is been said in these alligations can be seriously true. Ebei oh.

      • You’re not being reasonable, my friend. Open your eyes. How can you save from Ghc. 300 with a family?
        It’s obvious you’re a member of the church. We all love the bishop. But this is rather unfortunate. Be reasonable!

      • Aah , are you listening to yourself? Savings on how much? And forcing the man to divorce his wife? When they being milked? These are sad situations May God fight their battles for them

      • How much will be able to save from a salary of Gh¢400.00 with a wife and children?
        If the allegations are true, the founder didn’t do well. They have had it to their neck. So many are suffering but are still silent.

        • What surprised me is Dag asking the pastor to divorce the wife because he the pastor has committed adultery because he had lusted for another woman before. Like seriously? I thought that man was correct. Even in actual act of adultery the innocent mate can decide to forgive and the marriage continues. Dag reads his Bible upside down.

        • U stay in the womb for nine months same as it takes 14 days for one to ovulate-biology and that’s science..

          Nothing celestial.. Reason up.. Religion was made up to control the masses.. That’s while logic and reasoning is frowned upon and blind allegiance and naivety is labeled as faith

      • How did you come to into existence? Don’t say things out of ignorance. Talk about the issue at hand and leave God out of it. He is God! What we do as humans using His name is our choice and it shows whether we truly love and respect Him as we ought to or not. It can never be God’s fault someone lied, stole, fornicated etc….He gave us wisdom and the freedom to handle our own lives.

  1. Very sad
    We thank God that their marriage is still standing strong. May God grant them both long life and happiness in their journey of love.

  2. This what is really going on in the body of too bad to be true a body need to be brought to board to justfy ministers and anyone one who sacrifice for church growth so that
    leadrs don’t abuse those that did hard work for the church growth the ought to be rewarded bountifully the means are there why the meaness too bad

  3. the church should come out and speak to these allegations oooo
    or maybe when you’re look at a woman lustfully you qualify to divorce your wife…… nonsensical talk

    • Those who labour are worthy of double honor. Pastors should be paid very well. A very good pay would have solved all the money issues which seems to be at the base of these issues that the pastors are having with their wives. Pay your pastors very well. I have solved the problem…pay your pastors very well…it is the will of God that pastors be paid well.

  4. God is with you Bishop Oko. No matter how lighthouse tries to justify their actions God will vindicate you. Am glad the world is coming to the fearsome realisation that Dag built a CULT with precious people’s lives.
    God has delivered you so be glad and rejoice in him. Liberation has begun for others who would be looking up to you for an EXIT. His overnight “success” will soon crumble because his loyalty rhetoric and philosophies are demonic and totally unbiblical.
    May ALL the world come to know the truth and expose his diabolical organization disguised under Christian missions. May all the world come to know that he is a colonialist who because of his “skin color” thinks he’s is better than blacks and has no respect for Africans who entrusted their love for God to his leadership.

    • I have read part one and part two waiting for part three.

      Few things I want you all to note, Ff.

      1. All this allegations are true, this bishop can’t lie about their great leader

      2. All this bishops against the church now were not forced into ministry it’s a free will.

      3. The church is not a business center, imagine Paul asking for social security in the days he has to walk and preach.

      4. This graduates didn’t really understand what is means to leave everything and to follow Christ and to minister.

      5. What this bishops have decided to do is to destroy the church, but they don’t know that they are destroying what they have labored for, because they didn’t work for light house rather my God, Jesus Christ.

      6. This bishops will fail, they will fall.

      7. The church has made mistakes, it’s okay it part of life, they trying to destroy the church will only destroy them.

      8. To all those who want to go into ministry please understand it’s a life imprisonment, don’t come back and be asking us to pay you for your own risk.

      9. Bishop dag’s life with Bishop mensah was a means to and end, he wanted him to understand that not even your wife should stand between you and working for Christ.

      10. The number one(1) major cause of this bitterness torwards the church is the wives of this bishops.

      11. Before you judge bishop Dag, count it that he has given them a meaning to their lives, they were no bodies, he made them some body, but they fail to understand that we are all humans and we can make mistakes.

      12. The church should also understand that, the purpose of the gospel is to free humans so they should not enslave them.
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      Thank you

      • You claim ministry is a life of suffering have you ever seen Dag Howard Mills house and the amount of money he has?? Use your brains that God has given you. You are also a very very wicked person for wanting the bishops to suffer. God will surely judge all of you someday. Hypocritical brainwashed Christians

      • I’m assuming that u are a Christian. Your theology is really non biblical sir. Paul didn’t live in social security days. Asking ministers to live without it, is just like saying that Paul never used a mobile phone or a car so ministers shouldn’t use them either. That’s how silly it looks. SSNIT is a basic NECESSITY! Secondly, SSNIT payment is a LAW . Aren’t Christians supposed to obey the law? Thirdly, the Bible says in 1 Timothy 5:18 that the worker is worthy of his wages. AMP translation actually puts it this way “He deserves fair compensation’ So you see that your 3rd comment on SSNIT is non-scriptual.

        also, I don’t understand why Christians think that serving God means poverty. Ha, where from this mentality? It’s certainly not from the Bible. Was God not the God of Abraham, Jacob and Isaac ? These people were blessed. Paul said that Jesus became poor so that WE THROUGH HIS POVERTY MIGHT BECOME RICH. Pls this is for all Christians. He never exempted pastors. But like every promise of God, it will only manifest if you believe and act upon it. Ministers live a life of poverty becos they think they have to be poor so instead on standing on the promises of God and taking what belongs to them, they welcome poverty. If being a minister means a life of poverty, then the God who confirmed Bishop Dag’s ministry by rewarding him with wealth, is partial. But the bibke says He is no respect or of persons. If He did it for Dag, then He can do it for any other minister. If Bishop Dag is not poor, nobody should assume that the Ministerial calling is a life of poverty

  5. The Bishop is only about money. He dont believe in what he preaches. Only God knows how many women he has slept with in the church.

  6. I have read part one and part two waiting for part three.

    Few things I want you all to note, Ff.

    1. All this allegations are true, this bishop can’t lie about their great leader

    2. All this bishops against the church now were not forced into ministry it’s a free will.

    3. The church is not a business center, imagine Paul asking for social security in the days he has to walk and preach.

    4. This graduates didn’t really understand what is means to leave everything and to follow Christ and to minister.

    5. What this bishops have decided to do is to destroy the church, but they don’t know that they are destroying what they have labored for, because they didn’t work for light house rather my God, Jesus Christ.

    6. This bishops will fail, they will fall.

    7. The church has made mistakes, it’s okay it part of life, they trying to destroy the church will only destroy them.

    8. To all those who want to go into ministry please understand it’s a life imprisonment, don’t come back and be asking us to pay you for your own risk.

    9. Bishop dag’s life with Bishop mensah was a means to and end, he wanted him to understand that not even your wife should stand between you and working for Christ.

    10. The number one(1) major cause of this bitterness torwards the church is the wives of this bishops.

    11. Before you judge bishop Dag, count it that he has given them a meaning to their lives, they were no bodies, he made them some body, but they fail to understand that we are all humans and we can make mistakes.

    12. The church should also understand that, the purpose of the gospel is to free humans so they should not enslave them.
    0552471234

    Thank you

  7. The AMALIKITES have risen again! What is DARKNESS about this? It’s simply a welfare issue. In fact, I blame the Pastors for a lackadaisical approach to future. What was their future saving plan? They spent their salaries and now they want to blame the church. And You amalikites, always aiming to destory our heros. Remember this is not Obinim, Opambour, or Nigel to destroy or attack! But I assure you any Demonic attempt, plot, ploy or designs will never prevail but will bounce back to you and your entire family. I give you Proverbs 11:27, 31/26: 27 and Psalm 105:15. Witches and Wizards!!!

    • Maybe you should learn to spell Amalekites before you spew this drivel. And also consider that when Dag tries to coerce his bishops to divorce their wives even though God hates divorce, Dag could be the Amalekite here.
      How do you defend the false pretenses that makes pastors believe they would be allowed to stay where they are sent, only to be transferred without cause and without notice? That is fraud. But even worse, it is a lie. The Holy Spirit is called the Spirit of truth. You should be worried about why your cult leader has a proclivity to lies. And pray for him before he self-destructs.

  8. All of you who are quick to make judgments, remember this Biblical admonition: Proverbs 18:17 – 17 The first person to speak always seems right until someone comes and asks the right questions.

    • Someone should come and ask the right questions then because this is no manifestation of God’s through his servant

  9. May GOD forgive HIS Servant of any wrong doing and heal the heart of any wounded minister of the Gospel who served in Lighthouse Chapel International. May the peace and Mercies Of GOD prevail in all these matters and may GOD help us get it right with HIM before the rapture takes place so that we don’t miss Heaven in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen 🔥🙏. Sad story 🥺😥😢🤦🏾‍♂️.

  10. Having gone through the three articles I felt constrained to comment. None of the articles really proved Bishop Dag was a fake man of God.

    If they really worked with him before all they said may be true. But looking at what Bishop Dag is doing since he left his juicy medical profession over 30 years ago into full time with God, if it’s not God on his side all could be a big waste and smoke.

    Nobody can do what he’s doing if God is not with him. He’s really Anointed. I love him for that and I pray for him. I’m not a Lighthouse Chapel International member but being a Pastor myself I learnt a whole lot from him. From personal, relating with parents, marriage and ministry. A lot of wrong youthful exuberance regarding ministry faded away by listening to him. To talk about the allegations some are just little administrative breaches that needs to be patched and we’re good to go. I’m not happy seeing those Senior Ministers resigned neither happy reading what they were saying.

    Because one day we shall stand before the judgment seat of Christ and give account one by one. I also pray for them to be restored and be healed. Issues regarding administration poses different challenges not only in the church but other secular organizations as well. Mostly they do talk about the church because we’re the light of the world and many think we should be more perfect. But we’re growing everyday learning to unlearn a lot of things.

    In conclusion let’s not daint the identity and soil the reputation of Bishop Dag because he’s still our father in the faith and he occupies an important place in God. This is the time for we the young ones to learn from what we think to be errors. We shouldn’t parked all the eggs in one basket. And we must not quickly forget the good works too. May God restablish the Pastors who resigned. We would never and can never crucify our generals no matter what. Errors are everywhere. Until we breath the final breath we can’t be free from them.

    Shalom. #Bishop Dag is still my Hero.

  11. Let’s be decorum in our comments , those saying the ministry is a work of poverty are the founders leaving in poverty? Ain’t they also piling up wealth for themselves? Let’s examine the life of pastor Dag , which school does his children attend? Doesn’t he have SSNIT account ? Did Paul get satisfied and Timothy wallowed in abject poverty? What’s wrong can’t be right . If what the Bishops are saying is true please do tell pastor Dag he was wrong and stop defending him .

  12. Family comes before Ministry. If a man cannot manage his house, how can he think he can manage God’s House? You bear personal responsibility for your house not your Bishop nor Archbishop. You are right to quit the Church for the pressure to break your marriage but you are wrong to sue.

  13. Hmmm,this article has been very revealing. Indeed I want the church to reply if any of the things the pastors said are untrue , other than that I think the church is being really unfair to their ministers .

  14. Reading through all these articles and seeing “The church has not responded, but our sources close to the management of the church said a reply to the request was unlikely.” goes to show
    * 1 the writer is just one of the said Bishops behind this articles
    *2 Its all out of pain for this men of God to be going all out to bring down the very church that made them (Pain really can leaad you to do anything)

    Lets not take any side yet! Its just one sided part of this whole story ! Its sad but God knows best who is telling the truth!

  15. The problem is not only the overseers (so called spiritual fathers) but the people who attend these churches and blindly defending the human gods like Heward-Mills through their response on this platform . Maybe they are paid to do so. These members who work so hard to remain poor and help to make these corrupt church owners wealthy are spiritually sick. Other pastors who are treated the same way in other Pentecostal churches but choose to be silent or accept this abuse and corruption don’t deserve sympathy. Until the church members and followers of these church leaders who enslave their ignorant followers using Christianity and promise of going to heaven, nothing will change. If you cannot enjoy the earth God has given you and the free brain he has given everyone, you are of no use to this earth, let alone the heaven you have not ever seen. You can pray all you want and fast every day. But if you continue to make excuses to these corrupt and demonic overseers, you can’t blame any politician or president for your lazy mindset and your intentional ignorance shrouded in Christian fanaticism. YOU ARE THE PROBLEM. Bob Marley says “EMANCIPATE YOURSELF FROM MENTAL SLAVERY, NONE OTHER CAN FREE OUR MINDS” but ourselves.

  16. Talking from experience, if you attend a church where everything preached or taught seems to be centered around the church or its leader/founder and not Jesus Christ, RUN. RUN away fast.

    Jesus should be the center of everything.

  17. What else could this be but a cult? I’m wishing for the day when we, as humans, all around the world will emancipate ourselves and know that enslaving our minds with these religious doctrines will take us nowhere.

    Get your head out of the clouds, bring it back here to earth, and just live a decent, honest and honourable life. Do unto your neighbour what you’d want your neighbour to do unto you or even better than you would want, and see if this world will not be a better place for us all, devoid of all kinds of religious practices that only seek to tacitly and surreptitiously divide us and put our minds in fear and perpetual bondage whiles tricking us with dreamy expectations of some unattainable Eldorado.

    Meanwhile, the witty leaders of these ‘organizations’ and their families will be living their ‘heaven’ right here on earth!

    May the scales fall from our eyes!

  18. Proper dumsor in lighthouse.
    “…if you look like a woman lustfully, you qualify to divorce your wife… ” really? Is that how you people confuse people in those your churches. Thank God you guys have liberated yourself from this mental slavery.

  19. We are likely to be reading more of such harrowing stories soon. This happens I believe in all these big charismatic churches.
    Dag, did you actually pressurise Oko to divorce his wife? How much more wicked could you have been.
    What these pastors can’t stand is a member who is wise enough to challenge. Naa, God bless you for standing firm not to join your husband in his God forsaken ministry. Bless you my daughter and bless you my son for standing firm.
    On the day he ridiculed you in front of the other so called Snr. Bishops, you should have dealt him a typical Ga man blow… Mtchwww

  20. We need to really wake up before these so called church owners divert our mindset into believing that without them we can’t worship God. What is actually the essence of going to church? Have you committed any crime by worshiping God at home with your family? Will church be a factor for entering heaven?

    We are all really perishing because of lack of wisdom. I believe it’s not the church but ones personal communion with his maker. In my opinion, becoming a full time pastor should come at later stage in life after working for sometime with your regular job since it involves so much sacrifice and total dedication of one’s self.

    Or perhaps, Pastors should at least work alongside ministry work because even Jesus himself was a carpenter. Those defending Dag should stop it because he is not beyond reproach. If all these stories about him are true, then he should ask God, Ghanaians, his other pastors, bishops and church members to forgive him. He has let us all of us down though we are all fallible and susceptible to make grievous and unforgettable mistakes.

    The church has become too much of a business and we will never and never move forward as a country with this mentality and brainwashing syndrome. God have mercy

  21. […] demonization of innocent grannies, and family dispersal are what embody the Christian status quo. Among those who have their marriage torn within Christian fanaticisms, many are those who are suffering in all aspects of their lives for the sake of a promised sky […]

  22. My father God has traveled and He left me in charge. What you do with your life is up to you. Don’t worry him as He’s provided your basic needs. Apply wisdom in your dealings especially in your part of the world because my minions of greed run rampant in your parts. Service to mankind is service to my father God and forget about long quotations justifying your greed and stupidity. And if you heed not my words, I’ll see to your proper placement after you’re recycled (reincarnated). Now #fixyourworld

  23. Professional Journalism Demand given both sides of the matter.
    Can you also present or publish the Side of LightHouse for Readers to access who is speaking the Truth?

    I learnt the Church help them to Build their personal Houses.
    Can you publish those Houses they built and let us know how they were able to build them if they were not help in any way?

    Give us Credible information without Bias

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