Sidenote: The irony though 》》 Walk By Faith ...
A Corporate Area pastor who has been gifted two high-end vehicles by a grateful member of his flock says that he has no intention of giving them back despite pleas from the family of his church member for him to return them,
The family members say that the young man who gave the pastor the vehicles is now taking the bus and other forms of public transport, which he had never done before.
But head of the Walk by Faith Tabernacle Apostle Anthony McKenzie said that the church member gave him a Honda accord and a BMWX5 because "God instructed him to do this". "You see when the gentleman gave me the car, I spoke to him and he said, he wants me to get them," McKenzie told The Sunday Gleaner. "I went back to him three times to give him back and he said he doesn't want it because the Lord told him to give me it and he wants me to have it, so I said okay," added McKenzie.
But relatives of the church member are not accepting that their son and brother "was instructed by God" and they fear that he is being manipulated by "his shepherd". The Father of the man said he is troubled by the fact that his now 32-year-old son, who has been driving since the age of 18, is taking public transportation, and has, for the most part, distanced himself from other family members.
But McKenzie told The Sunday Gleaner that he has received similar gifts and he has given away cars on at least two occasions.
He said he uses the vehicles that were given to him for his personal use, as well as to do church-related activities such as dropping off other church members. He added that he has offered to transport the young man who gave him the cars, but he, generally, refuses.
Pastor of the Freedom Evangelical Association Ministry Apostle Romeon Facey can understand the decision made by McKenzie to accept and keep the vehicles. "Pastors can receive spiritual gifts of faith because Paul received gifts from the Philippian church and then promised them that God would supply all their needs according to his riches in glory because they met his need," said Facey.
Source : Jamaica Gleaner
📷 Winston Sill