Dunamis Church, Church Founders, and We Christians – By Kelvin Ugwu

When Anglican Church is mentioned today, not many people will associate it with a particular pastor. When Methodis church is mentioned today, it will be difficult to associate it with a single pastor; I guess the case is the same with Catholic. But once you mentioned Deeper Life, Kumuyi comes to mind. Once you mention Redeemed, Adeboye comes to mind. Once you mention Dunamis, Enenche comes to mind.

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In any way we want to look at it, we cannot deny the fact that Pastor Paul Enenche is not only a man of vision but one who has succeeded in proving right one of my favorite quotes: the whole world will step aside for the man who knows where he is going.

You don’t need to be a Christian and you don’t also need to be a member of Dunamis church to see in the newly built 100,000 capacity Glory Dome of Dunamis church the truth that as long as you can imagine it and work towards it, you can achieve it.

You remember that song about success having plenty brothers while failure is an orphan? That is the reality of life. Everyone wants to be associated with where it is happening. But funny enough Christianity is not really about it.

This brings me to a concern I have about Pentecostal churches.

This is a sincere concern from my heart. Pentecostal churches are like ‘one-man-business’. The disadvantage of most one-man-businesses is that they die after the death of their founder.

When Anglican Church is mentioned today, not many people will associate it with a particular pastor. When Methodis church is mentioned today, it will be difficult to associate it with a single pastor; I guess the case is the same with Catholic. But once you mentioned Deeper Life, Kumuyi comes to mind. Once you mention Redeemed, Adeboye comes to mind. Once you mention Dunamis, Enenche comes to mind.

As beautiful as this may look, the bigger problem is lying far ahead of us. Let me give you an example. There was a time in which the church of Bishop Idahosa was on the lips of everyone. Idahosa was almost everything. How many of us can even remember the name of his church today? This is not to say that the church is not there, but the popularity it had, has gone down. Why? The founder died. In other words, many people went to the church because of Idahosa. Many popular Pentecostal pastors today were under Idahosa, and of course, everyone wants their own. So they left and founded their own.

It was in this same Abuja when Christ Embassy first came, it was as though if you are not attending Christ Embassy, you have not started going to church. And then, Pastor Chris had a marital issue and other alleged issues, and many who use to relax their hair and speak in his accent to honour him switch to the new trend of greeting every one with “SIR” or “MA” and bowing their head slightly as a way to honour Enenche, the new Daddy.

The dangerous trend in Christianity today is to go to church merely because of a particular pastor or priest. No doubt, our gifts are different, preferences abounds, there are some ministers that knows how to uplift your spirit to high heaven more than other ministers, but at the end, it should never be about them. Let it never be that, if they are alive, you are live in the church, if you go to church and he is not the one preaching, you hiss in your heart and even make move to leave. If the minister dies, your going to the church dies too. This is not a good spirit!

I have asked this question before and no one seems to answer me: Why do you go to church? Today you are Catholic, tomorrow you are Chosen, the next time you are Mountain of Fire, and now that Dunamis is trending, you are now everywhere on social media saying “I am a Dunamite!”

You have not really understood what going to Church really means. . .because if this trend continues, the 100,000 capacity Church of Dunamis May become an event center once Enenche is no more. I hate to even think about it.

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