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Entertainment critic, Kweku Asiedu has registered his displeasure over the incessant amassment of money by some pastors at the expense of musicians who sing in their churches and most importantly members of the congregation as a whole.

He opines that the church has failed in ensuring the welfare of its members at least, for the forty-two years he has walked on earth.

Contributing to a discussion on Onua FM’s ‘Anigye Mmere’ after Rev. Mensah Bonsu had shared a touching story of how he has suffered over the years as a gospel musician, Kweku Asiedu noted that the church has refused to better the lives of its members.

As monitored by abrantepa.com, Asiedu questioned why some pastors live extravagant lives while members wallow in abject poverty.

“The church is a thief to Christians” he repeatedly said; adding that “a church will grow and a pastor will flourish but the people in the church keep suffering.”

Throwing a subtle jab at Head of the International God’s Way Church, Bishop Obinim who recently added Rolls Royce Ghost Series 2 to his fleet of cars, Asiedu said, “Today, someone says he’s bought a Rolls Royce. How did he make his money? Does he have a registered business?”

According to him, instead of amassing wealth, pastors should rather focus on the welfare of its members.

“Ask yourself how many churches have hospitals where members receive medical care for free? How many churches have schools with affordable fees for members? There is no Charismatic church where seeds are not sown. But the seeds never germinate not to talk of harvest. Your children are having lavished weddings and you boldly say that the Lord has blessed you; you can count your fleet of cars. You’ve forgotten that someone sang during the offertory? Why don’t you give a special money for those people to be motivated?” he queried.

Rev. Mensah Bonsu nearly broke into tears as he lamented how some churches have been unfair to him. He described some pastors as “wicked” for failing to buy “common malt” as appreciation for singing in their churches. He recounted telling his church to help promote his album and use the profit for the construction of a chapel but his request was ignored.

Over the years, a number of gospel musicians have accused the church of failing to recognize and appreciate them.
Source: abrantepa.com

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