Above The Rules: Kumuyi Offers To Resign Over Son’s Flamboyant ‘Un-Deeperlife’ Wedding

Pastor William Kumuyi offered to resign as General Superintendent of the Deeper Life Bible Church following the controversy that trailed the wedding of his second son, John.

John-and-Love-during-their-wedding-in-Jamaica-448x336John Kumuyi and his wife, Love had engaged in acts, which negated the church’s tradition during their wedding held in Jamaica on June 15, 2013. Love, who is a daughter of the National Overseer of Deeper Life Bible Church, Jamaica, Pastor Augustine Odih, was dressed in a fitted stylish wedding gown with transparent short sleeves. She also wore makeup, jewelry and carried a bouquet of flowers. The couple cruised in a limousine and had a huge wedding cake.

The misdemeanor, which attracted widespread criticisms, had earned the newlyweds suspension from church activities despite showing remorse and tendering an apology to the church, blaming their misconduct on the fact that both of them had resided abroad for so long.

Sunday Sun gathered that the practice in the Deeper Christian Life Ministry is that if members’ children misbehave, both the children and their parents get punished on the grounds that it’s the parents’ failing in their responsibilities that made the children to err. Although the children involved in the Jamaican wedding infraction are adults, the leadership of the church regarded their action as a strong breach of its tradition, and immediately removed the bride’s father, from his position as National Overseer in Jamaica.

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To demonstrate that there is no double standard in the church, it was further learnt that Pastor Kumuyi, at the meeting held by the leadership of the church on the matter, offered to resign as General Superintendent, but was prevailed upon not to.

According to the Sunday Sun source, the General Superintendent did not take kindly to the couple’s behaviour and, unlike Eli in the Bible who did not discipline his sons and incurred the wrath of God, Pastor Kumuyi had ensured that the offenders were sanctioned.

Source: The Sun

34 COMMENTS

  1. ITS HIGH TIME PASTOR KUMUYI AND HIS GROUP SEEK THE MIND OF GOD CONCERNING SOME THINGS IN THE 21ST CENTURY, HOW THEY DECEIVED LOTS OF PPLE IN D EARLY 70TIES AND DEY SOLD OR THREW AWAY THEIR TV SETS AS A SIN UNTIL THE REVERSED THEMSELVES. SOME THINGS PPLE DO ARE AS A RESULT OF IGNORANCE.

  2. As it has bn said savation is from d hrt nd personal. We don’t leave in the era of ELI we leave in the era of CHRIST. This is a wedding 4 the sake of all that is good. Its time for a bride to look her best and for the groom to be his best. They ought to be happy not consumed with fair on the day of their wedding. Many things re indeed done out on ignorance.

  3. I admire d decipinary act exibited by the church,however wen 2 gets married they live their parents n start their own lives,what ever comes out of d marriage is their responsibility not of their parent,the church should wildraw d purnishmen been given to d parents of d couple.

  4. Given the prevailing circumstances, there is no doubt about it, pastor Kumuyi should resign and hand over the mantle to a Joshua appointed by the Lord

  5. To me there is nothing wrong in that dressing,GOd said we should not judge.Let us leave everything for God.Nobody is perfect.

  6. demn what they say,i dont give a shit,please papa kumuyi dont resign because its your grace that is keeping many in the faith today,even if you want to just to obey man and the law you ve made,but remember you are doing the work for God and not man,so no maTter what its just the devil piot to remove you from that sit,and as soon as you rrsign many will fall,just forget what they want to say,you told us something LET THEM SAY that as been my slogan for long lets continue in discipline a whole nation and forget there thrash

  7. D deed has been done & it’s an eye opener to dos who doesn’t knw why dey ignored certain dressings. God is a God of personalty let Him be d Judge. If U want to leave d Church den go ahead at least U’re not servng. Pst Kumuyi. It’s time to know 2ru worshipers & 2ru SU. Dos dat also have problem with Love’s dresn shld go & kill demsvs. At least dey will be fast enough 2 knw God’s stand on d issue. Why shld baba be punished? It’s an insult and a stain on a man God.

  8. I know Satan is trying to scatter this living church DLBC; but the Bible says “…the gate of hell shall not prevail over the church “. My pastor I just beg you never to resign on this issue, whatever the world has to say “LET THEM SAYS “. U are our leader father and menthor, no matter. what Satan does , he has lost ab-initio. Bro John did not found this church; u did . so whatever he has done he is responsible. we are praying for u and church, Shalom dear father.

    • If they discipline d father of the bride and removed him as National Overseer of DLBC in Jamaica, then d father of the groom shd b punished 2! all dis hypocrisy in churches r uncalled 4!!! there r so many in Deeper Life Church that will go 2 hell bcos of dia bad attitudes and lives! so much hatred, anger, unforgiveness, malice bottled up inside of dem! wit all dis, if u lyk wear a long robe 4rm ur head 2 ur feet, u wont make heaven! if dia doctrine says d children (though they r adults) shd b punished wit dia parents, y r u exempting d father of d groom? or did d bride tell u her father didnt train her properly? Let d Holy Spirit be our guide!!!!

  9. EXPRESS HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS.Monday, July 8th.Pastor CHRISBut of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption (1 Corinthians 1:30).Righteousness is the nature of God thats imparted to the human spirit, producing in him the rightness of God and the ability to do right and fulfil the will of the Father. God is always right; thats His nature, and He has produced that same nature in us. You dont have to read the entire Book of the Law and its ordinances to know whats right or wrong: the righteousness of God has been imparted to your spirit.In the days of Moses, the Israelites had to read the Law to know right or wrong; but thats not for the new creation in Christ! In Jeremiah 31:33, the Lord said, “I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts.” This is what has happened: righteousness is now in your spirit. Romans 8:3-4 tells us, “For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh: That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us.”The law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has produced righteousness in your spirit. No wonder Jesus said, “Ye are the light of the world…” (Matthew 5:14); you can decide what is right. The people of the world are to look at you, and know what rightness is. Youre not only a partaker, but the expression of His righteousness. Isaiah 61:3 calls us trees of righteousness; the planting of the Lord of Hosts, that He might be glorified. Therefore, you bear fruits of righteousness (Philippians 1:11).Let righteousness reign through you; give expression to Gods best in your life. Decide that the life of Christ will be expressed through you fully, and that youll be effective in propagating the Gospel. Make up your mind on it, and it shall be so.CONFESSIONI give expression to the life of Christ and His nature of righteousness in me today, functioning with precision and wisdom in all I do. I live continually in the light of Gods Word: in the light of my righteousness in Him, in Jesus Name. Amen.Further Study: 1 Corinthians 1:30; Philippians 1:11

  10. I cant just imagine how ds ppl r destroying d image of christianity wt al ds non sense issue.for God’s sake,if leaders of a chrch are so blind that they dont understand d deepest truth of God’s word,i wonder wat they r teaching dr congregations.it’s sad dt we christians r d ones dt expose ourselves 2d mockery of d world.

  11. it’s a pity u r talking. like this, anyway, u are no at fault; it’s, what happened. I only advise u to b careful, bcos once u say anything out,it is recorded in heaven. u even know who will go to hell and who will not. ah!

  12. brothers in the lord lets us think well and see every things in the eyes of Christ and not men
    what the drivel want to achieve is disunity among the newly married

  13. Any doctrine that is not of Christ will definitly fail and fall.Only the truth of the gospel will forever remain.Many doctrine of men associated with the Gospel of Christ are still coming down right in the lifetime of the originators for they are stumbling block to the course of the spreading of the true gospel of Christ.

    • you av sinned against God. a u saying b/c Christ was killed, so His doctrine was false? a u saying b/c all d disciples were killed brutally their doctrine is false? dont you know that what has just happened to Father kumuyi is confirming that his doctrine is genuine? do u think God can rise against those who go extra mile in obeying him? can God accuse smbdy for being too holy or for keeping himself from excesses of this wayward generation? since u became a christian ur pastor has not taught u that it is when smth is of God that satan will rise against it and not otherwise? do you think that if God shd deny anybody it shd be Pastor Kumuyi and not you? we christians shd see this as a big stone from the kingdom of darkness to turn many of us back. u a now calling a man of God,who remains the only man of God we other churches are trying to emulate, a false prophet? accusing him of blocking the way of heaven to many who are not ready to obey God? this blow is not against Kumuyi but against the christian truth. we only go to church we are yet to mature to know the tactics of the devil. u a still carnal and nominal. when God uses this man to deliver millions from satan bondage through the word of God, we did not accuse him of false doctrine. be careful and ask for forgiveness if only God will pardon you.

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      you av sinned against God. a u saying b/c Christ was killed, so His doctrine was false? a u saying b/c all d disciples were killed brutally their doctrine is false? dont you know that what has just happened to Father kumuyi is confirming that his doctrine is genuine? do u think God can rise against those who go extra mile in obeying him? can God accuse smbdy for being too holy or for keeping himself from excesses of this wayward generation? since u became a christian ur pastor has not taught u that it is when smth is of God that satan will rise against it and not otherwise? do you think that if God shd deny anybody it shd be Pastor Kumuyi and not you? we christians shd see this as a big stone from the kingdom of darkness to turn many of us back. u a now calling a man of God,who remains the only man of God we other churches are trying to emulate, a false prophet? accusing him of blocking the way of heaven to many who are not ready to obey God? this blow is not against Kumuyi but against the christian truth. we only go to church we are yet to mature to know the tactics of the devil. u a still carnal and nominal. when God uses this man to deliver millions from satan bondage through the word of God, we did not accuse him of false doctrine. be careful and ask for forgiveness if only God will pardon you.

  14. Those who are jugding dem hav they not commit terrible crime & some still commiting sin & yet they are blaming sombody 4 dressing or marrying a non deeper life menber, then dere is no more love again in dat church dat it‘s they are practicing HYPOCRISY wat is wrong in A BAPTIST CHURCH MENBER MARRYING WINNER OR REDEEM CHURCH MENBER, kudos 2 his son, they are living under law, i dnt know wat is wrong with some pple they will not remove their plank 4rm eyes & yet tryin 2 remove dust 4rm another person & we all call ourself xtian & no lov

  15. I think d church is right by showing d couple d back seat so as to serve as a detterent to others. If, they, as d children of d higher leaders are not punished, then in d near future ordinary member will follow suit and dat will definitely cause a massive deviations 4rm d ministries standard. Don’t condemn this Deeper life church pple-ooo b’cos d cost of heaven is so high. Am jealous of dem at times.

  16. Bible says thou shall not judge.if pastor kumuyi step down as general oversee who will be in the position? Let the groom and the bride be purnished accordingly. God bless u all.

  17. Doctrine is doctrine, since d bride father is punished den that of d groom should 1st be observed and later both may be pardoned. Dont give room for sentiment in d church. God bless u… King segun Aileru (c.c.c)

  18. Many of you are hirelings, it is true that some issues exists, but must it be you who should be a ready tool in the hands of the devil to throw stones at your fathers house , because something happened? If i ask some of you what your pastors or immam thought you last worship you went, i am sure you have forgotten, but can remember every detail of negative things done by people. Your own errors, sins and mistakes you claim that God understands. Some of you are even happy because a Father and son are living their lives the way they believe it’s right for them. Therefore using your write-ups to clap & praise the devil for a job well done. Hmnn. Then it becomes your problem, well! Please watch and Pray

  19. In contribution to the above subject matter and in reaction to previous posts by dear friends, I wish to make the following remarks.

    The Deepper life church as much as I know is a HOLINESS movement that advocate the Weslyean consevative christian standard. Lke other holiness movements all through church history, the church emphasised non conformity to the present evil world and strict adherence to the whole word of God. It also emphasised christlike simplicity and non flyambuoyancy which JESUS live and taught in his lifestime. Like every other organisation, the church has it rules, norms, codes of conduct (including dress code) etc which have scriptural basis. These are intended to enhance their collective objective and goals.

    Membership of the church as much as I know is by personal volition. Those who choose to belong to such a church, would have understood and be willing to abide by thieir lay down standards. Afterall, there are thousands of other churches to choose from.

    My submission therfore is that, beyound deeper life church, people should be faithfull to the organisations, institututions, churches, etc that they willingly choose to belong. Accepting to belong to an organisation and knowingly violet it rules ammount to working against such organisation.

    If the Deeper life church choose to sanction its members who fail to follow their prescribed pattern, what is the big deal about that. Every family have it peculiar way of handling issues and perhap prescribed punitive measures and sanctions.
    The greatest concern of every serious child of God should be self examination and prepareness for the coming of our LORD. And not meddling with another family affair, even to the extent castigating THE LORD ANOINTED. It is dangerous. If you are a christian and u discover that your brother is wrong, confront him dirrectly or you pray for him or else you keep quiet
    ARE YOU READY FOR THE COMING OF THE LORD.
    GOD BLESS YOU. ALL.

  20. I don’t know why dressing should be an issue, which is more dear to God? Your soul or your clothes?The couples are adults let them decide what they want,beside that, didn’t the marriage committee see the clothes before the d day?.What a pity am sure those childrens heart is not in deeper they just found themselves there through birth please don’t use the docrine of men to cause them to stumble.you are looking at the outside God is looking at the inside let him convict and condemn them himself don’t help him.

  21. @ son of abraham y mentioning “imam” in ur post? Pls say wat is worth saying or remain silent. This is purely a xtian affair so u people should sort urselves out. Ok?

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