An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated that Bishop Oyedepo was denied entry visa into the US. Information Nigeria incorrectly reported the US embassy did not give any other reason except the standard default explanation that the Bishop did not qualify for visa renewal in its assessment and urged him to try again. This version has been corrected.
The Living Faith Church has debunked media reports that Founder of the Ministry, Bishop David Oyedepo was denied an entry visa into the United States.
According to Chairman, Editorial and Media Board of Winners, Prof. Sheriff Folarin, Oyedepo was at no time denied an entry visa into the US, adding that the cleric was not at the US Embassy on the day the false report went viral.
A mild drama played out at the Lagos office of the Embassy of the United States as the founder of Faith Tabernacle in Ota, Ogun State, and Living Faith Church Worldwide, otherwise known as Winners’ Chapel International, Bishop David Oyedepo was denied a visa.
It was gathered that the embassy did not give any other reason except the standard default explanation that the Bishop did not qualify for visa renewal in its assessment and urged him to try again.
Heaven was, however, let loose when the obviously flustered preacher and businessman created a scene whilst querying the grounds for his refusal.
According to Thisday, Oyedepo told the embassy he had been traveling to the states as far back as the 1980s and had violated no rules or committed any crime to have warranted being denied a renewal of his visa.