Pastor W.F. Kumuyi, General Overseer of the Deeper Life Bible Church, has instructed ushers at his church to stop requiring women to cover their heads in church.
This was stated by Kumuyi in a sermon posted on the Ekiti branch’s Facebook page of his church.
His words, “Somebody is coming to our church for the first time. And she happens to be a lady not covering her head. We ask the person to cover her head before coming in. We don’t know whether the person does not even know God. We confront her out there before she even enters the church. We don’t know if she does not know how to pray or prophesy. But we impose rules on her.
“If I were the person, I would wonder what kind of church is this? If they treat me like a primary school girl, that will be my last time coming to the church.”
The clergyman stated that because of persistent covering, there will be “heat in the hair and it will emit odour,”
He went on to lament that some women have stopped making themselves presentable to their husbands simply because they are now married.
Kumuyi said, “There are some women who are not attractive to their husbands. Some believe since they are married they are no longer obligated to look good before their husband. There are single sisters that are not presentable.
“If I don’t tell you maybe nobody will tell you. There are some wives who dress shabbily and are no longer attractive to the man.
“There are some single sisters that are not presentable. Anybody who is looking for the will of God may not be attracted to them”.
Citing 1Cor 11v5 of the Holy Bible, which dwells on the covering of the head for the female gender, Kumuyi clarified that women should have their heads covered while praying or prophesying.