Fatoyinbo returns to COZA pulpit one month after stepping down

Biodun Fatoyinbo

Senior Pastor of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA), Biodun Fatoyinbo, has returned to the pulpit a month after stepping down following rape allegations against him by Busola, wife of singer, Timi Dakolo.

The allegation caused a storm with many protesters marching to the church in Abuja and its branch in Lagos to express their displeasure.

Fatoyinbo thereafter announced on July 1 that he was drawing counsel from Christian leaders and COZA leadership and his ‘love for God’s work’ in his decision to step down.

His wife, Modele, held the fort in his absence in a move which seemed to pacify protesters.

However, Fatoyinbo, who is now being investigated by the police, gave a sermon on Sunday titled ‘Sudden victories’ in a full church auditorium.

Taking his texts from 1st Timothy 6:12; Mark 4:35-37 and 1st Corinthians 10:13, Fatoyinbo encouraged his congregation to be steadfast in the midst of persecution.

“As a Christian, you must face opposition. If God, who is holy and faithful has enemies, you are sure going to have,” he said.

“In wrestling, any method can be used. When faced with challenging circumstances, pray, fast, decree, confess and prophesy God’s victory over your life.

“Most contrary situations around you are set up by the enemy to ripple your faith and keep you on a spot.”