Living Faith Church Worldwide, also known as Winners Chapel, has maintained silence over the resignation of Pastor Isaac Oyedepo, the second son of the church’s founder Bishop David Oyedepo.
QEDNG reported that Isaac resigned from his position as national youth pastor of the Youth Alive Fellowship (YAF), the youth arm of the church. He was appointed to that role last month.
The YAF announced Isaac’s appointment on social media.
“On the behalf of the Youths of Living Faith Church Worldwide, we say a big welcome to our National Youth Pastor, Pastor Isaac Oyedepo as he takes the Youth Alive Fellowship to the next levels of glory,” the announcement read.
Isaac is said to be planning to begin a new ministry independent of the Living Faith Church.
He was ordained as Living Faith Church pastor by American preacher Kenneth Copeland in May 2007.
Isaac pastored the Winners Chapel International in South Africa; Maryland, United States; and Lokogoma, Abuja before he was redeployed to the headquarters in Ota, Ogun State.
QEDNG learnt that Isaac was frequently being transferred because of his disagreement with the church’s policy on staff welfare.
Church Times, a religious platform, quoted a source as saying: “Isaac was not happy that many staff of the commission were not being treated well. The church gets billions of naira in income but finds it difficult to pay reasonable salaries to its staff.”
The platform’s sources claimed that at some point Oyedepo wanted Isaac relieved of his pastoral office but for the intervention of the church’s first vice president and head of Goshen Land in Abuja Bishop David Abioye.
Isaac’s elder brother David Oyedepo Junior is the resident pastor of the church’s headquarters known as Faith Tabernacle.