Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo, the senior pastor of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA) worldwide, has made known his decision to step down from the pulpit.
According to him, the decision to take the leave of absence was as a result of the spiritual counsel from Christian leaders and spiritual mentors.
“The past few days have been very sobering for me. I have taken time to pray and seek spiritual counsel from Christian leaders around the world who feel very concerned about the ongoing reports in the media.
I have solicited their guidance on actions I should take that is honouring to our Lord Jesus Christ and the work He has called me to do.
“Drawing from their counsel and that of the leadership of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly and owing to my love for God’s word and the sacred honour of my called, I have decided to take a leave of absence from the pulpit of the church,” Fatoyinbo said in a post on his official Instagram handle.
He said that the action was heartbreaking, but he felt it is essential to take such still over the allegation raised against him.
Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo referred the present circumstances as, and his confidence in the Lord remains unwavering.
He then called on the congregation to continually pray for him and the church at large.
“Although it would break my heart to tatters to stay a day without doing ministry, I believe it is the right thing to do at this time. It is in the interest of the flock of Christ that issues concerning me do not become a distraction to their worship of their Lord.
“This step enables me to submit to the concerns of my spiritual mentors as they consider all the issues that have been raised against me.
“My confidence in the Lord remains unwavering. Though I do not understand all that is happening, I trust the Lord to lead and guide me one step at a time. Kindly pray for the congregation of COZA and me as we seek the face of the Lord during these turbulent times.”