According to a report, some church members have accused renowned pastor Chris Oyakhilome of hiring people to pretend to be sick and disabled. These actors are then healed during his television shows and public prayer meetings.
he report quoted a member of the church saying;
“I was offered R10 000 to rehearse and pretend to be in a wheelchair three weeks before the all-night prayer called Night of Bliss at the Johannesburg Stadium,”
“The pastor told me that they were looking for people to work for the church. He said that I was going to sit in a wheelchair and be wheeled around while pretending to be physically ill. I would then stand up and walk as soon as Pastor Chris stopped praying for me.
Even children who are healthy are whisked around in wheelchairs. Some use crutches.
“Everyone is allocated a person who tells the congregation about your background, your specific illness and suffering.
“The pastor then raises his hands and places them maybe on your legs if you cannot walk, and a few seconds later you get up and walk around the room,”
The source also claimed he called the church to turn down their offer.
“I just told myself that using the word of God to lie to desperate people is immoral, so I refused to take up their offer.”