The Cherubim and Seraphim Church (C&S) has sealed four branches in Ondo after the presiding pastors were caught engaging in fetish activities.
President of Ondo State unification of leaders of C&S Primate Ade Ademisokun-Turton, who disclosed this at a briefing on Wednesday, said the churches were sealed to bar the pastors from tarnishing the image of the church.
Ademisokun-Turton said any pastor that required training would be allowed to come in.
He said leaders of the C&S have settled their differences and are united as a body.
Ademisokun-Turton, who spoke on his installation as baba alakoso of unification of leaders of C&S, said his deputy, seven council of elders and three baba aladuras would also be installed.
“We may not be one in the past before, but now we are one body there were some people that want to join us and that is why we want to train them. Not too long ago, we sealed some churches and they still remained sealed because they don’t know anything about C&S, we are not going to take that anymore,” he said.
“Those who have accepted to be trained would be allowed to come in. We have sealed about 4 churches now caught doing fetish because we have zero tolerance for fetish in C&S.
“We believe we are the first Pentecostal church in the whole of Africa and the spirit of the Lord is still with us so the missing areas that have not been properly addressed by our leaders have now been readdressed. We now represent the new testament because those things that were taken for granted have been taken serious now.
“We are making efforts to formally have a training school for our officials, it is not enough to have a calling but someone must be trained. We realise that where things are missing needs proper training to make a church grow.”