Anglican Priest Accuses Church Of Taking His Wife, Resigns

Anglican Priest Accuses Church Of Taking His Wife, Resigns
  • PublishedMarch 11, 2022

An Anglican priest, Rev. Canon LumenCristi Eboh has announced his resignation as a priest of the Anglican Communion, at a press conference in Awka, Anambra State.

Rev. Eboh, who is also a radio and television evangelist, accused the church of taking his lawfully wedded wife, lodging her at an undisclosed place.

He said, “As I speak, my wife is living differently in an apartment paid for by someone who knows that she is someone’s wife.

“I am only a priest permitted by my communion to enter the sacred institution of marriage. As a married man, I had very private moments with my wife and we shared endearing words just like every young couple.

“With the crash of my marriage, I have sought to reorder my life but those fighting me have even sent young women here in an attempt to use prospects of marriage to malign my character and reputation.”

Citing harassment, instigation, and conspiracy by the diocesan authorities of the Anglican Diocese as reasons for his resignation, he also accused the church of witch-hunting, land grabbing, an attempt to arm-twist him into making the bishop a member of the board of a ministry he founded privately, as well as taking his lawfully wedded wife.

The founder of God in Action Adoration Ministry disclosed that his involvement in charismatic activities was at the centre of his conflict with the bishop, who he accused of high-handedness, intimidation, and conspiratorial manipulations.

According to him, the bishop insisted that the registered trustees of his ministry, God in Action Adoration Ministry be altered to include him (the bishop) and his wife.

He said he resisted because God did not reveal the bishop to him as a vessel in the ministry, noting that his refusal to include the bishop as a trustee as demanded and to hand over the landed property of the ministry to the bishop set him on a collision course with the bishop, leading to his decision to resign

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