THE leadership tussle rocking the Celestial Church of Christ (CCC) worldwide has taken a new turn as the branches of the church in the northern states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, on Wednesday reaffirmed that Pastor Paul Suru Maforikan remains the leader and the spiritual head of the church worldwide.
Addressing a press conference in Abuja, the northern states/FCT coordinator of the church, Superior Evangelist Raph A. Akinkunmi, denied the rumor that Pastor Maforikan had stepped down for the son of the late Rev. S.B.J. Oshoffa, Pastor Emmanuel Mobiyina Oshoffa, as the leader of the church.
Superior Evangelist Akinkunmi declared that the speculation about Pastor Maforikan stepping down for Pastor Oshoffa as the head of the church was the handiwork of the enemies of the church and who would go to any lengths to cause disharmony within Celestial Church of Christ family worldwide.
"Our members in the 160 branches of our church in the North and Abuja should disregard this dangerous rumor, Pastor Maforikan remains our pastor and leader of the church, he has not relinquished his position.
The church must be one, our objective is that Celestial Church of Christ
should be one and it should be under one leadership," he