A pastor in charge of the Abuja branch of ‘House on the Rock’ church, Pastor Uche Aigbe, on Sunday, February 12, caused a stir when he mounted the pulpit carrying an AK-47 rifle.
The rather awkward scene took place during the Sunday second service, which frequently has the highest number of attendees .
Pastor Aigbe, calmly walked up to the lectern with the rifle clenched to his waist. This action left his congregants in a state of fear and inquisitiveness.
He was aware of how tensed the atmosphere was in the church, so as he made an attempt to open his Bible, the preacher looked up and said teasingly, “Some people are looking for my trouble. And I came here prepared.
“Today, there are some pastors with gift of divination who go about ripping people. This is why we should carry our ‘guns’ and defend ourselves. I will particularly be coming very soon for some of you sleeping in the church.”
His statement threw the entire gathering into a festival of laughter as he continued preaching on “Guarding your hearts from false teachers” and “faith without work is dead.”