The founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry, William Folorunso Kumuyi, has told critics and youths that he is not ready to retire from the pulpit.
Kumuyi made the bold statement during a recent programme for young ministers tagged ‘Emancipated for the Next Level’ while responding to an article questioning why he, Pastor E.A. Adeboye of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, and Pastor David Oyedepo of the Living Faith Church Worldwide, haven’t retired.
Reacting, Kumuyi said, “I read an article that somebody said ‘what’s Kumuyi, Adeboye, and Oyedepo looking for again? Haven’t they done enough? Shouldn’t they just go and rest? I wish I knew the people that wrote the article, I’d sit them down and I’ll say, Moses, ministered until his last breath and Joshua ministered until his last breath and Christ our saviour, our model, our example ministered until his last breath, And Paul, the apostle to the Gentiles, he ministered until his last breath.
“I’m still just starting, everything the Lord ordained that I will accomplish and I pass it onto you… I know the young people are there, the land is vast, and the population is great and I give the baton to them. I’m not going to throw up my hands and say now, am tired, do I look like a tired man? Never!
“Until I do all that the Lord has called me and commanded me to do; establish holiness, peace in the land, follow peace and holiness with all men and then it says without that holiness no one will see the Lord.
“I’m not about to shut up on holiness, sanctification, and purity, if I’m going to be an Elijah, I know what the Lord has called me to do. And He has said, blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see the Lord.
“And we’re not giving up, we’re not saying because we have CAN, our respected Chairman, we have all the blogs.. therefore when I come now, Kumuyi be careful what you say because CAN is her, CAN will have to rise up and run after me … because we know that God is God and we’re going to serve this God of heaven.”