Flamboyant Nigerian pastor in Ukraine, Sunday Adelaja, is presently entangled in an adultery scandal with multiple women numbering more than 30.
His church, Embassy of the Blessed Kingdom of God for All Nations Church, is headquartered in Kiev, Ukraine. His church is spread across many countries in Europe.
The pastor however denied all allegations levelled against him, saying it is an attempt by some people to take over the church from him.
Adelaja once denied the allegations. According to him, “That is not true at all; I have read what people are saying about me. The funny thing is that nobody asked me for any information; no interview was granted to anyone.”
The the Russian Union of Christians Evangelical Faith reacted to the rumors. At a meeting convened to hear Adelaja’s side of the story, Adelaja confessed to have had sexual intercourse with female members of his church.
Thereafter, a Pentecostal group, Spiritual Council Russian Union of Christians Evangelical Faith, asked Sunday Adelaja to “seek psychiatric help in Kiev and the United States.”
Head of the body, who Sunday Adelaja submits to, Apostle Toff Ulysis stated that “Pastor Adelaja mentioned that he had a relationship with 20 or 30 women; probably, the number was more than he could remember.
“Also, I talked with many women (married and unmarried), as well as with their husbands, and they shared with me their pain and described how the pastor manipulates people, who work for him.
“All the stories were equally horrific, disgusting and depressing. People are very sorry about the current situation with the pastor and wanted him to have psychiatric help.
“I made it clear that my aim is not to destroy either the Embassy of God, because many people have found help in the church or Pastor Sunday as a person. I wanted to make sure that everything has been done to these women and the couples have received care, reconciliation and redeeming restoration.”
Adelaja has flatly denied the allegations stating that “It is actually an old story that was cooked up by some disgruntled members of my leadership team when they knew of my decision to hand over the church because of my plan to return to Africa.
“So, it’s a leadership tussle from those whose desires for church leadership were not granted. I’m happy with my wife. The church here in Ukraine is doing well. So I thank God that their stories though believed by some without confirmation is still false nevertheless.”