Wife of General Overseer of The Victorious Army Ministries International, Pastor (Mrs.) Blessing Agboli, has refuted popular beliefs that most church leaders with private jets acquired them with tithes and offering.
She said private jets are so expensive that no amount of tithes and offering can buy them.
She spoke on Tuesday in Lagos with newsmen ahead of the Bethel Victory Convention of the church slated for November 21-26.
The theme of the convention is God of wonders.
Among speakers expected at the convention are Pastor Mathew Ashimolowo, Pastor Abel Damina, Apostle Joshua Talena, Rev Ntia Ntia and Apostle Paul Odola.
Ministering in songs are: Joe Praise, Steve Crown, Big Bolaji, Chinyere Udoma, Kingsley Ike and Kevin Sapp.
Reacting to claims that church leaders were feeding fat on tithes and offering, Agboli said: ‘’Offerings cannot buy private jets. You cannot just park a jet without making a business out of it.
‘’Owning a private jet is not a sin and those who have them should never be apologetic.
‘’I don’t think offerings can buy jets. I don’t think pastors also should apologise for making and spending money.
‘’That we are pastors does not mean we should be poor.’’
She however welcomed criticisms against ministers of the gospel, noting they were becoming rather sporadic and acidid these days.
According to her: ‘’Critics help you to be careful and manage your excesses. When they criticise us, they help us a lot. Not all criticisms are bad.’’