The founder of Citadel Global Community Church, Tunde Bakare, has said he is no enemy of David Oyedepo, the founder of Winners’ Chapel, although they share different doctrines and beliefs.
Speaking in an interview with TVC on Saturday, August 28, the former Vice presidential candidate said, “Oyedepo and I are contemporaries. We were born in the same year. He was born in August, 1954, and I was born in September. We are contemporaries, God has really blessed him and used him.
“We have differences in doctrines, what we believe, but that does not make us enemies. There is a difference between issues and persons. I have nothing personal against any man of God but I will always defend the truth that I know and I will always make it plain.
“By the way, when he makes noise about his private jet of a thing, do you know that I once acquired a 1707 with the logo of our church on it? Are you aware of that? But we use it for business. I don’t buy a plane to be spending money on it, that I can jump quickly on another and pay little money to where I’m going. We can afford it; we are not envious of them at all.”
Tunde Bakare is the Senior Pastor and founder, Latter Rain Assembly. In 2019, he completed a mega church project reported to cost N18 billion. The new project is known as Citadel and will serve as the church’s auditorium.
Bakare has operated the Latter Rain Church at a single location on Akilo road, Ogba, Lagos without any other branch anywhere, for many years. He tried to establish a few branches some years ago but soon reverted to status quo.