My Grouse With Deeper Life

Source: Maryjane Ezeh/

Some years ago, Pastor Tunde Bakare of the Latter Rain Assembly abandoned Deeper Life after being there for five years to start his own church. However, he had always avoided answering questions on his exit from the church, but in a chat with TheNewsNigeria, the once presidential candidate finally explained why he suddenly left the church.

The clergy, who will turn 60 on the November 11, 2014, gave the main reason he left the Pastor Kumuyi-led church.

According to him, he was with the Deeper Life Church from 1978 to 1983, but left when the television set was referred to as devil's box.

“One day, while I was ministering and a brother was interpreting, I was giving example of the 'faith cometh by hearing and hearing the word of God' and I said, 'Supposing you go to a supermarket to buy soap, you might not know what soap to buy but because you watched the advertisement of Joy soap on television, then you would look for Joy soap because you have been hearing about it.' And my interpreter said: “If you have been watching the devil's box…”