A Ugandan Pastor has shocked congregants and neighbors for closing down his church after scoring big in sports betting.
Neighbors say man of God held several outdoor crusades in the area, where he narrated how he had a divine encounter with the Almighty.
“Pastor Tim gave very big testimonies and shared big visions, saying God had appointed him a representative of heaven on earth.” says Miss Martha.
However, after winning over 100 million from sports betting (equivalent to Ksh 3,480,000), the Pastor has decided to close the Church.
And to the shock of many, the Pastor has now revealed his real intention when he opened the Church.
“You see many Pastors are making millions by pulling crowds in their churches and meetings. I must admit that I also opened this church due to ‘greed’ but not anointing,” he narrated.
According to the man of God turned gambler, his expectations of raking in millions from Church were not met, something that forced him to seek alternatives.
“All along I had plans to close the Church, but I decided to take everything slowly, since I wholly depended on the offerings for food.” he says.
“I started gambling about 4 years ago. I would place bets on several platforms using the money I got as offering and tithes in Church. Sometimes I would come up with a fake Church project to get some money for bets over the weekend.” he adds.
Pastor Tim is however now planning to use his fortunes to expand his ministry.
“I am a businessman. My passion all along was business. I am planning to start a big shop in a town far from here. I will also get a nice car. God has remembered me.” he says.