COZA pastor, Biodun Fatoyinbo takes leave of absence from pulpit
Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA) has announced that he is taking a leave of absence from the pulpit.
This development is coming after protesters stormed his church in Abuja and its branch in Lagos on Sunday to express their anger over rape allegation by Busola Dakolo, wife of the singer and songwriter, Timi Dakolo.
In an Instagram post on Monday, that he said he came to the decision after seeking counsel from Christian leaders and COZA leadership and his ‘love for God’s work’ in his decision to step down.
“The past few days have been very sobering on me. I have taken time to seek spiritual counsel from Christian leaders around the world who feel very concerned about the ongoing report in the media.
“I have solicited their guidance on actions I should take that is honoring to our Lord Jesus Christ and the work he has called me to do.
“Drawing from their counsel and that of the leadership of COZA and owing to my love for Lord’s work and the sacred honor of my calling I have decided to take a leave of absence from the pulpit of the church.
“Although it would break my heart to tatters to stay a day without doing ministry I believe it is the right thing to do at this time. It is in the interest of the flock of Christ that issues concerning me do not become a distraction to their worship of their Lord,” Fatoyinbo said.