A UK-based Zimbabwean pastor, Walter Masocha, has stepped down from his position as the leader of Agape For All Nations Church following allegations that he has slept with his married daughter.
The controversial pastor who was once in the news for allegations of sexually molesting his members seems to have taken his act home.
According to UK-based writer Jean Gasho, Walter Masocha was exposed after his son-in-law allegedly discovered explicit messages and nude pictures that his wife had been allegedly sending to her own father. He then took this incriminating evidence to his mother-in-law, Judith.
Judith is reported to have confronted the pastor and he allegedly confessed to having had an incestuous relationship with his daughter. Judith is now reported to be divorcing her pastor husband for having sex with his child.
In a statement, one of the leaders of the church, Francis Aturia said that Masocha was stepping down due to a “serious moral fall”.
“Sadly, as a result, we would like to inform you all that Dr.Walter Masocha has with immediate effect taken leave of absence in order to deal with a serious moral fall which he has informed his family, the Board of Trustees and the Commissioners.
“He is brokenhearted and distraught at the result of the misdemeanours and feels that he is not fit to continue as Spiritual Leader of Agape.
“This has come as a significant shock and blow to Dr Judith and the family, and no doubt to many Agape children and other people worldwide. A full investigation will be conducted in due time, and the appropriate disciplinary action shall be taken.
“Many on hearing this will be deeply shocked and disturbed by such a disappointing revelation. We implore you to remember most especially, his gracious wife, Dr Judith and consider a Christ-like response to all who are involved at every level of the church family.
“We would like to kindly ask you to remember him and his family in your prayers. In view of the fact that he is on leave from his official role, we would like to ask you all at this time to avoid contacting him. We also urge you to avoid contacting Dr Judith and the family in respect of their privacy at this difficult time.
At this time, we encourage prayer fuelled with loving action to support one another and keep our focus on our Lord Jesus Christ who by His Holy Spirit is the only one that will enable the current tragedy to be worked out ultimately for His own glory somehow, sometime,” the statement as sighted by YEN.com.gh on Jeangasho.com read.
Meanwhile, another top pastor, Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams has come in the news for allegedly sending thugs to the Tema Community 10 branch of his Action Chapel International (ACI) to retrieve a 10% commission from the branch for the use of the ACI name.
The thugs, reportedly led by Bishop James Saah, the administrative bishop of the Action Chapel International (ACI), allegedly stormed the church to halt service and drag out the branch pastor over his refusal to pay. The incident has led the branch pastor and his leaders to decide to break away from the mother church.