He recently had his say via a statement, and Nigerians have been reacting.
According to him, even if Deeper Life belongs to Kumuyi and he has the legal right to change the policies and principles of the church, Deeper Life has to always be against worldly music.
He added that the church is a modesty and outward holiness church, and it is best if things remained that way.
“LETTER TO PASTOR W.F. KUMUYI
FROM: A Concerned Deeper Lifer(Prince Dele Banjo)
TO: Pastor W.F. Kumuyi
Deeper Christian Life Ministry
2-10 Ayodele Oke-Owo Street
INTRODUCTION OF UNCONVENTIONAL MUSIC AT DEEPER LIFE BIBLE CHURCH
Greetings to you Sir, our dear father in the Lord, may God cover you with the wings of His love.
Proverbs 22:6 states “train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it”.
Since you are our father in the Lord whose role is it to train us, it is only natural for us to kneel at your feet and beg for advice anytime we have a troubling question.
Sir, we humbly come to you at this moment because we have a troubling question. Sir, why are you introducing unconventional music to Deeper Life Bible Church through the invitation of external musicians.
These external musicians that you have invited to Deeper Life include Nathaniel Bassey, Don Moen, Collin McDowell and Paul Baloche.
As our father in the Lord, you ought to defend the introduction of unconventional music to Deeper Life because you did not raise us your Deeper Life children with such music. Instead, you raised us with the hymn book and the choir alone. We request an explanation from you because we strongly believe that the introduction of unconventional music and the invitation of external musicians to Deeper Life could run contrary to the founding principles of Deeper Life Bible Church which implies that we should worship with music in a modest way with our humble choir.”
“Dear Sir, what happened to our book of hymns and choir? Why do you deem our God given book of hymns and our innocent choir insufficient up to the point where you believe that it is necessary to invite external musicians to come and sing for us at Deeper Life?
Dear Sir, weren’t you the one that raised us with modesty, decent dressing and outward holiness? You were the one that taught us all we know about modesty, decent dressing and outward holiness, so what’s going on sir?
Dear Sir, we realize that Deeper Christian Life Ministry is your church. From a legal perspective, Deeper Christian Life Ministry belongs to you and it is your registered N.G.O. Therefore you have the legal right to change the policies and principles of your church.
However, you should realize that it is the principle that makes the church and a considerable amount of your congregation may have signed up to Deeper Life in the first place because of the founding principles of Deeper Life. You cannot possibly shatter the principles without shattering the church.”
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