It is outrageous for anyone to say a political party constructed Perez Dome-Bishop Agyinasare
General Overseer and Founder of Perez Chapel Bishop Charles Agyinasare has rubbished assertions that his church headquarters was constructed for him by a political party.
The respected man of God said the assertions were not only outrageous but meant to tarnish his image.
He revealed this during the first service on Sunday, October 25, 2020, when he spoke on gossip and lies and the impact they have on human life.
Bishop Agyinasare disclosed in the sermon that the location of the church used to be a property for the defunct Ghana Meat Company but was publicly sold and he was the one who won the bid to purchase it.
He said the then location was put up for a bid in 1997 and his church put in a bid and bought it.
He indicated the church purchased the facility which had dilapidated buildings that were later transformed into the current Perez Headquarters.
The man of God noted the plan was overgrown with elephant grass and when the church saw the advert they put in a bid and won it.
They were later asked to pay for the area in a year or lose it to another buyer.
He said some church members sacrificed and paid part and in getting to the final year for them to pay, they had difficulties, and then a church member asked the husband who was not a church member to give the church a soft loan to finish off the payment.
“So if anyone lies that it was given to me, that person is insulting all the people that contributed and sacrificed to buy this place. And the worst part of it is that if we didn’t pay for this place, the money we raised for this place I chopped it…Amazingly we built the Dome between 2002 and 2008. So why do people have to lie to tarnish the church and a religious leader because I said something they did not like?”
He also revealed the church’s roof was imported from the United States and when they arrived, he wrote to the then government to be given a tax waiver but he was told that the request should be taken through parliament for approval.
However, he decided to ignore the request because he felt he would have been taken to the cleaners by parliamentarians.
This decision he noted has helped because he would not have been able to defend it if it has been granted at the time.
Bishop Charles Agyinasare was worried lies have been accepted culturally and politically and bemoaned how politicians from all divides peddle lies just to paint their opponents in a negative light.
He was worried Ghanaians no longer trust what politicians say because they have lied to them over the years.
He warned lies bring on God’s wrath hence Ghanaians should desist from pending lies about others.
Meanwhile, he has also denied being offered cars by a political party as speculated by some politicians.
Read the full comments on the issue below
LAND CRUISER: When people lie they don’t even look at the repercussions. Political activists have consistently lied that a particular political party bought Land Cruisers for me and even gave me one for my security. When I have never owned a Land Cruiser. My security aide does not own a car. The last time the Church bought an official four wheel for me it was ten years ago and it was a beautiful INFINITY. Five years ago, I drove to Benin for a crusade and when returning I had multiple car problems. When I brought the report of the crusade in church, a member got holy anger and bought me a new Lexus. I don’t have a problem if the government gives a religious leader a vehicle to enhance his work. I have not received any yet.
DZORWULU PROPERTY: Recently because I said something that some people did not like they were on air saying. A particular political party just gave Bishop Agyinasare Dzorwulu and built it for him. The truth is that in 1997 there was an advert in the newspapers selling the then Meat Marketing Board properties in Ghana. Amongst the list was this place their former Head Office: made up of an old destroyed office building, an old ware house with no roof, with the dried blood of the slaughtered cattle and a field overgrown with elephant grass and filled with silt because this is a valley as the name suggests in Ga, Dzorwulu (big valley). We put in a bid and won and had to pay it off in one year otherwise we were going to lose it. We raised monies sacrificially which Chronicle reported on to pay for it. Getting to the end of the year we had not finished paying off, so a precious lady who was a church member convinced the husband who was not a church member to give us a one year loan, the man gave us the loan without interest to pay it off. So, if anyone lies that it was given to me, you are insulting all of us who paid to buy this place and you are insinuating I chopped or spent the monies raised.
Amazingly, we built the Dome between 2002 to 2008 so why lie and tarnish a church and a religious leader because I said something you did not like. It would amaze you to know that we imported this Geometric roof in beginning 2008 but it took over a year to manufacture it in America and when the six forty feet containers arrived, a different was in power in 2009. I went with my Church Board to see the leadership of the new party to waive off the duty because it was for a church. The leadership of this party told us unless it goes to Parliament they could not do that and so we had to pay the duty. I am glad we did otherwise today I cannot even defend it. However, I think indigenous Charismatic Churches must be helped by government to succeed because of what we do and the many people we employ if businesses are given an enabling enviroment.LikeComment