Recently, the Deeper Life Bible Church headed by the General Superintendent Pastor W.F Kumuyi, came under serious tongue lashing and criticism after his second son, John Kumuyi wedded former Miss Love Odih, daughter of the National Overseer of DLBC in Jamaica at a traditional and church ceremonies in Jamaica on the 13th and 15th of June respectively.
Soon after the ceremonies, the wedding photos went viral on social media, Nigerians dished out their disgust at "how the bride dressed," the fact that "she had make-up on," wore earrings and had a bouquet. And according to many of the comments, this action was regarded as "hypocrisy" at play, while some others thought the bride was modest enough.
While all of these may have put the church in bad standing with people accusing them of having double standards, the couple has released an apology letter to the congregation saying the blame should be put on them.
Continue at the cut to read the letter which was read to the DLBC congregation on Saturday during the church’s mid-year celebration programme held at the Deeper Life Conference Centre, Lagos-Ibadan Expressway and broadcast live to branches all over Nigeria and some parts of Africa via satellite....
The Apology Letter:
“John and Love Kumuyi write to express our deepest and most sincere apology for the turn of events, that have resulted on our traditional and wedding ceremonies, that took place in Jamaica on 13th June and 15th June, 2013 respectively.
“We unreservedly and wholeheartedly state that we did not intend that our acts or omissions will, in any way, undermine the great works that God has done through the Deeper Christian Life Ministry worldwide and more specifically, through our Father in the Lord, the General Superintendent.
“We also use this medium to profusely and sincerely apologise to the General Superintendent for the embarrassment and heartaches, our actions have caused him, more so that he has earlier declined to be at the events.
“This, notwithstanding, we fully accept that having been nurtured, taught and brought up with the sound teaching of the word of God, we should have been able to draw the line, which we failed to do.
“We have now realised the effects of our actions and omission and do plead with the church for forgiveness and also appealing that any action that should be taken be directed at John and Love, as we take this time to prayerfully reflect on our actions. We take full responsibility for what happened, and this action should, in no way, be blamed on the GS, or the leaders of the church in Nigeria, United States, Jamaica or United Kingdom and beyond.”