A pastor of a new generation pentecostal church in Port Harcourt is right now facing intense criticisms for dumping his wife of 15 years and marrying another wife.
Small Talks gathered that the pastor took the decision to re-marry because the wife for the past 15 years of their marriage did not give him a child. The woman was also alleged to be pilfering church funds even against the protestation of the pastor.
The woman was also said to be nagging the pastor particularly whenever she saw him discussing with female members of his church.
The fact that she could not bear a child 15 years after marrying the pastor, we were told, had also made her restless even during service.
According to the gist, at the close of service every Sunday, when the pastor was discussing with some female members of the church, the wife would always draw close to listen to the discussions.
This attitude, Small Talks learnt, had always left the pastor pissed off to the point that he confronted her on several occasions even in the presence of church members.
Unable to bear the shame and embarrassment she was causing him, the pastor was said to have dumped her and married a female church member.
However, the action of the pastor, we were told, did not go down well with several members of the church who have started criticising him for abandoning his wife and setting aside his marital vows 15 years ago.
As a pastor, they argued, no matter the circumstances, he was not supposed to marry another woman.
It is believed that a pastor is supposed to practice what he preaches at the pulpit and not preaching one thing and doing another thing.