The presiding pastor of the Abuja chapter of the House on the Rock, Pastor Uche Aigbe, on Sunday caused a stir when he mounted the pulpit carrying an AK 47 rifle.
The incident happened during the second service, which often draws a sizable congregation from throughout the Federal Capital Territory.
The pastor approached the altar while brandishing the weapon as many people in the congregation exchanged looks to attempt to figure out what was going on.
Aigbe did not flinch as he approached the podium; he was conscious of the tension his behavior had produced.
As he made attempt to open his Bible, the preacher looked up and said, “Some people are looking for my trouble. And I came here prepared for anything.
“Today, there are some pastors with gift of divination who go about ripping people. This is why we should carry our ‘guns’ and defend ourselves. I will particularly be coming very soon for some of you sleeping in the church.”
His response threw the entire gathering into a fit of laughter as he continued preaching on “Guarding your hearts from false teachers” and “faith without work is dead.”
However, it was unknown if the gun he was brandishing was loaded or not.