The self-proclaimed “Apostle of Power” has recently released 4 ebooks in an attempt to encourage young pastors to make extra streams of income. He is quoted in a recent interview to have said “I have seen so many pastors struggling to keep their church doors open because they lack financial aid. This is why I advocate that every pastor, young and mature, should explore external streams of income besides church income so that they never have to compromise in their ministries”.
The 4 books of Apostle JP M Dinayen have since sold over 3 000 copies with the best seller titled “Witchcraft Exposed”. The second-best seller which was titled “Victory in the Storm” also had a great response from his online followers.
The third best was one titled “Why are they jealous of me” and this particular book is said to have more sales in Africa then any of the others. The last book was titled “20 Prayers for Single Ladies” inspired by his female-dominated following who would often send the same prayer request – marriage.
Apostle JP M Dinayen advocates that every pastor should not depend on church offering and tithe only to make an income for their ministries, but also explore external business ideas that will also ensure that they never have to close their church doors because of lack of income.
Do you think this is a good stance coming from a pastor? Do you also think pastors should run businesses instead of depending on church income only?