Oyogist has learned that the General superintendent of deeper Christian Life Ministry, Pastor William Kumuyi has lifted punishment issued out to some youths of the church who obstructed Sunday service to celebrate the pastor’s 80th birthday on June 6.
The service which was attended by Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu and Akwa Ibom State Governor, Emmanuel Udom, generated a lot of controversies as youths in the church strategically positioned at the first gallery of the building started blowing the trumpets and sang happy birthday to their pastor.
Kumuyi reduced the tension in his recent sermon, as he Disclosed that those who had been punished by their action during the service should be restored back to the working team.
Kumuyi thanked the youths for honouring him with their musical instruments.
He said: “On the 6th of June some young people did something they were excited about and some of us old people, we maybe rebuked them directly or indirectly. I even heard that one of those who played instruments singing ‘Happy Birthday’..understand these are young people and sometimes young people need to express their joy and their excitement in the way we adults might not have thought, we should express our own joy…but we were all happy, were you not happy?
“But you didn’t express it, you did yours in a quiet, matured, decent, weighty manner which is good…but those young people acted like they are young people and I want to register my appreciation publicly to all of them. Those who sang, those who played instruments and those who excitedly dramatized whatever, I appreciate them, God appreciates them and we praise the Lord for them.