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The senior Pastor of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) Trinity Chapel Parish, London, Pastor Sola Fola-Alade has announced his resignation from the church.
The popular Pastor, the son of a renowned Nigerian architect, Chief Fola Alade, announced his departure from the church to the congregation during the service on Sunday June 14, 2015. It was a shocked congregation that heard this announcement from the Pastor of one of the largest RCCG parishes in the UK.
Sola Fola-Alade is a motivational speaker who is referred to as Mr Impact. Apart from his church congregation, he enjoys a large followership on local Nigerian TV stations in the UK. His TV programmes enjoy good rating.
Sola Fola-Alade, a man of infectious laughter, has not announced his next move, but on Monday released the following statement on his Facebook page.
ANNOUNCING MY DEPARTURE FROM RCCG TRINITY CHAPEL
“To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven” – Eccl3:1
As the above scripture states, life is lived in seasons and there is a God appointed season to fulfill every purpose and discharge every assignment that God gives.
It is with this in mind and a heavy heart that I announce the end of over 22 years of being a committed and proud member of the RCCG and close to a 20 year season of being the Pastor of the wonderful RCCG Trinity Chapel family.
God has given me a new assignment to fulfill, and it requires that I step out of the RCCG system to fulfill it.
Once God spoke to me about starting this new work, I have fasted over an extended period and prayed again and again; and God has reiterated and confirmed it in many different ways. I also prayed carefully and sought counsel and confirmation from my Spiritual Mentors and Elders because I fully appreciate the gravity of this decision.
Informing my Spiritual Father
Last week I travelled to Lagos, Nigeria to have a father and son talk with my spiritual father, Pastor E.A. Adeboye, in order to inform him of what God spoke to me. After I shared my heart with him and my conviction about what God has told me, Daddy G.O. blessed me and released me.
He was very gracious and warm to me and reassured me that I will always remain his son.
A Tribute to God’s General
In my personal estimation Pastor E.A. Adeboye is the greatest and yet the simplest man of God on earth today.
I personally believe I would have fulfilled destiny if I can accomplish only a fraction of what he has achieved in his lifetime. I continue to honour, respect and esteem highly.
The same way I left my natural fathers house, but I have remained his son, I leave the RCCG family that is led by my spiritual father pastor Adeboye but remain his son.
Leaving a Family
I will greatly miss the RCCG, as it has been my family and support system for just under 23 years.
I cannot over emphasise the instruction and impartation I have received from this spiritual lineage over the years, especially in the area of holiness, integrity and simplicity – traits that will continue to mark my ministry and work.
I am so proud of what God has done with 6 people and £250 and that in all the time that |Trinity Chapel has existed, neither I, as its leader or Trinity Chapel, as a church, by the grace of God, has experienced scandal of any sort be it financial, moral or otherwise.
It is difficult leaving what has been my family for close to 23 years and the church and people I have pastored for just under 20 years. but i am also excited at the thought of pursuing God’s new assignment for my life and taking more territory for the kingdom of God.
I will keep you updated on my Next Steps….
Pastor Sola Fola-Alade.