Eldest son of Prophet Timothy Obadare, the late founder of the World Soul Winning Evangelical Ministry, Dr. Paul Obadare, on Friday, stated that his father neither caused the crisis within the Christ Apostolic Church nor frustrated efforts to resolve it.
Obadare, who is also a pastor and president of the USA chapter of WOSEM, made the clarification during an interview with our correspondent against insinuations that his father allegedly frustrated all moves to reconcile the warring factions before his death last Thursday.
Obadare said he personally made a move to reconcile the factions when his father was alive.
He said, “We use this occasion to call for the unity of CAC worldwide in the tradition of our motto: one fold one shepherd.
“It is not true that my father caused the crisis within the CAC fold. In fact, his accusers were actually responsible and I made series of efforts, which were frustrated by some of the leaders.
“My father carried on his WOSEM as an evangelical arm of the CAC for many years and he submitted himself under the authority of the church, which he still did until he was called to glory.
“A lot of people were at peace with WOSEM activities and they requested for branches which were granted by my late father. Some leaders saw this as setting up of an independent church, which was not the case.
“The statement that my father caused the crisis is not correct. It is not a honest one. Before his death, baba had on many occasions sent letters to the authorities, seeking their understanding on the need to be in one accord.
“I also, on several occasions, have gone to meet the leaders when Baba Olusheye was the president. I have also gone to talk to the new president several times about solidarity and I pleaded with them to bury the hatchet and allow the CAC to move on as a united church.”