Head Pastor of ICGC, Dr Mensah Otabil has revealed, God used a recent sermon to prepare him for bad news of the collapse of Capital Bank, a company in which he had shares.
He recalled his August 13, 2017 sermon on the theme ‘nothing missing.’ He used it to encourage his members to remain unfazed in the face of affliction.
But less than 24 hours after the sermon, breaking news item on the collapse of Capital bank came to remind him that he was speaking to himself, he confessed.
“I didn’t know I was preaching to myself. It is a word that is for me and for you too,” he said.
"One of the things that enrich the lives of the pastor is to go through what the people go through," the respected clergyman said.
The head pastor whose church, ICGC, and company, Otabil and Associates, had 3% shares each, said the Monday morning breaking news in which Capital Bank and UT bank went bust signalled the beginning of an “eventful” week for him.
In forthrightness, the popular pastor told his congregation Sunday that: “Monday was moderately a good day, Tuesday was a very bad day for me [and] Wednesday was a terrible day for me.”
The bank was taken over by GCB and banking regulator also froze accounts of Directors and top managers of the two banks.
The news dominated media -traditional and social. The motivational speaker and consultant said he lost the appetite to do his Tuesday ritual of preparing his Sunday sermons.
“I was not in a frame of mind for sermon,” the motivational speaker told a congregation.