Mr. Brian Jones, Pastor and founder, Outreach Ministries, has told those expecting help from churches in the wake of Coronavirus outbreak to discard the expectation, pointing out that tithes given in the church is for God not pastors.
Jones was responding to request for churches to make available free hand sanitizers for its members.
The pastor said church has no responsibility of providing relief materials to members.
The pastor, who is based in Ghana, pointed out that, although church members give offering and tithe, they are for God and not pastors.
In a video that was published on Facebook, Jones said.
“If we don’t have money to pay rents, where are we going to get money to buy hand sanitizers?
“And let me tell you, it’s not the responsibility of the church to but hand sanitizers for you because you give offering. It is not. You give offering to God to receive a blessing. It’s not compulsory that the church has to bring you hand sanitizers.
“The bible says that God loves a cheerful giver. It should be out of a cheerful heart. You shouldn’t give to the church and expect favour in return.
“You give to God — not your pastor. You give to God to receive a blessing. And a blessing is something that you don’t see. It’s not physical — it’s an invisible force that’s comes upon your life to prosper…so stop thinking that the church has to bring you hand sanitizers.”