• July 22, 2019

CCC Crisis Latest: BOT, Senior Clergies Affirm Mobiyina as Leader …As Tosho Loses Mum

SBJ Oshoffa

 The new leadership crisis rocking the
Celestial Church of Christ took a new turn last Wednesday July 1 as Madam Elizabeth Oschoffa, mother of Senior Evangelist Tosho Oschoffa who
declared himself as the Pastor of the church on June 10, 2015 passed away in the early hours of the day at her
Ketu, Lagos-South West Nigeria home.

Madam Elizabeth Oschoffa who is alleged to be the late Pastor
Founder SBJ Oschoffa’s second wife
was age 80 and survived by seven children namely: Jacob, Yinka, Olatosho, Yemi, Deborah, Rachael and Comfort with many grand children.
In the last
couple of weeks, there have been both internal and external crisis rocking the
seat of the church’s leadership with the Pastor and first son of the founder, Reverend Emmanuel Mobiyina Oschoffa having to contend with a court
injunction stopping him from acting as Pastor of the church on one hand and the
ambition of his maternal younger brother, Senior
Evangelist Tosho Oschoffa
to take over the church leadership from him on
the other.

Tosho who served his brother as Personal
Assistant for 12 years was said to have taken a document to his brother who has
a sight problem in the wake of the court injunction which stopped his leadership
and made his brother to sign the document which unknown to him (Mobiyina) was a
document that suggests he had ceded power and position to Tosho. Tosho who is very
powerful and influential in the running of the church’s affairs later got some
loyal shepherds and BOT members to declare him as the new CCC leader but all
his efforts to pronounce self and take over the reigns of the church leadership
met a brick wall from constituted authorities in the church.
“Any assertion, representation,
claims and pretention by ANY person or persons including the ill-advised and
baseless self-declaration of Senior Evangelist Tosho Oschoffa to the
Pastorship or leadership of the Church is fake, and a figment of imagination
and an exercise in futility which carries a grave risk of contempt of court”.

The entire
crisis began on March 26 when one Honorable
Justice A.O Asenuga
of Ilaro, Ogun state Federal High Court
gave a ruling against one Evangelist
Godwin Bolanle
Shonekan who is
equally laying claims to the seat of Pastor of the church and who had once
attempted to take over the leadership of the church during a Christmas eve
service at the church’s holy city of Imeko
in 2005. The judgment in taking critical look at the church’s constitution
stopped Shonekan from parading
himself as pastor and equally barred
Mobiyina
from leading the church as the Pastor until the church’s
constitution is re-articulated
New Deal from BOT
Last Tuesday,
at the church’s international head quarters, Makoko, Lagos, the Board of Trustees (BOT) of the Celestial Church
of Christ W/W during a world press conference warned Tosho Oschoffa and any other person laying claim to the post of
Pastor to desist from doing so.
The Tuesday June 30 World Press Conference
is a follow up to an earlier circular released to all parishes of CCC,
Worldwide by the board of trustees on Tuesday
June 23rd
   and 
titled “CLARIFICATION ON DEVELOPMENTS IN THE CHURCH” directed to all
Diocesan Heads; All Arch Provincial Heads; All Circuit Heads; All District
Heads; All Parishes and the entire Celestial Church of Christ World wide,
urging members to dismiss Tosho’s
claim to leadership as the action is null and void and has no support from the
leadership of the church.
During last
Tuesday’s Press Conference which was at the behest of Superior Evangelist Samson O.
Banjo,
one of the reputable members of the church’s Board of Trustees and
high ranking member of the Pastor-in-council, it was restated there and then
that the church has no pastor until an appeal filed in respect of the March 26,
Ilaro Federal High Court judgment
banning Reverend Mobiyina Oschoffa
from parading himself as pastor is heard and a fresh judgment given and until
then, no one has the right to lay claim to the position of Pastor. However the
BOT and Members of Pastor-in-Council
jointly agreed that Reverend Mobiyina
Oschoffa
will continue tentatively as the leader of the church till the
case is sorted out in court.
Mobiyina Oshoffa
The Church without a Pastor
The Board of
Trustees referring to Tosho Oshoffa’s
June 23rd Press
Conference in Lagos where he declared himself as the “Unification Leader” of
the church said the event (Press Conference) was necessary to debunk and
equally correct “the various pubic statements and pronouncements made by some
misguided and self-seeking persons with the intention of deceiving and
misleading the church and the public to fasten their personal unlawful
interests”
The BOT
traced the entire crisis to the December 24th 2005 illegal attempt
by one Evangelist Godwin Bolanle Shonekan at the CCC Holy
City of Imeko in Ogun state when the
said Shonekan accompanied by a group
of armed thugs went straight into the church altar in his bid to announce
himself as the Pastor of CCC, Worldwide but was prevented by members of the
church who were taken unaware by his sheer audacity and quickly handed him to
the police.
After that
crisis, the church took Shonekan to
court to restrain him from further similar atrocities. But on March 26th
2015 barely ten years after the case was instituted, the trial judge, Honorable Justice A.O. Asenuga, ruled that
the self-proclamation of Evangelist
Godwin Bolanle
Shonekan as
Pastor of the church was illegal, unconstitutional; null and void. The court
further ruled that the appointment of a Pastor in the Church needs re-articulation
in a new constitution. Consequently, the trial judge set aside all claims to
the position of the Pastor. The Board of Trustees said it already appealed
against the ruling.

Tosho Oschoffa (L)

Tosho is not the Pastor
The Board
noted that subject to the outcome of the appeal filed against Justice Asenuga’s ruling, the church
does not have a lawful and duly accredited pastor for the time being.  That the general public should take note that
“Any assertion, representation, claims and pretention by ANY person or persons
including the ill-advised and baseless self-declaration of Senior Evangelist Tosho
Oschoffa
to the Pastorship or leadership of the Church is fake, and a
figment of imagination and an exercise in futility which carries a grave risk
of contempt of court”. The Church wants the general public to ignore such
representation in its entirety.
Why we need a new Constitution
The BOT
added to its revelations to the media “Another essence of the court decision is
the need for the Church to write its constitution” The BOT assured the public
that work has already began on the writing of a new constitution which started
three years ago in response to an earlier court decision for the church to go
and find a peaceful solution to its problems. “The interim draft produced by
the committee set up for this purpose is receiving necessary attention and the
Committee has resumed work to produce a final draft for the consideration of all
stakeholders of the church”
“It is hoped
that the exercise will be duly completed before the end of the year when a new
constitution will be duly registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission and any necessary action for the
restructuring of the church can be legally undertaken. In the meantime, the Board of Trustees and Pastor-in-Council are making
appropriate arrangement for the smooth, proper and peaceful running of the
affairs of the Church at all its Parishes world-wide”
The BOT
assured.
The new
position of the Church’s BOT and the death of Senior Evangelist Tosho
Oschoffa’s mum are seen as a new dimension to the new crisis of leadership
rocking the church founded by late Papa, Prophet/Pastor
Samuel Bilewu Joseph Oschoffa
.
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12 Comments

  • the Lord help our dear Church IJN

  • One thing I know is that God will take perfect control of the church

  • When the Israelites face crisis, they turn to God for guidance and a way out.
    Why is the church turning away from God for solution to the problem that was created by them. I think this is a spiritual church, where is your faith, Celestians?
    How can people outside come into the fold, when those inside does not even belief in the powers in the church?
    Or is there no more powers in the church again?

  • When the Israelites face crisis, they turn to God for guidance and a way out.
    Why is the church turning away from God for solution to the problem that was created by them. I think this is a spiritual church, where is your faith, Celestians?
    How can people outside come into the fold, when those inside does not even belief in the powers in the church?
    Or is there no more powers in the church again?

  • When the Israelites face crisis, they turn to God for guidance and a way out.
    Why is the church turning away from God for solution to the problem that was created by them. I think this is a spiritual church, where is your faith, Celestians?
    How can people outside come into the fold, when those inside does not even belief in the powers in the church?
    Or is there no more powers in the church again?

  • When the Israelites face crisis, they turn to God for guidance and a way out.
    Why is the church turning away from God for solution to the problem that was created by them. I think this is a spiritual church, where is your faith, Celestians?
    How can people outside come into the fold, when those inside does not even belief in the powers in the church?
    Or is there no more powers in the church again?

    • Halleluyah
      Will it possible for men ('cause of the behaviour of some people) to change what the Holy Spirit dictated since 1947 by the mouth of Prophetess ZEVOUNOU Mary (at Awhantinkomè Porto-Novo where CCC was founded) to His Holyness Reverend PP SBJ OSCHOFFA (of blessed memory)? Please do remember the scene of aunts around the candle and what was said finaly then to Papa OSCHOFFA.
      I advice people to be careful not to fight against the Holy Spirit. Behold, if the two senior elders BADA and AGBAOSSI did respect Papa's memory and kept on the anointment Papa OSCHOFFA gave them before going back to the LORD, would it be any problem today? Were they obliged to bear the name "pastor before ruling CCC in expectation of the coming of the promised successor to the PPF OSCHOFFA?
      Just remind everyone about what Papa said in the month of august 1961 in the church at Porto-Novo.
      God bless everyone

  • Halleluyah
    Today, people in the CCC because anointments, think they've got a lot of experiences of this Holy Church.
    Nobody cares about the great disorder those who want to distroy CCC introduiced in it. From the fashions of the prayer garmets, bleaching of the bodies, the wait to dance during services (like in clubs in bar feasts); pearcings, tatoos, chains around the feet, way of talking during services. All is about ploutocray in our beloved church.
    Who will be able to put and end to all this vacarm?
    People think there is not ancients in the church. Yes, there are ancients but they are in silence in their corners seeing how things are going on. Tosho doesn't much about his own history to thank enough God Almighty for beeing still alive. How can it be possible to him, while beeing the P.A. of our Beloved Pasteur Emmanuel OSCHOFFA, he can speak of failure of the Senior brother's mission? Then the first one to have failed is of course he Tosho. So, let him repairs what he has started to destroy.
    The Holy Spirit coudn't have told the PPF OSCHOFFA in a certain way for the survival of CCC and 30 years after his departure from this world, He Papa OSCHOFFA would meet he Tosho in dream to tell other way that is opposite. If really God doesn't want the Pastor Emmanuel anymore, HE God would have changed him the way HE rejected king Saul formerly.
    Everybody should pray for Tosho and great shame to all those sheperds who are pushing for so doing.
    Glory be to God on High.

  • Halleluyah Tosho
    Just remember the curse Prophet OSCHOFFA (your father) told of in 1961 concerning whoever would bring trouble in the church.(Ninu Ijo Mimo Baba se mi l'alatunse; ma maje kin' ba 'Jo Re je o, Baba se mi l'alatunse: Amin! If so is your way to be faithfull to 38 years of mission of Papa OSCHOFFA your biological father and spirtual one, what then would be others' behaviour, and how would you react in front of such situation created by others?
    Tosho be carefull and try to be correct and come back into the fold; for many people are complainning about your lack of faithfullness to Papa's memory, your great love for women and money. Try to be humble and let God do His holy will not yours one. God help you.
    Brotherly yours

  • Halleluyah God is in control of Its Holy Church! This is time of truth excuse me you all!

    Behold, the Suprem Evangelist A A BADA dindn't need to self proclaim himself as pastor of CCC and started anointing people for honour, pride or money just a little time after the burial ceremonies of Papa OSCHOFFA took place. As the unique Suprem Evangelist of CCC (which is worldwide known), he nedeeded no the title of pastor to rule the entire church in cooptation with the others senior elders like Papa AJANLEKOKO, AGBAOSSI, ABIASSI (who was then sicked and at Coutonu), AJOSE…
    Could somebody in the church show me where did Papa OSCHOFFA wrote such statement before living this world? If really the Suprem Evangelist BADA was faithfull and loyal to Papa OSCHOFFA's memory, such thing would have never happened: but he did sow it well accompained by AGBAOSSI and others; and now, the whole church is harvesting the fruit. The mode of succession dictated to Papa OSCHOFFA as stated in our CONSTITUTION art. 111 a-b, is that the Holy Spirit at His time would choose someone in any rank in the church and show him to the world as new pastor of the church and that one would sit in the pastoral seat.
    Tell me when did such thing happened and elevated both Suprem Evangelist BADA and Superior AGBAOSSI to that post? We all are supporting what is fake instead of beeing neutral and keep on praying. We should all beware of God's canning to save our lives from such hell I'm telling everyone henceforth.
    See what the Apostles did when Jesus left them. They went back to Jerusalem, stayed together, prayed together till the fullfiment of the promised of the arrival indeed of the Holy Sprit.
    He Suprem Evangelist AA BADA dindn't do so. Some time after what he did, a prophetess spoke out about that, he dindn't respect what the message said. Lately on, Superior AGBAOSSI brought himself also to self pastor of CCC worlwide. Then, do tell me franckly who brought this disorder in the church?
    Lack of wisdom, this dangerous phenomenal fact spraid out laying everyday more like laying water since almost 30 years now, leading the church into a big chaos no word could describe. Moreover, both invented grades Papa OSCHOFFA never told of neither wrote somewhere before his final departure from this world.
    As for Pastor Emmanuel OSCHOFFA, did he ask people to name him pastor? It has come so because people from the grave of Papa OSCHOFFA went after him in december 2002 to tell him that the revelations chose Him as new pastor of the CCC worlwide and the BOT did allegeance to him. What wrong could that bring? Instead of betraying what we all did, better we help him to accomplish his mission. I think the great majority of elders in CCC worldwide today do not know the real history of Him otherwise, the all church would help him to lead the Church to successfull result.
    Anyhow, I've already withdrawn the attention of the entire church on what could be the punishment of our acts concerning Him (Pastor Emmanuel OSCHOFFA). God has put Him there just like a trap for everyone. So be wise.
    Glory be to God on High!

  • Halleluyah Everybody

    Today the whole CCC worldwide is shouting Tosho's name. Just tell us why the board of Trustee didn't react when Suprem Evangelist AA BADA (of bless memory) willingly self proclaimed pastor of CCC and started giving anointments? I remembered that at that time only late Papa AJANLEKOKO alone arose against this and finally gave up.
    Please members of the BOT, where were you at that time when Suprem Evangelist BADA did this followed sometime later by Superori AGBAOSSI (of blessed memory)? Why didn't you ask Suprem Evangelist BADA to stop that 'cause this was not in accordance with what the Holy Spirit told Papa OSCHOFFA? Is there any paper left by Papa OSCHOFFA the unique Founder of CCC by the grace of Jesus asking Suprem Evangelist BADA to be His successor? Did Papa OSCHOFFA showed Suprem Evangelist BADA as his successor? Why couldn't he lead the CCC with the rank Papa OSCHOFFA left him before leaving this world? Why didn't you arise against that, for it was not conformed to what the Holy Spirit told Papa OSCHOFFA at the beginning of the CCC. Moreover, by then, their was a spiritual message from a prophetess asking Suprem Evangelist BADA not to do so in front a crow of elders; did he respect that message?

    When he was about to leave this world, in stead of reckonizing the mistake he did in a first time, he got more in writting in his death warrant that Superieur AJOSE (of blessed memory) was to succeed to him. What was then the result?
    Anything done against what ALMIGHTY God told Papa OSCHOFFA has its consequences.
    King David slept with Bershabat his servant Urie's wife and had him murdered (the origin of psalm 51): BOT and you all shouting Tosho's name today, do tell CCC worldwide, what were the consequences of King David's behaviour? His son slept in brigth full day with the wipes of his father.
    You kept quite when Suprem Evangelist BADA brought this disorder and yet you are claiming that Tosho is doing wrong. You might have broken down what the most senior elder left by Papa OSCHOFFA did.
    I dislike indeed with force what Tosho is underdoing and I do know that from the BOT Papa OSCHOFFA left behind, only Superior BANJO is still alive. I wish him more and more years for I knew the type of work that first BOT did mainly at the death time of Suprem Evangelist BADA to maintain CCC in order and the different acts they went in to bring Superior AGBAOSSI back in the fold but in vain.

    No need any court to intervene in our church matter. The Holy Spirit had already said it all since 1947 to Papa OSCHOFFA in Awhantinkome (Porto-Novo) just some hours after He received the divine order to found CCC. The former BOT kept silence to the self proclamation of the Suprem Evangelist BADA as pastor, normal what what is going on today in the church all over the world. We all need to be forgiven by God otherwise I'm fearing what would else happen.
    Up to now, the only one spiritually chosen according to what Papa OSCHOFFA was told in 1947 by prophetess Marie ZEVUNU is pastor Emmanuel M OSCHOFFA. God bless him and have his Holy Church frutfuledl in his hands: Amen.

  • Good reflection
    God bless you broda for dis courage wey you took o. This situation in the church na big whahala. But Go dey
    I no know you but thank you
    Yours in Christ

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