Pastor Kumuyi receives an open letter from a Deeper Life member regarding Nathaniel Bassey, Dunsin Oyekan, and others’ invitations.
Prince Dele Banjo, a member of the Deeper Life Bible Church, has addressed an open letter to the church’s founder, Pastor WF Kumuyi, about the church’s promotion of “unconventional” activities.
Banjo criticized the rationale for inviting “external musicians” like Nathaniel Bassey, Dunsin Oyekan, Paul Baloche, and others in a letter posted on his Facebook page, claiming that it may mislead Deeper Life members who have been raised on the teaching of holiness and righteousness.
“We have evidence that the external musicians you invited to Deeper Life have in one way or another contravened the principles of the church,” he wrote in part of his open letter.
“The evidence is simply that musicians like Nathaniel Bassey, Don Moen, Collin McDowell, Paul Baloche, and others do not dress and present themselves in accordance with Deeper Life beliefs.
These performers’ band members and backup vocalists don’t dress modestly; instead, they wear immodest hair, earrings, colored hair, blue hair, green hair, gold hair, pink hair, nose rings, lip rings, ripped jeans, tattoos, and so on.
“Permit me to ask you a question, Sir?” Have you seen all of the musicians you’re inviting to Deeper Life’s music videos and stage performances?”
Pastor Kumuyi recently invited a number of musicians and business leaders to the church for a youth summit, dismissing criticism and claiming that his flock can learn from them.