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Founder and leader of the Perez Chapel International Charles Agyinasare has lamented that churches in Ghana are suffering under the weight of financial difficulties, noting that ‘crusades are very expensive’.
The Bishop, in a chat with Nana Aba Anamoah on GhOne TV, said even though churches are becoming more expensive to run, people who do not know how they’re suffering are calling for them to even be taxed.
“…We have churches all over the country which many believe they should be taxed.” Agyinasare said.
“Assuming they take Accra for example, because of the many billboards they assume there are churches everywhere [but] on the ground it is not like that…I think that there are more beer bars and more drinking houses than churches” he said.
Speaking on the state of Christianity in Ghana, the veteran preacher and miracle worker said things are moving in the wrong direction and that churches are suffering now more than ever.
Agyinasare lamented: “It is difficult to say for the people to understand but the biggest challenge [for churches] has been money because crusades are very expensive” he continued.
“If I should tell you the electricity bill I have to pay for a church and the size of the other expenses you need to run to keep a church like this.
“Pastors are men of faith, men of faith do nor talk about their problems. …they talk about what God can do so a lot of the time if you hear a man of faith talking he talks about what he sees will happen and not what is exactly happening”. he added.