Pastor Ng’ang’a of Neno Evangelism Centre Nairobi appeared in the viral video selling papers to his members claiming it was money. In the trending video, members of his church scrambled for the torn pieces of paper from the notebook while handing the apostle the money.
In the video, Pastor Ng’ang’a says, “Hizi ni pesa, hizi ni milioni moja…. Hizi nauza… Ukifika nyumbani andika tarehe ya leo” (Translation: “These are money, these are one million… I am selling these… When you get home, write today’s date”).
How were plain papers going to turn into money when the members got home? The sad part is the members did not even discern that deception. They bought into the lie and bought the papers. Once the papers he was holding were done, he told others to tear the paper from their notebooks and write the dates up.
Pastor Ng’ang’a is one of the renowned prosperity gospel preachers in Kenya. He leads a megachurch called Neno Evangelism Centre located on Haile Selassie Avenue in Nairobi. He also owns a television channel named Sasa TV.
Pastor Ng’ang’a’s teachings revolve around sowing a seed called “kupanda mbegu” or “Kumtolea mungu dhambiu” in swahili. He insists that giving to his ministry will bring blessings into your life. He also sells bottled water, handkerchiefs, and anointing oil at times during his services. He is known to silence his critics with strong words.
Pastor Ng’ang’a also claims he is Kenya One to whom God speaks about what is happening in Kenya. He claims he has the power to heal and perform miracles during Friday worship nights locally known as keshas he has in his church.
The prevalence of the prosperity gospel continues to take root in Kenya as many people give to these false teachers in search of wealth and health. So many professing Christians sadly do not know what is the gospel let alone whether they are saved.
17Join one another in following my example, brothers, and carefully observe those who walk according to the pattern we set for you. 18For as I have often told you before, and now say again even with tears: Many live as enemies of the cross of Christ. 19Their end is destruction, their god is their belly, and their glory is in their shame. Their minds are set on earthly things.Philippians 3:17-18