Biodun Fatoyinbo of COZA church is back to the pulpit weeks after he stepped down following multiple accusations of sexual assault. The founder of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly announced via Instagram on July 1 that he will be taking a “leave of absence from the pulpit of the church”.
He added in his statement then that stepping down will “enable me to submit to the concerns of my spiritual mentors as they consider all the issues that have been raised against me” (read here). It hasn’t been stated if Fatoyinbo’s “spiritual mentors” have considered the issues raised against him and what conclusions they have arrived at but Biodun Fatoyinbo returned to the pulpit 1 month after he stepped down.
Video shared today from his church in Abuja shows members rejoicing and giving him a rousing welcome as he mounted the pulpit. The screaming went on for quite a while before the church calmed and he began preaching about “sudden victories”. COZA’s official Twitter handle tweeted some key points from his preaching today.
One of the tweet reads:
“Preacher: Pastor Biodun FatoyinboMessage Title: Sudden VictoriesMessage Text: 1 Timothy 6:12 As a Christian, you must face opposition. If God who is God, holy and faithful as He has enemies, you are sure going to also.#COZASundays #PastorBiodun #PraiseAndLove #COZA”
“But one thing we ought to note as believers is that; Christ has won the victory for us, so when the fight comes, we fight from victory and not for victory.#COZASundays #PastorBiodun #PraiseAndLove #YearOfTestimony #COZA “This is that which the Holy Spirit described as a good fight.
Fight a good fight of faith with a winning mentality ‘cos we don’t fight for victory but we fight from victory. #COZASundays #PastorBiodun #PraiseAndLove #YearOfTestimony #COZA”