Pastor Gideon Bakare, Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) excommunicated pastor, found of attempting adultery on Wednesday, July 8 2020.
In a viral video, Bakare was caught sitting half-naked in a compromising position with a woman who is described as the wife of a Church branch member in Akure, the capital of Ondo state.
Olaitan Olubi, a spokesman for the RCCG, said in a statement on Wednesday that Bakare had cast the Church in a bad light by his act.
“The redeemed Christian Church of God has excommunicated Mr. Gideon Bakare from the Church and relieved him of all Ministerial duties in the mission,” the statement said.
“Bakare, who was an assistant pastor at the Church, was recently charged with attempting to commit adultery with a woman at her marital home in Akure, Ondo state.
“The Church dissociated itself from this immoral act of Mr. Bakare and called it completely contrary to the basic values, doctrines, beliefs and practices of the RCCG and the undiluted word of God.
“The Church, after reviewing the report of its investigation, noted that Bakare’s behavior not only tarnished his personal reputation, but also put the Church in a bad light.
“Therefore, Mr. Bakare was ordered to return all official items in his custody and immediately cease all communications related to the mission.”