Aderemi Dabiri, the Celestial pastor who invited Portable and Pasuma to his event on December 15 has revealed why he did so. According to him, he invited them so they could win souls and attract new converts.
The pastor explained that he often invites musicians to his church as part of his evangelism strategy, believing that their presence can draw a lot of people to the church and this strategy has been working out for him in the past.
“It is not our first time inviting guest artistes. We have been doing it without a problem and I can give you a series of instances.”
“We cannot go where they sell palm wine or alcoholic drinks and ask them to accept Jesus Christ. If I don’t apply wisdom, they will hit a bottle on my head. That was why I thought of a way to bring them into the church.”
“I also noticed that there are some notorious boys who cause trouble in the community, disturbing the authorities and engaging in cultism. I wondered how we can draw their attention so that they would have a change of heart.”
“We have gone to places where they are and they ended up beating us. Most of the members of my church are new converts and it was through that pattern that I converted them.”
“We will tell Portable not to dye his hair and he should not sing vulgar songs but to sing gospel music. We will also caution him not to dress inappropriately or climb the speakers.”
“We will also warn him not to allow his boys to smoke here. We have invited close to 30 military personnel to man the event.”