4 Celebrity pastors and their scandals
Kenyans received news of gospel singer Size 8, born Linet Munyali’s, ordination as a pastor with mixed reactions.
Some wondered whether the mother of two will be able to walk the narrow path given her job description regularly places her in the limelight.
You see, being a celebrity comes with unwarranted scrutiny from fans who want to know everything about your personal life.
We take a look at celebrity pastors who have been marred by scandals.
Apart from disturbing videos of her casting out demons from her flock, Size 8 recently become a topic in gossip mills when word came out that she had moved out of her marital home.
She later admitted getting involved in a fight with her husband DJ Mo, real name Sammy Muraya, that resulted in her moving out before returning home after some time.
This was not the first time the couple’s marital issues have blown out in the open in the course of their 9-year marriage. In 2018, Size 8 again moved out of the couple’s matrimonial home. Two years before that she’d even thrown out DJ Mo.
Rev Lucy Natasha
Flashy city preacher, Reverend Lucy Natasha was in 2021 forced to issue a statement dismissing claims she organizes sex orgies. This is after a woman identified as Martha Mwihaki Hinga alleged Natasha invited her for dinner together with a Nigerian guest speaker, her mother, her brother, and her assistant with a hidden agenda. She denied the allegations the ‘expose’ is targeting to disparage the mandate of her weekly services dubbed Miracle Monday which began broadcasting in October 2017. Rev Natasha is the founder and overseer of Prophetic Latter Glory Ministries International based in Nairobi.
Pastor James Ng’ang’a
Scandal seems to be the middle name for Pastor James Nganga of the Neno Evangelism Church. Apart from throwing insults at his congregants, the televangelist was once co-accused in a case involving the death of a woman in an accident. He was later acquitted.
His recent scandal involves embarrassing his wife during a church service.
In 2021, Loise Murugi Mwangi revealed that at one point in their marriage after a disagreement, he called the police on her after she left him.
She’d packed up their kids and took one of their vehicles, forcing her husband to send the police after her for his property. The first three years of their marriage were drama galore.
She revealed that Nganga’s phone was always a bone of contention between them after women often called him and told him how much they loved him.
She revealed that to be Nganga’s wife, one needed miraculous grace to put up with many things.
In 2014 an expose revealed the deception behind the miracles in his Salvation Healing Ministry. He went underground after the expose but later resurfaced with another con scheme titled the ‘310 panda mbegu’ scheme.