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Pastor Ng’ang’a’s controversial moments

By Winnie Onyando November 18th, 2023 2 min read

In the dynamic tapestry of Kenya’s religious landscape, one figure stands out for his unique blend of charisma, controversy, and unconventional approaches to ministry — Pastor James Ng’ang’a.

A name that resonates with both fervent followers and curious onlookers, Pastor Ng’ang’a has carved a niche for himself, not only as a spiritual leader but also as a captivating entertainer and a polarizing figure in the realm of religious discourse.

Known for his unorthodox preaching style, Pastor Ng’ang’a’s sermons often transcend the traditional boundaries of religious rhetoric, infusing humor, candidness, and unexpected moments that leave congregants and online audiences alike in a state of intrigue.

From comedic banter with his wife during sermons to incorporating exercise routines into church services, Ng’ang’a challenges conventional norms, making him a distinctive presence in the religious sphere.

Below are hilarious things he has done that left many talking:

In October 2023 Ng’ang’a brought forth a trending video that had Kenyans in splits.

1. Hitting on his wife during service

During a lively sermon, the pastor turned comedian when he playfully suggested to his wife, seated in the congregation, “Babe si twende America ukanikiss huko” (Dear, let’s go to America, and you can kiss me there).

He humorously distanced himself from high-ranking titles, declaring, “I am not learned, so I am not in the category of bishops and pastors. I am in the category of stupid people,” leaving the audience in stitches.

2. Making his church members to do push-ups

In an undated video, Pastor Ng’ang’a took an unconventional approach to a church service, turning it into an exercise session.

Leading his followers in song and dance, he later directed them to frog jump and do push-ups, blending spirituality with fitness, much to the online audience’s amusement.

3. Slapping a sleeping woman during a church service

In another video that made rounds online, he slapped a woman who had fallen asleep during one of his services.

Calling her out and waking her up proved insufficient, leading to the unexpected slap. He then instructed her to leave the church temporarily, advising her to “go get some air and return later on.”

4. Warning Degree holders

In a stark warning to degree holders, Ng’ang’a advised them to stay away from his church, suggesting they attend places with shorter services.

This proclamation came amid debates on government proposals to regulate churches and pastoral qualifications.

Ng’ang’a, known for his candid statements, accused educated individuals of causing societal issues, including homosexuality.

5. Speaking about how he wants his body handled

Adding a touch of eccentricity, Pastor Ng’ang’a also decreed how he wants his body handled upon death. In a video, he emphatically stated, “When I die, I believe my God… these female nurses will not touch my private parts. I will die even on the road, you cannot touch my private parts saying ‘come and see Ng’ang’a’.”

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