Pastor Pius Muiru's son Andrew Young has angrily hit out at Christian faithful who have dismissed Pastor Ezekiel Odera as a false preacher after he filled Kasarani stadium to capacity.
The public went gaga after images and video clips of pastor Ezekiel's crusade surfaced, showing mammoth crowds filling Kenya’s largest stadium to the brim on Sunday, November 27, 2022.
Pastor Ezekiel, who leads the New Life Prayer Centre and Church, came under criticism especially from the Christian faithful after he pulled the jaw-dropping show at Kasarani stadium.
Pastor Pius' son Andrew Young took to social media to defend pastor Ezekiel following the overflowing criticisms.
Young lamented that it's only the church that has a problem when they see one of them do great things. He further noted that most servants of God have been fought because of what they have been able to do by the grace of God.
"Moses went before Pharaoh, dropped his rod and it became a snake. Immediately, the witch doctors of Pharaoh produced snakes but they were swallowed. Today, if a man of God was to do anything of that nature, it would be an issue. We have other ministers of the gospel from other nations coming to minister and Kenya is blessed. In the over 25yrs in ministry with my Dad Bishop Pius Muiru, I have realized, it's only the church that has a problem when they see one of them do great things.
"Most servants of God have been fought because of what they have been able to do by the grace of God. If you don't know the journey, don't criticize the results because you have no idea why God is doing it through him. Elijah said there will be no rain and then disappeared. When he went to the mountain with prophets of Baal, that's when it was known who is the true God. Now, we are posting on our pages to remain relevant on what is trending being careful not to lose our so-called followers being careful not to be misunderstood but remain on the trends," Andrew Young wrote in part on Facebook.
Ezekiel is a man of prayer
Young further stressed that Pastor Ezekiel was a man of prayer having witnessed his rise under the guidance of his father pastor Pius Muiru.
"Ladies and gentlemen, Ev. Ezekiel is a man of prayer. I have a first-hand, witness to that. Bishop Pius Muiru has been very instrumental in his growth. His doctrine is very right. After all, is said and done, let's stop this hypocrisy in the body of Christ and agree to the fact that God is using people in different ways and it is the same gospel without any excuses.
"The most important thing is not the churches we build, it's the people we minister to. One member is as important as 100,000 members. Our focus is not on the numbers but on the souls. Again, someone said, the gospel without power is Entertainment, and Evangelism without power is marketing. Look for God's power and let people be set free. With no power, crusades have no difference from a political rally. The power of God is what people are looking for. Finding God is a process," he wrote.
Pastor Pius Muiru
Maximum Miracle Centre Church founder pastor Pius Muiru was among the notable preachers who attended pastor Ezekiel's mega crusade at Kasarani stadium.
Pastor Ezekiel shed tears uncontrollably when his spiritual father pastor Muiru removed his shoe and wiped it in and out using a white handkerchief.