Mr Robert Kasaija, the Senior Pastor of The Redeemed of the Lord Evangelistic Church in Makerere has expressed disappointment at Christian pastors and leaders who seek fame than the core job of making disciples and leading their congregations to Christ.
He expressed worry that some pastors these days do not focus on the traits that come with their calling but rather meddle in immoral acts.
He made the remarks during The Connexion, a weekly gathering at Bat Valley theatre in Kampala organised by Bishop Godfrey Mawa, the president of Commission International Inc, to showcase Christian achievers.
Pastor Kasaija urged that there is no way a pastor can influence people in society behind the walls of fame.
“How can you influence others when you are behind the walls of fame? Shame on us. I encourage fellow leaders; do not put a veil before yourself. Don’t put a wall of fame,” he said.
“We have again put back what Jesus Christ destroyed. When He said on the cross; it is finished, the vein was torn into two, saying; now we can come before God personally. Surprisingly, it is us the leaders who have put that veil back . What we have done is to put on fame,” he added.
For believers’ motivation not to be muddied, and less altruistic, Pastor Kasaija noted that the Church has to get the right principles to its congregation, in that when they are out,”their light shines on.”