The bizarre act on the altar has sparked outrage on social media, according to the General Overseer of SevenFold Holy Spirit Ministries in Siyandani Village in Giyani, Limpopo.
The pastor, however, has defended his conduct, according to The Daily Sun:
“The people saying all those things weren’t true. They hear of things and believe them.”
He believes that what he does is based on faith rather than blood, noting that when he sits or stands on top of his disciples, they do not experience any discomfort because the Holy Spirit is in control.
He posted the following on Facebook:
“This is to tell the doubters that we did not to it by mistake, and we’re not repenting. We’re not going to be intimidated. The body is the church and the head is Christ. You expect me to go and sit on the church? I must come directly to the head and sit on it.”
Many people did not find the pastor’s behavior upsetting, but they did not feel comfortable afterward, according to two unnamed church sources.
The Daily Sun quoted one man as saying:
“When we come to church it’s because we need prayers, not to be farted on. What the pastor has been doing isn’t right.”