The Senior Pastor of Household of David Church, Lagos, Olusola Osunmakinde, has described the fire incident that burnt down the church on Wednesday as a ‘painful experience’.
In a video shared on the church’s Instagram account, the cleric narrated how a passerby mocked him by saying, “Where was Jesus when this happened?”.
The Household of David Church, situated on Surulere Road in the Ikeja Local Government Area of Lagos State, reportedly suffered a fire outbreak, destroying property worth millions of naira.
Osunmakinde stated that the church was preparing for a conference when fire broke out from ‘the roof of the church.’
He said, “As we know, ‘Mercy Conference’ starts today, but something happened that I just want to put a message out there to people.
“I came here this morning; everybody was setting up, everything was going fine. All of a sudden, we started hearing that there was fire and something up there on the roof of the church.
“I know there would be reactions, and people will say that and that, but that is none of my concern now. The most important thing is this, we thank God no life was lost and we thank God for everything.
“We are not too discouraged but we believe in God that we will still go on with the conference.
“To everyone out there, we are not sad, we are happy for all things work together, the Bible didn’t say all good things, all things both bad and ugly.
“It is a painful experience no doubt, even someone walked into the compound mocking, saying, ‘where is Jesus when this happened?’ We don’t owe people an answer, all we believe is that all things work together.
“We will know what to do about the building and every prayer, every contribution, every word is necessary now. Today’s meeting goes on this evening if we have to lift our hands and worship outside we will do it.
“We will not back out because of this but by the grace of God, all things work together for good.”