Following his speech to his audience on May 24, 2023, Archbishop Charles Agyinasare, the founder and head of Perez Chapel International, has faced harsh criticism.
On the third day of the Supernatural Summit, which was hosted at the Perez Chapel headquarters in Accra, the Archbishop gave a sermon about heavenly protection and the reality of evil powers. He used a number of illustrations to bolster his teaching.
During his sermon, Agyinasare related a time when his group came under spiritual assault for holding a crusade in the Volta Region.
“During this crusade in Aflao… we slept at Agbozume, that was where our hotel was and you have to go through Nogokpo. And Nogokpo is the demonic headquarters in the Volta Region. We only have not said it but the second night I made Bishop Yaw Adu talk about witchcraft and we disgraced the witches and wizards. When we were driving from Aflao to Agbozume, immediately we got to Nogokpo, Bishop Yaw Adu’s four-wheel drive, the tyre came out from under the car, “ he recounted.
The church leader has faced harsh internet criticism after the video was posted online, notably from those in charge of the Nogokpo shrine.
The Nogokpo shrine cautioned the priest against making disparaging remarks about their religion in response to the Archbishop’s message in a Facebook post published on Thursday, May 25, 2023.
According to reports, several of Agyinasare’s pastors visit the location he disparages in order to gain influence on their flocks.
“Dear Archbishop Charles Agyinasare our religion does not accept lies, fake prophecies, defrauding people under false pretence, extorting monies from people in the name of taking them to “heaven” which does not exist, taking taxpayers and innocent citizens money to build worthy homes, burry things or make sacrifices to get more members, we do not lose our focus to be preaching other religions rather than focusing on our ethics.
“We will rather advice you to focus on making your members understand your religion rather than attacking others. He who beats the war drum must be ready to dance accordingly. The same demonic headquarters are the places your pastors come to for more members and powers to do your ‘church businesses’,” parts of the post read.
“If you don’t have a topic to preach about then we will advise you close your church and come for proper education on our religion first. The last time we check, there’s freedom of religion and worship. For us, we will never say ill things about someone’s religion and see ourselves as holy. Your bible even says DO NOT JUDGE.,” it added.