The leader of Church on the Hill Apostle Mxolisi Lephoko gave a piece of advice to people who seek miracles more than they seek the face of God, saying they stand a higher chance to fall victim to dubious motives of fake pastors.
“People must stop being miracle-minded. Miracles may happen but someone will always find themselves where they were.”
He said that God has the final say and people should learn to wait on Him to get answer to their prayers. More importantly, people should endeavour to be grounded in principles of the Bible.
Apostle Mxolisi Lephoko added that chasing after miracles have preceded seeking the truth about the gospel which is supposed to be the gateway to heaven.
“We are a church that does not believe in praying for water or oil. Healing comes from God. Someone could come to church but when they do not receive deliverance, nothing will help them,” he said.
Apostle Mxolisi Lephoko described himself as God’s servant and admonished people to come to God and not to him whenever they come to church.
Most people who go to church have one problem or the other, but one must not see the payment of tithes as a way of buying God’s blessings because you are already blessed being a child of God.
“When you have a relationship with God, you are already blessed. In our church people are reminded that they are already blessed and tithes are a way of saying thank you for the blessings.”
Apostle Lephoko and his delegation told the CRL Rights Commission that the church had a membership of about 2000 people.
According to the church’s general secretary, Jan Mkhwanazi, the church was founded in 1986 as “Mighty Wind Ministries”.
It later split and formed another – Agape Christian Centre in 1992, then finally In 2003, it changed to Church on the Hill while maintaining the constitution of the Agape Centre constitution.
“We still use the Agape Centre constitution. The Church on the Hill constitution is still being drafted,” he said, adding that the church operated two bank accounts.
About the way finances are handled in the church, Mkhwanazi explained that funds collected by the church were used for major projects, including building church infrastructure. They also have employees that they pay salaries, buy church equipments and pay for the transport of members from various villages to attend services.
Deputy chairman of the commission Professor David Mosoma however, warned the church against existing under the Agape church because it means that all their property belongs to the institution.