Pastor Imakando’s New House Sparks Controversy……But Should Pastors Live in Small Houses?

The newly constructed house for the Bread of Life Church overseer Bishop Joe Imakando has sparked controversy and brought mixed reactions among social media users. The photos of his new home that were shared on the internet by his architect thanking him for having given him a job to design his house have since gone viral.

There must be something that we can learn from this. There is a Bemba Saying that says ‘Ubomba mwibala alya mwibala’, ( The one who works in the field eats from the field). It is actually the Lord who has ordered the preacher of the Gospel to eat from it. This is from the bible in 1 Corinthians 9 verses 13 and 14 and it says”13 surely you know that the men who work in the Temple get their food from the Temple and that those who offer the sacrifices on the altar get a share of the sacrifices. 14 In the same way, the Lord has ordered that those who preach the gospel should get their living from it.” From Good News Translation

Pastor Imakando’s House is long overdue. Look at the many things he has done for the communities. Poverty has always and will always be there, not even the Government will get rid of poverty then how is a single man expected to end poverty by doing donations in a country? Let the man also eat something, he has worked very hard over years and actually worked for God.

Why are men of God especially here in Zambia expected to live in small houses? Then how can their followers be motivated if they see their pastor living poor? Even Non-believers or atheists can have a laugh at this, ‘look at the person they are following, a person who has himself failed to make it’.

This is just one of the examples of why it is important for church leaders to live well especially the leaders with a mandate to teach Good Health and Prosperity. They themselves have to live a prosperous life to prove their teaching.

25 Responses to "Pastor Imakando’s New House Sparks Controversy……But Should Pastors Live in Small Houses?"

  1. CB Citizen   April 5, 2017 at 12:39 pm

    God’s children Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, David, Solomon, Job were very rich. In fact i have no record of any child of God who was a pauper.
    So why should Pastors be poor……can’t never. If your father is rich you can only be poor if you are a rebel.
    Way to go Bishop! Naku Heaven efyo kwaba, ni splendor yeka yeka.

    • club soda   April 5, 2017 at 7:29 pm

      Read the beatitudes and tell us where it says “Blessed is he that fleeces his flock and steals in the name of the Lord”

  2. the observer   April 5, 2017 at 3:19 pm

    haahahahahaahaahaaha, the Bishop is busy enticing the majority poor flock to contribute tithe every month end, instead of using it for it’s intended purpose this is what the Bishop has used the poor men and women’s hard earned 10% tithe and other offerings they part away all in the name of been blessed.
    Pastors of nowadays are not different from those prophesised in the Bible, that during the coming of the end of the world false prophets and pastors will emerge and entice the poor magnitude all in the name of God.
    better remain a devoted christian with the old traditional churches like UCZ, Catholic e.t.c.

  3. king temple man   April 5, 2017 at 4:33 pm

    This man is solely in full employment as the pastor,the same bible warn that in last days men wil be lovers of money and themselves,it further warn that they will be false prophets.

  4. club soda   April 5, 2017 at 7:24 pm

    These mutherphuckers that think we are all dumb as they are? Each of the guys you quote had a profession, they were kind, they worked for people. They didn’t want to fleece people in the name of God!

  5. lulu   April 6, 2017 at 9:49 am

    can someone tell others what it means to be rich in bible or “you are rich” jesus told that rich man who asked him that what should i do if i what to enter the kingdom of God? and he answered him that give away all your belongings and then follow me”

  6. If Not   April 6, 2017 at 1:05 pm

    It is fine for a man of God to live comfortably but not this extravagance by Imakando, no wonder he put an ATM machine at his church so that pipo could tithe even their last penny for him to live lavishly.

    • junk bonds   April 8, 2017 at 9:34 am

      He is a man of God. However, the particular god may not be the one you think. Just because a man holds a bible, it does not make him a christian.

  7. testicle   April 6, 2017 at 4:55 pm

    Critical for thought
    1. What really is a pastor in the Christian faith
    2. What is the role and responsibility of the pastor and faithful
    3. Is wealth / poverty the way of the Christian God; is poverty/ illness/failure a sign of lack of faith or reward for lack of faith.
    4. Is the Christian God and vending machine with “pastors” holding functioning tokens
    5. Did Mother Theresa go to hell (she was poor, worked with the poor and died monetarily poor)

  8. Mm   April 6, 2017 at 10:18 pm

    So just this house has made noise. Mu zatisebanya please. Leave the pastor alone

  9. lulu   April 7, 2017 at 8:40 am

    kabinge naleta pabwelu,so we have to talk about it….

  10. Bronx4life   April 7, 2017 at 10:38 am

    The God we save is NOT poor

    • junk bonds   April 8, 2017 at 9:20 am

      Are you really christian? Wow!

  11. sikazwethegreat   April 7, 2017 at 11:27 am

    Very nice house, God Bless you Bishop. every man has dreams and no matter our profession we struggle to fulfill them.

  12. Samson   April 7, 2017 at 1:13 pm

    So do you think God needs money? The answer is no as God himself is so rich ,
    The tithe we all pay is meant for pastors .

    • junk bonds   April 8, 2017 at 9:24 am

      Read what you’re writing and match it somewhere in the bible. You are blessed to bless. You are hoarders and watch people starve.

  13. Pj jackson   April 7, 2017 at 7:40 pm

    To all those who condemning the Bishop. Please be delivered from the primitive thinking that a Pastor should live a poor life.
    Imakando is not leading a poor Church. The cream of society are his members both nationally and internationally. He is not like the Pastors you who struggling in shanty compounds.
    Besides, he has built the biggest Cathedral in Zambia, has built a Secondary School at the Blessings Centre to help the poor in his community.
    Jealosy people will never win. Leave Imakando alone coz he worked for what he has

    • junk bonds   April 8, 2017 at 9:26 am

      This is not a race to win, it is a race to run. Read man!

  14. bellington nkonde   April 8, 2017 at 1:27 am

    Bishop, poor minded people will remain poor the rest of their lives. Forget about them and continue doing Gods work. God is rich, why should his children be poor. Zonda Uzalema.

    • junk bonds   April 8, 2017 at 9:29 am

      Only a person that no real self worth stores his/her wealth in thongs that rust, rot and decay!

    • king temple man   April 8, 2017 at 1:15 pm

      Stupid thinking,

  15. The Kimbanguist   April 8, 2017 at 8:59 am

    The Rich Young Man

    And the disciples were astonished at His words. But Jesus said to them again, “Children, how hard it is to enter the kingdom of God! It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.” They were even more astonished and said to one another, “Who then can be saved?”…

  16. king temple man   April 8, 2017 at 1:13 pm

    the should not,but live in a standard house,the question that you should ask is ‘did Jesus live an extraordinary live?

  17. Mable Chilufya   April 12, 2017 at 3:13 pm

    If Men of God can bless his people why cant they be blessed by their Creator whom they work for God the Almighty. Prophet T.B Joshua is one of the richest in this world. Men of God should never lack in order for them to concentrate on God’s work.

  18. celina   April 14, 2017 at 7:54 pm

    U who tok rubish abt imakando do not read the word of God..he built a big church cant he liv in a big house. God is not poor. We can hav all things through Jesus who strengthens us.