Africa is unique about nearly everything, most especially the continent houses hundreds of controversial men of God. One of them is Bishop Daniel Obinim.
Daniel Obinim is a Ghanaian bishop popularly known as Bishop Angel Obinim.
In this post, we’ll share with you everything we know about one of the richest pastors in Ghana.
Facts about Bishop Daniel Obinim
- Date of birth: 1977
- Birthday: 29 August
- Country of origin: Ghana
- Ministry: International Godsway Ministries (God’s Way Church)
- Base: Ghana
- Controversies: Numerous
Sojourn to preaching the gospel
Bishop Daniel Obinim is known for self-proclaimed spiritual powers and extreme Christian practices which have often instigated national outrage for infringement on rights of church members.
The unperturbed pastor had in the past been accused of being a bogus preacher, however, it’s on record that hundreds of people across the continent have been blessed through his spiritual powerful proclamation.
Pastor Daniel Obinim is incomplete without controversies, some of them include:
- Claim that he commanded money into his bank account
- Stepping on woman’s stomach
- Flogging church members for engaging in premarital sex
- His arrest
- Protest against his arrest Ghana’s 2016 general elections
- Declaration that he is an angel
- Confrontation with Angel Gabriel
Claim that he commanded money into his bank account
One of the most controversial statements made by the founder and leader of God’s Way Church Bishop Daniel Obinim was the claim that he converts money from the spiritual world into the physical world and deposits them in his bank accounts.
He was quoted as saying in 2018 as saying, “We take the money from the spiritual and convert them into physical.
“I have said all the monies I have put in the banks are not from my church, they are from the spiritual realm and I have changed them into physical”, Angel Obinim said.
He also boasted that he could buy any expensive car if he wishes because he has more than enough money he received from the spiritual world.
At the time he claimed that “Jesus told me to share with my church members. So I tell you to watch your ways so I can use some of the money to help you and take care of you.”
Stepping on woman’s stomach
Another controversy about Daniel Obinim occurred in 2014 when he was seen on television stepping on the belly of a woman in a bid to deliver her entanglement.
The action sparked condemnation prompting Amnesty International Ghana calling for his arrest and prosecution for assault.
Flogging church members for engaging in premarital sex
In August 2016, he sparked another public condemnation by publicly flogging two grown-up lady and guy on live television, accusing them of engaging in premarital sex.
The lady was pregnant at the time of the flogging, he called them out before the congregation and flogged them.
The video went viral on social media and another On Air Personality in Nigeria and the founder of the Free Nation movement, Daddy Freeze condemned his action.
Three years after this incidence, another controversial Uganda pastor Paul Muwanguzi was caught flogging some of his church members for coming late to service.
Call for his arrest
Following his action, top government official in Ghana called for his arrest. Ghana’s Minister of Gender, Children, and Social Protection Nana Oye Lithur led a campaign calling for his arrest.
Lithur lodged a complaint to the Ghana Police Service Domestic Violence and Victims’ Support Unit (DOVVSU).
And he was subsequently arrested.
Protest for his release by members of his church
His arrest further caused another controversy as members of his church thronged police station demanding his release.
At the time, they threatened not to vote for the current government in Ghana’s upcoming election in December 2016 if Obinim is not released.
They were dispersed with a water cannon and he was released a few days after.
The declaration that he is an angel
The height of his proclamation was when he declared himself as an angel and he coined the name Bishop Angel Obinim for himself.
And in 2016, he told his church members that he could transform himself and others into objects and animals.
The British High Commissioner to Ghana at the time of his claim, Jon Benjamin, made jest of him on Twitter.
Confrontation with Angel Gabriel
In May 2018, a video went viral where he claimed he had a confrontation with Angel Gabriel.
He claimed that Angel Gabriel is his master and he had tet-a-tet with him on how to liberate his members from their challenges.
He was quoted in the video as saying, “Father ask him, yes you can ask him Gabriel. Yes because I went there with Angel Gabriel. I went there with him”.
Daniel Obinim net worth
Severally, he boasted that he could acquire anything on earth if he wishes, however, his wealth couldn’t be quantified at the time of this report.
At a time, he acquires a brand new Rolls Royce Ghost Series 2 worth more than $300,000
He is also the proud owner of other posh cars and mansions across Ghana.
Just like him, Prophet Andrew Seer 1 is another Nigerian-born pastor that’s controversial on the continent.
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