Founder of Salvation Ministries, Pastor David Ibiyeomie, has declared that any worshipper who allows his phone to ring in church have signed up for poverty.
The clergyman made this assertion on Sunday while preaching.
In an attempt to justify his statement, the fiery preacher noted that no rich man or sane person would switch on his phone when coming into the presence of God.
He said, “Anyone whose phone rings in church is a poor man; his thinking is poor. Rich people don’t switch on their phones in church because they don’t want anybody to disturb them.
"But poor people switch it on because they want alert; It is a sign of poverty. You will never see a wealthy man switch on his phone in church, he will say, 'I want to hear something that will help improve my life'"
"But the poor will say, 'Make I see weda somebody go send me money.' It is a poverty mentality. You are in a church where the poor come and become wealthy.
"Off your phone but if your phone rings you have signed up for poverty. Your mentality is poor, it’s not money in your pocket yet. Somebody say I hear.”