The presiding pastor of the Abuja chapter of the House on the Rock, Pastor Uche Aigbe, mounted the pulpit bearing an AK 47 rifle on Sunday.
The incident which caused a stir in the church auditorium happened during the second service, which frequently has a high number of the congregation who attends from different parts of the nation’s capital.
Wielding the gun, the pastor found his way to the altar as many members of his congregation were alarmed trying to figure out what was happening.
The unperturbed clergyman walked up to the lectern, aware of the tension his action had created, without looking at his worshippers.
He, however, made an attempt to open his Bible, and said jokingly, “Some people are looking for my trouble. And I came here prepared.
“Today, there are some pastors with gift of divination who go about ripping people. This is why we should carry our ‘guns’ and defend ourselves. I will particularly be coming very soon for some of you sleeping in the church.”
His response threw the entire gathering into a fit of laughter as he continued preaching on “Guarding your hearts from false teachers” and “faith without work is dead.”
It was unclear if the gun he brandished was loaded or not.