February 07, 2005

Church Splits After Pulpit 'Assassination'


Sunday Times (Johannesburg)

February 7, 2005
Posted to the web February 7, 2005

Futhi Ntshingila

THE public denunciation of a popular pastor for alleged extramarital affairs has left a big church congregation deeply divided.

The resignation of Vusi Dube, a driving force behind "Abstinence Walk", which forms part of the "True Love Waits" campaign, has split the 7 000-strong Durban Christian Centre. Dube resigned in the wake of the allegations made from the pulpit by pastor John Torrens.

Dube, who denies the allegations, and his wife, Taki, resigned from their positions in the church two weeks ago after they were suspended by c hurch leaders.

More than a thousand black members of Durban Christian Centre rallied behind Dube, saying the accusations made against him by Torrens were untrue. In a show of solidarity many black members have left the church and formed a "Pastor Dube Support Group".

Posted by kshaw at February 7, 2005 11:02 PM