Disloyalty is a very dangerous thing for a pastor’s church. Some of the most faithful members of the church can become disloyal. I recall one day I was at a retreat centre for a time of fasting and prayer. I came across the associate pastor of a large church in my city. After exchanging social niceties, I asked, “How is your senior pastor”
“Oh he’s around” he said
I went on, “how’s the church doing”
He replied “we have some problems but we are watching. You know what? When he travels everyone is happy”
Confused I asked, “when who travels?”
He smiled and said “the senior pastor”
“Why is this so?” I queried.
He answered “because when he is away there is liberty and joy and the Holy Spirit flows. The fact is that, a lot of people are not blessed anymore when he preaches.” He emphasized, “Oh, many people are not happy when he is here. There is joy and liberty when he is away!”
As I listened to him, I concluded that this man was far down the road of disloyalty and I was not wrong! Less than a year later, he rebelled and broke away from his senior pastor with a section of the church.