Pastor Alph Lukau of Alleluia Ministries International has received support from fellow men of the cloth in South Africa and across the world. In the weeks following the ‘resurrection’ video, hundreds of pastors, bishops, ministers from different parts of the world have posted videos and messages on social media showing their love and pledging their support to the clergyman in different capacities.
Pastor Lukau who is referred to as a Father of the Nation by his parishioners was reported last week by Times Live and the Sowetan Newspaper for preaching on matters that affect the country and urged his congregation to be law abiding citizens and to stand in unity.
Pastors from other denominations have described Lukau as an Apostle of Faith and said that the media will always attack those who will boldly stand up for Christ in this generation.
One of the pastors told the congregation that there were pastors and bishops from 17 churches from SA and abroad who came to show their solidarity with Lukau.
Despite the negative publicity, Pastor Lukau’s church has been growing in leaps and bounds with Facebook and Youtube footage showing the church auditorium full and overflow areas filled to capacity. Men and women of God from traditional and pentecostal churches have stated that nothing will stop the man of God and that the media must respect the church of God and the house of God.
Last Sunday, Sowetan Newspaper attended Lukau’s 9am service in Sandton. The publication reported that some congregants flew into the country from as far as the UK, Ethiopia, Jamaica and Nigeria just to attend Lukau’s Friday and Sunday services. The church also heard testimonies about how Lukau’s church had changed their finances, healed their loved ones and helped them with finding employment.
Below is a statement made by SowetanLIVE:
Speaking to about 18,000 congregants who had filled the church in Sandton yesterday, a man who introduced himself as Dr Alfred Modise from the South African Union of Churches, said they were against anyone working against the church of God.
“Our mandate is to defend God’s church and we want to tell AMI and Pastor Lukau that you are untouchable. They can try you, but they will never succeed. We are prepared to use our intelligence to reach those who are tarnishing your name. We have a clear message for them, you touch God’s church, we will mess you up,” said Modise to loud applause from congregants.
Modise was believed to have been taking a jab at pastors who have been staging sit-ins outside the church’s premises after the resurrection saga, including Prophet Paseka “Mboro” Motsoeneng.
But a close ally of Lukau denied the claim. “No, that was a general preaching and had nothing to do with individuals. The man of God wants to make peace. There are enemies who plotted the resurrection thing. But we can’t talk more about it for now, due to legalities.”
Nkululeko Dlamini, 35, and Silungisani Grace Sibanda, 40, have been charged with three counts of fraud in connection with the “resurrection”.
Pastor Alph Lukau of the Alleluia Ministries says he has a special attachment to people who befriended him during his time of distress.