General News of Tuesday, 6 February 2018
Founder and leader of Perez Chapel, Bishop Charles Agyinasare has attacked suggestions that churches in Ghana must be taxed like other business entities in the world
“Other people say things about churches they don’t understand. I hear them talk about taxing churches…how many churches in Ghana are big?” he quizzed.
“There are churches where the pastors cannot even make ends meet”, the man of God revealed to Nana Aba Anamoah, host of GHOne State of Affairs show during a one-on-one interview.
Bishop Charles Agyinasare who spoke ahead of 35th Anniversary of the church he founded disclosed that financial constraints are the biggest challenges currently facing the establishment of the church.
“It is difficult to say for the people to understand but the biggest challenge has been money because crusades are very expensive to organize”, the clergy stated.
“If I should tell you the electricity bill I have to pay for a church and the size of the other expenses you need to run to keep a church like this”, the founder said.
According to him, 80% of the churches in Ghana unlike the ones in the States are below two hundred persons but we have churches all over the country which many believe they should be taxed because they are generating a lot of revenue.
“Pastors are men of faith, men of faith do not talk about their problems. …they talk about what God can do so a lot of the time you hear a man of faith talking he just talks about what will happen and not what is exactly happening”