The founder of Action Chapel International, Archbishop Nicholas Duncan Williams has indicated that not all pastors or men of God are called to relate with politicians adding that it takes special grace to navigate such terrains.
Making references to biblical times, the renowned man of God said “Daniel was called to stand in the courts of Kings, Princes and Princesses and he could speak against Kings and prophecy against them and they couldn’t touch him.
“Jeremiah was a prophet to the nation and anytime he spoke and prophecy against the Kings, he was put in prison. So everybody has his calling so I don’t believe that every pastor is called to deal with people in authority.”
Archbishop Duncan Williams was speaking to Accra based Citi Fm on his 60th birthday which fell on Friday May 12 where he said “I think that to relate to the powers that be is a calling, it’s an anointing and its grace.
I don’t think that it’s every pastor that is called to deal with people in authority because it’s a very complicated and difficult terrain to navigate. “I’m a son of a politician so I think there is something in my DNA already when it comes to dealing with politicians.
I lived with them, I saw people like Okotwi Bekoe, Imoru Igala (Former Foreign Minister in the First Republic), Krobo Adusei who was my father’s friend. We lived in the same area, he used to walk from his house to my father…
“It is a calling, it is a grace, it is an anointing and that gives you the capacity to manage them because there are brigades of liars around people in authority and you have to be very wicked to deal with those people.”
He also narrated an ordeal he had to endure when he started his ministry indicating that he was monitored by the then government for about two years and accused of being a spy for the United States government.
He said he lost some friends and close colleagues who were harassed and questioned for associating with him.