A South Africa-based Ghanaian pastor, Nana Poku, is trending on social media after a short video emerged which caught him kissing a female member of his congregation during a so-called healing session.
The video which was posted on Facebook by a South African Musa Mathebula on Wednesday had gotten over 23,000 views and ignited hundreds of derisive commentaries.
Mathebula said the video was shown on a local TV station Tswane TV live.
The pastor, who some reports described as a Nigerian, has his church at 98 Thabo Mbeki Drive Rustenburg in South Africa.
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In the video, two women are seen on stage together with two men who are presumed to be junior pastors or ushers of the church.
“By the power of the Holy Spirit, God is working here,” the pastor says, as another man behind him responds, “Yes, Lord!”
The pastor then turns to the young light-skinned woman and holds her chin.
He draws her closer to himself before blowing air in her face and subsequently locking his lips with her’s.
As those behind him look on, one of the men is heard saying, “Jesus, thank you, Jesus, yes Lord!”
The absurd healing session comes a few days after another video of a pastor in Zimbabwe hit the social media.
In the video, the Pastor identified as Paul Sanyangore claims to have a direct phone contact to heaven. He is seen claiming to be having a phone conversation with God.
“I actually have a direct line which I can call Him on and get instructions on how to proceed,” Sanyangore of Victory World International says.
The pastor is seen holding his cell phone and responding to God’s questions.
He calls a woman from the crowd, and as she kneels down, he then starts receiving instructions from “heaven”.
In an interview with Zimbabwean news site H-Metro, the pastor, also known as Pastor Talent, said he did not understand why people were surprised about his actions.
He reportedly said he would make the numbers available to the public when the time was right.