AVMB Ministries wish to officially inform all its cherished members, the general public and the media; of the warranted dismissal of Jerry John Yope, an erstwhile member of the growing Christian youth fraternity. The dismissal, which took place last year on April 14th, has become a matter to be formally announced because of malicious attempts by the said, Jerry John Yope, to mar the reputation of AVMB Ministries and to abuse privileges which belong only to members of the Christian organization.
It is in the best interest of the general public and for the cause of CHRIST that we decide to break the silence on the reprehensible mischiefs contrived by this unscrupulous person and his cohorts.
AVMB Ministries, which comprise two groups, Christ Symbolic Union International (CSU) and Divinity Empire Campus Ministry (DECAM) are under the auspices of Apostle Vinny Max Bani (AVMB). Our ministries are reputed for welcoming the rich, poor, weak, strong, good, bad, broken, misfits and all kinds of people in the hope of making them into better versions of themselves by the saving power of GOD’s WORD (Romans 1:16).
And glory to GOD, we have been able to transform many lives through sound Christian teaching and character building.
However, there have been a few people, who despite assiduous efforts in meticulous training, loving tenderness, constant teaching, persistent prayers, careful discipline and gracious pardon among other measures, have repudiated the WORD of GOD and remained unchanged. Such people have no regard for purity and are determined to perpetuate their evil schemes.
As a ministry of Grace, we encourage holiness in response to the Gospel and abhor evil. It is sad to admit that Jerry John Yope fell within the category of the unrepentant and malevolent during his time with us.
Jerry John Yope was sacked in 2018 for offenses that we deem deliberate wickedness and not a one-time act of frailty. We have been forced to expose this cruel person because he is conniving with other unscrupulous persons to spread falsehood about the reasons for his dismissal, thereby denigrating our ministry.
Yope was driven out of our fellowship on charges of sexual harassment, theft, extortion, lies, attempted rape, among others, to which we have material evidence as well as people willing to testify against him.
He had been warned, disciplined, restrained (suspended) and even had his position stripped off him at one time yet remained unrepentant. It was like the more we reached out to him, the more he tried to use other cunning ways to discreetly execute his vile agenda. The bedeviling nature of his issues could have led to his prosecution, but we chose to handle these matters internally as the Bible admonishes Believers to do according to 1st Corinthians 6:1.
We dare him to deny any of these allegations levelled against him and we will meet in the court of law. It is for all these unspeakable offences that made the Pastoral leadership decide to excommunicate this unapologetic fellow. It must be put on record that Yope’s dismissal did not even come from our General Overseer, AVMB, but from Pastors in the ministry whose authority empowers them to take such disciplinary measures.
It is appalling that despite our respect shown this fellow and our hope that his dismissal would have led to repentance; he is rather fabricating lies and inviting selected media outlets to promote his roguish intentions.
Last week during the Easter festivities, this vile man had attempted a false publication against our ministry via the media but by the grace of GOD, his evil intentions never saw the light of day. We know he will stop at nothing, for it is the very spirit of the anti-Christ which is at work in him. We are not about to have a banter with such a fellow.
This press release is for the sake of the many that may come across any attempt of his to tarnish our image so that they are not unaware of his schemes and so they can understand the calibre of ingrate he is. We entreat all to be wary of joining the evil one blaspheme against the people of GOD.
The lives of many responsible, god-fearing, industrious and visionary youths are great testimonies of what we represent as a ministry.
Just as our LORD JESUS CHRIST exposed the works of the devil (Matthew 16:23, John 6:70, 1 John 3:8) so we will. And just as the Apostle Paul expelled “the wicked man” from his congregation, so have we done so that the people of GOD can progress. The following Scriptures guided us in dismissing this fellow; 1 Corinthians 5:11-13 and Hebrews 10:26-29.
A good many have left our fellowship for different personal reasons and we consider them friends and wish them GOD’s favour. However, to malefactors like Yope whose delight is in perpetuating evil, we have no business with them. We want to state emphatically that we bear no grudges with this fellow; however, we hope he comes to repentance otherwise; be prepared for GOD’s just wrath.
We choose to use this opportunity to strengthen ministries out there who are doing great things for the Kingdom of GOD. May you prosper in GOD’s mandate amidst the many schemes of the Evil One.
For us as AVMB Ministries, we choose to focus on our mandate of winning souls for CHRIST, raising kings in the Kingdom of GOD who are reigning in all aspects of life through their destinies and Kingdom principles and healing the world through the Gospel. Shalom!