For those of you who dont know Pastor Albert Odulele is a very well know pastor here in the UK of Glory House
Below is a video on Channel 4 news explaining when Pastor Albert Odulele was charged
Well he has now admitted the offences. As per Channel 4:
Dr Albert Odulele, who runs Glory House International, admitted indecently assaulting a boy aged 14 and sexually assaulting a 21-year-old man – both former members of his congregation.
He entered the guilty pleas at Bexley Magistrates’ Court in south east London and was committed for sentencing at Woolwich Crown Court on a date yet to be set.
Magistrates granted him conditional bail at the brief hearing.
Odulele, who describes himself as a ‘teacher, preacher and evangelical preacher’, is a major figure in the world of evangelical Christianity.
His east London-based church says it has a congregation of 3,000.
There are also branches of Glory House International in Leeds, Birmingham, Nigeria and Brazil.
And Odulele has attracted many more followers around the world through appearances at international evangelic conferences, on religious TV programmes and videos on YouTube.
His website describes him as an author, speaker and preacher, and boasts of his ‘charismatic style, prophetic delivery and prolific expression of truth’.
Channel 4 News understands the alleged assaults took place in 2003 and 2004.
The court heard how Odulele, 47, initially denied any wrongdoing after he was arrested last summer by the Metropolitan Police’s Major Child Abuse Investigation Unit.
But he later admitted to police that he had been ‘battling’ with his sexuality for years. He denied the offences were pre-planned.
Glory House International has been a registered charity for 18 years and has a turnover of £2 million a year.
I for one am glad that this has come to light because I believe that so many times, some of us hold leaders up high in an unhealthy way and never question what the the ‘man of God’ says. I have heard some of his messages and it is normally your typical doctrine revolving around prosperity, wealth transfer, self fulfillment, blessings, dominion now and everything else relating to the “What God has for you” doctrine.
Many Christians will be throwing out the ‘judge not’ line and will want to pretend that this stuff doesnt happen in Christendom but as Jesus said, you shall know the truth and the truth will set you free (John 8:32). Adversely, that means that if you dont know the truth (or chose not to) , then you will be kept in bondage. Hopefully this will help people to have their eyes opened and say goodbye to the untouchable preachers.
As my friend says, my prayers are with his victims and not his reputation.
UPDATE: Pastor Albert Odulele has been jailed for fondling a teenage boy. To read more, click here