African Methodist Church Falls Apart ‘..members break away to join the Redeemed Methodist Church’

African Methodist Church Falls Apart ‘..members break away to join the Redeemed Methodist Church’

A MASS exodus occurred on Sunday at the African Methodist Episcopal Church (AMEC) Mother Hughes Congregation in Kabushi in Ndola where members broke away to join the Redeemed Methodist Church.

The members left the Kabushi Congregation to join their former presiding pastor Paul Bupe, who resigned over a month ago, citing manipulation and lack of accountability from the AMEC leadership.

MEMBERS desert the Church building to march on the streets of Kabushi chanting and carrying placards reading “Mass Exodus” and “Free from AMEC bondage”.
After a month of drama and suspense, the members finally made up their minds to leave AMEC after the top leadership refused to re-engage Reverend Bupe as per their demand.

The members marched on the streets of Kabushi chanting and carrying placards reading “Mass Exodus” and “Free from AMEC bondage”.

Before they left Mother Hughes, the members were prayed for by AMEC presiding elder for Ndola and Luanshya Wefala Walima, who was also caught up in the exodus as members marched out of the church to their new worship place, Chimwemwe Community Centre within Kabushi.

”These things happen in life. There is nothing I can do,” said Rev Walima, who had been conducting services at the congregation after the resignation of Dr Bupe over a month ago.

Mother Hughes was left with less than 10 people as most congregants joined the exiting members.

The members, who complained of oppression in AMEC, likened the breakaway to the Biblical story of the Israelites who left Egypt because of oppression.

After marching on the streets of Kabushi for about 20 minutes, the former AMEC members went straight to Chimwemwe Community School where they were addressed by Dr Bupe.

In his address, Dr Bupe asked the members to leave “Egypt” behind them and focus on helping the needy in society.

”We have come to a new place. God has brought you here,” he said.

He said there would be a “spiritual tsunami” in AMEC as many people had been calling from outside Ndola wanting to take the same route that the former Mother Hughes congregants had taken to leave the church

44 Responses to "African Methodist Church Falls Apart ‘..members break away to join the Redeemed Methodist Church’"

  1. Sure   September 18, 2012 at 8:21 am

    Resolve your differences within, breaking away for the sake of doing it whilst doing the same things and still believing in the same things makes the difference same. Beware of the enemy, Satan.

  2. Thomas B   September 18, 2012 at 8:22 am

    These are indeed the last day.The congregation th@ I and my late grandma used to enter.anyway only God knows Y these pipo are deviding the house of God.

  3. Rape 'em including Joe Kalusa's wife   September 18, 2012 at 8:30 am

    By the way the wife to Joe Kalusa is more accessible than Nawaki & even water or beer.So the mathafacker J.Kalusa talkin bout gang rapin Nawaki I think we shall start with his wife,his mother, his children,his auntie,his girfriends @ the xpense of state machinery I mean ba pombozi…Chifundo ine tizakunyengera wakazi wako na wapongozi waka na wamaiwako chikala ka Kaslusa pamusula mutomba tonganyoka…

  4. Munba Olipha   September 18, 2012 at 8:50 am

    How is this connected to the story!!

  5. asevu   September 18, 2012 at 9:26 am

    i wonder…insultants instead of consultants…may GOD deliver you and me.

  6. mupopo   September 18, 2012 at 9:42 am

    May God deliver insultants.

  7. BRIGHT   September 18, 2012 at 9:53 am

    these church members behave like cadres.why inciting each other.the bible is clear on our leaders before us.politics in church.malabishi

  8. RB   September 18, 2012 at 10:14 am

    That’s what happened 2 my party

  9. kapandula   September 18, 2012 at 10:19 am

    it mark the end of the world.the story is about the division in our religion.the demon posesed goes wild with another thing. insulting

  10. Makaveli   September 18, 2012 at 10:33 am

    The memeber also belong to either UPND or UDA

  11. I Goddess   September 18, 2012 at 10:33 am

    Free youselves from all religous bondage… if not you’ll forever be bondaged to mental slavery!!

  12. I Goddess   September 18, 2012 at 10:40 am

    whether you run from one church to another, you are still living in bondage!!

  13. I Goddess   September 18, 2012 at 10:43 am

    you still have the inability to veiw events or ones self differently from commonly held beliefs that you have been brainwashed with.

  14. Wemfula Isa Isa   September 18, 2012 at 11:33 am

    So when they left “Egypt” they miraculously crossed “Kabushi” stream and for 40 (20) minutes wandered in Kabushi Township before they finally entered Chimwemwe the “promised land.”

  15. Janet c   September 18, 2012 at 12:03 pm

    which nickname do you bloggers think is better for our president. Micheal Satan or Micheal Satanyoko

  16. ak47   September 18, 2012 at 12:08 pm

    You pipo are christians for God’s sake!!A weak member runs away every one does the same and you trust this man ‘ll lead you to God??Have fun.

  17. ...ME...   September 18, 2012 at 12:31 pm

    @Janet C, U TOKT SENSE IN YO PREVIOUS KOMENTS BUT I’M SUPRISED U KAN IZLY B TEKEN BY ANY BLOWIN WIND.
    DEFECTION EVEN IN CHURCHES.2SAD

  18. Bandawe   September 18, 2012 at 1:03 pm

    @ Janet c, is it the real you or some one is pretending to be our Janet C. Our Janet C does not insult!

  19. ayoba   September 18, 2012 at 1:42 pm

    @ Wemfula isa isa, lmao, you just made my day, very funny way of looking @ it. Koma guys simunvela.

  20. umu zedian   September 18, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    These are the end times. even in churches, there are some comfusions.@ janet c, how are u connecting the president to this issue. can u say sensible things pliz……I mean, how do ppo fill to tok insults.Were is God in thier lives kanshi???? this is sad plizz

  21. Mwanamfumu   September 18, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    @Janet c, Kanyo Kenu. . I have been thinking you’re a grown up prostitute kanshi I have been lying to myself. Why the president???

  22. the end is near   September 18, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    Last days defecting in church I thought that only happens in politics

  23. Mwanyela   September 18, 2012 at 3:28 pm

    Last days indeed, ba bupe wants a bigger piece of cake if not the whole cake 2 himself. 2 much amakwebo mu church, he wants 2 be enjoying the tithe & offerings alone. Naimwe fimembala u decide 2 join him, beliv me abamano balabwelelamo ku AMEC. Ifipuba fikashala making ba bupe rich. Nika strategy kaku nonkelamo.

  24. pompolingo   September 18, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    WELL DOME KABUSHI AMEC WE ARE FOLLOWING YOU TOO
    THE ALL ENTIRE CHURCH IS SHAKING

  25. pompolingo   September 18, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    @MWANYELA you sound like you do nt know what you are talking about ,please keep quite stop talking about that man of GOD Dr Bupe . this church AMEC needs to be on its on Americans leadership are crooks

  26. bionic woman   September 18, 2012 at 5:37 pm

    This Janet c (CAP J) ain’t janet c (small j). Small j reasons, cap J doesn’t.

  27. Ayatollah   September 18, 2012 at 5:38 pm

    Richard Allen broke away from the Methodist Church to form the African Methodist Episcopal Church because of the segregation blacks or African Americans suffered at the hands of the white leadership of the church. However, there has been more complex challenges within present day churches coupled with massive awakening and democracy. Most churches have suffered defections due to various reasons. The Catholic has not been spared either. Even the SDA has suffered the same. It looks followers followers of this dinomination are few. Even where I stay there seems not to be many methodists around. So with the reported massive defection, I wonder how many have remained. The next drama may be contention over the ownership of church buildings. Sad

  28. dnice   September 18, 2012 at 5:46 pm

    ???????????

  29. ABAKONZI   September 18, 2012 at 7:36 pm

    Ba Redeemed whatever,u are not the first group to break away from a church so why all that noise?Just go if possible quietly and who told u kabushi is Egpty,does that make yo pastor a new moses?Mind u moses never entered the promised land,yo moses too may just fail to enter yo new cannan ngamwatalika lwenu guys!

  30. keep on wandering untill the end come   September 18, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    Mankind search for God. No wonder…….!

  31. BaLuanshya   September 18, 2012 at 7:52 pm

    Observation going after the multitude is not good some of those they are following blindly mungulu mungulu in the end it is twalemona kwati.

  32. Wemfula Isa Isa   September 18, 2012 at 10:28 pm

    I have a cousin who is a member, not of the Methodist Church, but Mesodist Church. Same or different?

  33. ANA SHUMVA   September 19, 2012 at 6:31 am

    YESU KRISTU SHIBWELA NOBWEMBYAAA UKAPULE NAFUTI……

  34. Yangu   September 19, 2012 at 9:50 am

    Could Reverend Paul Bupe have stayed in AMEC if he was elected Bishop at the last convention? The timing of his resignation and subsequent breakaway leaves alot of questions, can Dr Bupe shed light on this – I have read his views in facebook but his arguments are hollow.

  35. Kalok   September 19, 2012 at 10:37 am

    From bondage straight to prison…

  36. pompolingo   September 19, 2012 at 11:01 am

    if he was erected has bishop he would have changed the all entire leadership/system in sevetenth episcopal so that church can develop , mind you this amec has been there for many years the church is lucking faithful leaders /the church undeveloped

  37. spinx   September 19, 2012 at 11:07 am

    the bosses of all churches ukuitemwa,umunobe apela taithy iwe waya mukushita chopa(helicopter) or hummer, this is what you reap. go people go after all we will be judged together with the so called pastors when judgement day comes. ASK THOSE PEOPLE ALL THIS IS ABOUT THE MONEY THEY CONTRIBUTE AT CHURCH NOW THOSE BOSSES ARE SHARING THAT SAME MONEY TO BUY HELICOPTERS AND EXECUTIVE CARS WHEN THOSE WHO CONTRIBUTED IN PAIN ARE STILL SUFFERING.ENOUGH IS ENOUGH. GO HEEEE.PEOPLE IN CHURCHES LOVE ONE ANOTHER.PLEASE AND SHARE EVERYTHING EQUALLY. LETS NOT FORGET TO PRAY FOR OUR BROTHERS WHO HAVE LEFT THE CHURCH AND THOSE WHO HAVE REMAINED SO THAT THEY REACH THE PROMISED LAND SAFELY. TO GOD BE THE GLORY.

  38. pamp yobe   September 19, 2012 at 11:40 am

    late reporters,where were you wen yo frends wer gathering th story

  39. taliban   September 19, 2012 at 1:26 pm

    they behaved like pf cadres..iyeee

  40. Tonga Bull   September 19, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    Comming soon to PF

  41. AME Church Source   September 24, 2012 at 9:06 am

    Thank you Tumfweko prayer worriors. Herewith an update of church attendance at Mother Hughes AME Church on Sunday 23 September 2012

    59 – Adults
    22 – Youths & Children
    81 – Total

    The church is now under the new leadership of Rev Isaiah Phiri from Luanshya. He was received well and the faithful members has pledged to work with him peacifully.

    God bless

  42. Mfwaya bu Shikofu nomba bwalinkana   September 25, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    After rebellion led by a clergy, the Church has remained intact. Three quarters of genuine members have maintained there membership at Mother Huges AME Church contrally to your title of mass exodus.

    Ba Tumfweko, please follow up on this matter and see how the new and the old churches are doing.

  43. kakonkonte   November 1, 2012 at 12:04 pm

    Dr Bupe knows AMEC is too strong for his kind, by the way the chap was educated by the church in USA and now he pays back to AMEC in this satanic cheque.Surly the blind members following him are sick coz i saw him fail lamentably as he stood to be elected bishop this yr in USA, he cant even inspire his children.Common sons and daughters of AMEC we can not be shaken by Bupes chip politics he is but a failure. AMEC is stronger each day and the church has the most powerful democracy in the world.

  44. nakadinya   December 28, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    Humble yourselves and God will bless you breaking away is not a solution the same thing which has caused you to go wil make you go back to AMEC I am a vicim of a church break away not because I wanted to but because I followed my husband who is pastor some times I regret but all the same I can go back to the church were I came from since I just left quietly and continued respecting the pastors and the brothers and sisters we still have fellowship with them the only thing I can tell you is hold to the cross of of our Lord Jesus Christ its during break aways that many pipo backslide do not give chance to the devil.