Pastor Paul Kuria, popularly known as Man Kush, has caused controversy after making some statements about his approach to church membership.
In an interview with Kameme TV, he revealed that he does not keep the same congregation for more than five years and sees his church as his company. If any member overstays, he will call them and ask them not to show up again.
According to Man Kush, his main goal is to spread the gospel he teaches, and he believes that the best way to do it is through his church members. He wants them to go out and teach others what they have learned from him.
“I do not hold my church members for over five years, I chase them and get new ones,” he said. “This is because I want them to go and teach other people. It is God who brings them. I know all my servants. If I notice you have not left after five years, I call them aside and tell them to leave.”
Man Kush also revealed that he has wealthy church members who donate millions of money to his church. However, this contradicts what he had earlier said when he asked broke people to avoid coming to his church because he has bills to pay. “Do not come without money because we are paying the rent,” he had said.
“If you do not have money, just go to another church, in Nairobi it’s not all about prayers but work.”
While some may find Man Kush’s views on church membership and finances controversial, he has a significant following in Kenya. Many people admire his straightforwardness and the way he teaches the gospel.
Aside from his church policies, Man Kush also spoke about the need for men to appreciate their wives. He believes that being a housewife is a full-time job, and men should pay their wives to care for their homes. He gives his wife about Sh30,000 per month as an appreciation token.
“There is no man who is not supposed to pay their wives,” he said. “If men could understand the tasks their wives do to keep a home, then they will never complain when they are asked to pay them. Being a woman who brings up children is not an easy job by itself.”
Man Kush added that instead of some Kenyan men loving their wives, they mistreat them. “Most women walking around are just but walking corpses due to the trauma their men make them go through,” he said.