The pastor of this church abhors water for baptism.
Surprised? He even allows beer drinking during church service.
What more? Membership increased with over 500 members in two months
For 52-year-old Bishop Tsietsi Makiti, founder of the church known as Gabola, which is in South Africa, there should be liberty in the house of God.
The South african is the brain behind the idea of beer-baptism.
He baptizes in an unconventional way by pouring beer and not water.He also explains that the congregants at the Church have also been given a go-ahead to drink alcohol during church services.
According to online reports, Bishop Makiti’s church has witnessed its membership rocket to over 500 members within two months due to the beer baptism.
He says he was motivated by the scriptures narrating how Jesus changed water to wine.
“People who drink and get baptized by beer are happy and peaceful. This means they are living in the shadow of God.”
The church accommodates people who are not welcome at other churches.
Its name ‘Gabola’ is the Tswana word for drinking. There is only one branch at the moment but the Bishop is looking forward to expanding it further.