God called me to be pastor, says Pere

A former Big Brother Naija housemate, Pere Egbi, has said that the burden to become a pastor is getting heavier by the day. Hence, it is one desire he wishes to accomplish before he dies.

He told Saturday Beats, “First of all, I have not been called to be a pastor. There are five other ministerial offices according to Ephesians 4:11. The pastoral office is one of them. So, it’s more of a desire to serve God. I was raised in a solid Christian home by my mother who means so much to me.

“This is a call I have had from my younger days while in secondary school at Command Day Ikeja, Lagos. God calls and we are required to answer, but I’ve been running. The burden and the weight to answer is becoming heavier as the years go by and I have to answer. Hence, I know for a fact that it’s the last thing I’d be doing on earth before I leave.”

He also spoke about his works in his church and some of the values that guide him. He said, “Christ Embassy is my church and I have been a member from my late teens. I believe I was 19 when I started attending services at the Oregun branch of the church in Lagos. Pastor Chris Oyakhilome inspired me and still does. I functioned in the choir as a worship leader before I got caught up deep in entertainment. Values like faith, perseverance, persistence and hope guide me in life”.

Speaking about why he delved into acting and how he intends to sustain his name in the industry, he said, “I have always loved acting and I still do. I don’t think I would leave acting alone. I have always been an actor way before BBN.

He also spoke about the accusation that he bullied a fellow BBN housemate, Whitemoney, on the show. He said, “I never bullied anyone. I just have a very assertive personality that comes off very strong. I love Whitemoney. We have since done stuff together and will continue to. Humility doesn’t mean what most people think it is. A humble man isn’t a man who lets others stomp on him; that’s not humility. That’s the way some people view it but no. I am a humble guy. I take pride in my accomplishments but humble enough to know I didn’t get there by my strength.”

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