By Andrew Irumba
Nairobi: Kenya’s Government has on 30 July deported the White-man who has been going around masquarading as Jesus Christ, while taking money from Kenyans to perform miracles, and secure them seats in heaven!
The two church pastors who invited him have also been arrested. The duo has been hosting, and moving with the white man, convincing believers that the he is ‘Jesus Christ’, and that he had finally come back as he had promised centuries ago.
Photos and videos showing a white man dressed as Jesus Christ have been widely shared on social media across Africa. One tongue-in-cheek tweet, shared more than 8,000 times and retweeted by among others South African opposition politician Julius Malema, says “a pastor from South Africa invited Jesus Christ from heaven to preach in his church”.
But who is the man and what was he doing?
The man is a US preacher and actor called Michael Job, president at Jesus Loves You Evangelistic Ministries.
He was attending an interdenominational Christian event as a guest speaker.
He lives in Orlando, Florida, where he has been playing Jesus at The Holy Land Experience theme park, which describes itself as “a living, biblical museum”.
Job claims to have studied music and vocal Performance at a college in New York, to be a former associate pastor at Christ Embassy International and to be from Clarence.
Writing on his Facebook page, Job said; “Tonight’s last night of the Kiserian crusade was awesome! God’s Spirit came upon all of us. People surrendered their lives to Jesus, many people were healed, and God’s Spirit came upon us powerfully in worship…”
Although he’s is accused of claiming to be Jesus when he held his crusade, which triggered off an avalanche of reactions on social media, it appears that the evangelist has been preaching dressed like Jesus as portrayed in movies for years. He also portrayed Jesus in a movie titled ‘Life of Jesus’.
What was clear from all the reactions across social media is that most if not everyone expected the real Jesus Christ to have better dance moves.