In recent times, many so-called “Men of God” have been exposed, castigated and rightly so, for extorting money and material things from their unsuspecting congregants rather than teaching them to salvation as instructed in the good book—the Bible.
These fake pastors parading as “God’s prophets” are fast rising making it difficult for the public to distinguish between the genuine ones who are actually teaching their followers the ways of God.
But, like the good old book says, “By their fruits you shall know them…”; Bishop Dag Hewards Mills undoubtedly is one of the few unpretentious Men of God in this generation.
Trained as a Medical Doctor, Bishop Dag (as he is affectionately called) abandoned what could be considered as a high-status profession in Ghana to pursue his love for God and leading souls to Christ.
Millions the world over found Christ through him. Bishop Dag who has been in the news in recent times stands accused of unfair treatment by 6 of his pastors; but these accusations appear to have rather spurred his faithfuls and church members to expressed their unflinching love and loyalty to him.
It comes as no surprise that his birthday celebration hashtag #IAmGratefulForBishopDag is leading Twitters top trends.
Though he has the largest church in Ghana and one of the fastest growing in the world, Bishop Dag demonstrates high level of humility in dealing with people.
Bishop Dag founded the Lighthouse Chapel International church in 1987 in a classroom on University of Ghana campus with handful of people. As attendance steadily increased, larger and larger halls had to be used. In 1994, the church constructed a 3000-seater cathedral in Accra. However the congregation grew until finally, in 2006, he commissioned the construction of the one of the largest church complexes in Africa. Currently, attendance at his meetings have exceeded the capacity of this huge structure.
Over the years Dag Heward-Mills’ also indoctrinated and inspired many of his members to become missionaries, pastors and workers to help build the denomination into an internationally reputable ministry.