Conned by My Church
Greg McKenzie investigates accusations of financial irregularities against the Salvation Proclaimers Anointed Church, a charity dedicated to tackling gang violence and crime.
For the past five years, a radical new church has been promising hundreds of young people an escape from gangs and crime and a pathway to salvation through prosperity and success. SPAC Nation, the Salvation Proclaimers Anointed Church, holds services in hotels, conference halls and football grounds. Its leader, Tobi Adegboyega, has been courted by politicians and the media for his work in tackling gang violence. But Panorama has discovered how the church’s outward show of concern for young people hides a less than charitable appetite for money. Reporter Greg McKenzie investigates its fundraising activities and speaks to young worshippers who say they’ve been forced into debt whilst church leaders enjoy lavish lifestyles.