Nollywood actor turned pastor, Yul Edochie, has ignited a social media frenzy with the launch of his online ministry, True Salvation Ministry.
The actor conducted the inaugural church service on his YouTube channel, delving into his spiritual journey and the divine calling that led him to this path.
During the virtual gathering held on Sunday, Yul shared profound moments of his encounter with God’s guidance, recounting a life-altering car accident on the Ore road as the turning point that propelled him to embrace his calling wholeheartedly. Despite initial plans for a physical church with a large congregation, Yul revealed that divine intervention led him to start humbly and make use of the resources at his disposal.
“As far back as 2012, 2013, I’d meet pastors who would tell me that I’m destined to be a minister of God,” Yul expressed during the service. “You can’t run away from it; you are going to be a minister.”
Social media erupted with reactions to clips from the Nollywood actor’s sermon. Twitter user @BureaDchange acknowledged Yul’s hustle, stating, “God bless his hustle. He’s hustling for his daily bread.” Meanwhile, @ChigozieObodo2 humorously commented, “He is trying his hands on the second most paying hustle in Nigeria, since the first most paying job (politics) didn’t work out.”
The unexpected transition from actor to pastor has left many Nigerians in shock, but some fans find inspiration in Yul’s bold move. @Chukwukeob26895 commented on the clips, saying, “I have a lot of gifts from the Almighty, but I’m yet to find the one to venture into. 🤦♂️🤗”
Yul Edochie’s journey from the glitz of Nollywood to the pulpit has sparked diverse reactions, emphasizing the unpredictability of life’s twists and turns. As he embarks on this new chapter, only time will reveal the impact of his ministry on those who follow his spiritual guidance.