Clergyman Says Saint Lucia PM ‘Appointed’ By God

A Saint Lucia clergyman has said that Prime Minister, Allen Chastanet, was appointed to the office by God, according to a press release from the ruling United Workers Party (UWP).

The release attributed the comments to John Joseph of the Odsan Pentecostal Church (Temple of Faith).

You are appointed to this office by God, Divine appointment . . . . Remember that you are elected by the people. Always remember you must serve the people and work for them. You must be anointed by God. By yourself Honourable Ministers you cannot make it you need the power of God to do your duties,” Joseph was quoted as saying.

The occasion was a thanksgiving service Thursday to mark the ruling United Workers Party’s third year in government.

According to the UWP release, government Ministers, UWP Executive Members, Party supporters and well-wishers of the United Workers Party packed the church for the inspiring service which featured celebration in song and prayer.

It said the Pentecostal Church official anointed all the Ministers who came forward to receive the Blessing.

The UWP has announced plans to continue its anniversary observances with a public meeting in Soufriere on Sunday.


  1. What hogwash is that. Again using the Bible which was used to keep us as slaves to justify the corruption and exploitation of the people by a government. The very same things that the Bible condemns. Some of this preachers need to burn in hell.

  2. Well God surely gave us the government we deserve….we are paying very dearly for our sun of 16.06.16!!

    • When i see people talk like you it is clear to see you dont know God the Heavenly Father all along you have made your slave by going vine thing that has no value where did you get know that you speak of. Some may read the bible but without the Spirit of the Heavenly Father over shadowing that person the will alway be a anothe book. An i guess you have read it already but dont understand, one people on the earth when the dont understand some the criticise it. If God is not with that person there no the will understand the bible an. The world dominated your mind on what is real an what is not. Where did you take what you know an i guess from vidoes, book, an social media! you mite say isn’t the bible a book to? To those who are over shadowed by GOD’s Spirit takes them beyond what physical eye can see. But you will have something to say about what just said or live it as that thinking am brainwash to God bless

  3. 95% of ALL these never called but who sent themselves preachers are definitely going to burst HELL wide open.
    It’s a dreadful thing to fall on the hands of the living God.

  4. Every one who holds office is there by God s appointmrnt. Pastor is right. You don t have to be political to be truthful.

  5. Why those preachers dose go astray? Why don’t you preachers stay away from the foolish ness of men? You are trying to please people by telling people what they want to hear? Where is your God in all this? Hypocrites the Bible call all of you Church leaders! and hypocrites you will remain when you are trying to please men, for God in no respecter of person, but you are! God ask us to obey the law, but not men! be careful, you preachers! don’t put more curse upon the land!

  6. Sorry to say some of our country people are very wicked and they’re proving it every day a service in a church they cretisizing O my God

  7. Monk stop this foolishness. If then they were appointed by “God” then he approves of their corruption. Nepotism and favoritism right?
    U going to hell along with them.

  8. Sometimes,we are quick to mention God’s name;but which God? We must never forget that he said;”put no other God’s before me”.The real God I know will not allow his children to be deceive by deceivers.These self acclaimed pastors and preachers are using the Bible and Church to do their dirtyness in the name of God.God isn’t a hipprocite,he hate a lier,deceiver and a theif.God shall and will never support, corruptions, crimes, nepotism.Its,begs the question;is it the jargia goddess from Vieux Fort,who was dressed in white robe and sweeping the streets of Castries that put them there.Lets not forget he too,the PM was dressed in his white robe as a priest and he used the people Children and spreading what he deemed was holy water on them.God,shall judge all those who are rediculing him and using his true words to deceive others and gain power.I know that I’m a sinner too,so there’s no need to tell me,he who is without sin cast the first stone.

  9. How did this charlatan make his way to lur shores. These Nigerian or “whatever” self anointed pastors whose soul purpose is money and fame are no better than theives. First he says PM is appointed by God and the he says PM must be anointed. Then he says the people elected the PM. Hope the authorities keep watch on such fools. Nigerian preachers are goats….

  10. For all of you criticizing the pastor calling him names and judging him, the truth is a hard pill to swallow. The said pastor did all his studies at theology school and became a pastor. He is not a self appointed pastor. He was ordained to become a pastor. Had it been a member of the slp that was said to all of you would be praising the pastor. If you all want to know more about him go to the Odsan Pentecostal church and find out before you all come out there to crucify him. Stop being colorblind or remove the red coat in on your eyes to see things as they are

  11. So studying theology somehow makes you special? Make you speak for and to God? Religion has made our people so foolish

  12. The sad part about this story is that some people buy into this garbage. That explains a lot about who we are. Worst think one can do is play god. It would have been so much better if instead, he prayed for better health care, crime reduction, corruption in government, helping the poor and love instead of being outright political. God does not have great thinks to say about politicians

  13. Pastor Joseph is speaking from the WORD!!! Like the Isrealites, who “told” GOD that they “wanted a king” when HE instituted judges to rule them, sometimes HE gives us a “rod” if we insist.
    1 Peter 2:13-17 New International Version (NIV)
    13 Submit yourselves for the LORD’s sake to every human authority: whether to the emperor, as the supreme authority, 14 or to governors, who are sent by HIM to punish those who do wrong and to commend those who do right.

    1 Samuel 8:10-22 English Standard Version (ESV)
    Samuel’s Warning Against Kings
    10 So Samuel told all the words of the LORD to the people who were asking for a king from him. 11 He said, “These will be the ways of the king who will reign over you: he will take your sons and appoint them to his chariots and to be his horsemen and to run before his chariots. 12 And he will appoint for himself commanders of thousands and commanders of fifties, and some to plow his ground and to reap his harvest, and to make his implements of war and the equipment of his chariots. 13 He will take your daughters to be perfumers and cooks and bakers. 14 He will take the best of your fields and vineyards and olive orchards and give them to his servants. 15 He will take the tenth of your grain and of your vineyards and give it to his officers and to his servants. 16 He will take your male servants and female servants and the best of your young men[a] and your donkeys, and put them to his work. 17 He will take the tenth of your flocks, and you shall be his slaves. 18 And in that day you will cry out because of your king, whom you have chosen for yourselves, but the LORD will not answer you in that day.”

    The LORD Grants Israel’s Request
    19 But the people refused to obey the voice of Samuel. And they said, “No! But there shall be a king over us, 20 that we also may be like all the nations, and that our king may judge us and go out before us and fight our battles.” 21 And when Samuel had heard all the words of the people, he repeated them in the ears of the Lord. 22 And the LORD said to Samuel, “Obey their voice and make them a king.”

    GOD gives us what we insist on!! St.Lucians need to repent, if we are to get better!!! 2 Chronicles 7:14 King James Version (KJV)
    14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.


    While it is true that ‘God’ created Heaven and Earth, man and beast and everything within, it might be ‘…Blasphemous’ for any religious leader to say a Prime Minister was appointed to office God.’

    Seemed that the goodly religious leader has wires crossed between ‘…Religiosity and Secularism.’

    What might he say of the appointment of the Leader of Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition?

    It must never be seen by any religious leader that for reasons of ‘…an Invitational Opportunity’ and/or association or affiliation,’ that he might be seen as reckless in his speech when addressing a ‘…political gathering,’ be it on a ‘…political platform or in God’s Holy Sanctuary.’

    Such religious leader could cause the wrath of God to descend upon him for utterances bordering ‘…Blasphemy.’

    God never gave anyone such message to deliver to a Prime Minister, let alone a religious congregation.

    Until the face of politics is changed, none shall call the name of the ‘Lord,’ in activities not so defined by Him and in His Holy Name, and from a political perspective, none may claim to be the ‘…Paragon of Virtue.’

  15. Soo many comments, you’ll sensitive man about religion. . Now we have Identified the problem tomorrow can be better If we realized THIS. Are we going to be just like a politician? See a problem say we are going to fix it, get in power and nothing gets done. Have you’ll ever ask why do we call ourselves WEST INDIAN. ????. And no it’s not because that’s were we leave or were we was brought as slaves. But rather we are such the west Indian that these people found here.. and they have taught us their religions that of which we hold so dear. We need to come out of these places of worship.. and start to search ready people.

  16. So when Kenny and the SLP was voted in 1997, 2001 and 2011, wasn’t it God’s appointed? Isn’t God always in control? I believe the 2011 election was a divine intervention for our small Island because the UWP could not continue to perform with a devils like RF as minister. The only way this UWP could have reach where it is today with their brilliance, was by losing the 2011 election, fixing itself by with the grace of God, whiles the SLP was draining the country.

  17. You guys in St. Lucia …are so blind , you wouldn’t know God if he walked pass you on the street. You are so consumed with bad politics and walking demons right next to is so sad that a minister can not even pray, for the good of the country , and anoint the servants, that the people has entrusted to serve them. To simply go back to their jobs and do what the people has place them there to do..with the help of God…what is so wrong with this …this is because you guys, are so deeply divided by
    politics and tricks. Not even the so call Christian can see through the devil around them, cause they themselves, are just too religious..and do not understand the bible they read…YES!!I am a ST. Lucia living abroad…I feel sick to my stomach every time I come home….and yes , I have spoken to some of the ministers in office about my observations and concerns…but: this here will take God hands on our land. To get it some what back to good living conditions…ST.LUCIANS STOP!! being SELFISH, STOP!! voting party guys need to see who will work for the country, and pray that GOD have mercy on us…yes I come back home often…every time i visit the country moves up from third world to a big mess…. again you need GOD people!! And stop the crap talk. this is so sad.
    Cc Charles .

  18. Aa look nonsense I read already. People who don’t know about God talking about Him. The people saying if God appointed this party to sit in office the He supports the corruption, I want to know if Kenny and his party were not involved in corruption too. Y’all people are so judgemental and don’t think before y’all speak. Everything that happens, happens for a reason and if God places those people in power to expose them for whom they really are, then they were meant to sit in office. So learn this, God has exposed the labor party, He has exposed the uwp as well so here’s what happens next. You all should give your lives to God and turn away from your sinful ways and live a life that is pleasing to Him. Look unto God and not man…….

  19. It’s pretty obvious the mindset of st. Lucians now. Wow look at all this but I haven’t seen anyone come with the facts. We complaining about the Pm and church with his appointment by a pastor who said it was from god. Should we believe him or not? Is he just trying to lead the masses under false pretence? Is the truth directly before our eyes? Are we as a nation blind? Have we forgotten previous years? Well let me refresh some of you memory.
    Remember the Haitian who was brought here by the SLP with all their slogans and chants which i could recall was paganism and evil deeds. But did we complain and lament this government. No we didn’t instead we chanted with them and helped them work the iniquity. Now we have a spiritual leader or leaders who are trying to bring back some peace and stability through Devine interventions and spiritual worship to this country/ nation and we cry wolf. This nation needs some serious healing. People need to look at the clear picture and thinking the future of this beautiful island. If only we knew what we have here we would do what’s necessary to keep it. God and his works are real so stop being so religious

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