Evangelist, Michael Job, the US preacher and actor who has been dubbed “fake Jesus” while on an evangelical mission in Kenya was reported dead on Monday.
He had been invited to Kenya by a local evangelist and images of him preaching and walking through the streets in the East African country dressed in a garment with traditional Hebrew fringes and looking like the popular portrayal of Jesus Christ, went viral on social media with many alleging that he was claiming to be Jesus Christ.
Reports said medics at Heyn Hospital confirmed that he succumbed to pneumonia on Thursday, August 1, 2019, while receiving treatment moments after attending an inter-denomination Christian event as a guest speaker.
But when Newspeakonline checked his Facebook page Monday night, August 5, it was active with Job posting two differents messages and several photos. It however did not debunk or confirm the death story.
In his post on Facebook, shared a videos and photos of himself and fellow evangelist, Paul Maurer, preaching on a Christ For All Nations (CFAN) truck with many excited Kenyans receiving the gospel.
Since he did not speak about the news of his death, many of his social media followers commenting on his posts, are now calling on him to prove that he is still alive in a live video.
Job had earlier addressed reports that he is a fake Jesus or deceiving people with claims of being Jesus Christ.
In a post on Facebook on July 31, he explained that his method of winning souls includes dressing as Jesus did, and taking part in plays about the life of Christ. He also debunked rumours that he was deported.
He wrote: “Hey guys! Just to let you know there has been many false “fake news” reports here in Kenya about me. I just did 9 days of crusades in Ongata Rongai, Kitengela, and Kiserian Kenya where many people were saved and healed. I dressed up as Jesus during these crusades my awesome friends and I performed many plays focusing on the life of Christ.
“Some people, known as “internet trolls”, have made false reports about me claiming to be Jesus, Jesus’ second coming starting in Kenya, me being found and worshipped in churches, and me being deported with pastors from the country, all of which are “fake news.”
“I have gotten many messages and just wanted to let you know I am still here in Kenya, preaching in schools, hundreds of children are making decisions for Jesus every day. This morning many students surrendered their lives to Jesus, and we are going to the next school right now. Thank you for praying for us, also please do not pay any attention to the “fake news” or any attention to the media publications of which posted these things. May the Lord abundantly bless you!
“Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.” (Mark 16:15)”.
Job is an American citizen. He is an actor, evangelist and president of the Jesus Loves You Evangelistic Ministries.
He was invited to Kenya to preach at the Kiserian Mega Interdenominational church during a three-day crusade rather ominously titled “Souls harvest campaign“