Talk:Matthew Ashimolowo

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This entry is hardly notable - excellent candidate for deletion. Shut up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The above comment is unsigned, but I disagree completely. The subject is notable because (a) he is an prominent example of a missionary who has come to England from a foreign country and (b) his church is one of the largest, if not the largest, in England and possibly in Europe. He is an important figure in the UK Christian scene and worthy of an entry. The article does need wikifying, though. Sidefall 21:27, 23 May 2007 (UTC)

I have added a section on financial irregularities, which is identical to the same section in the Kingsway International Christian Centre entry. If you change this section here, please also update it there as well. I should add that the events described in this section are given in the referenced report by a government body, so this material, which may be considered controversial, definitely has an authoritative source. Sidefall 22:35, 23 May 2007 (UTC)

I have reverted the edit that removed the category former muslims from this entry. The reasons given were not defining and not notable. Whilst the subject is probably not "defined" by his former religion, it is extremely notable that the pastor of a very large church is an ex-muslim, especially when combined with the fact that he left Nigeria to be a missionary in England. Given that Britain historically sent missionaries to Africa to convert the natives to Christianity, the fact that a Nigerian muslim became a christian (circumstances currently unknown) and went as a missionary to England is of considerable note and worthy of inclusion in the former muslims category. Sidefall 09:40, 30 July 2007 (UTC)

Okay, you convinced me that this former Muslim faith is related to his notability. Do you have any reputable references for the statement that he is a former Muslim? Andries 21:21, 1 August 2007 (UTC)
I found several references to this on the net, including:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2005/10/07/nchurch07.xml (UK national newspaper, 2005)
http://www.charismamag.com/display.php?id=12789 (USA christian magazine, 2006)
http://www.jesus.org.uk/dawn/2002/dawn18.html (UK christian website, 2002)
The first two I would consider as highly reputable - they have large circulations and hopefully get their facts right. The third one isn't one I would consider authoritative in isolation, but note the much earlier date. His former religion is a well-known fact, but I suspect he downplays it because of his prominent position and the sensitivity of this subject. The size of his church makes him (in my view) a notable figure and worthy of a comprehensive entry. There does seem to be little published information on him and I would welcome expansion of this article subject to the usual wikipedia requirements. Sidefall 20:40, 2 August 2007 (UTC)

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new section; Nov 2019Edit

Wikipedia is biased, am actually disappointed with the search results I got from Wikipedia on Pastor Asimolowo's identity. Only the irregularities were stressed. What about his exploits? Impacts on the populace? Wikipedia has always been my place of intense study; and I do not want to lose interest in it. Change up the write-up Wikipedia Ajayi Temitope Michael (talk) 03:18, 19 November 2019 (UTC)

Wikipedia is a community effort of real people such as you and me. Multiple editors, not just a single author, contribute to most articles, including this one, and attempt to do so in an objective, unbiased way, making sure that material is reliably sourced. Articles about living people, such as the subject here, are additionally constrained by the policies at Wikipedia:Biographies of living persons. Such articles try to avoid the extremes of being unduly critical (at one end of the spectrum) and fan-based (at the other end). If you believe the article is incorrect, please feel free to suggest specific corrections, indicating reliable sources. Hope that helps. Feline Hymnic (talk) 22:03, 21 November 2019 (UTC)
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