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Yet for all the fervour the church, which raised nearly £1 million in a single year, is facing claims it uses religion to pressure volunteers.
Angry former members have complained about the way the church is run – and warned others to stay away.
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She said: ‘I calculated it on the pocket money my mum gave me. For the Heart for the House yearly offering I gave a month’s rent but again it wasn’t my money, it was my mum’s.’She resolved to leave C7 several times but ‘if you left, you were walking away from the God call in your life’.
She finally quit in 2014 after her family confronted her.
I remember my dad cradling me in his arms as I hysterically cried for hours.’Another young person, who left in November of last year, said: ‘Lucie’s story is very similar to mine.
They claim the pastor asked churchgoers to clean and paint his house – and hand over 10 per cent of their income.
Several former congregants say they were ‘brainwashed’ and ‘exploited’ by a church that is run ‘like a cult’, at odds with the church’s aim of advancing the Christian faith and relieving poverty and hardship.
The services – usually three on a Sunday – feature a live Christian rock band, with professional stage lighting and big-screen displays.
C7 also runs prayer groups, a food bank and leadership training.