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Spacnation
Posted by: Loriwoke ()
Date: November 04, 2019 09:31AM

Spacnation is led by Pastor Tobi (PT) who preaches a prosperity gospel in a heavily discipled and mentored group. PT claims that he came from Nigeria to london 10 years ago with the aim of taking gangsters off the streets and empowering them to change their lives. The church appears to have started as a foundation. Concerns about grooming youngsters have overshadowed the church and prompted concerns and investigations. In their promo video , the group refers to itself as a ' cult' [www.youtube.com] All of the pastors are young, trendy and claim to manage big businesses.The media has described SPAC as a "cult“; saying most of its pastors are under the age of 24 and do not get any recognised formal training.
Members are encouraged to make big monthly donations and to show off their wealth publicly in order to make the church look glamorous to attract youngsters. The church promoted Bible drill music through the rappers known as Hopedealers.

Critics claim it is a scam and are becoming more vocal on social media. One of the ‘ Hopedealers’ left recently and began to expose them. Others have joined in on youtube channels. Spacnation responded by releasing a track called ‘ War is War’
Spacnation continues to attempt to ‘infiltrate’ the system and have recently put forward another candidate for election in Croydon council, having failed in a previous attempt
In Croydon they are affiliated with the Conservatives, in Brent they have joined the Labour Youth.
They claim to have opened 23 Trap ( take risks and prosper) houses in London. A few are alledgedly designated as ‘assisted living’ accommodation which they claim may be funded by borough councils.

Niaive enough to believe
Here is a  senior pastor speaking about  manipulating a 16 yr old  ( called Precious)  to give him £100 every week.
 [www.youtube.com]
 He says she was niaive enough to believe. He also talks about the targets  he set for each person in his lines this week.  Every individual 100 pounds.  Every line ( 20 people) has a 2000 target.  Total target for 50 lines is £100,000 this week. Members are told that what you help now will help you in the future.

Without a doubt , Spacnation is wreaking havoc in the lives of some teenagers and their families in London, predominantly, but not exclusively in the BAME community, which the leader insults by claiming it is 'retarded' !![www.youtube.com]


Spacnation claims that they have the answer to knife crime and that every life they save, saves the government about 3 million pounds.
They claim to be the future. They claim they will be taking over nations and industries in the future.
Pastors are ordained in batches without any formal study or training and then given the responsibility to ‘ raise seed’ and ‘ soul snatch’and stop being so f..ing religious’ [www.youtube.com]
Numerous online allegation have been made against this group. [www.youtube.com]
Where Spac say they provide mentoring, ex members say they have experienced heavy monitoring, discipling and authoritarianism. Mentees are expected to submit to their mentors. Students have handed over their entire student loans.
The leader; PT, has recently insulted the BAME online community using racist terms or hate speech.
Numerous claims of pressured debt and servitude have been made.
Concerns have been raised about errant teachings; equating PT and sometimes pastors with ‘ the Word’ and then claiming that we will not need the Bible in the future , we will just need a word from their leaders.


One of their famous pastors , pastor Enrique , who won an evening Standard award recently,  was filmed here in one of their 23 London  Trap houses,  whipping a vulnerable youngster  (ex member). 

[twitter.com]

Spac claims Jesus was rich and would be ‘drippy’; wearing Canada goose/ brands if he came back today.
Spac claims their appointed assignments involve soul snatching and giving seed. When they give seed, they regularly engage in the ‘giving of all’. Pastors advise their mentees on how to raise ‘ seed’ eg take a second job, sell things online, take out loans etc
Concerns have been raised about youngsters being alienated from their families.
Spac nationals are prepared to lie in order to ‘soul snatch’ .
Businesses are opened and closed by Spacnationals without trading raising questions about their validity.
They claim their critics are demons or are doing the work of the devil.
Tobi’s twitter account says this THIS IS SPECIAL PURPOSE, RESETTING A GENERATION, RAISING SPECIAL LEADERS FOR NATIONS, THAT'S MY CALL. I AM. On periscope he has declared that he is ‘ the news, the one people should be talking about’
Tobi claims that Spac leaders do not make mistakes saying ‘there has not been one human error from leadership since my existence’ No one knows what he means by this as Spac developed about 10 years ago , quarter of a century or more after his existence.
Some Spac nationals have taken Tobi’s surname ‘Adeboyega’


If you have any experience of this group , please add your experience to the public information contained on this forum. This may save someone from the damage that such groups can do to teenagers and youngers.



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Re: Spacnation
Posted by: Loriwoke ()
Date: November 04, 2019 04:13PM

Vic Santoro's explains his concerns about Spac manipulating youngers to set up businesses and take out loans
[www.youtube.com]


If you have any experience of this group either in the UK or elsewhere, please add your experience to the public information contained on this forum. You can do this publicly or anonymously. This may save someone from the damage that such groups can do to teenagers and youngers.


Exposer channel
[www.youtube.com]

Just look TV
[www.youtube.com]

JPKIMA and friends channel
[www.youtube.com]

Little Black Book meets Spac
This provides an astute theological critique of Spac
[www.youtube.com]

Spacnation campaigns with Jayde for a seat on Croydon council
[twitter.com]

Lorraine Smith challenges Spac pastors on their claims about Jesus being rich and their promotion of materialism [www.youtube.com]

C'est la vie experiences Spac's methods
[www.youtube.com]

Vic Santoro's concerns about Spac manipulating youngers to set up businesses and take out loans
[www.youtube.com]


This group is actively targetting students throughout the UK, via universities and schools.



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Re: Spacnation
Posted by: Loriwoke ()
Date: November 05, 2019 03:21PM

Spacnation may have a short memory. Despite they themselves claiing that they might be 'cult' on the title of their promo video, they are now complaining that others are calling them the less serious but associated term ' cult like'. Here is the video ... check out the title [www.youtube.com]



[insidecroydon.com]

‘Don’t call us cult-like’ says cult-like SPAC Nation
Posted on November 4, 2019by insidecroydon

Jayde Edwards, with megaphone, addressing a SPAC Nation rally in Croydon town centre before she was announced as the Conservative Party candidate in the Fairfield by-election

A cult-like church group which has been dabbling in right-wing politics says that it objects to being called “cult-like”.

The press office of the SPAC Nation has written to Inside Croydon, objecting to the description of their organisation as cult-like, and claiming (incorrectly, as it happens), that such a description is libellous.

Jayde Edwards, the Conservative candidate in this week’s Fairfield ward council by-election, is referred to as a pastor in the cult-like SPAC Nation. Edwards is 20 years old.

SPAC – which stands for Salvation Proclaimers Anointed Church – was founded and is run by a former property investor Tobi Adegboyega.

Adegboyega who lives in a rented mansion in the Shirley Hills which is reckoned to be worth £2.5million and drives a £150,000 Rolls-Royce, with a couple of Range Rovers parked in the house’s commodious drive.

Adegboyega previously drove around the private roads of the Pine Coombe estate a 2018-plate Lamborghini with a personalised number plate “PA5TOR”.


‘Bling-loving’ and Gucci-clad Tobi Adegboyega, of the cult-like SPAC Nation

Adegboyega made headlines in the national press earlier this year when neighbours in Shirley made complaints about loud music and parties going on late into the night from the grounds of the luxury home.



“Some of those residents are disgusted with the fact that young black people live on a luxury estate that is otherwise made up of white people aged in their 60s and above,” the self-proclaimed church pastor told a national newspaper.

“We did hold a party on Christmas Eve, as we do every year, but there was no loud music and to say so is nonsense.

“We’ve had altercations before where neighbours have sworn at us and one of our female members was called an ‘idiot backward person’.

“It’s racism plain and simple.”

The church run by “Pastor Tobi” stages weekly services attended by hundreds of worshippers at the Grand Sapphire Hotel, off the Purley Way.

SPAC gatherings also tend to be attended by security heavies, in case any inter-gang violence breaks out, and often feature music from balaclava-wearing rappers performing drill music, a form of grime.

SPAC Nation is active across London and has attracted a large number of young people, many from the BAME communities, as it seeks to help them leave a life of gangs, drugs and knife crime. SPAC Nation claims that 55 per cent of its congregation have a criminal past.

Adegboyega and his followers achieve this by offering refuge from the gangs in safe houses at various locations around the capital. It has been reported that SPAC has 23 such safe houses for its young followers, and that Adegboyega’s Shirley mansion houses more than a dozen ex-criminals.

“A lot of these youngsters are sucked into a life of crime because they have no family,” Adegboyega has said. “We have given them a family, these homes are a safe-haven away from drugs, gangs and violence.


The £2.5m-valued mansion in the Shirley Hills where the SPAC Nation leader lives

“There are organisations out there dealing with knife crime and gun crime, but they are a bunch of jokers,” Adegboyega said in another interview with a tabloid newspaper earlier this year. “What they are doing isn’t working.




“The community is made of the good, the bad and the ugly, and that’s what the church should be like.”

Adegboyega claims to have made himself wealthy through consulting on property deals, and SPAC Nation says that it encourages church members into entrepreneurship as a way of avoiding a life of violent crime.

Church-goers are encouraged to aspire to owning and flaunting large, expensive cars and to wearing expensive clothes and jewellery.

Adegboyega has been described in media reports as “the bling-wearing cousin of Star Wars actor John Boyega”, and he is observed to dress head-to-toe in Gucci and designer label clothes.

It is not entirely obvious where the church generates its funding from for the houses, the big cars, or the pastor’s lavish lifestyle. Or for the £100,000 which it was reported earlier this year that SPAC Nation intends to “give away” to young entrepreneurs looking to start in business.

SPAC Nation stages specific “entrepreneurs services”, which in 2018 it says it invested £30,000 into the projects of young business people.

In newspaper interviews, Adeboyega has claimed that all of SPAC Nation’s money is “self-generated”.

There are an estimated 2,000 SPAC Nation members, of which around 50 pool together money from their various business ventures.

“One of our members runs a luxury car rental company, which is why I have nice cars,” Adeboyega has said. “I don’t’ actually own them, they’re leased.


SPAC Nation’s Jayde Edwards together with her new Tory chums, Mario Creatura (left) and Shaun Bailey

“We also have African food outlets and over the last ten years or so, I’d say that the organisation has bought about 25 to 30 properties, mainly dilapidated ones, renovated them and sold them on for profit, pouring the cash back into the organisation.




“I don’t get any grants from the government or any help from charities.

“We operate as a micro-economy to look after each other because as black men, we have to work three times as hard to succeed.”

As well as proselytising their faith, more recently Adeboyega and others from SPAC Nation been “spreading the word” about Boris Johnson, hard Brexit and the Conservative Party.

Adeboyega attended this year’s Tory Party conference, and Edwards was announced soon afterwards as the Conservatives’ candidate for the Fairfield council by-election.

Edwards was not subject to a democratic ballot of Croydon Tory members, but she was hand-picked by the local party’s executive in a cynical move, many suggest, by Mario Creatura, the Coulsdon councillor and Tory parliamentary candidate in Croydon Central.

With Croydon Tory membership declining, and many of those remaining getting on a bit and less willing or able to join up for Creatura’s army of leaflet-deliverers, the former Downing Street aide has looked on SPAC Nation’s youngsters as an easy, quick-fix to exploit and harness dozens of evangelically keen new party activists.


Vote SPAC Nation! Creatura and the Tories have cynically harnessed the church to deliver their leaflets

Somewhat ironically, for a church that says it wants to reduce the impact of gang culture, the past couple of weekends have seen gangs of SPAC Nation members out in the town centre, leafleting for Edwards and the Tory Party.

There have been complaints from LibDem and Labour activists of shouted abuse from some Tory leaflet deliverers, which Croydon Labour say they have reported to the police. Edwards seemed entirely unapologetic about any alleged incident.




“The only intimidation you are facing is witnessing hundreds of young people passionately campaigning for a person who is determined to make Croydon a better place,” was what the Tory council candidate, or one of her devoted followers, tweeted this morning to someone who had mentioned the complaint.

Yet while not lacking in enthusiasm, those who have encountered SPAC Nation members armed with Tory leaflets on the doorstep in Fairfield say that they do not seem very well-informed about politics, nor know much at all about Conservative policies.

“Twenty to 30 of those SPAC weirdos hit my road on Saturday,” one loyal reader said. “They knocked on doors and talked, but they knew nothing about politics and weren’t writing down a record of home-owners’ voting intentions, so they weren’t canvassing in the usual way. The Tories have not acquired any information for the General Election.

“They seemed very confident of winning the by-election, but they couldn’t explain why.”.

SPAC Nation is registered with the Charity Commission, and so ought to be subject to strict laws about charities being non-political and having no political involvement.

According to the latest set of accounts available, filed from offices registered in Bermondsey, in 2018 the SPAC Nation had income of £1,171,250, derived solely from “Tithes and Offerings”, while it had “Administrative Expenses” of £1,197,564. This trading loss will have been covered in part, at least, from the previous years £223,000 profits.


If the cult cap fits



SPAC Nation’s activities have attracted the attention of the Victoria Derbyshire programme on the BBC and, more recently, Reggie Yates’ MTV documentary series, where accusations that it operates as a cult were raised. Concerns over the way it takes over the lives of young people, many of them vulnerable, and appears to demand complete devotion to the church were also discussed.

Which is why, in reporting SPAC Nation’s increasing involvement in politics, Inside Croydon has described them as “cult-like”.

Someone at SPAC Nation does not like this.

In an email from someone signing themselves as “Sephora” from the”SPAC Nation Press Office” (yep, they even have a press office. Halejula!), they wrote, “You have described the organisation SPAC Nation as ‘cult-like’.

“This is not only false but it is libel. SPAC Nation is a church and it is not a cult in any way, shape or form. I invite you to change the wording on your blog in regards to your description of SPAC Nation as an organisation to one that is more accurate.”

Our reports remain unchanged.

Indeed, we have been approached by some former members of SPAC Nation who would go further than we have done. “SPAC Nation has all the attributes of a cult,” said one.

“1,000 per cent SPAC is a cult,” said another.

But so as not to cause too much anxiety among the SPAC Nation, we propose to adjust, slightly, how we refer to the church in future.

How about: “Cu*t-like”?

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Re: Spacnation
Posted by: Loriwoke ()
Date: November 05, 2019 03:22PM

[insidecroydon.com]


Under investigation ( again) for fraud.



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Re: Spacnation
Posted by: Loriwoke ()
Date: November 10, 2019 03:54AM

No surprises here then ..... Another allegation has been posted today about a Spacnation pastor encouraging an individual to open a business and take out a loan via HSBC as once the business is dissolved the loan is written off. FREE MONEY.. he says [www.youtube.com]

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Spacnation Huff Post
Posted by: Loriwoke ()
Date: November 10, 2019 04:15AM

[www.huffingtonpost.co.uk]



The question is though... were they Rogue pastors? or were they instructed by PT himself to do this? Ex members say it is not a rogue pastor thing, that all the pastors are inducted into the fraud scene from the top of the organisation.



Watch out for more press coverage on Spacnation in tomorrows mainstream newspapers



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Re: Spacnation
Posted by: Loriwoke ()
Date: November 10, 2019 04:50AM

An old article on Mariam Mola ( Mbula) aka Pastor Mariam [www.dailymail.co.uk]

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Re: Spacnation
Posted by: Loriwoke ()
Date: November 11, 2019 05:45AM

Pastors Who Trade Bitcoin and Buy Lambos Exposed by Church Members

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Superb articles covering most angles on Spac from Huff Post
Posted by: Loriwoke ()
Date: November 13, 2019 06:53AM

Nadine White amd Emma Youle provide extensive and very thorough coverage, using primary sources. Tobi was invited to the Conservative party conference. Jayde, a pastor at Spac, sat next to Boris and his partner. Cosy little arrangement there.


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Broadsheet coverage finally in the Sunday Times
Posted by: Loriwoke ()
Date: November 13, 2019 07:00AM

Spacnation church told faithful to defraud banks

[www.thetimes.co.uk]

by Shingi Mararike

Crisp, concise and crystal clear.



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