Swaziland pastor claims: ‘Tree-preaching’ effective

Well-known controversial pastor Moses Warren has urged his colleagues to climb trees if they want their evangelism to be effective.

The pastor, known for his habit to cover his eyes with a black cloth and run reverse along the Mbabane-Manzini highway, said ‘tree-preaching’ was very effective if one did not have a microphone.


He said the voice of someone administering God’s word from an upper place such as a tree could capture a larger audience because people at a far distance would receive the message.

Pastor Warren was recently spotted preaching the gospel from a tree in Pigg’s Peak, where many people gathered to listen to him.

The pastor said he was moving to towns such as Hlatikulu, Mankayane, Nhlangano, Siteki, and many more to do same.


“To me, this is a nationwide sermon aimed at reviving the faith of those who have backslidden. I have identified trees across the country that will enable my sermons to capture a large audience and I urge other pastors to do likewise,” said Pastor Warren.

He added that Hezekiel used to preach God’s word from a mountain. He requested the pastors and concerned people to read Matthew 10:27 if they were worried about his habit to climb on trees when preaching the gospel.

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The Swazi Observer, Swaziland
Nov. 15, 2005
Mfanukhona Nkambule

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