I have been in the ministry for more than half a century and I have observed this. I have never seen a church yet that really had the power of God in operation and did what God called them to do unless the pastor really had the oversight and say-so of the local body. When a deacon board, or a board of elders, or any other kind of board had the say-so and ran the church, I have never seen one yet that functioned correctly, or where the power of God hadn’t waned.

Kenneth Hagin Sr.
The Ministry Gifts