South African pastors are as colourful as they come.
Recently pastors have dominated the news headlines often for all the wrong reasons. From the obscene to the absurd, the antics a few rotten apples has brought a once revered calling into disrepute.
God-fearing congregants have been told to eat snakes, trampled on and even rode on like horses, all in the name of religion and a chance at salvation.
The poorest of the poor are financing the lifestyles of so-called men of God who are anything but upright and righteous.
Yet the churches are growing and the pastors' bank balances too.
We have compiled a list of the controversial activities pastors have engaged in over the past year.