Eating grass
Pastor Daniel, who is the founder and Head Pastor at Rabboni Centre Ministries, convinced his members to go outside the church and start eating grass.Facebook

A South African preacher kicked and stamped on members of his own congregation after first convincing them to go outside and eat grass.

Pastor Lesego Daniel of Rabboni Centre Ministries in Pretoria told members of his church that they could be controlled by the spirit of God and not the world, according to local reports.

He is said to have claimed that, humans can eat anything to feed their bodies and survive on whatever they choose to eat.

Daniel is said to have then kicked and stepped upon the members as they ate the grass.

The pastor's actions during the service prompted a series of online complaints.

"This is stupidity in the highest sense of the word. People should learn to fear God not man. Christians these days," one outraged commentator said.

Another wrote: "He's a stupid idiot. Its all signs of the end that's fast coming."

Although Daniel has not responded to the backlash, the grass eating is believed to be a regular occurance at the church.

His last Facebook post reads: "You have been given grace to fast in the Spirit. Its not by might nor by your own power but by the Spirit of God."