Pastor Chris Oyakhilome Biography – Ministry & Divorce News
Welcome to Biography Room Blog .Today we want to introduce a man of God to the world ,his name is Pastor Chris Oyakhilome popularly known as Pastor Chris . Pastor Chris Oyakhilome is the founder of Believers Loveworld Inc, aka Christ Embassy and he is the general overseer of the church. Pastor Chris Oyakhilome was born on December 07, 1961, as the eldest son of the family of Elder T. Oyakhilome in Edo State, Nigeria.
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome is is a Nigerian Pastor, faith healing minister, television host and author who is the founding president of Believers’ Loveworld Incorporated, also known as Christ Embassy , this church has it headquarter in Lagos, Nigeria. Chris Oyakhilome was studying at Ambrose Ali University, Ekpoma in Edo state, Nigeria when he started the Believers’ Loveworld Fellowship which later became Believers Loveworld Inc, the church has grown into a bigger and global ministry with millions of followers ,members and associates all around the world. He is also involved in other areas apart from his pastoring job , he has a healing school , he is the author of one of the most read christian book Rhapsody of Realities (with about 660 translations), an NGO called the Innercity Missions for Children and 3 Christian television channels: LoveWorld TV,LoveWorld Plus and LoveWorld SAT .
Christ Embassy headquarter is located in Ikeja Lagos, Lagos State, Nigeria. But the pastor operates the church from south Africa more the 5year now. Pastor Chris Oyakhilome use to have a wife who gave him kids but they are no longer together as they have divorce .When they use to be together , they use their collaborative efforts to write Rhapsody of Realities but now that they are no longer together ,Pastor Chris has replaced his ex-wife position with another woman .
He started this ministry way back when he was still in the University, Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, in Edo State Nigeria popularly called AAU . He started the mission when he was very young and the church is now one of the largest church in Nigeria . When he was still in the University , he use to organise programs and he also visit others schools to also organise programs so that he could bring more people closer to God, he visits primary schools , secondary schools and tertiary institutions . Pastor Chris Oyakhilome programs are shown on TV channel both local and international; both local tv and Satellite. He has TV channels such as the Love World TV, also Love World Sat, he also the Love World Plus with this medium is use to reach millions of people around world .
His LoveWorld TV was the first television network based in Africa to broadcast out to a global audience on a 24 hour basis. His ministry holds meetings in many foreign countries including United Kingdom and the United States, and has “healing school” sessions in South Africa and Canada. Oyakhilome’s organized the Night of Bliss South Africa event at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg. Oyakhilome also operates an International School of Ministry, which held one of its Ministers’ Network Conferences in 2016 with 5000 ministers in attendance from 145 countries, in Johannesburg, South Africa.
His ministry is so massive and broad , he also runs an online prayer network using social media to send messages to Christians in several countries. He had over 1.2 million followers on Twitter in 2013, over 30 million followers on his own social networking website called Yookos and operates a smartphone messenger called KingsChat.
His is from Edo State and he attended his university education at the Bendel State University (now called “Ambrose Alli University”) he studied Architecture in the university but his interest was in the ministry . On 11 June 2015, Oyakhilome was honoured with an honorary D.Sc. degree from his alma mater, Ambrose Alli University. HE also recieved another honorary D.D. degree from the Benson Idahosa University which held on Friday, the 23rd of October 2015.
He is one of the most famous pastors in Africa and people come from other countries to his church because of the way God uses him to bless and heal people . People from other country who have differnet problem come to his church because they have seen the way he heals the sick and help the blind regain their site . Believers’ Loveworld Incorporated is dominated by youths , they are his fans on social media like facebook ,twitter and other networking sites . The pastor also own networking website called Yookos .
Christ Embassy has a large space where they followship and worship God , Pastor Chris normally changes his his meeting to regional due to space; Christ Embassy like that of Benin or Lagos have there camp ground where their programs can be held. The Benin Camp ground had been seen as the biggest in Christ Embassy and it is located at Sapele Road, Benin City Edo State.
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Pastor Chris Oyakhilome was married to Pastor Anita who has been said to be the United Kingdom and she is the pastor in charge over the churches in US; but in the year 2014 they divorced officially becuase they were having an issue and they couldn’t reconcile their differences . The news was everywhere including social media , news paper headline and every corners of Nigeria because it was not ideal for a pastor and spiritual leader to divorce his wife . This is not a good example for the brethren to follow but members and Pastor Chris Oyakhilome stayed calm about it .
At some point , we finally believed that the divorce rumor is true because Pastor Chris Oyakilome released an official statement .
He said, My wife wants to claim some of my churches . as a matter of fact, Rev. Tom was her pastor before I married her and Rev. Ray and Evang. Owase were her leaders long before I married her. How come she thinks she’s senior to them now?
“I already started Christ Embassy before I married her. I didn’t marry her and said we should start Christ Embassy. I was already pastoring. I already set my sail and knew my direction before I married her. I only said come and help me. Be careful of the friends you keep,” the controversial cleric added.
Children: Charlyn Oyakhilome, Sharon Oyakhilome
Website : www.pastorchrisonline.org
Date Of Birth : Born December 7, 1963 (age 52), Edo, Nigeria
State of Origin: Edo State
10 Things You Didn’t Know About Pastor Chris Oyakhilome
1. Pastor Chris is the most followed African personality on Twitter
2. Pastor Chris has his own social networking site called Yookos
3. Pastor Chris’ net worth is over $50 million
4. Pastor Chris was accused of money laundering in 2012
5. Pastor Chris’ TV station was the first TV channel to broadcast from Africa to a global audience on a 24 hour basis
6.Pastor Chris’s faith healing claims have courted controversy
7.Pastor Chris is a prolific author with a formidable sales machine
8.Chris Oyakhilome started his Christian ministry while still in university
9. Pastor Chris’ wife, Anita is a partner in ministry and his extensive business interests too
10. In 2006, Pastor Chris bought a private jet
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