Here’s Chris Oyakhilome Biography (2018) – Suave in God’s Kingdom and flashy in outlook are just about the best ways to describe this contemporary teacher of God’s word and a major frontliner in championing the course of Christianity in this sphere of Africa.
He is Pastor Chris Oyakhilome, the founder and president of Believers LoveWorld incorporated alias Christ Embassy.
Pastor Chris became a religious icon when his teaching and healing gift shot him into prominence in the early late 1990’s to early 2000’s.
So profound and influential were his teachings and healing gift that thousands of hungry students of the gospel and miracle seeking individuals all over the world began orbiting around him in his Lagos base further projecting him into sheer limelight and relevance.
It’s no surprise he created a healing school and runs a daily publication “Rhapsody of Realities” were some of his teachings and thoughts about the kingdom are dispersed in millions of copies across the globe and in various language translations.
He is also amongst the richest men of God in Nigeria and in the world.
He is a father, teacher, author, business man, televangelist and of course a religious celebrity.
Below is Chris Oyakhilome Biography (2018)
Full Name: Chris Oyakhilome
Birth Date: December 7, 1963
Occupation: Teacher, Author, Pastor, Televangelist.
Nationality: Nigerian (Edo State)
Marital Status: Divorced
No. of Children: 2
Birth & Education
Pastor Chris was born into the family of Tim Oyakhilome in Edo State Nigeria on December 7, 1963.
He attended the Ambrose Ali University, Ekpoma where he obtained a Bachelor’s degree in architecture and was honoured by same universitiy with a Phd.
His Ministry (Believers LoveWorld)
It’s entirely not possible to discuss about Pastor Chris Oyakhilome and crop out his ministry which started as a fellowship while he was in the University as Believers LoveWorld Fellowship.
The fellowship began it’s rise to a global entity when it was transformed into a church in 1987 (Believers LoveWorld incorporated) following the graduation of Pastor Chris out of the Ambrose Ali University and his subsequently relocation to Lagos Nigeria.
Today, the church is a mega one, with branches spread across Nigeria and many nations of the world.
Believers LoveWorld reportedly has over 13 million members globally.
Headquartered in Ikeja, Lagos Nigeria, the church has lots of subsidiaries under the believers LoveWorld umbrella like;
The LoveWorld records, a record label for the ministry
LoveWorld healing school
A couple of television stations (LoveWorld TV, LoveWorld USA, LoveWorld SAT, LoveWorld Plus, LoveWorld UK, LoveWorld Nigeria and LoveWorld India).
The LoveWorld TV was the first African TV station to broadcast live to the international audience on a 24 hour basis.
LoveWorld Publications where all his books are published, including the famous Rhapsody of Realities daily devotionals.
LoveWorld Creative Arts Academy
LoveWorld Children Ministry
Believers LoveWorld Campus Ministry
The ministry is also very active on social media with a plethora of online podcasts and live streaming available for its members and followers to partake in.
Pastor Chris is the most followed African on twitter with over 1, 316,000 followers.
The church also has it’s own social networking site called Yookos.
Prior to his controversial divorce, Pastor Chris was happily married to Rev Chris Oyakhilome.
They both met while studying in Ambrose Ali University, Ekpoma and wedded in 1991.
The union is blessed with two daughters (Sharon and Charlene Oyahkilome).
The family was subject to regular dissecting by the media when it was reported that the union is about heading for the rocks which it actually did.
The divorce between Pastor Chris and Rev. Anita was characterized by a slew of allegations from both parties, some on the grounds of infidelity while some on the grounds of character flaws.
The marriage was subsequently dissolved in February 2016 by a central family court in London after Anita filed for a divorce.
Following the divorce, Anita changed her name to Anita Ebodaghe as both parties took custody of each child.
Pastor Chris‘ first daughter is happily married to Mr. Phillip Frimpong, a Dutch-Born Ghanaian.
The couple were joined by popular Israeli televangelist Benny Hinn on October 6, in Lagos Nigeria.
Controversies aside, Pastor Chris is a very stylish preacher, with his signature curly hairstyle that’s also imitated by some if not all of his pastors.
He lives an affluent lifestyle with major investments and prime properties home and abroad.
He owns a private jet which was a gift from members of his LoveWorld records who decided to appreciate him on his birthday for his immense contributions to their successes.
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He owns a classy fleet of luxury cars and a mansion to call his residence in Ikeja Lagos, Nigeria known as the White House.
Books by Pastor Chris
As a renowned author in the world of Christian literature, Pastor Chris has published many books on different areas of life, gospel and family.
Some of them include;
Your Rights In Christ
Now That You Are Born Again
Join This Chariot
How to Make Your Faith Work Good
When God Visits You
The Power Of Your Mind: Walk In Divine Excellence
The Seven Spirit of God – Divine Secrets to the Miraculous
Rhapsody Of Realities Topical Compendium
Pastor Chris has received two Honourary Doctorate Degree Awards from two Nigerian Universities both resident in his home state of Edo.
One from his Alma Mater Ambrose Ali University, Ekpoma and the other from Benson Idahosa University. Hope you enjoyed our Chris Oyakhilome Biography (2018) post?