Chris Okotie Biography

Chris Okotie
Chris Okotie

Rev. Chris Okotie is a Nigerian born writer, televangelist and the pastor of a top Pentecostal congregation in Lagos, the Household of God Church International Ministries.

He contested for the Nigerian presidency in May 2003 under the Justice Party (JP) and lost to former Pres. Olusegun Obasanjo, making him the first minister to run for any election in Nigeria.

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Chris Okotie Profile

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Full Names: Christopher Oghenebrorie Okotie
Date of birth: 16th June, 1958
Age: 61 years
Nationality: Nigerian
Father: Francis Idje
Mother: Cecilia Okotie
Education: University of Nigeria, Nsukka; Grace Fellowship Bible School, Oklahoma
Occupation: Writer, minister, politician
Net worth: $10 million

Rev. Chris Okotie Biography, Date Of Birth, Age, Early Life, Family, Education, Religious Career

Born on the 16th of June, 1958, Christopher Oghenebrorie Okotie better known as Rev. Chris Okotie is a top Nigerian politician, writer, televangelist and pastor of the Household of God Church International Ministries, with its headquarters in Lagos State, Nigeria.

He was born to Francis Idje and Cecilia Okotie of Ethiope-West, Delta State (then Bendel State) and always loved to sing as a young star.

Chris had his secondary education at the Edo College, Benin City and graduated with a degree in Law from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, in the year 1984.

He got married twice and announced he had split with his first wife on the 24th of June, 2012. 
Okotie also attended the Grace Fellowship Bible School, Tulsa, Oklahoma, and afterwards, established the Household of God Ministry.

Talking about his political career, Chris Okotie ran for the Nigerian presidency under the Justice Party (JP), led by Ralph Obiorah after he was schemed out of the National Democratic Party (NDP) primaries elections; and eventually lost to former Pres. Olusegun Obasanjo in the May 2003 elections.

Still not giving up, he founded the Fresh Democratic party, FRESH, contested again for the May 2007 elections and lost to former Pres. Umaru Yar’Adua. He ran once more in 2011 and lost to the former President Goodluck Jonathan.
Rev. Chris Okotie is also a writer, and has a good number of books and publiclications to his credit.

Some of them include:

• Time to shift Governance paradigm
• The looming demographic time bomb
• Power shift: what my readers say
• ASUU strike: implications of political infidelity
• A Government stuck in timing response snafu
• The Last Outcast (Best selling book, 2001)
• Why Vision 20:2020 became a lost cause
• Rage over villaleaks et al
• A terror war beyond hashtags
• Counting the cost of insecurity
• A conference of geriatrics
• Adadevoh and the Ebola crisis
• This present assault on education
• In search of game changers
• 2015: Imperative of the paradigm shift option
• State policies and prophetic solutions
• Reclaiming Nigeria’s lost hope

Education and career

He attended secondary school at Edo College, Benin City. In 1984, he graduated with a degree in law from the University of Nigeria at Nsukka. Okotie abandoned his schooling for a while to pursue a pop music career before his returning abruptly. Okotie married twice and announced he has separated from his second wife on June 24, 2012.

He returned to school to complete his education and graduated with a law degree. Whilst undergoing law school he interrupted his schooling again to begin his religious ministries. Okotie attended the Grace Fellowship Bible School in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and, soon after, established the Household of God Ministry.

In 1990, Okotie established the annual Karis Awards, hosted by his church, to recognize and financially reward Nigerian citizens.

Grace programme/Karis Award

The GRACE Program/ Karis Award is an annual charity event hosted at the church where he pastors; The HouseHold of God International Ministries, Lagos. The guiding philosophy being that greatness does not consist in being great but in the ability to make others great.

The Karis Award gives recognition to, while financially rewarding Nigerians who had offered distinguished service to the nation, but are not recognized nor rewarded for their contributions to the nation building.

Some recipients are, Prof. Chike Obi, the mathematician (1996), D.I.G. Chris Omeben, a retired policeman (1997), Mr. Taiwo Akinwunmi who designed the national flag (1998), Hogan Bassey, former Commonwealth and World boxing champion (1999), Chief Michael Imodou, the Labour leader (2000), Chief Margaret Ekpo (2001), nationalist and woman activist, Mallam Aminu Kano, nationalist (2004)and Isaac Adaka Boro, human rights activist (2005).

The GRACE Program also makes regular cash and material contributions to charity organizations such as the SOS Children Village, the Sunshine Foundation, Pacelli School for the Blind and Partially Sighted and Little Saints Orphanage, Spinal Cord Injuries Association of Nigeria, and The Childcare Trust.


In 2011, Forbes estimated his net worth at US$3–10 million.

Presidential runs

Okotie first ran for the President under the banner of the Justice Party (JP), led by Ralph Obiorah after he was schemed out of the National Democratic Party (NDP) primaries elections; he lost to Olusegun Obasanjo in the May 2003 elections. He ran again in 2007 on the platform of a party he founded, Fresh Democratic party, FRESH and lost to Umaru Yar’Adua in the May 2007 elections. Then in 2011, he ran and lost to the President Goodluck Jonathan.

Rev. Chris Okotie Net Worth

Chris Okotie is a top Nigerian minister, writer and politician. He is estimated to be net worth above $10 million.

Social Media Handles

You can connect with Rev. Chris Okotie on:
Instagram @Pastor_ChrisOkotie
Twitter @RevChrisOkotie
Facebook – Rev Chris Okotie 

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