Chris Oyakhilome is the founder and president of LoveWorld Incorporated (aka Christ Embassy), with their headquarters in Lagos.
He is one of the bigest pastors in Nigeria, with over 13,000,000 followers worldwide according to jpost.com. Chris Oyakhilome has garnered millions of followers on the different social networking platforms, on Twitter he has over 1 million followers, on Facebook, more than 2 million and he also operates a smartphone messenger called KingsChat.
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Pastor Chris Oyakhilome Profile
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Full name: Chris Oyakhilome
Date of birth: 7th December, 1963
Education: Ambrose Alli University
Parents: Tim E. Oyakhilome (father), Angelina Oyakhilome (mother)
Siblings: Rev. Kenneth Oyakhilome, Katty Woghiren
Spouse: Anita Ebhodaghe (m. 1991–2016)
Children: Sharon Oyakhilome, Charlyn Oyakhilome
Best known as: Founder, LoveWorld Incorporated
Net worth: $50 million est.
Chris Oyakhilome Biography, Date Of Birth, Early Life, Family And Education
Chris Oyakhilome was born on the 7th of December, 1963 in Edo State, Nigeria. His father, Tim E. Oyakhilome who was one of the pioneers of the Assemblies of God Church in Benin City was really indeed an inspiration to his firstborn son, Pastor Chris.
Elder Tim E. Oyakhilome’s work had a great impact on the young Chris, and he started working for God at a very early age. According to PunchNG, Chris went on his first crusade at the youthful age of nine.
Pastor Chris’ siblings are also devoted in serving God. His younger brother, Rev. Kenneth Oyakhilome who is currently pastoring in Christ Embassy, Houston, Texas is also a member of Christ Embassy Central Executive Council.
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome’s sister, Katty Woghiren (Instagram @EvangKathy) is also one of the top members of the church. She started as a member of the choir, and has over the years, been elevated to the position of the director of the LoveWorld Music & Arts Ministry (LMAM).
After completing his primary and secondary education, Chris Oyakhilome gained admission to study at Ambrose Alli University (AAU), Ekpoma, Edo State, Nigeria where he obtained a BSc in Architecture. He also has an honorary Doctor of Science award from AAU and another in divinity from the Benson Idahosa University.
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome Career
Being born into a Christian home, Pastor Chris Oyakhilome started his ministry at a very tender age. According to a post by PunchNG.com, Pastor Chris went on his first crusade at the age of 9.
He however started his ministry fully while studying at Ambrose Alli University (AAU). He initially started the ministry as Believer’s Loveworld Fellowship, and later Believer’s Loveworld INC. The ministry also has a campus arm, Believers’ LoveWorld Campus fellowships.
Pastor Chris has over the years, grown into one of the most followed pastors on Twitter with 1 million followers. His Facebook is also worth mentioning, with more than 2.2 million followers all over the world.
He also operates a social media app, KingsChat that allows users chat, do video/voice calls, create group chats and even perform monetary transactions. The app is free to use and available on any smartphone device, tablet, or computer desktop.
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome is a renowned author with a good number of books to his credit. Some of his popular books include:
• The Power of Your Mind
• Praying The Right Way
• Your Rights In Christ
• How To Pray Effectively
• Seven Things The Holy Spirit Will Do In You
• The Power Of Tongues
• None Of These Diseases
• Healing From Heaven
• Recreating Your World
• The Seven Spirits Of God
• Join The Chariot
• When God Visits You
• The Gates Of Zion
• Don’t Stop Here
• Now That You Are Born Again
• How To Receive A Miracle And Retain It
• Rhapsody Of Realities
…and many more!
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome got married to Anita Obhodaghe in 1991, and they had two children, Sharon and Charlyn. In 2014, Anita filed for a divorce in Central Family Court in London, and the marriage was official dissolved on February, 2016.
Anita’s father is a Nigerian, while her mum is from Switzerland, and she is the first daughter in a family of five. She returned back to her maiden name, Anita Ebhodaghe Schafer after the divorce.
Sharon, the couple’s first daughter recently got married to a Ghanaian born musician, Phillip Frimpong, in an extravagant fiesta that has been tagged “royal wedding”. The event which was hosted by Pastor Benny Hinn, was graced by a lot of dignitaries including former President Olusegun Obasanjo.
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome’s ministry has been a source of controversy over the years. From his statements of marriage, to his views on gender equality and other things.
Another source of controversy is on Pastor Chris Oyakhilome’s view on masturbation. According to pmnewsnigeria.com, he has in the past insisted that masturbation is not a sin. In the statement, the cleric insisted that the issue should not be regarded as his personal opinion but as a resolution from the Bible concerning it.
Pastor Chris has been severally accused of preaching the prosperity gospel and using his followers for money, stating that those who donate to his ministry will be rewarded with wealth, health and good luck.
In 2020, Pastor Oyakhilome spoke against the 5G, claiming that it is one of the causes of COVID-19. Even musician Keri Hilson was a proponent of this view that has been criticised by experts.
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome Net Worth
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome is one of the richest pastors in the world, with over 13 million followers worldwide. His interests are quite diverse, from media, entertainment, hotels to real estates.
According to CelebrityNetworth.com, Pastor Chris Oyakhilome has an estimated net worth of $50 million.
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome is a lover of cars and can afford any car of his choice. Fleets of cars in his garage include Mercedes-Benz G-Wagon, Bentley GTC and Range Rover Sport. He is also believed to own two private jets that are in a hanger at the Lagos airport.
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