To continue the series on the Biographies and net worth of top pastors in Nigeria, we will be talking about Pastor Chris Oyakhilome. He is the founder of Believers Loveworld Inc popularly known as Christ Embassy. He is a world-renowned pastor, a teacher, a writer, and a caring and lovely father.
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome was born on December 7, 1961, in Edo State, Nigeria. He is the eldest of Tim Oyakhilome family. He studied in Ambrose Ali University, Epkoma, Edo state and he is a Ph.D. holder. He is a father to two beautiful girls and a role model to a lot of people.
He began his ministerial career at the University when he started the Believers Loveworld Fellowship. This later expanded into the Believers Loveworld Inc with millions of followers all around the world. Pastor Oyakhilome also runs Rhapsody of Realities, LoveWorld Books, and other world-renowned nongovernmental organizations. Also, he runs a television program where he televises all his preaching and healings to the world. His ministry has different branches all across the world and he organizes several meetings in different countries. According to reports, LoveWorld TV was the first TV network in Africa to broadcast for an entire 24 hours. Some of his meetings locations include USA, UK, South Africa, Canada and of course Nigeria. In addition to his ministerial career, Pastor Oyakhilome is also a writer with several books to his name. Some of his books include:
- Your Right in Christ
- Gates of Zion
- Rhapsodies of realities(am sure you will be familiar with this)
- Healing From Heaven etc
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Pastor Chris Oyakhilome got married to Rev Anita Ebhodaghe in 1991. Her mother is from Switzerland while her father is from Nigeria. Anita studied English at Ambrose Alli University, Epkoma, Edo state, the same University her husband attended. However, they both met in his ministry and eventually became close to each other. Their marriage is blessed with daughters and everything was going well before it took a U-turn. The couple started having problems and they filed for divorce in London on April 9, 2014. The divorce was officially finalized two years later and their 25 years marriage was officially over. Hence, they are agreed on sharing the custody of their daughters. The names of their daughters are Sharon and Charlyn Oyakhilome. They are both living In the United Kingdom with their mother. Sharon is a gospel singer and she recently got married to her Dutch-born Ghanaian friend.
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome is one of the richest pastors in Nigeria. He is reported to have two private jets and a fleet of luxurious cars. Also, he has a four-story building at Oregun, Lagos state. The inner and outer design of the building is out of this world. In fact, some of the materials that were used for the house were imported from the outside country. According to Forbes, he is currently worth more than $50 million.
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