Sources close to the stylish and urbane pastor revealed that he relocated to South Africa few years back ‘to further spread the gospel of Christ and win more souls for the Kingdom of God.’
The source added that the man of God disclosed that his disciples were taken aback by his decision to leave his base in Nigeria, where he became popular as a preacher of the gospel that appeals mostly to youths.
His church members were said to have asked questions when the man took the decision initially, but we learnt that they all agreed that it was time for him to move on as he has reportedly raised pastors who could hold forte for him in Nigeria and that he wanted to do the same in Nigeria.
The Nigerian chapter of Christ Embassy Church is being co-ordinated by the church’s numerous zonal pastors, while Pastor Oyakhilome still gives final approval to decisions and visits the country regularly to preach at church programmes.
“Pastor Oyakhilome is still in touch with what we do in Nigeria, he comes around regularly, but he currently stays in South Africa, where the church is expanding by the day. There is no cause for alarm, the pastors here are doing well too and I can tell you that the church is growing by the day and we are winning souls for Christ,” said a source.
It was also gathered that the wife of Pastor Chris, who is also the Director of Christ Embassy International Office, Pastor (Mrs.) Anita Oyakhilome, also pastors Christ Embassy Churches in the United Kingdom, where she currently resides.
She is also in-charge of her own chapter, Christ Embassy Docklands on North Woolwich, London and she is the co-Director of LoveWorld Christian Network.
This was said to have been an agreement reached by the couple, and we are told that the decision does not affect their relationship contrary to some media reports sometime ago that they were about to divorce.
First Weekly gathered further that Pastor Chris frequents the United Kingdom and that Pastor Anita also travels to South Africa to see her husband regularly.
“You know they are both servants of God and it would be counter-productive for them to stay in one country as this would not help the spread of the gospel. That was why they agreed to stay in different countries so that they could get across to as many people as possible in their different locations and the feedback has been great,” a source added.
Through an anointed ministry spanning over 25 years, Pastor, teacher, healing minister, television host and bestselling author, Pastor Chris Oyakhilome (PhD) has helped millions experience a victorious and purposeful life in God’s word.
He is the author of the bestseller Rhapsody of Realities, the number one daily devotional around the world, which he co-authored with his wife, Rev. Anita Oyakhilome. Several millions of copies of the best-selling daily devotional and Bible-study guide have been distributed in over 160 countries in over 148 languages of the world including Afrikaans, Arabic, Cantonese, Croatian, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hindi, Icelandic, Italian, Mandarin, Myanmar, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swahili…and still counting! New languages are added regularly, making the devotional accessible to many more in different parts of the globe, thus bringing the richness of God’s Word into their lives. Little wonder the devotional, oftentimes, is referred to as the, “Messenger Angel”.
Presiding over an ever-widening network of Christ Embassy Churches and campus fellowships on all five continents, Pastor Chris also pastors one of the largest congregations in Africa. He holds massive teaching and healing crusades like the Higher Life conference and Night of Bliss with crowds of over 3.5 million in a single night’s event.
The world renowned Healing School is a ministry of Pastor Chris which manifests the healing works of Jesus Christ today, and has helped many receive healings and miracles through the gifts of the Spirit in operation.
Pastor Chris in the year 2003, pioneered the first 24-hour Christian Network from Africa to the rest of the world, and this has given rise to three satellite stations, the LoveWorld TV in the UK, LoveWorld SAT in South-Africa and LoveWorld PLUS in Nigeria and still counting. Through this medium, millions of people have been reached with the beautiful message of salvation and many lives have been transformed. These stations are also available on the mobile platform.
Pastor Chris is also the host of “Atmosphere for Miracles”, a programme airing on major television networks in the United States of America, the United Kingdom, Asia, Europe and around the world, which brings God’s divine presence right into the homes of millions around the world. With a burning desire to bring God’s word to all men in simplicity and with the power of the spirit, the man of God, Pastor Chris Oyakhilome (PhD), established the International School Of Ministry, specifically to train and equip ministers of the gospel of Christ, building in them the realities of God’s word and empowering them to carry the message of eternal life in Christ Jesus to their world, with great demonstration of the miraculous power of God.
Pastor Chris also pioneered the establishment of the Inner City Mission of Christ Embassy, a ministry to children living in the innercities of our world, to give them a hope and a future.
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