Pastor Chris needs no introduction. Even beyond the shores of Nigerian—the celebrity pastor who is well-known is also rumored to be one of the world richest pastors.
The church he pastors, Christ Embassy, has various branches in many states in Nigeria and even overseas. The church has its headquarter in Lagos and could be said to be most known for the widely distributed daily devotional pamphlet “Rhapsody of Realities”. Usually, this daily devotional contains prayer point as well as talking points and bible verses for each day of the months in a year.
Pastor Chris was born in the year 1963 and he hailed from Edo State where he also attended the Ambrose Alli University, formally Edo State University. It was at this university that he met his wife, Anita who was studying English language. Presently, the pastor is educated up to the postgraduate level as he has a PhD degree.
The church Christ Embassy, also LoveWorld Incorporated was established in the year 1987 by Pastor Chris alongside his wife Anita who was also a pioneer member. Having led various gathering and fellowships in his days in the higher institution, the establishment could be said to be a result of them. Since then, it has grown to spread across various countries like South Africa, the United States, and Canada amidst many others. Other than branches, the church also has millions of followers across the world who gathers on various days to worship.How many children does Pastor Chris have?
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome is blessed with two kids from his first and only marriage to Anita which lasted for 25 years. His kids, both female- Sharon and Charlene both live in the United Kingdom, after having followed their mother when their parents went through a messy divorce between the years 2014 and 2016.
The divorce which made its way to various dailies across the world was quite messy as Anita accused her husband of having relationships outside the marriage with church members. She also took the step of filing for divorce after separation for a while.
The first daughter, Sharon Oyakhilome got married to her Ghanaian fiancé, Phillip Frimpong in October, 2018. Prior to this she got engaged to him in October, 2017. The wedding took place at the church’s headquarter at Lekki, in Lagos. Many dignitaries graced the occasion and among them was the Ex-president of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo. Although the bride’s father is himself a pastor, Pastor Benny Hinn officiated the wedding ceremony together with other ministers. She’s a gospel artist based in the United Kingdom while Philip runs a company alongside his sister. Known for their friendship, Sharon’s engagement to Philip dissuaded rumors that Frank Edward and Sharon are in a romantic relationship. For the wedding in Lagos, it was however reported that Anita, the bride’s mother was absent at her daughter’s wedding.
The second daughter, Charlene Oyakhilome was born in the year 1995. She’s known to have followed her mother too after their parent’s divorce.
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