Christian Oyakhilome, born 7 December 1963, known as Pastor Chris is a Christian faith leader, preacher, author, philanthropist, televangelist and president of Loveworld Incorporated. He is most well known as the founding pastor of the Mega Church Christ Embassy.
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Early life and Education
Pastor Chris was born on 7 December 1963 to the family of Mr. Tim and Mrs. Angelina Oyakhilome in Edo State, Nigeria. He is the 3rd child of 7 children and 1st of two sons.
He attended Edo College where he got scholarship, gained admission into Bendel State University, which was later renamed to Ambrose Ali University, Ekpoma where he studied and obtained a first degree in Architecture.
In 1980, While studying at Ambrose Alli University in Nigeria, he founded a student fellowship called “Youth For Christ,” which grew into the largest fellowship at Bendel State University.
After graduation in 1987, Chris started a church in Benin City and two years later, moved to Lagos, Nigeria. This marked the official establishment of Christ Embassy, a church that would soon soar beyond national borders.
Today, Christ Embassy and its student chapter, Believers Loveworld, thrive in universities and major cities around the world. Pastor Chris organizes crusades, “healing school” sessions, and conferences across continents.
He even launched the first Christian TV network from Africa, hosted massive events, and runs an online prayer network.
Forbes estimated that Pastor Dr. Oyakhilome’s wealth is between $30 million and $50 million after his church has gone globally in about 100+ countries.
Chris Oyakhilome got married Anita Ebhodaghe on the 2nd of February, 1991. They met as students at the University and their home got blessed with two daughters, Sharon and Charlene.
The couple filed for divorce on 9 April 2014. With the divorce fully completed on the 8th February 2016, with an official post saying, “Anita Oyakhilome would like to confirm that she is no longer involved in or part of Christ Embassy AKA Believers loveworld inc.”