Pastor, faith healer, author, and television host, Chris Oyakhilome is known to his fans as Pastor Chris is the founder and president of LoveWorld Incorporated, also known as Christ Embassy, based in Lagos, Nigeria. He has inspired millions across the globe with his unique interpretation of the Word of God.
Pastor Chris: The Man
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome was born December 7th 1963, in Edo State in Nigeria. He grew up in a faith-filled family with loving and dedicated parents. He is the oldest son of Elder T.E Oyakhilome. Angelina, one of the pioneers at the Assemblies of God’s Church in Benin City, as well as the matriarch of the Oyakhilome clan. Oyakhilome family, who imparted her divine grace in her son from the beginning.
The entire family is involved with the LoveWorld ministry. His brother Reverend Ken (the revered Pastor of Christ Embassy Houston, Texas Church) and a member of Christ Embassy Central Executive Council are his two sisters. KattyWorghiren, the director of LoveWorld Music and Arts Ministry is home of several top-selling gospel singers.
Pastor Chris has two daughters, Carissa Sharon and Charlene. Carissa Sharon follows in her father’s example of sharing God’s Word with the World. Also known by CSO, she has been an accomplished, award-winning gospel singer and is part of LoveWorld Music and Arts.
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome studied at Edo College before winning a scholarship to study architecture at Bendel State University, known in the present as Ambrose Ali University, where he obtained a BSc in Architecture. He also received an honorary Doctor of Science award. He holds an honorary divinity degree from Benson Idahosa University. Chris Oyakhilome Ambrose Ali University was his first university. He was called from God to be a minister and serve the Lord.
Chris: Pastor Chris A Mentor
The Man Of God was an undergraduate student at the time he founded the church which would soon grow into one of largest in the world. His prayer group, ‘Youth for Christ’ would eventually become one of campus’ most well-known groups. These would go on to form LoveWorld Incorporated and Christ Embassy with millions of followers.
Under the direction of Pastor Chris, LoveWorld became a pioneer of satellite television and Christian programming. LoveWorldSAT was the first Christian television channel to broadcast 24 hours a day from Africa through free-to-air channels. There are LoveWorld television stations on cable and satellite networks all over the globe.
Christ Embassy has strong presences in Pastor Chris’s homeland of Nigeria and also South Africa, Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States. Pastor Chris Oyakhilome The ministry has two Healing Schools located in South Africa. Oyakhilome These schools are where Pastor Chris holds seasonally sessions that enable miraculous events to occur.
Music and Gospel Music play an integral part to worship. Pastor Chris recommends Christ Embassy Churches that a choir be taught by Loveworld Music and Arts Ministry. Chris Oyakhilome Family A lot of these singing talents will go on to have success as solo artists under the guidance of Pastor Chris Oyakhilome.
The Future African Leaders Foundation is an organization that is continuing the work of inspirational Pastor Chris. It is designed to identify and nurture young, gifted leaders. They prepare them for an exciting future by assisting and acknowledging their extraordinary accomplishments. Pastor Chris is investing today in youth so that they can be leaders of the future.
Pastor Chris The Teacher
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome organizes international events and conferences that gather thousands hundreds of Christians from all over the world. Pastor Chris Oyakhilome will be remembered as one of Nigeria’s most powerful and well-known pastors. His teachings are sure to continue to stir and inspire people for many more decades.
Pastor Chris is also a prolific author, having written hundreds of books and devotionals. His most well-known publication is Rhapsody of Realities. It’s an everyday devotional guide to prayers that gives his inspirational insights into the mighty Word of God. Rhapsody of Realities can be found in many different languages and is available to millions of people over the globe.
Many of Pastor Chris’s sermons as well as his reflections and prayers can be downloaded online via The Pastor Chris Digital Library.
Pastor Chris has also cultivated a huge social media following on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and his ministry’s own social network, KingsChat. KingsChat is a virtual community of LoveWorld believers which allows them to connect, share, and follow each other on a deeper spiritual level in a safe setting.
Pastor Chris: Philanthropist
A philanthropist who was passionate, Pastor Chris Oyakhilome started the Chris Oyakhilome Foundation International (COFI) which is an non-profit, non-governmental organisation with the aim of helping the most vulnerable individuals and communities in some of the poorest countries and regions of the world.
Apart from preaching the Gospel message, the Man Of God has also set up a variety of non-profit organizations that provide vital services and hope for the most vulnerable and neglected. The five partners of COFI share a common objective: to improve living standards and enhance the standard of living in the most disadvantaged areas.
COFI manages the InnerCity Mission, ICM for Children as well as the Volunteer Medical Corps and Trauma International Foundation (TCIF), Future Africa Leaders Foundation , and the Bible For All Mission. Each of these organisations works to enhance the lives of individuals, health, spirits and overall well-being.
Chris Oyakhilome The charity also offers financial assistance for children in need. Through COFI and The InnerCity Mission, Pastor Chris believes in promoting strong foundations of community through the promotion of responsible leadership, good governance, and sustainable development throughout Africa and other parts of the globe in accordance with the Sustainable Development Goals. Pastor Chris Oyakhilome It’s not difficult to allow Pastor Chris to be an ambassador for Christ with such a varied and effective ministry.