Full Name: Pastor Chris Oyakhilome
Date of Birth: 7th December, 1963.
Place of Birth: Edo, Edo State, Nigeria.
Education: Architech, Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Edo State Nigeria
Marital Status: Married
Spouse(s): Anita Oyakhilome.
Chris Oyakhilome, Pastor and Televangelist, the son of Tim E. Oyakhilome, was born on December 7, 1963. He is the founder of Believers' LoveWorld Incorporated (a.k.a., "Christ Embassy"), a Bible-based Christian church which has its headquarters in Lagos, Nigeria. Chris Oyakhilome is a graduate of Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Edo State Nigeria. He is married to Pastor Anita Oyakhilome and they have two children, Sharon and Charlyn Oyakhilome.
His ministry runs several arms including the Healing School, Rhapsody of Realities, LoveWorld Books, and an NGO called the Innercity Missions for Children as well as three Christian television channels: LoveWorld TV, LoveWorld SAT and LoveWorld Plus. Oyakhilome's television programs feature what are claimed to be faith healings and miracles, in large meetings which his ministry organises in several countries, with gatherings of over 2.5 million people in a single night's event.
Oyakhilome runs an online prayer network using social media to send messages to Christians in several countries. He had over 1.2 million followers on Twitter in 2013, over 30 million followers on his own social networking website called Yookos and operates a smartphone messenger called KingsChat.
Oyakhilome is also the author of the daily devotional "Rhapsody of Realities". It is available in 667 languages and distributed in all countries of the world On Rhapsody website (http://dl.rhapsodyofrealities.org/en/reachout/start/middleeast) the "Rhapsody of Realities" devotional is only available for download in some 150 languages. Oyakhilome also hosts Higher Life conferences in Nigeria, Ghana, South Africa, UK, US and Canada.
Oyakhilome's Future Africa Leaders Award is an initiative aimed at identifying, awarding and supporting young Africans who have demonstrated exemplary leadership through education, youth empowerment and mentoring, and through other projects aimed at helping young people to prepare for the future. Over 40 Africans have been awarded since 2013.
In April 2014, his wife Anita who is in charge of their U.K outreach filed for divorce on grounds of adultery, an allegation that was rebutted by Pastor Chris.
He is however rated as one of the richest pastors in Nigeria.