Pastor Chris Oyakhilome is one of the most famous and influential religious leaders in Nigeria, and he is also the head of one of the world’s biggest Christian congregations, Christ Embassy.
The charismatic Nigerian pastor founded Christ Embassy, or LoveWorld Inc. as it is also called, in Lagos, Nigeria in 1987.
Over time, Pastor Chris Oyakhlilome has risen to fame, and Christ Embassy now has more than 100 branches all over the world, including in the United States, Nigeria, the United Kingdom, Canada and South Africa.
Christ Embassy is believed to have around 13 million members worldwide who are all eager to see their man of God, Pastor Chris Oyakhilome, minister live.
Therefore, he has sold out world-renown venues in Europe, Africa and North America, including the O2 Arena in London, the United Kingdom, FNB Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa and the Black Star Square in Accra, Ghana.
From a family of faith
From a very young age, Pastor Chris Oyakhilome lived a Christian life in his native Nigeria.
He was born on December 7th, 1963 in Edo State, Nigeria to parents who were both living Christian lifestyles.
His father, T.E. Oyakhilome, was one of the pioneers of the Assemblies of God Church in Benin City, Nigeria, and other family members have also come to work in ministries later in life.
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome’s brother, Reverend Ken, is the pastor of Christ Embassy’s Houston branch and a member of the Christ Embassy Central Executive Council.
The Christ Embassy President’s sister, Kathy Woghiren, is the Director of the LoveWorld Music and Arts Ministry, the Director of the LoveWorld Creative Arts Academy and the Chairman of the LoveWorld Records Label as well as a songwriter.
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome has two daughters: Charlene and Carissa Sharon Oyakhilome. The latter has become a successful recording artist under the stage name CSO and is part of the LoveWorld Music and Arts Ministry.