Pastor Chris Oyakhilome biography

Pastor Chris Oyakhilome biography

Who is Pastor Chris Oyakhilome? He is a Nigerian pastor, television host, author, and the President of Believers’ LoveWorld Incorporated, also known as Christ Embassy International. If you would like to know more about the pastor, keep reading!

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Pastor Chris Oyakhilome messages have helped thousands of Nigerians to find their way to God. But who is he apart from being a pastor? Find out by reading Pastor Chris Oyakhilome biography .

Profile summary

  • Date of birth: 7th December 1963
  • Birthplace: Edo, Nigeria
  • Chris Oyakhilome age: 57 years old (as of 2020)

Pastor Chris Oyakhilome family

The Pastor was born on December 7, 1963 to Tim and Angelina, as the first son of the family. His father, Elder T.E Oyakhilome, was one of the pioneers of the Assemblies of God Church in Benin City.

His parents had two other children. Pastor Chris’ brother, Ken, is a Reverend and Pastor of Christ Embassy’s Houston, Texas branch. He is also a member of Christ Embassy Central Executive Council.

His sister, Katty Worghiren, is the director of the LoveWorld Music & Arts Ministry (LMAM). She started out as a member of the choir and is also a songwriter.


After his primary and secondary education, he attended Ambrose Alli University (AAU), Ekpoma, Edo State, Nigeria where he obtained a Bachelor of Science in Architecture degree.

AAU also awarded him an honorary Doctor of Science award. He also has an honorary doctorate in divinity from the Benson Idahosa University.

Pastor Chris Oyakhilome biography
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His ministry

Chris got into ministry when he was still a student at Ambrose Alli University, AAU. At the time, the Believers’ LoveWorld Fellowship (now Believers LoveWorld Incorporated) was known as Youths For Christ (YFC).

YFC grew and later became the largest fellowship on campus. In 1989, Chris established Believers LoveWorld Incorporated (BLW), alongside Christ Embassy. The church's headquarters were in Lagos.

Today, Believer’s LoveWorld is a global ministry with millions of followers and associates all around the world.

BLW soon became the most prominent Christian ministry on television across Africa, through its Atmosphere For Miracles programme in 2002. They stopped airing the programme in May 2004, when President Olusegun Obasanjo announced that churches should stop airing miracles on television.

Wife and daughters

He was previously married to Anita Obhodaghe.

Anita and Chris are are blessed with two children. Pastor Chris Oyakhilome daughters are Carissa Sharon and Charlene.

Sharon is a rising gospel star. She was inspired by her father’s teachings and has written the award-winning song “Holy Spirit” as a testament to her deeply felt Christian devotion. She is also an inspiring leader of the Global Youth Leaders Forum and presents many shows on its online channels.

In 2018, Sharon got married to Phillip Frimpong, a Ghanaian man. Pastor Chris Oyakhilome daughter wedding was a beautiful ceremony. Charlene served as Sharon's chief bridesmaid during the ceremony, but their mother was absent from the ceremony.

Chris and Anita are currently divorced. Anita filed for divorce on 9 April 2014 at Central Family Court, High Holborn, London, UK. They finally got divorced in February 2016 after 25 years of marriage on the basis of "Unreasonable Behavior."

There are no details about Pastor Chris Oyakhilome new wife.

Pastor Chris Oyakhilome biography
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Pastor Chris Oyakhilome house

He owns a 4-storey house in Oregun, Lagos State worth over ₦150 million. The mansion comes with a garage and sports facility.

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