Exposed: Pastor Chris Oyakhilome’s Biography

By  //  February 13, 2023

In Pastor Chris Oyakhilome’s biography, we read about a spiritual leader, pastor, healer, prolific author, philanthropist, and television host.

As the founder and president of Christ Embassy Church, also known as LoveWorld Incorporated, based in Lagos, Nigeria, Pastor Chris Oyakhilome has inspired millions of people all over the world with his biography, teachings, sermons, and knowledge of God’s Word. 

He is famously known for his global evangelical outreach.

He is also a son, brother, father, grandfather, and family man.

Pastor Chris’ biography: The Beginning 

Born in Edo State, Nigeria on December 7th, 1963, Pastor Chris Oyakhilome is the eldest son of Elder T.E Oyakhilome, one of the pioneers of the Assemblies of God Church in Benin City, and Angelina, the matriarch of the Oyakhilome family. 

He has five sisters and a brother. Supported by his loving parents, Pastor Chris Oyakhilome grew up in a religious family of God, whose influence and love of the Gospel were imparted into him from a very young age.

Pastor Chris Oyakhilome studied at Edo College before winning a scholarship to study architecture at Bendel State University, today known as Ambrose Ali University, where he obtained a BSc in Architecture and an honorary Doctor of Science award. 

While he was studying there, he got his calling from God to join the Ministry. He also has an honorary doctorate in divinity from Benson Idahosa University. 

Pastor Chris’ biography: The Family Man 

Being born into a religious family had an impact on all the siblings. The whole family is actively involved in the LoveWorld Ministry. 

His brother, Reverend Ken, is the pastor of Christ Embassy’s Houston, Texas Church and a member of Christ Embassy Central Executive Council, and one of his sisters, Kathy Woghiren, is the director of the LoveWorld Music and Arts Ministry (LMAM), which is home to several global best-selling gospel artists.

Through the spirit and guidance of Pastor Chris Oyakhilome, many of these singers go on to have successful solo careers, including one of the pastor’s daughters, Carissa Sharon Oyakhilome, known by her stage name, CSO.

Pastor Chris Oyakhilome has another daughter named Charlene Oyakhilome, who prefers to stay out of the limelight and who resides in the United Kingdom.

The Man of God also became a grandfather in 2021, when his daughter Carissa Sharon Oyakhilome and her Ghanaian husband, Philip Frimpong, welcomed their first child together.

Pastor Chris’ biography: The Spiritual Teacher

Starting his spiritual leadership path with a small prayer group while he was a university student called ‘Youth for Christ’, the Man of God began what would become one of the largest churches in the world. 

This group quickly evolved into one of the most popular organizations of its type on campus and would serve as the foundation of the future Christ Embassy and LoveWorld Incorporated.

The LoveWorld Ministry became a pioneer in satellite television and Christian television production and programming, reaching people all around the globe. 

Under the guidance of Pastor Chris Oyakhilome, the tv station LoveWorldSAT  broadcasts out of Africa to the rest of the world, 24/7, nonstop on free-to-air networks. 

There is a strong presence of Christ Embassy in Nigeria, South Africa, the United Kingdom, Canada, and the United States of America.

Pastor Chris’ biography: The Televangelist

In March 2020, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Pastor Chris Oyakhilome started a program to reach all corners of the world called ‘Your LoveWord Special with Pastor Chris’. 

This became one of his most watched and followed programs ever.

For Christ Embassy members, the program has been synonymous with hope and comfort since its inception, and the prayer sessions opened an avenue of blessings and testimonies in the lives of many around the world. 

Amid the ongoing socio-economic global crisis of COVID-19, it remained a constant beacon of light and hope for all who were enraptured in fear, where many believers have testified that the episodes have given them a structure in their lives during the worldwide lockdowns caused by the pandemic that gripped the world.

Pastor Chris’ biography: The Author

The Pastor Chris Oyakhilome biography also mentions him as a well-known writer and author of one of the most widely distributed daily devotionals, Rhapsody of Realities.

Pastor Chris Oyakhilome’s sermons, prayers, and lessons can also be accessed online through the Pastor Chris Digital Library, a repository offering thousands of hours of videos and audio recordings in various languages.

Pastor Chris Oyakhilome as a leader in technology, has also built a large social media following on FacebookTwitterYouTube, and his Ministry’s own social network, KingsChat, bringing together the digital community of LoveWorld believers allowing them to share, follow and engage with one another on a more spiritual level in a safe environment.

Pastor Chris’ biography: The Philanthropist

A passionate philanthropist, Pastor Chris Oyakhilome started the Chris Oyakhilome Foundation International (COFI), a non-profit, non-governmental organization with the goal of helping the most vulnerable people and communities in some of the poorest countries and regions of the world.

COFI has five partners that are all dedicated to raising living standards in some of the most underdeveloped areas through various campaigns and initiatives focusing on education, food stations, and healthcare.