Pastor Chris Oyakhilome: A Man Who Changes Lives!
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome fills stadiums, he has a YouTube channel, and he performs miracles like on an assembly line through a mix of wise religious sermons, promises of prosperity and good health. His enticing and captivating way has made him one of the wealthiest men in Africa and much loved by his many followers.
Many critics argue that his promises are all a part of some elaborate scam. However, like any classical man of God, Pastor Chris Oyakhilome does not only work miracles, but he changes people’s lives for the better. Anything that is donated to his Christ Embassy, the church he founded, is used to further his mission of helping people achieve happiness and the freedom to live a life of plenty.
‘To be a success in any field of human endeavor, whether in business, politics or some kind of commerce, is not by accident. It must be prepared for; the future belongs to those who prepare for it. The one who fails to plan has most certainly planned to fail. That means nothing just happens. You make things happen.’
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome believes that if you are to succeed in life that you have to prepare and be willing to invest in yourself and your beliefs. There is no better way to do that than to give because when you feel abundant in your giving, you will also be abundant in what you reap.
The internet is rife with the supernatural phenomena that take place during Pastor Chris Oyakhilome’s sermons. For example, there are videos of just about every one of Pastor Chris Oyakhilome’s supernatural acts: how he cures people from diseases, how he brings a dead child to life – or how he helps change people’s lives in terms of wealth and success. Some YouTube hits have over two and a half million clicks.
And the craziest thing about this self-proclaimed prophet of our generation, as his critics like to call him, is that his plan works. Pastor Chris Oyakhilome, who is from Edo in Nigeria, fills stadiums throughout Africa, Europe, and Asia. Thousands of people are willing to part with their money and donate to his church just to be able to witness the many miracles that take place during his sermons.
If you google Pastor Chris Oyakhilome, you will inevitably come across his astounding net worth. And again detractors claim that all of the money comes from fleecing unsuspecting followers’ pockets. Yet, when he was asked about his good fortune, he calmly explained: ‘As a man of God, I believe I must lead by example.’
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome practices what he preaches – he follows the doctrine that one can accomplish anything through Christ and that his wealth is merely a reflection of his ability to change people’s lives.
People in Africa are increasingly seeking help and comfort in faith!
Over the past 30 years, the African continent has changed at a tremendous pace. It has become part of the world economy – in many cases to the detriment of the population. The growing inequality has made the everyday life of many Africans unpredictable. And the overcrowded mosques and churches on the continent show that people are increasingly seeking help and comfort in faith.
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome’s, a flamboyant preacher in a smart suit proclaiming the good news of happiness, health, and prosperity, tells the truth and paves the way for people to share in his success. The strong emphasis on material success is not something to be ashamed of – on the contrary; it is an important message that teaches us that we are all unique and deserving of success.
Many of Pastor Chris followers are of the opinion why it should be wrong for pastors to teach their church members how to prosper rather than accept poverty. He empowers people to take their lives into their own hands. He gives them hope and the belief that anybody can attain greatness if they are willing to work for it no matter the obstacles. In other words, it is all about changing people’s mindsets and setting the stage for them to grow on a spiritual, health and financial level.
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome is a messiah of our time. He is a man who has helped millions change their lives for the better no matter their origins. Attending one of his sermons is just one step – just like he says in his book, ‘Rhapsody of Realities:’
‘Until you change a man’s thinking, you cannot change his life; you cannot change his state and therefore cannot change his estate – The extent of your vision is the boundary of your blessing. How far your vision can go is how much you can possess.’
Chris Oyakhilome (also known as “Pastor Chris”) (born December 7, 1963) is a pastor who is the founding president of Believers’ Loveworld Incorporated, also known as Christ Embassy. Based in Lagos, Christ Embassy. Oyakhilome’s ministry holds meetings in the United Kingdom and the United States, and has “healing school” sessions in South Africa and Canada.
Oyakhilome also hosts Higher Life conferences in Nigeria, Ghana, South Africa, UK, US and Canada, and organized the Night of Bliss South Africa event at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg. Oyakhilome also operates an International School of Ministry, which held one of its Ministers’ Network Conferences in 2016 with 5000 ministers in attendance from 145 countries, in Johannesburg, South Africa.
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 1.9 million followers on Facebook and operates a smartphone messenger called KingsChat. Oyakhilome is also the author of the daily devotional “Rhapsody of Realities”.
On Rhapsody website the “Rhapsody of Realities” devotional is only available for download in over 143 languages either on Apple or Android. Oyakhilome also hosts Higher Life conferences in Nigeria, Ghana, South Africa, UK, US and Canada. In 2015, Oyakhilome was given an honorary doctorate from Ambrose Alli University, and Benson Idahosa University.