Pastor Chris Oyakhilome is the founding member of the mega church and global phenomenon called The Christ Embassy. The Christ Embassy calls Lagos its home base and its headquarters. Pastor Chris Oyakhilome has a career spanning over 25 years with a focus on helping the sick and weary. He is a teacher, Pastor, television host, and also a bestselling author with a book titled: Rhapsody of Realities. He has also had a hand in raising three satellite stations; LoveWorld SAT in South Africa, LoveWorld PLUS in Nigeria, and LoveWorld TV in the UK. These three satellite stations are around the clock broadcasting channels that are devoted to helping people realize their purpose and potential through the power of prayer and devotion. So influential is Chris Oyakhilome that he is known to his congregation as the “Messenger Angel”, and it’s easy to see why with the scope of his congregation and his reach through the Christ Embassy.
Since the church got its start, the Christ Embassy has continued to spread around the globe with an ever expanding network of churches and congregations. The Christ Embassy’s founding headquarters is located in the beautiful city of Lagos lays claim to over 40,000 members on its own and globally there are claims of more than 1 million members and counting. For the past 25+ years, the church has grown to be a global phenomenon, gaining followers at a rapid rate with no sign of stopping or slowing down. The Christ Embassy also has a publishing house called LoveWorld Publishing Ministry and it was through this publishing house that Pastor Chris published his first book in 1995 titled: Recreating Your World. LoveWorld Publishing Ministry has published all of Pastor Chris’s books to date.
Chris Oyakhilome made his first trip to Zimbabwe recently for a huge convention called Worship and Communion Miracle Service (WCMS) that was attended by over 100,000 people. The convention was held in a massive 60,000 seat stadium along with several viewing centers for people who couldn’t get into the stadium. The event was free of charge and followers did not disappoint. There was a total of seven overflows prepared for attendees. The event was also televised to the local community. All week leading up to the event Zimbabwe held prayer rallies for the program’s success. A local pastor urged the attendees to leave the stadium in better condition as they leave than they previously found it. This convention is Zimbabwe was only the second to date for the Christ Embassy; the first one being held in the United Kingdom just recently and that event was overseen by Pastor Chris’s protégées.
The convention that was held in Zimbabwe is known by its formal name as the Worship and Communion Miracle Service was a great success with over 100,000 attendees plus local broadcasting. Pastor Chris was noted as saying that this historic event will be talked about for years to come, and the reverberations would follow from Zimbabwe to other events and broadcasts. Pastor Chris Oyakhilome has certainly left his mark on the world and will continue revolutionizing the world for years to come.