Pastor Chris Oyakhilome (known popularly as "Pastor Chris") is a televangelist and founding president of Believers' LoveWorld Incorporated aka "Christ Embassy", a Christian organisation headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria.
Pastor Chris was brought up in a strict Christian home, was born again at the age of 9 and started his ministry as a young undergraduate at the then Bendel State University (now "Ambrose Alli University") where he studied Architecture.
He is married to Pastor Anita Oyakhilome, the Director of the Christ Embassy International Office who also pastors Christ Embassy Churches in the United Kingdom, including her own chapter, Christ Embassy Docklands, in North Woolwich, London.. She is the Co- Director of Loveworld Christian Network
Ministry and healing
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome was born in December,7,1962 and is the author of several bestselling books including "Rhapsody of Realities" which he co-authors with his wife, Pastor Anita. His book "How to receive your miracle and retain it?" promotes Word of Faith theology.
His teachings are strongly based on the prosperity gospel, advising Christians that God intends to make them healthy and wealthy, and that poverty and sickness is contrary to God's plan for their lives (cf. Rom 5:3-4).
Presiding over an ever-widening network of Christ Embassy Churches and campus fellowships on six continents, Pastor Chris also pastors one of the largest congregations in Africa. He holds teaching and healing crusades with crowds of over 3.5 million in a single night's event. Christ Embassy has an elite group of international professionals responsible for translating monthly English versions of the ministry's "Rhapsody of Realities" into over 80 languages.
In 2003, he pioneered the first 24-hour Christian Network from Africa to the rest of the world known as LoveWorld Christian Network. He is also the host of the television program “Atmosphere for Miracles”, which is oriented towards healing of physical and spiritual ailments and is broadcast on major television networks around the world.
The wider ministry includes the Healing School, Inner City Mission, and an expanding on-line ministry.