Chris Oyakhilome Biography: Net Worth, Wife, Age, News, YouTube, Children, Books

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Chris Oyakhilome is a renowned Christian faith leader, preacher, author, philanthropist, and televangelist.

He is the founder and president of Loveworld Incorporated, also known as Christ Embassy, one of the world’s largest Christian congregations.

He is also the author of the daily devotional Rhapsody of Realities, which has been translated into over 1,000 languages and distributed in over 240 countries.

He is widely known for his healing and miracle crusades, which have attracted millions of people across the globe.


  • Full name: Christian Oyakhilome
  • Date of birth: December 7, 1963
  • Age: 60 years old
  • Gender: Male
  • Place of birth: Edo State, Nigeria
  • Nationality: Nigerian
  • Profession: Pastor, television host, author and philanthropist
  • Height: 5’10” (178 cm)
  • Parents: Tim and Angelina Oyakhilome
  • Siblings: Beayeta Akhuemokhan, Mercy Oyakhilome, Kenneth Oyakhilome, Linda Okocha, Kathy Woghiren and Lovelina Osazuwa
  • Spouse: Anita Ebhodaghe (m. 1991; div. 2016)
  • Children: Sharon Oyakhilome and Charlyn Oyakhilome
  • Relationship status: Divorced
  • Net worth: $50 million

Early Life & Education

Chris Oyakhilome, currently 60, was born on December 7, 1963, in Edo State, Nigeria. He is the third child and the first son of his parents, Tim and Angelina Oyakhilome.

His father was one of the pioneers of the Assemblies of God Church in Benin City, where Chris grew up. He has six siblings, who are all involved in the ministry of Christ Embassy in various capacities.

He attended Edo College for his primary and secondary education. Then he proceeded to Bendel State University (now Ambrose Ali University), Ekpoma, where he studied and obtained a bachelor’s degree in Architecture. He also received an honorary doctorate from the same university.

Personal Life

Chris Oyakhilome married Anita Ebhodaghe, a fellow pastor and co-founder of Christ Embassy, in 1991.

They had two daughters, Sharon and Charlyn, gospel singers and ministers. However, their marriage ended in a divorce in 2016, after 25 years of being together.

The reason for their separation was not publicly disclosed, but some sources claimed that it was due to irreconcilable differences, adultery, and abuse.

Chris Oyakhilome has not remarried since then and has maintained a low profile in his personal life.


Chris Oyakhilome started his ministry as a student at Ambrose Ali University. He founded a youth fellowship called Youth For Christ, the largest fellowship on campus.

He later changed the name of the fellowship to Believers Loveworld, which expanded to other universities and cities in Nigeria.

In 1987, he established Christ Embassy in Benin City and relocated to Lagos in 1989, where he fully launched his global ministry.

Today, Christ Embassy has over 40,000 branches in more than 200 countries, with millions of members and followers.

Chris Oyakhilome is also a prolific writer and author of several books, such as The Power of Your Mind, The Seven Spirits of God, How to Pray Effectively, and many more.

His most popular book is Rhapsody of Realities, a daily devotional he co-authored with his ex-wife, Anita. The book has been translated into over 1,000 languages and distributed in over 240 countries, reaching millions daily.

He also publishes a monthly magazine called LoveWorld News, which features testimonies, news, and events from his ministry.

Chris Oyakhilome is also a television host and producer of programs such as Atmosphere for Miracles, Pastor Chris Teaching, Pastor Chris Live, and Your LoveWorld.

He owns and operates three satellite TV channels, namely LoveWorld TV, LoveWorld SAT, and LoveWorld Plus, which broadcast his programs to millions worldwide.

He also has a digital platform called KingsChat, a social media app that connects his followers and allows them to interact with him and each other.

Chris Oyakhilome is also a faith-healing minister and a miracle crusader. He has organized and held several healing and miracle crusades in countries such as the United Kingdom, the United States, Ghana, South Africa, and Nigeria.

His most notable crusades are the Night of Bliss, the Higher Life Conference, and the Worship and Communion Service.

He has also established healing schools in South Africa, Nigeria, and Canada, where he teaches and demonstrates the healing power of God.

He claims to have healed and performed miracles on thousands of people suffering from various diseases and conditions, such as HIV/AIDS, cancer, blindness, deafness, paralysis, and more.

Chris Oyakhilome is also a philanthropist and a humanitarian. He founded the Chris Oyakhilome Foundation International (COFI), a non-governmental organization that supports and sponsors various projects and initiatives in education, health, social development, and humanitarian relief.

Some of the beneficiaries of his foundation are the InnerCity Mission for Children, the Trauma Care International Foundation, the Volunteer Medical Corps, the Bible for All Mission, and the Future Africa Leaders Foundation.


Chris Oyakhilome has been involved in some controversies and criticisms over the years. Some of them are:

His divorce from his ex-wife, Anita, caused many reactions and speculations from his followers and the public. Some people accused him of being unfaithful, abusive, and arrogant, while others defended him and blamed his ex-wife for being rebellious, disrespectful, and greedy.

The divorce also led to a split in his ministry, as some pastors and members left the Christ Embassy and joined his ex-wife’s ministry, which she renamed LoveWorld Ministries.

His teachings and doctrines, which some people consider to be sinful, false, and misleading. Some of the controversial teachings that he has been criticized for are his claim that he is a god and that his followers are also gods, his denial of the existence of hell and the devil, his rejection of the doctrine of the Trinity and the deity of Jesus Christ; his endorsement of the prosperity gospel and seed sowing; his promotion of faith healing and miracle-working as the only means of salvation and deliverance; and his opposition to the use of medicine and vaccines.

His involvement in politics and social issues, which some people view as inappropriate and irresponsible for a religious leader.

Some of the political and social issues that he has commented on and taken a stance on are his support for President Muhammadu Buhari and his administration, his criticism of former President Goodluck Jonathan and his administration, his condemnation of the #EndSARS protests and the Lekki toll gate massacre; his dismissal of the COVID-19 pandemic and the lockdown measures as a hoax and a conspiracy; his rejection of the COVID-19 vaccine and the 5G technology as the mark of the beast and the antichrist; and his prediction of the rapture and the end of the world.

Net Worth

Chris Oyakhilome is one of the world’s richest and most influential pastors. According to Forbes, he has an estimated net worth of $50 million.

He earns his income from his ministry, his books, his TV channels, his digital platform, and his investments. He owns several properties and assets, such as a private jet, a hotel, a printing press, and a record label.

Social Media

  • Instagram handle: @pastorchrislive
  • Twitter handle: @PastorChrisLive
  • YouTube channel: @PastorChrisLive


Chris Oyakhilome has not released any albums or songs.

However, he has collaborated with some gospel artists and musicians, such as Sinach, Eben, Frank Edwards, Ada Ehi, and Joe Praize, on some of their songs and albums. Some of the songs that he has been featured in are:

  • Way Maker by Sinach
  • Victory by Eben
  • Let the World Know by Frank Edwards
  • Future Now by Ada Ehi


  • Rhapsody of Realities
  • Praying For the Right Way
  • How to Pray Effectively
  • How to Make Your Faith Work
  • The Seven Spirits of God

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