Today, December 12, marks the 55th birthday of pastor Chris Oyakhilome and we decided to go memory lane to mark it.

It is safe to say that Pastor Chris Oyakhilome has indeed come a long way in his ministerial journey and it is worth celebrating. What started out as a small church in 1987 has grown massively, having over 13 million members worldwide.

The General Overseer of Christ Embassy also known as the Believers’ LoveWorld Incorporated has risen to become one of Nigeria’s most influential pastors of all times. Despite suffering a failed marriage to estrange wife, Anita, the man of God seems to be moving on just fine.

born December 7, 1963, the revered man of God has come a long way in his 55 years on earth. Here are some throwback photos to celebrate his journey thus far:

1. Pastor Chris during his early life as a missionary

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Pastor Chris
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2. Pastor Chris and now ex-wife, Anita, on their wedding day

In 1991, Oyakhilome married Anita Ebhodaghe and they have two daughters together. She however filed for divorce on April 9, 2014 . They divorced in February 2016 after 25 years of marriage on the basis of “Unreasonable Behavior.”

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Pastor Chris and Anita on their wedding day
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3. Pastor Chris Oyakhilome flanked by other church members

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Pastor Chris (right) with other church members
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4. The man of God preaching in one of his many church branches

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Pastor Chris preaching at the pulpit
Source: AdeLove.com

Chris Oyakhilome began by leading a prayer group at the Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, while studying architecture. This prayer group grew to become a church and has continued to expand ever since. In the year 2017, the church celebrated 30 years as a ministry.

5. The general overseer with a church member

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Pastor Chris with a church member
Source: Obhiaba

He has achieved quite a lot in the past years. Not only is he a pastor, he is also a faith healing minister, television host and author.

Amazing!